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Small Bladder Symptoms
Medication: Anticholinergic medications are usually effective in increasing functional bladder capacity. (oxybutynin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin) are all good). Sometimes bladder hydrodistension under general anesthesia can help. Try ; avoid augmentation cystoplasty, using a segment of bowel to enlarge bladder, unless you have a small neurogenic bladder. ...Read more
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
Yes: You can have an anatomically small bladder, or a functionally small bladder. You will tend to have had urinary frequency from birth if anatomically small. Small functional bladder can develop with time if you develop interstitial cystitis or an overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence. Or xs caffeine consumption. Urologists & url-gynecologists are the best people to manage such problems. ...Read more
The bladder size in an adult is 300 mls or about 10 ounces. There are several factors which affect this volume. For example the resting bladder activity.
To measure your bladder volume, collect the urine with each void in a graduated container and read the measurement. Collect several voids and measurements and take the average.
If you bladder volume is 200 mls or less, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Small bladder: A formal evaluation by a urologist is the best recommendation as a first step in dealing with a "small bladder." once decrease capacity is determined w/o signs of retention then anticholinergics / biofeedback / behavior modification / dietary modification are some options / posterior tibial nerve stimulation / sacral nerve stimulation are all potential options. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more
? Congenital? Acquired: May have been born with small bladder. Bladder can contract after birth from recurrent utis, bladder contracting from outflow obstruction; voiding dysfunction; interstitial cystitis; spinal cord injury, abnormality, or neurologic problem. Best evaluated by urologist or uro-gynecologist. ...Read more
Evaluate first: Need to find out whether structually or functionally small. Urodynamic studies by urologist can provide this information. There are medications which can relax bladder muscle to functionally increase bladder capacity, others can tighten bladder neck, if necessary. Occasionally some bladders need to be enlarged with surgery (augmentation cystoplastry). ...Read more
Yes it is: Some people are born with small bladders. Others can have contraction of bladder due to obstruction, interstitial cystitis or radiation. Normal adult size bladder is about 16 - 20 oz (5 - 600 ml). Many respond to medication, some to bladder stretching under anesthesia. Very occasional really small bladders benefit from intestinal bladder augmentation. ...Read more
Is this the result of a small bladder, I go to the toilet more than others usually. Also when I go to the toilet I don't go for very long.
Likely: For someone your age, the answer is likely, yes you have a smaller bladder or even more likely you have a more sensitive bladder which triggers your body to go urinate when it is even slightly full of urine. You are likely too young to have a prostate issue and infections not as common in men and you would think you would have some pain with urination. To be safe, see an MD to check your urine. ...Read more
Is is possible to stretch out a small bladder so that I don't have to go to the bathroom as often?
A UTI.: We usually do not use the phrase small bladder infection. This might mean an "uncomplicated bladder infection" which is usually an easily treatable bacterial infection of the bladder, or UTI (urinary tract infection), that has not become more complicated to involve the kidneys. 'small bladder infection' likely does not refer to the size of the bladder. ...Read more
Will an bladder ultrasound show if you have bladder stones? Even if small bladder stones will a bladder ultrasound show it?
Reduced capacity: A small container fills quicker than a large one, & results in frequent urinations of small volume. This problem is often treated with anticholinergic medication, and very occasionally by bladder enlargement surgery such as intestinal augmentation cystoplasty. Hope you have consulted a urologist, or suggest you do if not done already. ...Read more
My son is 8 years old and still wets the bed. If he doesn't drink anything before bed and I wake him to use bathroom he is ok. Small bladder? Solution?
Euresis Alarm & Meds:
What you are don is working. As he gets older he will be dry
If he continues and your doctor has ruled out any anatomical abnormalities and it continues there are other options
Bladder Streching Exercises
Discuss with child's Pediatrician
Keep doing what you are doing ...Read more
Can someone tell me how to know if my frequent urination due to a small bladder or stress/anxiety?
Please seek: Urologic assessment. Would not make that assumption without ruling out possible medical causes. ...Read more
Yes, if symptomatic: Bladder and urethra are inflamed when you have a bladder infection, so that inflammation could worsen with sexual activity. Suggest it is best to wait until at least 24 hours after all symptoms of urinary frequency & burning & pain on urination have gone. Of course you should be on an appropriate antibiotic to relieve the infection. ...Read more
Yes: Small tumors can effectively be treated by cystoscopic excision and fulguration. Intravesical BCG therapy can be used to help prevent recurrences of high grade tumors once removed ...Read more
Can you tell the size of the bladder from a CT scan? My dads doctor said he has a small bladder and I have a lot of bladder problems to.
Yes and no.: An estimate of the volume of the bladder can be made from the CT scan, but only as of the time of the scan. The bladder may or may not have been completely distended at the time the scan was performed. There are other means of determining bladder volume if warranted. You dad can spead to his Dr. If interested. ...Read more
Having belly pain on&off for 3 wks. No more vomiting. Brown mucus and maybe a pebble when try a bm. Have small bladder, endometriosis&brain cyst. Ideas?
Small bladder. Lower belly pain on and off with brown mucus when trying to have a bm. Also have endometriosis & pineal cyst in brain. Help please?
I have small 2to 5 c.M gall bladder stones but there is no any symptoms give advice for prevention?
Discomfort: Fallen or prolapsed bladder means the vaginal tissue overlying the back bladder wall is pushing out through the vaginal opening. The tissue should be moist, and when it is protruding, it dries out a bit. This condition also makes it easier to get a bladder infection because the opening of the bladder is distorted, and the bladder doesn't empty well. A pessary or surgery can help. ...Read more
None...: Cyst of urinary bladder is extremely rare and even non-exists. In an extreme condition of urachal cyst, that is congenital, even not within the boundary of bladder. At times, a congenital bladder diverticulum may be mistakenly perceived by laypersons as a cyst; that is what I guessed. So, to make clear for me to answer your question to the point, would you please clarify for us? I'm here to help. ...Read more