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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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Why can't I fully empty my bladder?

Why can't I fully empty my bladder?

Multiple etiologies: There are multiple etiologies for this problem that depends on your age and gender and your presentation. It is not normal for a 31 year old person to not fully empty the bladder, so further work up will be required. The first thing that should be done is to make sure that you have normal kidney function and that there is no evidence of infection. ...Read more

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If your bladder doesn't empty all the way is it harmful?

If your bladder doesn't empty all the way is it harmful?

It may be: Incomplete bladder emptying is called post-void residual volume. It can be measured by a urologists office. Some implications of this condition can be but not limited to: urinary tract infections, abdominal discomfort, or urinary leakage. ...Read more

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What is the cause of me not being able to empty my bladder completely?

What is the cause of me not being able to empty my bladder completely?

Need Urol eval: Can not really tell you over the computer. You need an evaluation including bladder testing by a urologist to determine the cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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At night I feel like I can't empty my bladder at all. I don't know if this is normal for man at 60?

Bladder: It might be worth getting checked by urologist for possible prostate problem. ...Read more

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1.Can functionality of bladder return after inability to empty bladder completely? 2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?

1.Can functionality of bladder return after inability to empty bladder completely? 2.Does clamping Foley help to retrain bladder?

Possibly.: Whether bladder function can improve or not depends on the reason for the loss of function, the severity, and duration. See your urologist or a specialist in voiding dysfunction. The strategies that tend to work best involve clean intermittent catheterization, where your progress in emptying the bladder can be tracked. But ultimately, the plan should be developed based on your clinical situation. ...Read more

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I don't feel like my bladder is completely empty after peeing. Is this a bladder infection?

Bladder infection: Not necessarily. It is important to determine why you are prone to residual urine or urine left in the bladder after urination. Schedule a consultation with a urologist. You maybe surprised that the cause is plain and simple constipation. ...Read more

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My bladder never feels empty?

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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How long does it take for the bladder to empty?

How long does it take for the bladder to empty?

Depends: It really depends on how much volume you are voiding. Most people void with 10-15 ounces and can void about half an ounce per second so you can do the math from there. You should have a relatively strong stream that is continuous so any significant changes in this might require an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does emptying my bladder more often make my bladder stronger?

Does emptying my bladder more often make my bladder stronger?

Yes or no.: Do you do it on purpose as a form of exercise? I am not a nephrologist or urologist. In my honest opinion, it may strengthen your urinary bladder muscles I am not sure, that is my opinion. Would refer you to our healthtaps specialist or see a private nephrologist or urologist. My line of practice is in surgery and self-healing meditation to treat cancers and chronic illnesses as a secondary suppor. ...Read more

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What is the effect of not emptying ur bladder immediately after sex?

More prone to UTI: Because bacteria can be pushed up urethra into bladder with intercourse ; bacteria can multiply in retained urine, which can cause a uti/bladder infection/cystitis. Hence advice to empty bladder after sex, especially if ur UTI prone. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is incomplete emptying a sign of an over active bladder?

Can you let me know is incomplete emptying a sign of an over active bladder?

Yes one possible: Symptom of oab is a sense of incomplete emptying or a small amount of dribbling when you stand up after urinating. This can be very frustrating. Talk to your doctor and consider consulting a urogynecologist if you are not getting any relief. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the inability to empty all the bladder in children (11 years old)?

Anatomic or neurogen: Think big categories and it could be either related to anatomy and obstruction, or it may have to do with the innervation of the bladder (neurogenic). ...Read more

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I have a problem with not being able to empty my bladder all the way... I'm in the restroom for maybe 10 to 20 minutes, what can I do?

I have a problem with not being able to empty my bladder all the way... I'm in the restroom for maybe 10 to 20 minutes, what can I do?

