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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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Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy ? Ie urinary hesitation ?

Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external  u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy ?  Ie urinary hesitation ?

Inner sphincter: The term 'overactive bladder' is used to describe dis synergy of the bladder muscle -not contracting in coordinated fashion; this leads to loss of regularity and coordinated, controlled urination. The inner sphincter is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and is involuntary. The outer sphincter is part of the voluntary nervous system, and we can control it (the basis of kegel exercises). ...Read more

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I have a stricture in the urethra near the bladder sphincter I self catheterize would like to know what sounds to buy if any need your advice?

I have a stricture in the urethra near the bladder sphincter I self catheterize would like to know what sounds to buy if any need your advice?

Urethral structure : since you know you have a urethral stricture I assume you have been seen by and evaluated by a urologist in the past. Any regimen involving self dilation of the urethra should certainly be guided by a urologist. ...Read more

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Iam 49 m suffering from detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia bladder outler obstruction please is there any syrgery or medications for me please send me thedetail?

Iam 49 m suffering from detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia bladder outler obstruction please is there any syrgery or medications for me please send me thedetail?

Nutritional advice: You already have a urologist. If you want to correct the cause, you must try a new diet. Read one of these books and follow the advice in it: 'eat to live'; 'the china study' or 'food for life'. The movie, "forks over knives", rentable on netflix etc; &/or websites like : drmcdougall.Com will give you lots of information. The bladder is related to your diabetes most likely. Try a new diet to fix. ...Read more

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Is there a way to solve male (31yo) bladder neck dyssynergia without cutting the sphincter?

Is there a way to solve male (31yo) bladder neck dyssynergia without  cutting the sphincter?

See Urologist: If you are asking about inability to empty bladder completely or have incontinence, than you should see a urologist who can test your bladder's functiong. And decide on the correct treatment. ...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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57 F. Acute UTI 9 months ago. now consistent UTI weekly. CT scan clear. doesnt feel in bladder, but in Urethra. all tests clear, no stones. feels like permanent damage. Urethra spincter feels like doesnt work and someone stabbing me in urethra. ??

57 F. Acute UTI 9 months ago. now consistent UTI weekly.  CT scan clear. doesnt feel in bladder, but in Urethra. all tests clear, no stones.  feels like permanent damage. Urethra spincter feels like doesnt work and someone stabbing me in urethra. ??

Urologist: I trust that a urologist is involved in your care. Are these true UTI's documented by clean catch urine cultures,sensitivity and colony counts? If so, some structural abnormality in your urinary tract predisposes you to recurrent infections. Perhaps you experience recurrent urethritis. Often it follows intercourse and taking an antibiotic just before or after intercourse prevents the urethritis. ...Read more

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Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Doing the Kegel exercises to strengthen the bladder sphincter muscle after Prostate surgery, how long should it take until urinary incontinence stops?

Here are some...: Kegel exercise may help regain the strength & function of urinary sphincter but not the sole factor for restoring it; age, health, and resultant scar & injury to the sphincter together play an important role in the post-op u-incontinence. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely for individual details timely. ...Read more

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Right upper quadrant pain post gall bladder surgery. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction or adhesions? Conflicting physician opinion.Need specialty care.

Right upper quadrant pain post gall bladder surgery.  Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction or adhesions? Conflicting physician opinion.Need specialty care.

Can be both: Sphincter of Odi dysfunction can cause gall bladder like pain. Drugs like Morphine Sulfate can cause spasm of the sphincter of Odi with similar pain. Adhesions can also cause similar pain, so both opinions may be correct. A more detailed history will likely help answer your question ...Read more

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What is a tipped bladder?

Cystocele: This probably refers to a dropped bladder or cystocele. ...Read more

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Y does bladder contracts nd expands?

Bladder: The bladder contracts down to almost nothing when it is empty. As your kidneys work it fills up to store urine until you are ready to go per. If you didn't have a bladder you would be dribbling and leaking all the time. ...Read more

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What causes a low functioning bladder?

What causes a low functioning bladder?

Muscle or nerve...: Problems. The bladder's purpose is to store urine then empty fully. If the muscle is unable to accommodate urine or squeeze to expel it, it will function poorly. The muscles are controlled by nerves, which deliver the sense of filling, then coordinate muscle contraction. Ms, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, bladder thickening, obstruction, scarring, interstitial cystitis, can affect these systems. ...Read more

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What causes spasm of rectal sphincter?

What causes spasm of rectal sphincter?

Anal fissure: Usually it is due to an anal fissure, aka; cut. Stool softener and warm bath usually improves in 1-2 weeks. And it is the anal sphincter ...Read more

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Im inncontinent and need a new bladder?

Im inncontinent and need a new bladder?

Incontinence: I do not believe there is anything such as a bladder transfer or new bladder. Sometimes in severe cancer cases a bladder is reshaped using other of the patient's tissues. But, incontinence can be treated much easier than that. The physician will just need to do a thorough investigation and give you a plan for healing. ...Read more

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Is this normal? I have a leaky bladder?

Is this normal? I have a leaky bladder?

No it isn't: Many women develop "leaky"{ bladders after pregnancy due to stretching of pelvic floor muscles & loss of bladder support. Can also occur as result of aging & lack of estrogen production after menopause. Suggest you consult with a uro-gynecologist or urologist specializing in female urologic disorders. There is help out there. ...Read more

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What causes your bladder wall to thicken?

