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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Urine leakage connected to prostrate cancer?

Urine leakage connected to prostrate cancer?

It can be,: if prostate cancer is causing obstruction, it can cause overflow incontinence. It could also damage nerves, which can lead to loss of sphincter control. Consult with a urologist for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Post void incontinence, ultrasound bladder,kidney and prostate normal, after voiding showed bladder empty normal, awaiting uroflowmetry resul,concern?

Post void incontinence, ultrasound bladder,kidney and prostate normal, after voiding showed bladder empty normal, awaiting uroflowmetry resul,concern?

Here are some ...: For postvoid incontinence, I assumed you have so-called postvoid dribbling after you ripped in the penis into underwaer, which is indeed very annoying. You may try correctly milking the entirely urethra after each voiding by wiping the urethra x 3-4 times from the area behind scrotum toward the end of penis until "dryness" before zipping in the penis. Do this first. Due to 400-letter limit, end .. ...Read more

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Hurts to empty bladder. No blood or cloudy pee.?

Still could be UTI: Even if you have no visible blood in your urine or cloudy urine, you could still have a bladder infection. These are usually treated with oral antibiotics if it's uncomplicated. We also would consider sexually transmitted illnesses if there has been any recent exposure. I recommend getting checked out by your doc, and they'll do a simple urine test. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

Does the bladder sling surgery stop urinary incontinence caused by Prostate surgery?

See remark: There are bladder slings that help in male incontinence following prostate surgery...but the results are not as good as when placing slings in female incontinence ...Read more

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Signs of bladder catheter coming out?

Signs of bladder catheter coming out?

Leaking: Of urine and discomfort are most likely the symptoms you will notice. ...Read more

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Could bladder prolapse cause recurrent urinary tract infection?

Could bladder prolapse cause recurrent urinary tract infection?

Sometimes: If the bladder prolapse is making it difficult to empty your bladder then that can lead to urinary tract infections. A visit to your doctor to check how much urine is in your bladder after you void is a quick test to see if that is the cause of your infections. ...Read more

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Do women leak pee when the bladder is infected?

Do women leak pee when the bladder is infected?

It's possible.: A bladder infection can be highly irritating to the bladder, and this can cause the muscle to contract inappropriately. These bladder spasms can sometimes overcome the continence mechanism of the urethral sphincter, resulting in incontinence. See you physician if you have a bladder infection or new onset of urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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Can urinary bladder prolapse into the vagina due to vigorous masturbating ?

Can urinary bladder prolapse into the vagina due to vigorous masturbating ?

Unlikely: Usually bladder prolapse occurs when the pelvic muscle is weakened. This is a common issue for women. Some causes can be lifting, chronic coughing, constipation with straining, obesity or just becoming older. ...Read more

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What's the gall bladder for?

What's the gall bladder for?

Stores bile: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile that is made in the liver. It also secretes some mucus from its internal lining. The gallbladder responds to fats entering the duodenum by squeezing bile out into the dodenum to emulsify the fats and aid in their digestion and absorption. ...Read more

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What is a poorly distended urinary bladder?

What is a poorly distended urinary bladder?

Contracted bladder: Sometime bladder does not distend or fill to capacity related to scar tissue, infection, or neurologic issues. Sometimes chemotherapy , radiation therapy and other medications can contract the bladder with fibrosis. Certain kinds of surgery may interfere with bladder function. Sometimes early in life bladder does not develop to full capacity. ...Read more

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Sphincter of ode after gall bladder surgery?

Sphincter of ode after gall bladder surgery?

Please Clarify: The sphincter of oddi is a normal anatomic structure at the point where the bile duct enters the intestine (see duodenal papilla on pic above). Dysfunction of the sphincter, though very rare, can simulate gallbladder-type pain & is a possible explanation for ongoing pain despite gb removal. This can be diagnosed by endoscopic testing & treated by cutting the sphincter. ...Read more

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What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

Lap chole: Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdomen to remove the offending organ. It is outpatient, you go home the same day and usually return to work in 1 - 3 weeks. It has been done safely since the early 90's. I am not familiar with a gall bladder flush. ...Read more

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Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Could a urinary tract infection cause urgency or urge incontinence?

Yes: Urgency can certainly be associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if these symptoms occurred suddenly. Call your doctor to set up a urine lab test. ...Read more

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Had Ultrasound ...Prostatic calcification found..ureter tube narrow...having frequent urination after drinking water...what's this mean...

Had Ultrasound ...Prostatic calcification found..ureter tube narrow...having frequent urination after drinking water...what's this mean...