Needs a check: Depends on the cause. A urinary tract infection can cause this sensation, and a simple urine dip test at the docs can diagnose this. If it's been going on for a long time though, especially if you've had one or more children, laxity in the pelvic floor muscles or ligaments holding up the uterus (bladder or uterine prolapse) can cause these symptoms which often needs help from a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I often do not completly empty my bladder and then am embarrassed when as I leave the restroom I have soiled myself. Can anything be of help to me?

This is a: Common and increasing omplaint for men after 55, and likely requires an exam, a psa check, and medication. I would fortune to guess that you are beginning to need to get up 1 or 2 times at night as well. ...Read more

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Why is it if I empty my bladder in the middle of the night after several hr (lots), I can still go again in the morning with another large quantity?

Why is it if I empty my bladder in the middle of the night after several hr (lots), I can still go again in the morning with another large quantity?

Urine production: Many factors can influence the quantity if urine that collects in the bladder, including state of hydration, medications, diuretic effect of some foods and beverages, presence of diabetes, body temperature, incomplete bladder emptying. Having a full bladder on awakening is not necessarily abnormal, even if you emptied your bladder during the night. ...Read more

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My bladder is empty, but when it's pushed on it feels like I need a wee. Why could this be?

My bladder is empty, but when it's pushed on it feels like I need a wee. Why could this be?

Bladder: Pushing on blade will cause urgency even if there is some urine in it. If you have concerns, more information will be needed like duration of symptoms, recurrent Uti, number of kids, preg complications, any surgery in the genital area in past, urination on coughing etc. Please see your gp to discuss all this. ...Read more

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I have MS and I believe my bladder is not completely emptying what will happen if this is the case?

Incomplete emptying.: Will need to see urologist to determine cause of this symptom. Could be that flow is being restricted or more likely that the bladder muscle is not contracting properly. There are many other things that could do this ...Read more

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I feel as if I can't empty my bladder. I've been drinking a lot of electrolytes daily, should I be worried?

Bladder infection: This is a common sense when there is a UTI or bladder infection brewing. You may want to contact your family physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not empty your bladder all the way? It doesn't hurt to pee but sometimes I pee 5 times in 3 min. How can I fix this?

Dysuria: Hello, when you void urine from your bladder, it will never completely empty. There will always be a residual amount present within your bladder. Because of your frequency, I would suggest a visit to your family physician for an evaluation for a uti. ...Read more

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I had a bladder scan done today. Results were 22ml right after urination. Why isn't my bladder emptying all the way? Should I be concerned?

No problem: Your residual urine is minute and I would not worry. Only when residuals are greater than 150cc is there any real clinical significance. ...Read more

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Can't fully empty bladder, don't have urge to go to bathroom however. Just feel uncomfortable couple of minutes after that, it's been two weeks now.

Can't fully empty bladder, don't have urge to go to bathroom however. Just feel uncomfortable couple of minutes after that, it's been two weeks now.

Urologist: Incomplete bladder emptying may be due to a neurological disorder or a mechanical obstructive abnormality and in some instances due to medications like sudafed type medications. See a urologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Should I empty my bladder after sex?

Yes: Studies have shown that voiding after intercourse decrease the chances of developing bladder and urethral infections. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in ovary and hurts to empty bladder?

Probably infection: Lower abdominal pain and pain on urination suggest urinary infection. See your doctor asap. If that is not feasible and you have fever, go to the nearest emergency room to start treatment promptly. ...Read more

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Ican pass urine, but it does not empty my bladder?

Urinary retention: If male likely prostate problem. At 92 you are entitled. Need to see physician for help. Urinary retention in both sexes can be induced by medications and primary problems with bladder. Back and nerve problems as well as diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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How often will a healthy person's gall bladder empty itself?

How often will a healthy person's gall bladder empty itself?

Often: The gallbladder is signaled to squeeze bile into the intestine anytime a meal enters the stomach particularly large fatty meals. In order to determine the health of the gallbladder a hida scan will often be order to determine how well the gallbladder responds to that signal. Generally, if the gallbladder can squeeze greater than 35% of its content, it is considered healthy. ...Read more