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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 more
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
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
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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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
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
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
I cannot emptymy bladder fully and need to stand up to finish. This is difficult when you are a female?
Is there a difference in bladder size/volume between males and females? If so, could you please give approximate difference?
No difference: No real difference in bladder size of men and women. Location and shape different in woman residing with uterus located posteriorly. With child birth, straining, and menstruation women's bladder appears thinner. The pelvic floor gets stretched out, you can get weakened pelvic muscles. ...Read more
What is the survival percent in delivery when a woman's ovaries and bladder are united or attached?
Shouldn't affect: It seems you have been told you have adhesions or scar tissue in the pelvis. If you are pregnant, this should not affect survival of the baby. If you are not yet pregnant this could affect fertility or the ability to achieve pregnancy. Sometimes surgery is required to release the scar tissue. ...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 ...Read more
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