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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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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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If a bladder scan indicates a volume of 300mls in an elderly pt does there need to be any type of urgent intervention if the pt is not in any pain?

If a bladder scan indicates a volume of 300mls in an elderly pt does there need to be any type of urgent intervention if the pt is not in any pain?

Not necessarily: This is elevated but depending on the remainder of the what is going on clinically further observation may be undertaken along with continued encouragement to void. Alternatively, if significant concern exists over retention and possibly complicating kidney damage then either a foley or straight catheterization may be utilized. ...Read more

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He is 11 years old still he facing problem if bedwetting. In his ultrasound report bladder volume is 113 cc please help?

He is 11 years old still he facing problem if bedwetting. In his ultrasound report bladder volume is 113 cc please help?

Normal volume: Bladder volume is normal, depending on when it was measured relative to urination. Consider decreasing nighttime fluid consumption, waking him to void, and medication (anticholinergic, antidiuretic), depending on his response. ...Read more

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He is facing problem of bed wetting. His ultrasound report shows that his bladder volume is 133 cc. Please give some advise.

He is facing problem of bed wetting. His ultrasound report shows that his bladder volume is 133 cc. Please give some advise.

Bedwetting: The majority of children will have the bedwetting resolve as they mature. Restricting fluids in the evening, avoiding all caffeine, emptying the bladder just before bed and possibly getting up to void in the night can all help. Bed wetting alarms can help, particularly at this age. Ddavp (desmopressin) is a safe medication that can be prescribed as well. Discuss with pediatrician or urologist. ...Read more

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What does bladder is unremarkable mean?

What does bladder is unremarkable mean?

It means ..: It usually means its normal. It also means the organ, in this case the bladder, is unremarkable as visualized on the specific modality under question. It also means the interpreting radiologist didn't see anything abnormal for him or her to comment on. Its usually a good thing. ...Read more

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Is this normal? I have a leaky bladder?

Is this normal? I have a leaky bladder?

No it isn't: Many women develop "leaky"{ bladders after pregnancy due to stretching of pelvic floor muscles & loss of bladder support. Can also occur as result of aging & lack of estrogen production after menopause. Suggest you consult with a uro-gynecologist or urologist specializing in female urologic disorders. There is help out there. ...Read more

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Will enlarged bladders eventually return to normal?

Sometimes: The bladder normally " shrinks" after urination and stretches as it fills. If your bladder becomes distended and you can't urinate, a foley catheter can help it rest and return to normal size. Sometimes, if the bladder is chronically distended, it loses function and does not return to normal. ...Read more

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Bladder still hurts aftter bladderlift 6wks ago.Is that normal?

Depends: Depends on type of surgery, need for mesh, amount of dissection that needed to be done during surgery and how bad was your bladder defect. You need to be more specific about your complaint and any other associated symptoms. Some patients can have severe urgency, frequency and pain after bladder suspensions. Hope this helps. ...Read more