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Enlarged Bladder In Children
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
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
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
What is the minimum of urine that can be contained for those people to be considered ti have enlarged bladder conditions?
Known normal range: Normal bladder capacity is about 400-600ml and almost all is emptied after urination. If post-void urine volume is 50ml or more, it is considered post-void urinary retention. As a resevoir itself, a volume of greater than 600ml is considered urinary retention. If you have symptoms/concerns. Such as dificulty with urination/urgency/frequency or lack there of...Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Inability to void?: Many things can cause each of these non-specific symptoms, but the inability to void, or empty the bladder, can cause all three together. This problem can result from a failure of the bladder to squeeze propery (neurogenic bladder, diabetes, nerve injury overdistension), or from an obstruction of the bladder outlet (prostate enlargement, urethral stricture). ...Read more
Can be/other things.: Depending on your age, etc. Other things, like weak ligaments that hold up the bladder and other organs can cause fuller/lower feeling bladder. A distended colon can do it, but depending on the cause other symptoms would be present, like bowel disturbsnces, etc. In women, things like ovarian cysts, etc. That enlarge the ovary can increase the abdominal size/girth. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
18 week fetal US indicated enlarged bladder. Kidneys measured normal. Amniotic fluid normal. Any advice?
Full bladder US?: If the ultrasound was done with a full bladder as is usually done, then the pregnancy will distort and displace the bladder at 18 weeks, so it is difficult to say that the "bladder was enlarged". Since the amniotic fluid content is OK. As well as the fetus then "no worries" at this juncture. ...Read more
Sometimes: The bladder normally " shrinks" after urination and stretches as it fills. If your bladder becomes distended and you can't urinate, a Foley catheter can help it rest and return to normal size. Sometimes, if the bladder is chronically distended, it loses function and does not return to normal. ...Read more
What to do if I think by having my children has weakened my bladder as I can't even hold it it just comes from me?
Kegels, see doc: You need to start doing kegel exercises several times a day. These are done by tightening the pelvic floor muscles to stop urine flow as you urinate. Once you get the feel of which muscles you are using to do this, then you can do it during the day even when not urinating. It takes some practice, but well worth the effort. Then consult OB to make sure nothing else is wrong other than weak muscles. ...Read more
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
Other than prostate enlarge which can cause men's bladder become smaller, what other causes can make our bladder shrink?
Here are some. ..: The bladder per se would not shrink, but its ability to hold urine may change and become less able to hold from various causes over lifetime; they are, not limited to: UTI or IC or OAB; consuming bladder irritants such as coffee, spicy foods, etc.; compensating stage of bladder outlet blockage; some central nerve diseases such as CV, Parkinsion, Alzheimer's, etc.; bladder cancer/CIS.... ...Read more
Itogisy advised need operation to enlarge the origice in bladder to prtfos cystoscopy. All my tests are normal can I refuse such surgery?
Yes: Nobody can force you to have a procedure. What do youmean by"itogisy".Enlarge "orifice in bladder", I assume you mean the urethral orifice. If the doctor is recommending cystoscopy at your age of 79 and your urethral orifice is too small, chances are you have a slow stream & your prostate needs checking. It is not possible to get scope in unless orifice is enlarged. It sounds like you are in good hands. ...Read more
Help it empty: An enlarged bladder usually has poor muscle tone and either doesn't empty at all, or empties incompletely. This can happen acutely due to blockage of urine flow, and this is reversible by eliminating blockage. If long term or chronic, it is irreversible. This may require catheterization to drain the urine. If so, intermittent catheterization is far better than having a catheter in all the time. ...Read more
Mildly enlarged prostate and slight sludge in bladder. Taking roliflo od 2 mg one capsule a day before going to bed. Pvr, pas reports show normal.
Not sure a problem: I'm not sure what you mean by sludge in bladder. However if urine is too concentrated, dark or slightly cloudy, it may mean that you are not drinking enough clear fluids (try to get in 5-6 glasses of water, etc by 8pm). If there is a problem with the bladder, only the urologist will be able to define and treat that. ...Read more
Yes.: Prostate enlargement is very common in men, especially as they age. Painful bladder syndrome (pbs) is less common, but can arise and independently create potentially debilitating urinary symptoms. There is no clear link between the two, but both can contribute to urinary bother. If you suffer from both, please work with your urologist to work through these entities. ...Read more
Do swimming lessons present a health risk to children that are prone to bladder and urine infections?
No, but staying in a: Wet swimsuit, like wearing silk panties, keeps the perineum moist & can cause vulvitis; then, wiping back-to -front can cause an ascending bladder infection. Cotton panties wick away moisture. Showers are better than baths with floating soap or bubbles because ^ed alkalinity reduces vulvar mucosa's resistance to bacteria; Sitz baths with 1 cup of vinegar/6" of water ^ its resistance. ...Read more
Seeking counsel as it relates to enlarged prostate. Also I started on. 4mg dosage of Tamsulosin 2 weeks ago to relax bladder. The Flowmax has assis?
I have a 2cm bladder stone grew from 0.5cm one Urologist says borderline to break by Laser may work may not is it so?
Reconfirm: Your stone grew half a centimeter to two, for most is a source of constant irritation, causes frequency, and cystitis. May be other reasons not to do procedures like your medical condition (s) If you are not happy with explanation take a second opinion. ...Read more
I am 67 years old person having an enlarged prostate problem. Recent sonography report is as follows: " urinary bladder is well distended. It show?
Need surgery...: At this time, your condition is well beyond what drugs can do and surgery to release prostate obstruction is the choice. Today, laser prostate procedure (pvp) is a very safe effective procedure with minimal risk under experienced hands. Of note, I'm sure that you have noted your progressive slowing urine flow has slowly developed over the past 10-20 yrs. So, see and ask doc, but listen to him/her. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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