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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 do u do for an irritated bladder?

What do u do for an irritated bladder?

Evaluate it: Bladder irritation requires proper work up. Irritation can be from anything such as cancers, stones, infections, foreign bodies, and even dietary irritants, etc. Proper testing may include a urinalysis, urine culture, and even a cystoscopy procedure to look in the bladder, if indicated. Once the diagnosis is made, the source of irritation can usually be removed and treatment completed. ...Read more

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How can you treat my irritated bladder?

How can you treat my irritated bladder?

Dietary changes: If your bladder feels irritated, i'm assuming you feel like you have to urinate frequently or it may burn with urination. If you've seen a doctor and ruled out infection, i would recommend trying to cut out caffeine, alcohol, spicy and acidic foods and see if that helps. If it doesn't help, then see a urogynecologist or a urologist about further tests. ...Read more

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What are some signs of an irritated bladder?

What are some signs of an irritated bladder?

Frequency: Uncomfortable feeling makes the person feel urgency to urinate. The amount of urine usually is not large. The person needs to void frequently because of this and does not last long until next need to void takes place. ...Read more

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6 mos pp & breastfeeding. 3 days mild aches, right breast tender underneath, increased urge incontinence but no pain. Clogged duct/irritated bladder?

6 mos pp & breastfeeding. 3 days mild aches, right breast tender underneath, increased urge incontinence but no pain. Clogged duct/irritated bladder?

2 symptoms unrelated: Breast tenderness might be an early sign of local infection. If it continues, seeing a md/nurse might be wise urgency if accompanied by frequency, low volumes and getting up often at night might be due to a bladder infection. A urine test will confirm or deny. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have cystitis? My bladder feels lower, fuller.

Is it possible that I have cystitis? My bladder feels lower, fuller.

Can be/other symptom: Cystitis has many infectious causes, and symptoms. The usual ones are dysuria (painful urination), frequency, urgency, and suprapubic pain. But it can be asymptomatic. Depending on your age, etc. Other things, like weak ligaments that hold up the bladder, uterus, and other organs can cause fuller/lower feeling bladder. However, it can be cystitis and you should see your doctor to rule it out. ...Read more

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Can intersital cystitis cause permanent damage to the bladder? And does any medications help or make it worse?

Can intersital cystitis cause permanent damage to the bladder?  And does any medications help or make it worse?

Check out these: Informative links. Take care and happy holidays! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/interstitial-cystitis/ds00497. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/interstitial-cystitis. ...Read more

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What is bladder botox? How does it work? And help with interstitual cystitis? My dr mentioned it but didnt explain

What is bladder botox? How does it work? And help with interstitual cystitis? My dr mentioned it but didnt explain

Muscles.: It works by inhibiting the nerve impulses going to your bladder, that are causing spasms your bladder.your bladder thus and the symptoms go away. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is bladder cystitis a serious issue in men?

I wanted to know is bladder cystitis a serious issue in men?

Yes: Especially if this a recurrent infection, the underlying issue needs to be determined. Any urine infection in a male is by definition complicated and needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is bladder cystitis, serious issue specially in men ?

Can you tell me is bladder cystitis, serious issue specially in men ?

Just a term of...: Cystitis is just a medical term to describe some inflammatory changes in the bladder, usually on its mucosal lining. Its cause may include: bacterial infection, viral infection, non-bacterial inflammation from stone, tumor, foreign, body, after-radiation, catheter/instrumentation, surgery, chemotherapy, etc.

Talk with your urologist in detail timely for individual situation. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with interestial cystitis. Can it cause over stimulation / arousal ? When bladder is full it feels this way.

Diagnosed with interestial cystitis. Can it cause over stimulation / arousal ?  When bladder is full it feels this way.

Thats different : I have not heard of a patient complaining of that before. If you experience arousal though everytime your bladder is full then i suppose its true for you. ...Read more

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How do a bladder infection and cystitis differ?

Could be the same...: "bladder infection" means the patient has micro-organisms (usually bacteria) growing in the urine/bladder. This is usually treated with antibiotics. "cystitis" is inflammation of the bladder. Inflammation can be caused by an infection but can also be caused by other things (such as bladder/kidney stones or other non-infectious causes of inflammation). Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Can i take pain killers for cystitis in the bladder?

Can i take pain killers for cystitis in the bladder?

IS IT PRESCRIBED ?: It may help along with antibiotics but is it prescribed or do you just have some left over from something else? Speak with your physician to make sure it is alright. Also depends on what pain killers you mean like otc or narcotic? ...Read more

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I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

My take is ...: As to bladder injection of Botox for IC, please ask your urologist for details on indication, expectations, complications, etc. timely besides viewing IC-related articles from many websites about IC, OAB, etc. ...Read more

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What is urinary bladder sand sedimentation? Cystitis?

What is urinary bladder sand sedimentation? Cystitis?

