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Is it common for a woman of 56 to have difficulty holding her bladder?

Is it common for a woman of 56 to have difficulty holding her bladder?

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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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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I am a female with difficulty emptying my bladder. No pain, or burning, but I have to push on my lower abdomen to start urine flow ?

I am a female with difficulty emptying my bladder.  No pain, or burning, but I have to push on my lower abdomen to start urine flow ?

You should: See a urologist to do an imaging study and possibly urodynamic studies. Your symptoms may be due to a change in the angle of your urethra and bladder. Or one of many other possibilities. A urologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have difficulty urinating. Beginning the flow is difficult. 29 yr old female/ovarian cyst 2 yrs/yrly bladder/ovary US?

Sometimes I have difficulty urinating. Beginning the flow is difficult. 29 yr old female/ovarian cyst 2 yrs/yrly bladder/ovary US?

Urogynecologist: Consider seeing a Urogynecologist or a Urologist who has expertise in female issues. They can do a complete evaluation. Urodynamics -- a computerized analysis of voiding --- can be done if needed to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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A female coworker of mine has a bladder control problem. She must have wet her pants around me. How can I help her?

A female coworker of mine has a bladder control problem. She must have wet her pants around me. How can I help her?

BLADDER CONTROL: It helps to know that she doesn't have an infection. Timed voiding and avoidance of bladder irritants can help(coffee, tea soda etc.). ...Read more

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Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy ? Ie urinary hesitation ?

Is the internal sphincter hypertonicity the more common problem (than the external  u s) in bladder sphincter dissynergy ?  Ie urinary hesitation ?

Inner sphincter: The term 'overactive bladder' is used to describe dis synergy of the bladder muscle -not contracting in coordinated fashion; this leads to loss of regularity and coordinated, controlled urination. The inner sphincter is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and is involuntary. The outer sphincter is part of the voluntary nervous system, and we can control it (the basis of kegel exercises). ...Read more

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Female 50 feels like bladder is pushing into vagina. Is that a real problem?

Yes, real: Cystocele is the term for bladder pushing into vagina. Basically, this is a type of hernia, the wall between the bladder and vagina has weakness and can no longer hold the bladder in place. It usually becomes more problematic with time. Options are wait and see, wear a pessary, or have surgery to correct. ...Read more

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Why might a woman's bladder not be fully under her control?

Why might a woman's bladder not be fully under her control?

The muscle that: holds urine inside the body becomes weaker.this is a common problem.There can be several causes. See a Urologist if it is impacting your lifestyle. ...Read more

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How is a 'dropped bladder' diagnosed by a woman?

How is a 'dropped bladder' diagnosed by a woman?

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

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What is the survival percent in delivery when a woman's ovaries and bladder are united or attached?

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

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My daughter has a problem holding her bladder in the daytime and urinates several times a night Is this normal? She is also cut off fluids 2hr be4 bed

My daughter has a problem holding her bladder in the daytime and urinates several times a night Is this normal? She is also cut off fluids 2hr be4 bed

More information: Her age would help me to recommend a treatment, but if this is something fairly recent, it would be a good idea to make there is no possibility a urinary tract infection. If she is older than 5 years, I suggest you see your Pediatrician and develop a plan, possibly including a medication called DDAVP (desmopressin) which can control night wetting ...Read more

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I am experiencing bladder pain and difficulty starting urine stream.

I am experiencing  bladder pain and difficulty starting urine stream.

UTI, STD ?: These symptoms are suggestive of a urinary tract infection (rare in males) or a sexually transmitted disease like chlamydia. A cystitis, or bladder infection may also cause them but this is rare in men. Time to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Could a young woman with no kids nor pregnancies have a prolapsed bladder?

Could a young woman with no kids nor pregnancies have a prolapsed bladder?

Possible: It is possible, but not overly likely - you should have a thorough exam if you are concerned. If you have not had an exam then i wonder why you are concerned over this - symptoms of urinary bladder prolapse may include recurrent bladder infections, pressure in the pelvic region and even prolapsed tissue into the vaginal opening - it should be checked. ...Read more

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What causes difficult emptiness of bladder (emptiness in 2-3-4 times with Valsalva's manoeuvre) in a 31yr isterectomized (+menopaused) obese woman?

What causes difficult emptiness of bladder (emptiness in 2-3-4 times with Valsalva's manoeuvre) in a 31yr isterectomized (+menopaused) obese woman?

Bladder not emptying: Incomplete bladder emptying can be due to several reasons- 1.) Bladder neck compromise with the hysterectomy. 2). A lack of estrogen to the urethra from the vagina. The floor of the bladder and roof of the vagina are the same.3.) Nerve issues with the bladder. A GYN Urologist or Urologist can perform Urodynamic testing and confirm a cause for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Bladder not emptying, scrotum shrinks and difficulty starting urination during defecating?

Bladder not emptying, scrotum shrinks and difficulty starting urination during defecating?

Here are some ...: The available information is still not enough to sort out if your concern in bladder function is related with nerve or non-nerve dysfunction, which is important to know. But either requires specific attention to avoid bladder overdistention resulting in irreversible bladder muscle damage with timely draining the urine with indwelling catheter or intermittent self-catheterization. Detail? Ask Doc.. ...Read more