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Doctor insights on: It Doesnt Feel Like I Empty My Bladder

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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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If your bladder doesn't empty all the way is it harmful?

If your bladder doesn't empty all the way is it harmful?

It may be: Incomplete bladder emptying is called post-void residual volume. It can be measured by a urologists office. Some implications of this condition can be but not limited to: urinary tract infections, abdominal discomfort, or urinary leakage. ...Read more

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At night I feel like I can't empty my bladder at all. I don't know if this is normal for man at 60?

At night I feel like I can't empty my bladder at all. I don't know if this is normal for man at 60?

Bladder: It might be worth getting checked by urologist for possible prostate problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not empty your bladder all the way? It doesn't hurt to pee but sometimes i pee 5 times in 3 min. How can I fix this?

Dysuria: Hello, when you void urine from your bladder, it will never completely empty. There will always be a residual amount present within your bladder. Because of your frequency, i would suggest a visit to your family physician for an evaluation for a uti. ...Read more

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Why can't i fully empty my bladder?

Why can't i fully empty my bladder?

Multiple etiologies: There are multiple etiologies for this problem that depends on your age and gender and your presentation. It is not normal for a 31 year old person to not fully empty the bladder, so further work up will be required. The first thing that should be done is to make sure that you have normal kidney function and that there is no evidence of infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the bladder to empty?

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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How often will a healthy person's gall bladder empty itself?

How often will a healthy person's gall bladder empty itself?

Often: The gallbladder is signaled to squeeze bile into the intestine anytime a meal enters the stomach particularly large fatty meals. In order to determine the health of the gallbladder a hida scan will often be order to determine how well the gallbladder responds to that signal. Generally, if the gallbladder can squeeze greater than 35% of its content, it is considered healthy. ...Read more