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Doctor insights on: Leaky Bladder In Women

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Why do women get overactive bladder more than men?

Why do women get overactive bladder more than men?

Weak sphincter: Sometimes the overactive bladder is caused when a drop of urine gets in the urethra and triggers a contraction. Since women are more likely to have stress incontinence they are more likely to have that drop of urine get in their urethra and trigger oab symptoms. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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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What are symptoms of bladder cancer in women?

What are symptoms of bladder cancer in women?

Women and men: In early stage. The first clue- usually, is the presence of a little amount of blood in the urine detected on the urine test. Some urgency, increase in urination can happen-mistakenly thoight to be bladder infection. In higher stage- one can start to see gross blood in the urine. Furthermore, pain, voiding problem/obstruction, weight loss , fevers can happen in advanced stage/metastatic disease. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bladder infection in women?

What are the signs of a bladder infection in women?

Dysuria,urgency,freq: Dysuria, burning on urination, urgency, the urgent need to void, frequency, frequent urination are the common symptoms of cystitis or bladder infection. If the infection progresses to pyelonephritis or kidney infection chills fever and flank pain occur. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bladder infection in women and what should be done about it?

What are the signs of a bladder infection in women and what should be done about it?

"Frequency"the movie: Urinary tract or bladder infections usually start with frequency, burning on urination, and pain. It would be difficult to sit through a 2 hour movie and the director(md) needs to treat it with antibiotics, many women don't have any symptoms yet have bacteria in their urine, so have the md do a "snapshot"(urine culture and sensitivity lab test) to be certain. ...Read more

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Which are the signs of bladder infection in women?

Which are the signs of bladder infection in women?

Pain,blood,frequency: Burning or stinging with urination, need and urge to void frquently, foull-smelling urine ; blood in urine are most common symptoms. Feeling of incomplete urination, uncontrolled wetting + pain above or behind pubic bone are additional signs. ...Read more

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What could lead to bladder infections in women?

What could lead to bladder infections in women?

See below: Sometimes sexual activity in women will precipitate a bladder infection(honeymoon cystitis). Incompletely emptying the bladder when voiding can lead to recurrent infections. In many there is no recognized cause. Lang term antibiotic prophylaxis is used in some patients with frequent recurrences. ...Read more

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Why do women experience bladder problems and incontinence more than men?

2X more in women: In general, women experience urinary incontinence about twice as often as men. In women, urinary in continence is often caused by damage to the pelvic nerves and musches associated with childbirth. In men it is often related to prostate disease and its treatments. Incidence increases with age in both sexes. ...Read more

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What do women do to control odor from unexpected bladder problems and incontinence?

What do women do to control odor from unexpected bladder problems and incontinence?

Perfume: Not down there though, to cover the odor. That's why some women seem to use to much perfume. Unlike some men they know how much to use (lol) they just overdue it to mask. If its enough to cause odor though its usually time to get it fixed. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of bladder infection in women?

Burning !: The most common complaint is a sensation of burning and pain during urination. There is often a sensation of pressure and discomfort in the bladder before urination. One usually has to go to urinate much more frequently and often feels the urge even of ony a few drops. Worsening bladder infections can infect the kidneys causing back pain and discomfort and even fevers or chills. ...Read more