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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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Can a bladder stretch as a baby cause any future bladder issues?

Can a bladder stretch as a baby cause any future bladder issues?

Not enough info: Since you're concerned, it's best to discuss this w/your FamilyDoc, GYN or Urologist who did bladder stretch. While a procedure performed as an infant is unlikely to cause future bladder issues, I suppose that the reason for the procedure could cause problems later on. Because we don't have enough info, it's best that you address this w/your doctors. ...Read more

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What causes your bladder wall to thicken?

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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What can cause a incontanant bladder?

What can cause a incontanant bladder?

Doctor can determine: Urinary incontinence isn't a disease, it's a symptom. It can be caused by everyday habits, underlying medical conditions or physical problems. A thorough evaluation by your doctor can help determine what's behind your incontinence. ...Read more

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Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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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?

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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