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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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How long after gall bladder surgery to heal? Been almost two months and I have uncomfortable movement in my abdomen.

How long after gall bladder surgery to heal? Been almost two months and I have uncomfortable movement in my abdomen.

It depends on how-: -the surgery was done, open or laparoscopic . Also what the movement you feel is. Gall bladder disease even after removal does not entail " movements" in the abdomen. Get back into see your surgeon & look for the cause of this feelings. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

2 weeks: The question is not very clear, however assuming you had transurethral surgery to help remove a catheter it may take you a couple of weeks to feel better. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bladder to heal is biopsy if performed where there has been external beam radiation damage? ( treated for prostate cancer)

How long does it take for a bladder to heal is biopsy if performed where there has been external beam radiation damage? ( treated for prostate cancer)

It Depends: The rate and extent of healing depend on the amount of radiation received, the time since radiation, the size of the wound, other medical problems a person may have and other factors. Generally, i would expect that a bladder biopsy after prostate cancer radiation would heal in a a week or two, but there is a small possibility of getting a long-lasting wound. ...Read more

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How long can a bladder disease take to form?

How long can a bladder disease take to form?

Short time: Bladder disease is a broad category. The simplest of these is a urinary tract infection which can take a very short time to form and usually manifests and painful and/or burning with urination. ...Read more

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How long do you clamp a Foley to bladder train ?

How long do you clamp a Foley to bladder train ?

As needed.: You need to fill bladder to get optimal contraction. It depends on fluid intake and severity. Obviously these times differ between patients, so no specific time can be given! ...Read more

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What are the consequences of holding your bladder for too long?

What are the consequences of holding your bladder for too long?

UTIs or overstretch: Easy for bacteria to reach a female's bladder, witholding urination allows bacteria enough time to multiply & cause cystitis. Witholding urination can also result in thickening of bladder detrusor muscle eventually leading to voiding dysfunction or overactive bladder. In some cases bladder stretches more & more until muscle can't contract efficiently causing partial or complete urinary retention. ...Read more

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Does the bladder heal itself over time?

Yes: Our bodies as a whole usually do a great job of self-repair; as long as there is nothing to hinder the work efforts. Examples include poor nutrition, certain disease processes, certain exogenous substances and medications. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to help the bladder heal?

What foods can I eat to help the bladder heal?

Pumpkin Seed Oil: While cranberry juice is great at keeping bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall, pumpkin seed oil (from pumpkin seeds) is probably the single best food for bladder health. Eating pumpkin seeds (also a great protein source) and using pumpkin seed oil are the best way to eat right for your bladder. Most people don't know about this secret wonder food for your bladder! ...Read more

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How long does it take for the bladder to empty?

Depends: It really depends on how much volume you are voiding. Most people void with 10-15 ounces and can void about half an ounce per second so you can do the math from there. You should have a relatively strong stream that is continuous so any significant changes in this might require an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is commonly used to heal over active bladder?

What is commonly used to heal over active bladder?

Anticholinergic meds: Most common ancholinergic (bladder muscle relaxant) medication is generic Oxybutynin er taken once a day. There are many others including vesicare, (solifenacin) Detrol etc. However, best 2B evaluated by an experienced urologist or uro-gynecologist including urodynamic studies. Need to rule out interstitial or bacterial cystitis before starting treatment. Do not rush into Botox or interstim. ...Read more

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How long is catheter necessary after a nicked bladder?

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How long is catheter necessary after a nicked bladder?

It depends: Foley catheter drainage due to a bladder damage allows the bladder to decompress and heal. Depending on how large the bladder injury was can dictate the length the foley needs to stay. In some cases performing an imaging study called a retrograde cystogram can be performed to show the bladder if fully healed and does not leak prior to removing the catheter. ...Read more

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How long does an overactive bladder last once it starts?

Hard to predict: For some people overactive bladder is short and episodic and for other people it lasts for years. Medications such as oxybutynin, pelvic floor exercise, and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Sometimes dietary changes may be helpful. Advanced therapies can include peripheral nerve stimulators and implantable nerve stimulators. ...Read more

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Why do overactive bladder medicines take so long to work?

Why do overactive bladder medicines take so long to work?

Hmmm....: The most common medication used (oxybutin) works within hours. Nearly all of it's effect is by 1 week. It changes the tone of the bladder. Exercises to strengthen the bladder have to build muscle tone and that takes a minimum of 2 weeks. Sometimes people can have an inflammation of the bladder that has to heal up. This is NOT a common cause of overactive bladder ...Read more

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How long will it take for my overactive bladder to get better?

Depends: If you have a certain type medications may help quickly, sometimes surgery is requireed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a dropped bladder repair?

6 weeks: I instruct my patient that they may drive in 7 to 10 days, return to light work in 10 to 14 days, no intercourse for 8?Weeks, & no heavy lifting for 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Does an overactive bladder settle how long does flaxovate take to work?

More info needed: You need to see a urologist. At your age this is common and a combination of medications and kegal muscular exercises that may help. ...Read more

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After removing your prostate how long will it take to be able to control your bladder?

It dpends: Afte radical prostatectomy, the time it takes for a man to regain urinary control may vary. Some men have total control almost immediately, whereas others may take a few days to a few weeks or vene a few months. Uncommonly, it can take some men up to 6 months to regain control. Some men may also have long term incotinence that requires other intervention. ...Read more

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Pain in the sides of bladder is it dangerous or its normal when u sit at one place for a long time?

Pain in the sides of bladder is it dangerous or its normal when u sit at one place for a long time?

Hmmmm: Most people cannot feel the sides of their bladders. I think you need to be more specific about your symptoms and this would be a good opportunity to have a virtual consult with one of our specialists, like Dr James Lin ...Read more