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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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My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment

My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment

Difficult problem: If recent there may still be recovery, the first step in treatment is a good evaluation, usually with urodynamic studies to determine if it is truly a weak bladder vs a persistent obstruction. If the bladder is weak, but he can void and does not experience repeat infections then it may be best to do nothing beyond behavioral strategies. The only real treatment is a catheter, preferably self-cath. ...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 ecoli to get n bladder?

What causes ecoli to get n bladder?

See below.: Generally, for women, bacteria from feces (particularly e. Coli) gets in contact with the urethral opening. The bacteria are then able to enter the urethra and travel the relatively short distance (compared with men) to the bladder where it can cause infection - a uti. One of the best prevention strategies besides daily hygiene is to wipe front to back, not vice versa. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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What can cause an overactive bladder (oab)?

See below: We are not sure what causes the oab but we know what can make the symptoms worse: caffeinated beverages, alcohol, and diuretics. The other medical term is bladder dysynergia or unstable bladder. The bladder is essentially going into chaotic inconsistent spasms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an overactive bladder?

Many: Oab can be urgency / frequency (uf) or full blown urge incontinence (uui). Ufcauses: dietary, inflammation, infection (vaginal or bladder), hypertonic pelvic muscles. Urge incontinence: weak urethra, spasm or unwanted contraction of bladder muscle. Reasons for bladder "spasm" include neurologic (stroke, spinal cord injury, ms) or idiopathic (essentially unknown). ...Read more

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What causes overactive bladder and what are treaments?

Many causes: Oab can be due to bladder irritants like caffeine, tomatoes, or alcohol, but it can also be due to infections, stones, cancer, or neurologic diseases. Be sure to see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Oab can be significantly improved by using a bladder diary, avoiding irritants, not over-drinking, and using "bladder retraining" with timed voiding. Medicines are available if needed. ...Read more

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What could cause an overactive bladder?

What could cause an overactive bladder?

See below: True oab is not caused by anything specific. It is also called bladder dysynergia or unstable bladder. It occurs in both men and women. Now certainsthings can make it worse such as caffeinated beverages, and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tumor in ur bladder? If so what symptoms would it cause?

I happens: Symptoms would be bladder pain, burning and cramping as well as feeling like you need to empty your bladder. Commonly, there will be blood in the urine. ...Read more

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