Frequency: Your urinary frequency could be related to infection or inflammation in the kidney, bladder, prostate or urethra. Associated burning suggests infection. Prostatic calcifications raises the possibility of chronic prostatitis which may not be due to infection. A narrow ureter may cause retrograde problems with the kidney on that side. You need a urologist to properly evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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Does the gall bladder empty into stomach?

Does the gall bladder empty into stomach?

No. : The gallbladder empties into the duodenum, the segment of small intestine just beyond the stomach. The gallbladder empties into the cystic duct, which joins the hepatic duct to form the common bile duct. The sphincter of oddi regulates the flow of bile into the duodenum. ...Read more

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Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Kidney and bladder stent removal painful?

Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more

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Bladder not emptying, scrotum shrinks and difficulty starting urination during defecating?

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Bladder not emptying, scrotum shrinks and difficulty starting urination during defecating?

Here are some ...: The available information is still not enough to sort out if your concern in bladder function is related with nerve or non-nerve dysfunction, which is important to know. But either requires specific attention to avoid bladder overdistention resulting in irreversible bladder muscle damage with timely draining the urine with indwelling catheter or intermittent self-catheterization. Detail? Ask Doc.. ...Read more

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I have question regarding bladder leaking. Some day i soak my panties and some day only little leaking. I would like to start wearing some for it. ?

You got a Prob: You can try a day pad but that sounds like quite a bit. The longer you wait the harder this problem will become to treat if u are leaking that much. Try stopping caffiene and doing kegel exercises. If it doesn't improve u ought to see ur doc. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do you have to see if you have a bladder leaking problem?

Urologist: The first physician i would see for that problem would be a urologist. It may be a structural problem and need testing. Other specialists that may come into play if not due to sttructural problems would be a neurologist or a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I have issues with bladder leaking when i sneeze , cough. Could this be caused by having a catheter for 2 months when i was hospitalized?

I have issues with bladder leaking when  i sneeze , cough. Could this be caused by having a catheter for 2 months when i was hospitalized?

Sure could: Having a catheter that long could cause some stenosis (stiffening) of your urethra and could cause some leaking. It's not so much your bladder leaking as it is the tube that comes out of the bladder. Talk to OB or urologist about various options to help with this problem. There are more helpful hints or treatments out there than you think! ...Read more

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Lately, my bladder always seems to leak or let loose completely when i push to defecate. Age 47. Is this an early stage of incontinence?

Lately, my bladder always seems to leak or let loose completely when i push to defecate.  Age 47.  Is this an early stage of incontinence?

Get evaluated.: If you have significant leakage or changes to your bladder or bowel control, seek prompt evaluation. There are many possible causes, from structural and anatomic to neuromuscular which should be investigated. See you primary care physician first, and give a detailed account of when and how you began to experience this type of incontinence. A urologist may then be necessary depending on the cause. ...Read more

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My bladder leaks a bit every time I cough, is this normal?

My bladder leaks a bit every time I cough, is this normal?

Bladder too low: The bladder can drop into the pelivs with age and in women can be corrected with a pessary for example. Bladder leakage during cough is not normal and is inconvenient and may be quite amenable to treatment with a urologist/gyn. Other causes could include urinary tract infections or other bladder urinary conditions. ...Read more

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Who does my bladder leak when im only 17 years old?

You need to: Tell us whether you are a man or a woman, and the circumastances of when your bladder "leaks" ...Highly unusual for a man at 17. ...Read more

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My bladder leaks a little when I do not have to pee, what causes this?

My bladder leaks a little when I do not have to pee, what causes this?

Pressure: In females the urethra is only a little over an inch long so the leaking is due to the angle of the urethra to the sphincter of the bladder as the bladder drops with age and the inability to empty the bladder so pressure builds up. In males the pressure builds up between the bladder and the prostate so if the prostate is swollen it takes time for the pressure to resolve and leaking occurs. ...Read more

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I have had a cough now for about 2 weeks now and i find my self coughing so hard water comes to my eyes and my bladder leaks.. I cough as if i'm choking.. Especially if it's too hot my cough uncontrollably it takes being cooler to control the cough theres

I have had a cough now for about 2 weeks now and i find my self coughing so hard water comes to my eyes and my bladder leaks.. I cough as if i'm choking.. Especially if it's too hot my cough uncontrollably it takes being cooler to control the cough theres

That : That sounds awful! you really should see your doctor so they can listen to your lungs. They will try to figure out if the symptoms are due to a lung infection (like pneumonia) or coming from an upper-respiratory issue (like a sinus infection or other virus). Regardless, there are some great cough suppressants they can prescribe to at least get your symptoms under control. I hope you get better soon! ...Read more

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Have had urinary urgency/ frequency and bladder leak post menopause for years. Take .5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) 2 x's daily. This is now controlled! Good thing?

