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Doctor insights on: Leaky Bladder In Women

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Where is bladder located in a female?

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

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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Is there a difference in bladder size/volume between males and females? If so, could you please give approximate difference?

Is there a difference in bladder size/volume between males and females? If so, could you please give approximate difference?

No difference: No real difference in bladder size of men and women. Location and shape different in woman residing with uterus located posteriorly. With child birth, straining , and menstruation women's bladder appears thinner. The pelvic floor gets stretched out, you can get weakened pelvic muscles. ...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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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

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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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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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I got something stuck in my bladder because i was being stupid and sticking stuff up there. I'm female what can I do to get it out?

I got something stuck in my bladder because i was being stupid and sticking stuff up there. I'm female what can I do to get it out?

Urologist: Unfortunately, if you can no longer see it, then there is no way to retrieve an object that has passed through your urethra into your bladder. A urologist will have to use a scope to get it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can rough sex rupture a females bladder?

Highly unlikely: Unless bladder is very distended and subject has a bladder diverticulum (outpouching) which could burst, or has had an intestinal bladder augmentation. ...Read more