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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 ?
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
Bladder prolapse: Pelvic prolapse is very common affecting nearly one third of women. ...Read more
A female coworker of mine has a bladder control problem. She must have wet her pants around me. How can I help her?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help! having an ultrasound scan because of bladder problems but have difficulty holding in urine! what can I do?
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
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
How can I better conyrol my bladder I am becoming incontiment of the bladder i don't even feel it coming and am only a 31 year old woman.
Need evaluation: By urologist. You need treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I have difficulty emptying my bladder. Urine analysis came back fine two different times. Some discomfort as it feels like I have to urinatebut cannot?
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
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
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