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Thick Bladder Wall
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
What is it like to have a MRI done and the results were bladder slightly thick walled if so what was diagnosed?
Likely nothing: A slightly thick walled bladder likely means nothing and most often means that the bladder was mostly empty which gives the appearance of wall thickening. True thickening can be related to prior infection or inflammation. Bladder cancer is the least likely scenario. If your doctor is particularly concerned about this finding, he/she can refer you to a Urologist. ...Read more
In chronic prostatitis nonbacteria,if cystoscopy is normal and bladder wall is thick due to prostatitis, What cause Blood in Urine in medical language?
I went to the dr yesterday because ive been having pain when i need to urinate, he did a CT scan and saw that my bladder wall was thick. Should i worr?
Cystitis : Bladder wall commonly thickened when there's acute cystitis or bladder infection . Depending on your age and other risks factors such as smoking or family history, bladder cancer may also be considered. You would need to see a urologist for cystoscope if you have above risk factors or symptoms persist ...Read more
Cystitis,obstruction: Inflammation or utis cause bladder thickening. Bladder outflow obstruction, e.g. Tight, non relaxing bladder neck, prostate enlargement, urethral vaves or a urethral stricture causes all cause bladder trabeculation (enlargement of bladder muscle fibers). Also neurogenic bladder, detrussor-sphincter dyssynergia (sphincter conractswith voiding) but should relax & bladder reflux all cause thickening. ...Read more
Possible obstruction: The bladder wall becomes thickened if it is working against resistance, such as scar tissue or narrowing of the urine channel, or in some neurological diseases. Bladder thickness is variable and it is sometimes not a problem. It can also be a tumor, but that is rare. Get a copy of the x-ray or ultrasound report that made the diagnosis and show it to your doctor or to a urologist. ...Read more
Outflow obstruction: To bladder such as enlared prostate or urethral stricture in males or bladder prolapse or obstructing ureterocele in females. Can also be due to neurogenic bladder dysfuction in either sex or cystitis can also be reported if bladder is only partly filled ; appears thickened on ultrasound. Can also be a perfectly innocent finding.. ...Read more