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Reduced Bladder Size (Overview)

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 in the abdomen, etc.


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Reduced Bladder Size (Overview)

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 in the abdomen, etc.


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How can I reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?

How can I reduce or get rid of bladder spasms?

Medication.: The most effective way is by anticholinergic medications, which calm the bladder and reduce or eliminate bladder spasms (e.g. Oxybutinin). Of course, eliminating triggers such as stones, infection, and catheters is essential. Some patients find that avoiding caffeine, alcohol, spicy or acidic foods, chocolate, and artificial sweeteners helps. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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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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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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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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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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Please let me know if there is a test that can be done to determine the size of the bladder?

Please let me know if there is a test that can be done to determine the size of the bladder?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound of the bladder is a non-invasive test that can determine the size of the bladder. ...Read more

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4 years old girl bladder size 261cc, 3 cc postvoid is it normal size ?

4 years old girl bladder size 261cc, 3 cc postvoid is it normal size ?

Yes.: Large scale studies of children have shown that the bladder capacity of children follows a nonlinear curve that is related to age. Based on a study of 5, 000 children in boston, a 4 year old would have an estimated volume of 240cc with girls having a slightly larger volume. The 4 year old girl you describe falls within the normal and expected range. The post void is normal and healthy as well. ...Read more

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23 yr old M had lasertripsy. Developed large clot obstructions(grapefruit size in bladder). 2 wks post op. Still have spasms and frequency. Normal??

23 yr old M had lasertripsy. Developed large clot obstructions(grapefruit size in bladder). 2 wks post op. Still have spasms and frequency. Normal??

I think so: That's quite of lot of disruption and irritation to your genitourinary system! There's always the typical prediction for recovery, and then if any complications occur, the timetable is thrown off. The spasms and frequency should slowly improve, and as long as you see progress, I wouldn't worry too much. Call your Doctor with any questions. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Severe prolapse bladder need surgery prolapse bladder sever hanging out like a softball size plus age 45. Need sugergy scared and worried about recovery surgery and more please if anyone know where i can get good information about this let me know kindl

Severe prolapse bladder need surgery prolapse bladder sever hanging out like a softball size plus age 45.

Need sugergy  scared and worried about recovery surgery and more
please if anyone know where i can get good information about this
let me know kindl

I : I am sorry that you are having to go through this. Bladder prolapse surgery is fairly common, and most women get very good results from it. Bladder prolapse occurs after the muscles weaken around the bladder and vagina, often after childbirth. Please be sure you are seeing a board certified gynecologist or urologist for your surgery. Be sure and carefully follow the post-operative instructions regarding rest and lifting, and don't return to early to your regular activities. I am sure you will do fine, and i wish you the best. ...Read more

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Does coffee/tea increase the size of my bladder stones?

Does coffee/tea increase the size of my bladder stones?

No: There is no reason why coffee ior tea should increase the number or size of your bladder stones. Your bladder stiones need to be removed. Bladder stones, when present , will cosistently enlarge because the stone is a nucleus for urinary salts to be deposited on the stone. See your local urologist and have the syones removed cystoscopically by laser or lithoclast, don't allow them to grow. ...Read more

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Mom has a myoma 208 160 112 mm in size, and it is partially calcified. It is pressing on her bladder. Should she get surgery or should she keep it and?

Mom has a myoma 208 160 112 mm in size, and it is partially calcified. It is pressing on her bladder. Should she get surgery or should she keep it and?

She decides: Myoma , benign muscular tumor, is just that; a non cancerous mass.If it is causing her problems-remove it, if not let it be.The problem is insurance payment.If she does not make it clear that it is impacting her health the insurance company will deny payment.Isn't that special?As we give more power to the insurance companies(aca) beware what they require. ...Read more

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I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm?

I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm?

Gallstone: No question asked, but unless you are having symptoms a gallstone found incidentally on ct ( which i assume) means little. ...Read more

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I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm what is best way to do..?

I have a gall bladder stone with the size 7/7mm what is best way to do..?

Gallbladder removal: If you have had any discomfort, bloating or abdominal pains, and have documented gallstones, the most prudent treatment is removal of the gallbladder. Size of the stones is not relevant, nor is the quantity. ...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