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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Caffeine On The Bladder

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Does consuming a lot of caffeine make my bladder "weaker" in a sense?

Does consuming a lot of caffeine make my bladder "weaker" in a sense?

Yes and no: Caffeine acts as a diuretic, increasing the production of urine, so you have to urinate more frequently and may have an overfilled bladder. Generally that does not weaken the bladder. But if there is an underlying problem emptying the bladder (like an enlarged prostate), overfilling the bladder can ultimately weaken the muscle activity. Caffeine, like most anything else, is best in moderation. ...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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Can caffeine irritate an inflamed gall bladder?

Can caffeine irritate an inflamed gall bladder?

Yes: With an inflamed gallbladder almost any food, including Caffeine, can irritate it and cause increased pain and symptoms. ...Read more

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Seems like every time I have caffeine, my bladder/stomach starts to hurt and I get nauseous. Every time. Why does that happen?

Seems like every time I have caffeine, my bladder/stomach starts to hurt and I get nauseous. Every time. Why does that happen?

Stimulate Contract: Caffeine is a substance found in coffee and tea and now in various drinks or supplements. Caffeine is a stimulant, meaning it causes certain organs of the body to become active. You may have noticed that you are more awake after drinking coffee. So your brain is more active or stimulated. Caffeine stimulates the bladder to contract and may cause stimulation of GI tract causing nausea. ...Read more

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Occasional bouts where I feel like urinating even though only drops are in my bladder. No other signs of a UTI. Dehydration, caffeine, etc. Don't seem to affect severity or frequency of the bouts. No known UTI in my life, 1 yeast infection. No sex.

Occasional bouts where I feel like urinating even though only drops are in my bladder. No other signs of a UTI. Dehydration, caffeine, etc. Don't seem to affect severity or frequency of the bouts. No known UTI in my life, 1 yeast infection. No sex.

Possible uti: Feeling like you have to urinate but then not having much come out is often a sign of a UTI. It would be a good idea to be tested for a uti and treated if you have one. It would also be a good idea to drink at least one gallon of water a day to hydrate yourself and flush any potential bacteria out. ...Read more

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Born with spins bifida. If removing my bladder as an option instead of Botox injection &oxibutinin injected to the bladder, what are the side effects?

Born with spins bifida. If removing my bladder as an option instead of Botox injection &oxibutinin injected to the bladder, what are the side effects?

Drainage device: You would have an ostomy placed to take the plane of your bladder. These are not without complications. Discuss the pros and cons with your urologist. All the best. ...Read more

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How large is the bladder?

How large is the bladder?

It depends,: The bladder collapses and distends based on the amount of urine in it. ...Read more

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Does the bladder heal itself over time?

Does the bladder heal itself over time?

Yes: Our bodies as a whole usually do a great job of self-repair; as long as there is nothing to hinder the work efforts. Examples include poor nutrition, certain disease processes, certain exogenous substances and medications. ...Read more

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What side of your body is the bladder on?

What side of your body is the bladder on?

Neither side: Bladder is normally located in midline at base of abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to help the bladder heal?

What foods can I eat to help the bladder heal?

Pumpkin Seed Oil: While cranberry juice is great at keeping bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall, pumpkin seed oil (from pumpkin seeds) is probably the single best food for bladder health. Eating pumpkin seeds (also a great protein source) and using pumpkin seed oil are the best way to eat right for your bladder. Most people don't know about this secret wonder food for your bladder! ...Read more

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How long does it take for the bladder to empty?

Depends: It really depends on how much volume you are voiding. Most people void with 10-15 ounces and can void about half an ounce per second so you can do the math from there. You should have a relatively strong stream that is continuous so any significant changes in this might require an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a white sticky dischare from the bladder?

What is a white sticky dischare from the bladder?

? infection: Tough to say without an examination and testing, but a vaginal infection is often considered infections until proven other wise. Bladder discharges are only seen in the urine as opposed to vaginal discharges. If you have a discharge when urinating from the bladder, that would need to be evaluated as well. ...Read more

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What functions does the bladder have for the body?

What functions does the bladder have for the body?

Waste removal: Our bladder is responsible for collecting and storing our body's waste, in the form of urine, for removal and elimination through an outflow tract which differs depending upon one's gender. ...Read more

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Are there foods that will help control the bladder.

No: Bladder control is a function of the sphincter. There is no food that will improve control of the bladder sphincter. It is helpful to avoid ingestion of anything that increases urine production, such as alcoholic beverages. When the bladder is full it tends to have more urine leakage. Emptying the bladder more often will result in less bladder leakage. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the inability to empty all the bladder in children (11 years old)?

What is the cause of the inability to empty all the bladder in children (11 years old)?

Anatomic or neurogen: Think big categories and it could be either related to anatomy and obstruction, or it may have to do with the innervation of the bladder (neurogenic). ...Read more

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Where exactly is the bladder? Can you actually feel your bladder from the outside, if it's very full?

Where exactly is the bladder? Can you actually feel your bladder from the outside, if it's very full?

Feeling bladder: Your bladder rests right behind your pubic bone, and when distended, can reach to above your umbilicus. ...Read more

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