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Bladder Wall Thickening
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
Bladder wall thickening. Dr. Said not serious and no cause for alarm or worry. I am a 33 yr male and can't stop worrying about it. Please help.?
You need to tell us: Why did you have to checked in the first place. In other words do you any specific reasons/symptoms that you had your bladder checked? Is this your urinary bladder or gall bladder? Once we know about the above issues and also how did they check the thickness? Was it with ultrasound or ct scan or some other test. Give us the detailed history before we can guide you further. ...Read more
Bladder wall: Thickening can be caused by a wide variety of entities, including inflammatory and infectious processes, malignancies, infiltrative processes, and functional disturbances. So, diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause is necessary, not treatment of the bladder wall thickening itself. ...Read more
Thick bladder wall.: A thickened bladder wall is precisely as named - the wall of the bladder is thicker than it should be, either in specific areas or throughout the entire bladder. There are several causes for this, some bad and some not. Typically this would be investigated by urinalysis, ultrasound, CT scan and cystoscopy with biopsy. ...Read more
Will treat UTI: gemifloxacin will treat an active urinary infection but will have no direct effect upon bladder wall thickening. Bladder wall thickening needs a followup with a urologist to do serial ultrasounds and/or a cystoscopy (scope into the bladder examination) especially if smoking or other risk factors for bladder tumors exist. ...Read more
Does gall bladder inflammation appear to be the same thing as gall bladder wall thickening on an ultrasound? Or are they completely different?
Gallbladder: Thickening can be the result of a process, indicating likely long term intermittent inflammation/pathology including gallstones, abnormal gallbladder contraction, pancreatitis, right heart failure, hepatitis. Inflammation is an acute process that needs to be immediately addressed, usually caused by gallstones or abnormal gallbladder contraction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Urologist prescribed Gemifloxacin 320mg and Nortiptyline 25mg for 14 days for bladder wall thickening, prostate burning and ejaculation problems.
39 yo male. Pain in the lower left quadrant of abdomen for 2 years. Ct scan unremarkable except shows bladder wall thickening. Could this be cause?
Urinalysis clear, urine culture clear, ultrasound of bladder shows bladder wall thickening. Is it infection or something else? Suffering from 6 years.
More information: Not enough information to give precise advice. Difficulty emptying bladder and thickening of bladder wall is consistent with a neurogenic bladder. What are your symptoms? What has your Urologist told you he believes the diagnosis is? You may want to get a second opinion. You can arrange a consultation on Health Tap. You would want copies of your studies to upload, along with your medical history ...Read more
32 yr old male with UTI from e coli. What could cause this? Was at a water park recently. Ct scan good. Showed mild bladder wall thickening.
Not from water park.: It is extremely unlikely that you would receive any innoculation of bacteria from exposure in a water park that could traverse your (male) urethra to cause an infection. Without a stone, I would suggest that you were likely dehydrated. Have you had any infections before? You may need to be evaluated for subclinical prostatitis that could manifest as bladder outlet obstruction/bladder thickening. ...Read more
A recent CT scan revealed bladder wall thickening, and my last two urine cultures showed "moderate" and "heavy" blood. What could this mean?
Ultrasound reveals mild bladder wall thickening. Is it serious? As I m having frequent urination and swollen testicular veins after peeing.
New bed wetting occasional pain with urination. No emotional problems no infection ultra sound shows bladder wall thickening. What should urologist do?
Urinalysis ; cysto.: Should have had a careul ; complete neurologic examination. Surely have had a urinalysis as you have had an us, however utis from gram positive bacteria can test negative on urinalysis dipstick. Cystourethroscopy (telescopic examination of urethra ; bladder) is reasonable next step. Lumbo-sacral MRI might be indicated to rule out spinal cord pathology. Urologist has likely advised accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Outflow obstruction: To bladder such as enlared prostate or urethral stricture in males or bladder prolapse or obstructing ureterocele in females. Can also be due to neurogenic bladder dysfuction in either sex or cystitis can also be reported if bladder is only partly filled ; appears thickened on ultrasound. Can also be a perfectly innocent finding.. ...Read more
Mild inflammatory stranding in mesenteric fat adj. To urinary bladder. Mild cirum. Wall thickening of bladder. Bladder distended. Self cath 30 yrs.?
I assume these are: CT findings. These mild changes are probably of no consequence, considering you have been using cath for so many years. These finding don't explain much. Depending on the severity of symptoms for which your doctor ordered these scans, your doctor might want to order further tests. ...Read more
I recently had an abdominal ct scan. The report states that the bladder wall is mildly thickened. What does that mean?
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