Urinal incontinence: Klonopin (clonazepam) is likely used for anxiety. Need evaluation by a Urologist. Causes include bladder dysfunction or bladder outlet dysfunction or due other conditions or medications, Medications, Pelvic muscle exercise and use of adult brief and emotional support are some of the modalities that may be helpful ...Read more

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If you have bladder spasms is it normal for your bladder to leak sometimes?

Neither is normal: So called bladder spasms are abnormal & are likely involuntary bladder contractions which are possibly signs of neurogenic bladder dysfunction. These likely are causing the leakage. Note that ur also having back pain. Thus spinal cord tethering may need 2b ruled out. Advise you to consult with a urologist for urodynamic testing which includes sphincter emg. Spinal MRI should also be considered. ...Read more

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Does your bladder only leak when it is full?

No: A bladder leak usually occurs when it is very full in combination with a weakness in the neurology or the muscle wall of the bladder. ...Read more

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30 yr old female. No kids. Recent trouble controlling bladder... Slight leaking sometimes. Can't "hold it" long. When using toilet, can't stop flow.

30 yr old female. No kids. Recent trouble controlling bladder... Slight leaking sometimes. Can't "hold it" long. When using toilet, can't stop flow.

NEEDS EVALUATION: With your symptoms all we can advice you is that you should consult your family doctor or a urologist to find the cause and treat appropriately.Apparently there is a problem, there are few possibilities like 1serious underlying problem like diabetes and/or kidney disease 2 overactive blabber 3side effects from some meds 4urinary tract infection 5neurological disorder 6interstitial cystitis see md. ...Read more

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Bladder sometimes leaks. I drink alot of sodas. Sometimes i get awful cramps around that area. Are these things connected?

Bladder sometimes leaks. I drink alot of sodas. Sometimes i get awful cramps around that area. Are these things connected?

Maybe.: Get to a doctor to make sure that you don't have an infection. If it persists after that, get an opinion from a gyn or urology specialist. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much water cause my bladder to leak?

Does drinking too much water cause my bladder to leak?

No: I assume you mean you are having some incontinence, where you are letting out small amounts of urine when you do not intend to. This can have many causes, but just drinking water or too much water isn't a cause, its just unmasking the problem. You need to see your pcp, ob/gyn or a urologist if its a problem. If you have had childbirth, this is a common cause, but there are many others. ...Read more

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If gall bladder is leaking without treatment, what is prognosis? How long will one live?

If gall bladder is leaking without treatment, what is prognosis? How long will one live?

Gall bladder: Surely your surgeon will see you to take care of your leaking gall bladder.I presume that your Primary doctor referred you to a surgeon? Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I've been having leaking bladder and been getting heat rashes. Can a bladder that leaks causes heat rashes?

I've been having leaking bladder and been
 getting heat rashes. Can a bladder that leaks causes heat rashes?

Rashes---WHERE???: YES, you can get a rash from urine on your skin. Why are you leaking? Diaper? "Heat rashes" exactly where? Sounds like you need a Dr. ...Read more

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Had a tvh on sept25 its always wet down there lately. Could my bladder be leaking. It doesnt hurt to pee and i have the sensation to go.

Had a tvh on sept25 its always wet down there lately. Could my bladder be leaking. It doesnt hurt to pee and i have the sensation to go.

TVH: Are you able to urinate a full stream? Do you know for sure if the wetness is urine, moisture or even sweat. Some women may have a discharge from the surgical site that is called serous fluid. If this does not improve in the next few weeks you should consult your gyn and a urologist ...Read more

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Tell me about bladder sling for incontinence ?

Tell me about bladder sling for incontinence ?

Treats incontinence: A sling is a device that is placed below the urethra - tube that drains the bladder - to prevent leakage of urine. Slings can be mesh, biologic materials like pig skin or can be made from your own tissue. Slings are used to treat stress incontinence or leaking that is associated with activities like coughing, sneezing or jumping. ...Read more

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Why does my overactive bladder cause incontinence?

Several reasons: Overactive bladder means the bladder is sending signals that you need to go. Sometimes the signal is too much to hold back and the bladder contracts. If your urinary sphincter can't hold it back then you leak. That's called urge incontinence. Sounds like you need to get checked out by your doctor or a urologist. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more