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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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After having treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity return back to normal?

After having treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity return back to normal?

Yes: Usually with interstitial cystitis the symptoms of frequent urination occurs because the bladder wall is inflammed .Bladder capacity remains unchanged.Once treated you get symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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After going through treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity go back to normal?

After going through treatment for interstitial cystitis, will my bladder capacity go back to normal?

IC: As the bladder regenerates and the inflammatory response stabilizes, the ability of the bladder to relax improves. The bladder becomes more flexible and the capacity improves. ...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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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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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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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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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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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?

Hard to tell: Hard to tell without better history of why you were on the spasmex to begin with? An unusual drug for a 19 year old female to be on. Ask doctor who originally prescribed please. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for an adult male patient with total urinary bladder capacity of 120 ml?

What are the treatments for an adult male patient with total urinary bladder capacity of 120 ml?

Here are some...: The care for low bladder capacity depends on its possibly identifiable causes, which have to be deduce and for which modifiable options of care with/with out drugs can be implemented. To sort these related issues out correctly, follow info in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html, and http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. ...Read more

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Bladder extrophy is ruining my life. What are inexpensive treatment options?

Bladder extrophy is ruining my life. What are inexpensive treatment options?

Urologist: need to see urologist and have them look at all your studies and examine you to give you advice ...Read more

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Bladder spasm symptoms since yesterday; any OTC treatment to help?

BLADDER SPASMS: Important to rule out an infection or low back issue. The otc meds are mostly for burning. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pallimona in the bladder? What is it actually?

Further info needed: Are you referring to a test result. Lay reference to papillomaviral: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/human_papillomavirus. ...Read more

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What is mean by Bladder wall thickened? What its complication and Treatment?

What is mean by Bladder wall thickened? What its complication and Treatment?

Thick bladder wall. : A thickened bladder wall is precisely as named - the wall of the bladder is thicker than it should be, either in specific areas or throughout the entire bladder. There are several causes for this, some bad and some not. Typically this would be investigated by urinalysis, ultrasound, CT scan and cystoscopy with biopsy. ...Read more

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How can you suspect a bladder to be neurogenic and what would be the treatment?

See your PCP first.: Neurogenic bladder sphincter dysfunction is usually a lesion in any level of the nervous system from the cortex , the spine and the peripheral nervous system. See your pcp first who can refer you to a urologist. Oxybutynin has been used . Early diagnosis is important to prevent damage to your kidneys and the urinary bladder wall. ...Read more

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What are the risk of bladder instillations? How effective are they for treatment of ic?

What are the risk of bladder instillations? How effective are they  for treatment of ic?

Placing medicine in : Bladder. Irritations can be helpful in treating ic. Dmso is fda approved for this but can be irritating if used alone. Often bladder irritations are a cocktail of medications used together. Typically there is an initial treatment course and then intermittent use for flare up symptoms. ...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