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Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Whats the best medicine for overactive bladder?

Depends: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. All medications have there own set of side effects and warnings. There are no good head to head studies. Some of it is trial and error with your doctor. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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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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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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How can I figure out my bladder capacity without going to a urogyn?

How can I figure out my bladder capacity without going to a urogyn?

Measure voids : A rough estimate would be to wait until your bladder feels comfortably full , then measure how much you void. This assumed you empty your bladder completely. ( which most women do ). To measure residual urine, you need to either use an ultrasound (bladder scan) or catheterize the bladder, both of which require a doctor or nurse to perform. ...Read more

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I can hold about 12L of urine.. I don't always wait that long but that's my bladder capacity, do I just have a big bladder or something to worry about?

I can hold about 12L of urine.. I don't always wait that long but that's my bladder capacity, do I just have a big bladder or something to worry about?

12 or 1.2 L?: 12 L of urine is unheard of and 1.2 L is possible. In my 46-yr study and practice in urology, the largest urine hold inside the bladder was 3.5+ L. Generally, a bladder holds some 0.25 - 0.5 L. So, either 12 or 1.2 L is too much. Is it normal? A detailed evaluation to assess your voiding pattern, check postvoid residual urine, urinalysis, etc. is needed. To assure such, see urologist timely. ...Read more

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Do you know the bladder capacity of the average 9 yr old child?

Do you know the bladder capacity of the average 9 yr old child?

11 oz, or 330 mL: Rule of thumb is a childs bladder capacity should be their age inyears +2 oz. Thus 11 oz for a nine year old. ...Read more

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What's bladder capacity, can excess damage nerves?

What's bladder capacity, can excess damage nerves?

Kidney damage : If you cannot empty your bladder, the risk is that the pressure will build up backwards and damage your kidneys. ...Read more

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I been taking spasmex for my bladder for 6 months,then i had an ultrasound,doctor said bladder capacity is good,should i stop spasmex or keep takin it?

I been taking spasmex for my bladder for 6 months,then i had an ultrasound,doctor said bladder capacity is good,should i stop spasmex or keep takin it?

Maybe...: Clinically and apparently, you have been treated for unstable bladder with frequency &/or urgency. Now, if feeling comfortable in voiding without it, you may discontinue it. If recurring and having been effective with it, you may resume its use. Of course, it is good idea to know what may be your underlying cause for unstable bladder. More? Seek re-evaluation & counseling. ...Read more

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Reduced Bladder Size (Definition)

Reduced bladder capacity is a symptom in which a person's bladder can hold less urine than it could previously. The person may need to urinate more often. Causes include bladder disorders, cancer, compression of the bladder by something else ...Read more