Cystitis,obstruction: Inflammation or utis cause bladder thickening. Bladder outflow obstruction, e.g. Tight, non relaxing bladder neck, prostate enlargement, urethral vaves or a urethral stricture causes all cause bladder trabeculation (enlargement of bladder muscle fibers). Also neurogenic bladder, detrussor-sphincter dyssynergia (sphincter conractswith voiding) but should relax & bladder reflux all cause thickening. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my side and bladder. What is it?

I have a pain in my side and bladder. What is it?

See physician: Hard to tell w/o knowing more info/details. Could be apendicitis. See physician. ...Read more

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If I have an upcoming bladder scan, what should I expect?

If I have an upcoming bladder scan, what should I expect?

Simple test.: A bladder scan is a simple office test that uses an ultrasound to measure the volume of the bladder. Don't urinate prior to your visit...Wait until you see them and get permission first. You will lie back, and an ultrasound probe with some gel will be placed above your pubic bone. This may be repeated after you empty your bladder. This is different from a cystogram, which is a radiologic test. ...Read more

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How large is the bladder?

How large is the bladder?

It depends,: the bladder collapses and distends based on the amount of urine in it. ...Read more

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What is left of my bladder?

Left side of pelvis: Left ovary ; fallopian tube are somewhat to the left. ...Read more

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Adult male bladder capacity?

Adult male bladder capacity?

Definitions differ.: There is, of course, a wide range. You can say that the average male bladder capacity is around 400-600ml, or 13-20 fluid ounces. This would be the volume voided after holding urine to the point of severe urgency. If the patient is under anesthesia and the bladder distended with water, the bladder can usually hold even more, around 1000ml or 33 fl. Oz. ...Read more

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Why I have pain in my bladder

Why I have pain in my bladder

Drink water: Consider cranberry juice, but you knew that. Get checked and treated for a urinary tract infection. Infections post sex are common. You may want to get medicine to take before sex. ...Read more

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What does botox do to bladder?

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What does botox do to bladder?

Causes relaxation: Botox, a neurotoxin works at nerve muscle junction and weakens the contraction or reduces the spasm. ...Read more

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How come my bladder feel full?

How come my bladder feel full?

Full bladder: There are several ways that an abnormal bladder sensation arises. 1) The bladder does not empty fully 2) The bladder wall is irritated 3) External pressure (surrounding organs). I recommend having your PCP or Ob-gyn examine you. ...Read more

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My bladder never feels empty ?

Bladder emptying: Bladder “not feeling empty” or sensation of incomplete emptying may have several etiologies. Seeing a urologist would be a great step towards uncovering a possible cause. A bladder scan, a simple, non-invasive & comfortable office based test, can tell us how urine left behind after urinating (a “post-void residual” volume). This assessment can be a great start towards an answer. ...Read more

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What is bad bladder pain mean?

Bladder pain: Could be a uti, a condition known as interstitial cystitis can cause severe pain, bladder spasm, retention of urine, bladder stones, or the source could be other than your bladder. Get examined. ...Read more

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How to check bladder problem ?

Talk to your doc.: There are many tools for investigating bladder problems, but like anything in medicine you need to talk to the doctor so that they may be selected and applied in the right sequence to make you better. ...Read more

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How can you treat small bladder?

Medication: Anticholinergic medications are usually effective in increasing functional bladder capacity. (oxybutynin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin) are all good). Sometimes bladder hydrodistension under general anesthesia can help. Try ; avoid augmentation cystoplasty, using a segment of bowel to enlarge bladder, unless you have a small neurogenic bladder. ...Read more

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Can overactive bladder be cured?

Yes: There are medicines for an overactive bladder check with your PCP ...Read more

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I have bladder pain, what to do?

Consult a urologist: Bladder pain is certainly unpleasant . Cause should be found ; appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What does this bladder pain mean?

BLADDER PAIN: May mean infection, possible bladder stones or other abnormal contraction or inflammation. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What do bladder spasms feel like?

Urge to urinate: "spasms" of bladder are typically described by patients as a persistent, nagging feeling needing to urinate that is not completely relieved when actually urinating. There are different causes for this symptom including bladder infection, prior bladder surgery, neurologic condition, or non-infectious inflammation of the bladder. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my bladder?

Please Clarify: I have never heard of this question before. Who told you that your bladder needed 'strengthening"? What do you mean by 'strengthen your bladder'? Do you mean that you are leaking or incontinent of urine? Do you have a prostate infection or swelling? Is the bladder infected? ...Read more

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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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Gall bladder symptoms?

Gall bladder symptoms?

Pain: Right upper quadrant pain. Pain after eating fatty foods. Occasionally nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Painful Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

Pbs is also called interstitial cystitis (ic). It is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the pelvis and low abdomen. The exact cause is unknown but seems to have some correlation with endometriosis and is more common in women. There is a lot of research by urogynecology and urology trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Enlarged Bladder (Definition)

What does enlarged bladder pertain to? To its weight or volume capacity? Clinically, "enlarged bladder would more likely be referred to an increasingly incomplete emptying bladder, which is the ending course of bladder decompensation resulting from lifelong overwork eventually leading to overflow incontinence as the ending point of bladder ...Read more