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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 much urine can the human bladder hold?

How much urine can the human bladder hold?

Varies; 400-600mL.: There is, of course, a wide range. You can say that the average male bladder capacity is around 400-600ml, or 13-20 fluid ounces. This would be the volume voided after holding urine to the point of severe urgency. If the patient is under anesthesia and the bladder distended with water, the bladder can usually hold even more, around 1000ml or 33 fl. Oz. ...Read more

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What is a tipped bladder?

Cystocele: This probably refers to a dropped bladder or cystocele. ...Read more

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Is a leaky bladder fixable?

Is a leaky bladder fixable?

Yes often: There are several causes for urinary incontinence and the treatments are very different depending on the cause. The good news is that an effective solution can be found in 80% or more of cases. Consult a urologist if you are male and a urogynecologist if you are female. ...Read more

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How to check bladder problem ?

How to check bladder  problem ?

Talk to your doc.: There are many tools for investigating bladder problems, but like anything in medicine you need to talk to the doctor so that they may be selected and applied in the right sequence to make you better. ...Read more

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How much can your bladder hold ?

How much can your bladder hold ?

Adult -> 5 - 600mL: (17 - 20 oz) calculation for children is to add 2 to their age in years ; express it in oz. Thus normal bladder volume for a 5-year-old is 7 oz or 210ml, 12 oz or 350 ml for a ten-year-old. Teen-agers have an adult size bladder. Full-term newborn babies have about a 50 - 60 ml bladder capacity, just about 2 oz. Of course some adults can stretch their bladders to hold a liter. ...Read more

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Can you have your bladder removed?

Yes but . . .: Why? Talk to your doc about what's going on in your life that would make you ask this question. Yes, the bladder can be removed, but usually only when someone has extensive bladder cancer. Frequent urinary tract infections are not enough reason for surgery. Nor urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control). You mentioned constipation which can sometimes aggravate/cause incontinence. Fix that 1st. ...Read more

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How can I treat a bladder problem?

How can I treat a bladder problem?

Depends.: I didn't mean it that way. The treatment would depend on the problem - overactive or underactive. Do you tend to leak urine or retain urine? ...Read more

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Y does bladder contracts nd expands?

Bladder: The bladder contracts down to almost nothing when it is empty. As your kidneys work it fills up to store urine until you are ready to go per. If you didn't have a bladder you would be dribbling and leaking all the time. ...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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What can cause a incontanant bladder?

What can cause a incontanant bladder?

Doctor can determine: Urinary incontinence isn't a disease, it's a symptom. It can be caused by everyday habits, underlying medical conditions or physical problems. A thorough evaluation by your doctor can help determine what's behind your incontinence. ...Read more

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What causes a low functioning bladder?

What causes a low functioning bladder?

Muscle or nerve...: Problems. The bladder's purpose is to store urine then empty fully. If the muscle is unable to accommodate urine or squeeze to expel it, it will function poorly. The muscles are controlled by nerves, which deliver the sense of filling, then coordinate muscle contraction. Ms, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, bladder thickening, obstruction, scarring, interstitial cystitis, can affect these systems. ...Read more

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What does bladder is unremarkable mean?

What does bladder is unremarkable mean?

It means ..: It usually means its normal. It also means the organ, in this case the bladder, is unremarkable as visualized on the specific modality under question. It also means the interpreting radiologist didn't see anything abnormal for him or her to comment on. Its usually a good thing. ...Read more

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Bladder signal or jumpy uerthral nerve?

Bladder signal or jumpy uerthral nerve?

?: I don't think any doctor here is going to be able to figure out what you're asking. ...Read more

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Can your bladder get smaller over time?

Can your bladder get smaller over time?

Yes: The bladder is a large smooth muscular 'bag' that holds urine. It contracts during urination and expands as it fills up. Just like any other muscle, it can be trained. Frequent urination will keep the bladder smaller and over time will cause the 'signal' for urination to occur with a smaller amount of urine. ...Read more

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Im inncontinent and need a new bladder?

Im inncontinent and need a new bladder?

Incontinence: I do not believe there is anything such as a bladder transfer or new bladder. Sometimes in severe cancer cases a bladder is reshaped using other of the patient's tissues. But, incontinence can be treated much easier than that. The physician will just need to do a thorough investigation and give you a plan for healing. ...Read more

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Pain on left side when bladder is full?

Pain on left side when bladder is full?

