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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

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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

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Is is possible to stretch out a small bladder so that I don't have to go to the bathroom as often?

Is is possible to stretch out a small bladder so that I don't have to go to the bathroom as often?

Frequency of urinati: Often referred to as a small bladder, it is a common symptom of many different problems. Training is of limited value. Medications usually help. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have small bladder infection?

What does it mean to have small bladder infection?

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

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Will an bladder ultrasound show if you have bladder stones? Even if small bladder stones will a bladder ultrasound show it?

Will an bladder ultrasound show if you have bladder stones? Even if small bladder stones will a bladder ultrasound show it?

Yes for large ones: Small stones can usually be seen by us but can be missed. Thus not always if very small. Cystoscopy by urologist is best way to diagnose & stones, if present, can be removed at same time. ...Read more

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Why does having a small bladder make me pee a lot but a little?

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

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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?

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
Enuresis Alarm
Meds
Discuss with child's Pediatrician
Keep doing what you are doing ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to know if my frequent urination due to a small bladder or stress/anxiety?

Can someone tell me how to know if my frequent urination due to a small bladder or stress/anxiety?

Speak with your: Primary care physician or a urologist. They can do tests and is the physical tests are non-conclusive, anxiety may be the culprit. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is 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

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Is it a good idea that during small bladder infection, I haven't been sexually active?

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

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Is it normal to remove small bladder cancer tumors instead of using bcg?

Is it normal to remove small bladder cancer tumors instead of using bcg?

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

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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.

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

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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?

MAY be endometriosis: Endometriosis may implant on bowel, causing stricturing, (narrowing from outside) which might be responsible for your symptoms. Discuss with your doc who diagnosed the endometriosis. ...Read more

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I have small 2to 5 c.M gall bladder stones but there is no any symptoms give advice for prevention?

I have small 2to 5 c.M gall bladder stones but there is no any symptoms give advice for prevention?

Too late to prevent: As you already have them, if you have no symptoms could be observed safely, do nothing, low fat diet may help you, and if you are getting g b attacks get it removed ...Read more

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Is urge to pee but at small amounts at times as well as a slight burning sensation near vag. Opening along with PMS symptoms a sign of bladder infect?

YES: Women are prone to develop this type of problems. Yeast infection with these symptoms is very common should be treated with antibiotics prescribed by a medical doctor, if possible an urologist. ...Read more

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For irregular wall thickness of bladder, what would be the symptoms?

For irregular wall thickness of bladder, what would be the symptoms?

Bladder Wall: This term is often used to describe the bladder on ultrasound or ct scan.

Symptoms might be blood in urine, burning with urination or urinary frequency.

Sometimes no symptoms are present, but is finding on imaging studies often needs cystoscopy for full evaluation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a fallen bladder?

What are symptoms of a fallen bladder?

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

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What are the symptoms of a bladder cyst?

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