Here are some ...: Some sandy sedimentation may appear, especially after being exposed air for 15-30 minutes through oxidation while urine is more alkaline with pH of >6.5, usually reflecting what you might have consumed. Besides changing its cloudiness, its odor will also alter to be more odorous. But, these changes is normal and harmless as long as complete urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen is okay ...Read more

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What to do with interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

What to do with interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

IC: Interstitial cystitis is not currently a disorder that can be cured. Most treatments are geared toward symptom reduction. Elmiron (pentosan) is the only FDA approved oral med for IC. It helps some but not all patients. Most need other therapeutic options in addition. See a urologist that treats a lot of patients with IC. They are more likely to offer you a variety of treatment modalities beyond Elmiron (pentosan). ...Read more

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What to do if I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

What to do if I have bladder injections for interstitial cystitis?

Here are some ...: Since you've gone thus far in caring for IC, it would be more logical & beneficial for you to bring this Q to the treating urologist, who should be able to answer your concern more to the points pertaining to your individual condition. So, collaborate with Doc and follow instruction with realistic expectation. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

Whats the difference between  interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome?

Same, trigger points: This is a new look at an old idea. Janet g. Travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Acupuncture! see files. ...Read more

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Good ways to cope with an interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome) sufferer?

Diet, diet& diet: Mainly sticking to the diet. U can try Pyridium and prelief during flares, take zantac (ranitidine) and Tums regularly, elmirontherapy if indicated. Cysta q is a herbal supplement u can try pelvic floor therapy and aerobic exercise are good. Manage endometriosis, ibs, and allergies aggressively. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mild thickening of bladder wall indicating mild cystitis. Is this report fine? cuz I have only incontinence no pain

I was diagnosed with mild thickening of bladder wall indicating mild  cystitis. Is this report fine? cuz I have only incontinence no pain

Cystitis: Although pain can be a symptom for some, it is not always present. If you are being treated and the symptoms resolve you will know. Did you get urinalysis too? ...Read more

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What are the reasons which cause "cystitis cystica glandularis" not be cured in bladder and ureters?And is there a certain way to stop its multiply?

Diffuse?: This is a common benign incidental change in the bladder mucosa. A patch or two of cystitis glandularis is no reason to be concerned. When it is widespread ("diffuse"), it generally means that there's underlying disease in the urinary tract / ureters. You indicate you have hydronephrosis. It is a marker for the need for cancer vigilance ; perhaps contains mutations that keep it going. ...Read more

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What is interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome?

What is interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome?

InterstitialCystitis: Ic is a clinical diagnosis(dx) and a DX of exclusion. This means that if the symptom of pelvic pain, worse with a full bladder and alleviated by bladder emptying, is present, then diagnostics including cystoscopy can be used to rule out other potential causes of these symptoms. If no other causes are found then the diagnoses of ic can be made, even without classic cystoscopic findings. ...Read more

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Can Replens cause cystitis-type symptoms or bladder spasms ( urine culture is negative)?

Can Replens cause cystitis-type symptoms or bladder spasms ( urine culture is negative)?

Here are some ...: Disregarding the wonderful side effect profile of a drug, you should stop using Replens now; then, wait and see if the described symptoms are tolerable to you and you're getting better slowly but surely day by day. If not resolved as wished and expected, see Doc timely for evaluation, confirmation, and counseling for the future. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis. Is it common to bleed after getting a bladder instillation?

Interstitial cystits: It is not common, but it is certainly possible. To some degree, it also depends on what chemical agents are being instilled. There are several different regimens for intravesical therapy. The ic bladder can also have ulcerations that are prone to irritation and bleeding in severe cases. Talk to your urologist about this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have both overactive bladder and interstitial cystitis at the same time?

Yes similar symptoms: You need to clarify with your urologist but there can be similar symptom depending on your official diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bladder scope hurt bad.Was told I have interstitial cystitis.Have to go back for another procedure with solution inserted. Will this hurt worse?

Interstitial Cystiti: I. C. Is a poorly understood bladder and pelvic pain syndrome. Cystoscopy is generally painful in these patients. Intravesical instillation of various "cocktail" solutions is a common treatment modality. It shouldn't be particularly painful. ...Read more

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I have recurring cystitis after having a bladder infection last January. Did it trigger something in my bladder? It happens with sex and acidic drinks

I have recurring cystitis after having a bladder infection last January. Did it trigger something in my bladder? It happens with sex and acidic drinks

Need urine cultures: Identifying bacteria or microorganisms would help confirm your diagnosis (of recurring cystitis) and select the appropriate antibiotics or medication. Symptoms of urethritis (burning on urination, frequency, urgency...) particularly after sex may mimic those of cystitis and resolve spontaneously. Postcoital recurrent cystitis may require prolonged or frequent Macrodantins, or GU consultation... ...Read more

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