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Thickened Bladder Wall In Men
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
Bladder wall thickening. Dr. Said not serious and no cause for alarm or worry. I am a 33 yr male and can't stop worrying about it. Please help.?
You need to tell us: Why did you have to checked in the first place. In other words do you any specific reasons/symptoms that you had your bladder checked? Is this your urinary bladder or gall bladder? Once we know about the above issues and also how did they check the thickness? Was it with ultrasound or ct scan or some other test. Give us the detailed history before we can guide you further. ...Read more
Bladder wall: Thickening can be caused by a wide variety of entities, including inflammatory and infectious processes, malignancies, infiltrative processes, and functional disturbances. So, diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause is necessary, not treatment of the bladder wall thickening itself. ...Read more
Will treat UTI: Gemifloxacin will treat an active urinary infection but will have no direct effect upon bladder wall thickening. Bladder wall thickening needs a followup with a urologist to do serial ultrasounds and/or a cystoscopy (scope into the bladder examination) especially if smoking or other risk factors for bladder tumors exist. ...Read more
My son is age 25 is in stage 3 kidney disease. His biopsy said something about a thickened bladder wall. What does this mean?
Chronic inflammation: The tissue of the bladder which includes the lining and the muscle layer becomes swollen and scarred in response to chronic inflammation or chronic straining to void, especially if there is mild narrowing of the urethra. Causes of kidney disease are multiple, but repeated infection and also reflux of urine from bladder back to kidney are common. ...Read more
Does gall bladder inflammation appear to be the same thing as gall bladder wall thickening on an ultrasound? Or are they completely different?
Gallbladder: Thickening can be the result of a process, indicating likely long term intermittent inflammation/pathology including gallstones, abnormal gallbladder contraction, pancreatitis, right heart failure, hepatitis. Inflammation is an acute process that needs to be immediately addressed, usually caused by gallstones or abnormal gallbladder contraction. ...Read more
Urologist prescribed Gemifloxacin 320mg and Nortiptyline 25mg for 14 days for bladder wall thickening, prostate burning and ejaculation problems.
What's the question?: You say what was prescribed and why, but you did not ask a question. Please ask again and tell us what you want to know about this. There is a 150 character limit, so keep it brief, but as complete as possible. ...Read more
39 yo male. Pain in the lower left quadrant of abdomen for 2 years. Ct scan unremarkable except shows bladder wall thickening. Could this be cause?
Urinalysis clear, urine culture clear, ultrasound of bladder shows bladder wall thickening. Is it infection or something else? Suffering from 6 years.
More information: Not enough information to give precise advice. Difficulty emptying bladder and thickening of bladder wall is consistent with a neurogenic bladder. What are your symptoms? What has your Urologist told you he believes the diagnosis is? You may want to get a second opinion. You can arrange a consultation on Health Tap. You would want copies of your studies to upload, along with your medical history ...Read more
32 yr old male with UTI from e coli. What could cause this? Was at a water park recently. Ct scan good. Showed mild bladder wall thickening.
Not from water park.: It is extremely unlikely that you would receive any innoculation of bacteria from exposure in a water park that could traverse your (male) urethra to cause an infection. Without a stone, I would suggest that you were likely dehydrated. Have you had any infections before? You may need to be evaluated for subclinical prostatitis that could manifest as bladder outlet obstruction/bladder thickening. ...Read more
A recent CT scan revealed bladder wall thickening, and my last two urine cultures showed "moderate" and "heavy" blood. What could this mean?
Ultrasound reveals mild bladder wall thickening. Is it serious? As I m having frequent urination and swollen testicular veins after peeing.
Low abdomen pain, mod blood in urine, thickened bladder wall. Infection or something more concerning.
I had chemo and radio therapy for stage 4 bladder cancer, after 6 months a CT said it went to stage 1. No blood/pain but now thickened bladder wall?
Here are some…: Congratulation for experiencing favorable response to chemo & radiotherapy for stage IV cancer. The bladder wall thickening with subsequent more urinary frequency is entirely expected. I'm sure your doctor will instruct you how to cope with it. Of note, despite favorable response, a lifelong follow-up it is still needed. For more individual detail, ask your urologist & oncologists. Best wish… ...Read more
New bed wetting occasional pain with urination. No emotional problems no infection ultra sound shows bladder wall thickening. What should urologist do?
Urinalysis ; cysto.: Should have had a careul ; complete neurologic examination. Surely have had a urinalysis as you have had an us, however utis from gram positive bacteria can test negative on urinalysis dipstick. Cystourethroscopy (telescopic examination of urethra ; bladder) is reasonable next step. Lumbo-sacral MRI might be indicated to rule out spinal cord pathology. Urologist has likely advised accordingly. ...Read more
Bladder wall: Thickening of the bladder wall is not a disease, it's a clinical sign. In other words, it's something a doctor can see on ultrasound or CT scan, but it is only INDICATIVE of a possible disease...it does not CONFIRM any particular disease. It can be anything from a very mild problem to very serious problem, and you must follow up with your doctor to discover the diagnosis. ...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
Gallbladder: Thickening of the wall of the gallbladder may represent irritation or inflammation from gallstones. Sometimes this can also indicate a recent actue painful attack from gallstones. If you are having symptoms from gallstones then yes it is time to strongly consider laparoscopic gallbladder surgery to remove the problem. ...Read more
Thick bladder wall.: A thickened bladder wall is precisely as named - the wall of the bladder is thicker than it should be, either in specific areas or throughout the entire bladder. There are several causes for this, some bad and some not. Typically this would be investigated by urinalysis, ultrasound, CT scan and cystoscopy with biopsy. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with mild thickening of bladder wall indicating mild cystitis. Is this report fine? Cuz I have only incontinence no pain
Cystitis: Although pain can be a symptom for some, it is not always present. If you are being treated and the symptoms resolve you will know. Did you get urinalysis too? ...Read more
Here are some...: What is your age? In general, >4ng/ml is considered to be high. To sort out the conflicting and confusing info on PSA & its use in its 46-yr life, please peruse articles in PSA/its Use & Prostate Cancer/ its care in http://formefirst. Com/FreeInfoProstate. Html. For bladder wall thickening, it suggests you might have long-term bladder outlet obstruction leading to bladder high-pressure work.... ...Read more
What risks are there to keeping instead of surgically removing a somewhat functional gall bladder (e.g. 25% GBEF) with thickened walls and no stones?
Pain: As long as there is no stone to pass and block the liver and the pancreas there is no real danger. GB with a thick walk and 25%? EF is a badGB. And need to come out. It really depend on your symptoms how much pain you are having pain. You are not placing yourself to any immediate danger by keeping the GB but a stone will eventually form and might pass to CBD. Then you are in trouble ...Read more
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