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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Bladder In Women

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Are there any home remedies for an enlarged bladder?

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

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

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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What is the minimum of urine that can be contained for those people to be considered ti have enlarged bladder conditions?

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

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Any cure for a weak enlarged bladder?

Depends: Not sure what you mean. You need to go see a urologist ... They can help you. ...Read more

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Groin pain, pressure & enlarged bladder?

Groin pain, pressure & enlarged bladder?

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

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Is bulge in middle of lower agdomen from enlarged bladder or colon?

Is bulge in middle of lower agdomen from enlarged bladder or colon?

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

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My roommate never needs to pee during kegger party. Does he have an enlarged bladder?

My roommate never needs to pee during kegger party. Does he have an enlarged bladder?

Yes: Alcohol can also act to reduce sensation in the bladder but your roommate may be doing long term damage to the bladder by holding it. "Never pass up the opportunity to urinate" and "void frequently" should be your mantra to avoid a visit to the urologist. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged bladder and don't leak. But if even small and I cough, I do leak. Why?

I have an enlarged bladder and don't leak. But if even small and I cough, I do leak. Why?

Increased pressure: When you cough you increase your abdominal pressure which presses on your bladder forcing out urine. The treatment may be getting the appropriate treatment for your cough. I often hear this complaint in women with cough variant asthma. ...Read more

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18 week fetal US indicated enlarged bladder. Kidneys measured normal. Amniotic fluid normal. Any advice?

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

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Where is bladder located in a female?

Lower abdomen: It is located in the middle lower abdomen right above the pubic area. You can google images for the female bladder to see a diagram/cartoon of the organ. ...Read more

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How is a 'dropped bladder' diagnosed by a woman?

How is a 'dropped bladder' diagnosed by a woman?

Look: Very often, you can see the bladder protruding between the labia while on the toilet. It takes physical exam to determine if this is the bladder, cervix, vaginal cuff (after hysterectomy) or the rectum that is "falling out". Surgical repair can be curative if symptoms are annoying. ...Read more

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Why do women get overactive bladder more than men?

Why do women get overactive bladder more than men?

Weak sphincter: Sometimes the overactive bladder is caused when a drop of urine gets in the urethra and triggers a contraction. Since women are more likely to have stress incontinence they are more likely to have that drop of urine get in their urethra and trigger oab symptoms. For more see http://peedoc. Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What do you do for bladder spasms at age 50 (female)?

What do you do for bladder spasms at age 50 (female)?

CMD: You may have a bladder infection. You should have your urine analyzed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it common for a woman of 56 to have difficulty holding her bladder?

Yes: As women age, the supportinfg structures for the bladder may weaken and cause urinary leakage. This becomes much more pronounced when she has kids; the more kids, the higher the chances of urinary leakage. This typically will result in stress leakage and may also be associated with a vaginal prolapse of the bladder (cystocele), rectum (rectocele), or both. Kegel exercises are helpful to treat. ...Read more

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How can women in wheelchair manage their bladder while traveling or working all day in public?

How can women in wheelchair manage their bladder while traveling or working all day in public?

Several ways: If the bladder is neurogenic you will need to with self cath or use a Foley catheter, or, super public tube. If your w/c use is for leg weakness consider limiting fluid intake during the day, using bladder relaxants, or scheduled voiding times to avoid that urgent sensation. ...Read more

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What could lead to bladder infections in women?

What could lead to bladder infections in women?

See below: Sometimes sexual activity in women will precipitate a bladder infection(honeymoon cystitis). Incompletely emptying the bladder when voiding can lead to recurrent infections. In many there is no recognized cause. Lang term antibiotic prophylaxis is used in some patients with frequent recurrences. ...Read more

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Which are the signs of bladder infection in women?

Which are the signs of bladder infection in women?

Pain,blood,frequency: Burning or stinging with urination, need and urge voiding frquently, foull-smelling urine ; blood in urine are most common symptoms. Feeling of incomplete urination, uncontrolled wetting + pain above or behind pubic bone are additional signs. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bladder infection in women?

Dysuria,urgency,freq: Dysuria, burning on urination, urgency, the urgent need to void, frequency, frequent urination are the common symptoms of cystitis or bladder infection. If the infection progresses to pyelonephritis or kidney infection chills fever and flank pain occur. ...Read more

Enlarged Bladder (Definition)

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 ...Read more