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Enlarged Bladder In Women
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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