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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Enlarged Bladder (Overview)

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 decompensation. More contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin...


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Other than prostate enlarge can cause men's bladder become smaller, what other causes can make our bladder shrink?

Other than prostate enlarge can cause men's bladder become smaller, what other causes can make our bladder shrink?

Here are some...: The real bladder shrinkage occurs from long-term indwelling catheter, radiation, etc. leading to some scar-like tissue change and poor stretchability of bladder muscle. Most of times, bladder shrinkage refers to decrease its lower ability to accommodate bladder filling with urine, resulting from aging, long-term effect of bladder outlet obstruction, chronic bladder inflammation,... etc. Ask Doc.. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
8 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Bladder (Overview)

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 decompensation. More contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin...


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Can hold a litre of fluid without voiding; do I have an enlarged bladder?

Yes: One should try to empty their bladder every 2-3 hours to avoid bladder emptying problems in the future. Chronic overdistention may lead to inability to void in the future. In the most severe cases kidney failure can occur. I see this problem once or twice a year. "never pass up the opportunity to urinate and void frequently". ...Read more

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How can I reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?

How can I reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?

Medication.: The most effective way is by anticholinergic medications, which calm the bladder and reduce or eliminate bladder spasms (e.g. Oxybutinin). Of course, eliminating triggers such as stones, infection, and catheters is essential. Some patients find that avoiding caffeine, alcohol, spicy or acidic foods, chocolate, and artificial sweeteners helps. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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Are there any home remedies for an enlarged bladder?

Urination: And relaxing pelvic floor muscles to facilitate bladder emptying. Best to consult with urologist or uro-gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged bladder?

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged bladder?

Unclear in specifics: 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 decompensation. More contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin... ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Can hold a litre of fluid without voiding; do I have an enlarged bladder?

Yes: One should try to empty their bladder every 2-3 hours to avoid bladder emptying problems in the future. Chronic overdistention may lead to inability to void in the future. In the most severe cases kidney failure can occur. I see this problem once or twice a year. "never pass up the opportunity to urinate and void frequently". ...Read more

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