And pain: Many things could cause this. Get a sonogram of bladder and kidneys and get evaluated for an abdominal hernia. ...Read more

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Is this normal? I have a leaky bladder?

No it isn't: Many women develop "leaky"{ bladders after pregnancy due to stretching of pelvic floor muscles & loss of bladder support. Can also occur as result of aging & lack of estrogen production after menopause. Suggest you consult with a uro-gynecologist or urologist specializing in female urologic disorders. There is help out there. ...Read more

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Can a bladder puncture happen naturally?

Yes: In rare cases there have been reports of bladder punctures with bony spurrs (bony pointy overgrowth) in the pelvic area around the bladder. Traumawouldalso put you at risk of bladder punctures if you have these spurrs. A urologist will be able to point out other instances, like cancers or massive trauma to the pelvic region. ...Read more

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Is linsopril irritating to ones bladder?

Is linsopril irritating to ones bladder?

Unlikely: I have never seen or heard of this side effect, nor is it listed on the www.Drugs.Com website. ...Read more

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What causes your bladder wall to thicken?

Cystitis,obstruction: Inflammation or utis cause bladder thickening. Bladder outflow obstruction, e.g. Tight, non relaxing bladder neck, prostate enlargement, urethral vaves or a urethral stricture causes all cause bladder trabeculation (enlargement of bladder muscle fibers). Also neurogenic bladder, detrussor-sphincter dyssynergia (sphincter conractswith voiding) but should relax & bladder reflux all cause thickening. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a tilted bladder?

There is no : Reason to be worried about the angle of the bladder. Symptoms or problems with bladder control like leakage or frequency can sometimes be related to poor support of the bladder or urethra or can occur with totally normal anatomy. You should have a gyn evaluate you. ...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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What are the dangers of a prolasped bladder?

Prolapsed bladder: Aside frm being very uncomfortable you run a high tisk of infection. ...Read more

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What does unspecified nature of bladder mean?

What does unspecified nature of bladder mean?

Need more info: If you will copy out the rest of the report then, it will be interpretable. ...Read more

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What does a thickened bladder mean on a male?

Possible obstruction: Bladder outflow obstruction from tight bladder neck, prostatic enlargement (benign or malignant, urethral valves or urethral stricture (narrowing) can all cause bladder thickening. So can voiding dysfunction (failure to relax pelvic floor muscles during voiding. Also bladder infection or neurogenic bladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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Are there exercises to increase bladder sizes?

Are there exercises to increase bladder sizes?

Yes, but...: Periodic holding of urine can help train the bladder to hold a larger volume of urine before severe urgency occurs. However, this is not generally recommended since overstretching of the bladder can lead to compromised function. If you are bothered by how often you urinate, see your physician for evaluation. Urinary frequency is not always caused by a "small bladder". ...Read more

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How would I know if I have a displaced bladder?

Pelvic exam.: A urologist or gynecologist could perform a pelvic exam to make the clinical diagnosis of a cystocele. Further testing could include a cystogram or vcug. ...Read more

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What is the average size of an adult's bladder?

What is the average size of an adult's bladder?

Varies; 13-20 fl.oz.: There is, of course, a wide range. You can say that the average male bladder capacity is around 400-600ml, or 13-20 fluid ounces. This would be the volume voided after holding urine to the point of severe urgency. If the patient is under anesthesia and the bladder distended with water, the bladder can usually hold even more, around 1000ml or 33 fl. Oz. ...Read more

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What is complications of bladder wall thickend?

What is complications of bladder wall thickend?

Possible obstruction: The bladder wall becomes thickened if it is working against resistance, such as scar tissue or narrowing of the urine channel, or in some neurological diseases. Bladder thickness is variable and it is sometimes not a problem. It can also be a tumor, but that is rare. Get a copy of the x-ray or ultrasound report that made the diagnosis and show it to your doctor or to a urologist. ...Read more

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Reasons for diffuse thickening of bladder wall ?

Reasons for diffuse thickening of bladder wall ?

Bladder Wall: This is usually a term noted on ultrasound or ct scan reports. It usually indicates an under distended bladder, UTI or bladder outlet obstruction, most commonly bph. Very occaasionally in the right clinical setting there my be a concern about bladder cancer. ...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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I have a pain in my side and bladder. What is it?

See your doctor: The symptoms you describe are worrisome for either a urinary tract infection spreading to your kidney (do you have a fever?) or a kidney stone. You should see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bladder?

What is the definition or description of: bladder?

Urine storage & void: 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 is called the detrusor. ...Read more