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Doctor insights on: Small Bladder Symptoms

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How can you treat small bladder?

How can you treat small bladder?

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

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 it possible to have a small bladder?

Is it possible to have a small bladder?

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

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How do you treat having a small bladder?

How do you treat having a small bladder?

Multiple ways: After a urologic evaluation, it could be determined or recommended that you do bladder / pelvic floor exercises, start medication, or have surgery. You would need to see a urologist for a full discussion and evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a small bladder?

How can I tell if I have a small bladder?

See below: 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

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How can one deal with having a small bladder?

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

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Please tell me what can cause a small bladder?

Please tell me what can cause a small bladder?

?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

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How can I tell if I have an extremely small bladder?

Measure void volume: Hold off urinating for as long as possible, urinate into a container and measure amount you have urinated. This can be repeated 2 or 3 times. Less than 200 ml (7 oz) for an adult is a small bladder, 100 ml or less would be an extremely small bladder. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the sign of a small bladder is?

Frequent urination: Inability to hold more than 8 - 10 oz of urine after withholding urination of as long as you can ; can no longer resist urge to urinate. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can you do about a small bladder?

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

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Please explain if it is possible to just have a really small bladder?

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