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Male Vs Female Bladder Size
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
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 have gall bladder stone with size of 7mm recently radiology after doing ultra sound 7mm stone in gall stone male 37 years old?
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Possible obstruction: Bladder outflow obstruction from tight bladder neck, prostatic enlargement (benign or malignant, urethral valves or urethral stricture (narrowing) can all cause bladder thickening. So can voiding dysfunction (failure to relax pelvic floor muscles during voiding. Also bladder infection or neurogenic bladder dysfunction. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Periodic holding of urine can help train the bladder to hold a larger volume of urine before severe urgency occurs. However, this is not generally recommended since overstretching of the bladder can lead to compromised function. If you are bothered by how often you urinate, see your physician for evaluation. Urinary frequency is not always caused by a "small bladder". ...Read more
Varies; 13-20 fl. Oz.: There is, of course, a wide range. You can say that the average male bladder capacity is around 400-600ml, or 13-20 fluid ounces. This would be the volume voided after holding urine to the point of severe urgency. If the patient is under anesthesia and the bladder distended with water, the bladder can usually hold even more, around 1000ml or 33 fl. Oz. ...Read more
Urinary retention: There are a number of approaches to bladder conditioning but there are condition such as atonic bladder that will not respond. The question has to be why catheter to begin with. Prostate disease, medication, comobidities neurologic disease, diabetes. Establish cause and then focus on treatment. ...Read more
Ehh, I do not know: I cannot tell you what your bladder problem is over the computer. Or I would be a very rich man. You need to see the Dr. Get examined, have testing done depending on your symptoms and physical exam and then a diagnosis would hopefully be forthcoming, with the resultant treatment. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cannot emptymy bladder fully and need to stand up to finish. This is difficult when you are a female?
Treat the cause: Relieve bladder outflow obstruction, if present, i.E urethral stricture, prostatic enlargement, tight bladder neck. Treat bladder infection if present. Relax pelvic floor muscles during urination, if lack of relaxation is cause of thickening. Anticholinergic medication if due to an overactive bladder etc.. ...Read more
Definitions differ.: There is, of course, a wide range. You can say that the average male bladder capacity is around 400-600ml, or 13-20 fluid ounces. This would be the volume voided after holding urine to the point of severe urgency. If the patient is under anesthesia and the bladder distended with water, the bladder can usually hold even more, around 1000ml or 33 fl. Oz. ...Read more
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
Just a term of...:
Cystitis is just a medical term to describe some inflammatory changes in the bladder, usually on its mucosal lining. Its cause may include: bacterial infection, viral infection, non-bacterial inflammation from stone, tumor, foreign, body, after-radiation, catheter/instrumentation, surgery, chemotherapy, etc.
Talk with your urologist in detail timely for individual situation. ...Read more
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