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Doctor insights on: Male Vs Female Bladder Size

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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

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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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

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What does a thickened bladder mean on a male?

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

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Are there exercises to increase bladder sizes?

Are there exercises to increase bladder sizes?

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

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What is the average size of an adult's bladder?

What is the average size of an adult's bladder?

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

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How to bladder train with a Foley cath on a male?

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

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If a 31 male has bladder problem what is The best way to take care of it?

If a 31 male has bladder problem what is The best way to take care of it?

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 more

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How to treat a thickened bladder on a male?

How to treat a thickened bladder on a male?

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

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Is it possible to increase the size of my bladder?

Is it possible to increase the size of my bladder?

Well, ...: You can not truly increase its size, but the capacity. Bladder training, a program of urinating on schedule, enables you to gradually increase the amount of urine you can comfortably hold. ...Read more

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Thickening of the bladder wall in men cancer?

Thickening of the bladder wall in men cancer?

Could be.: Inflammation and infection among other things could also cause bladder wall thickening. We usually ask urologist to evaluate. May need cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Adult male bladder capacity?

Adult male bladder capacity?

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

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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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What do you do for bladder spasms at age 50 (female)?

CMD: You may have a bladder infection. You should have your urine analyzed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is bladder cystitis a serious issue in men?

I wanted to know is bladder cystitis a serious issue in men?

Yes: Especially if this a recurrent infection, the underlying issue needs to be determined. Any urine infection in a male is by definition complicated and needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is bladder cystitis, serious issue specially in men?

Can you tell me is bladder cystitis, serious issue specially in men?

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

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more