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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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I take medication for my bladder inoctence (vesicare). What are the possible side effects?

Here are some...: It is a good habit to ask your prescribing doc for this sort of questions since s/he knows more about your individual clinical profile. However, Vesicare as one of antimuscarinic agent may over-express its intended effects for ease urinary urgency but resulting in unbearable dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, blurred vision, change in mentation, etc. ...Read more

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The right side of my bladder hurts even when I don't have a full bladder, what could it be?

The right side of my bladder hurts even when I don't have a full bladder, what could it be?

? stone or other: It could be a stone. The bladder is next to your abdominal cavity so it could be an appendix issue or something else. I'd get checked out. ...Read more

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Pain in my lower left-handside beside my bladder, hurts when I move. Not appendix side, other side.

Pain in my lower left-handside beside my bladder, hurts when I move. Not appendix side, other side.

Musculoskeletal: The most likely cause of this is a lower abdominal muscle strain or pull. Limited physical activity and heat to the area will help, as well as anti-inflammatory meds. If the pain does not improve with this, or if it gets severe, then you should see a physician to rule out a hernia. ...Read more

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I've been having this pain on my left side of my bladder for about 2 months now, but this morning I bled a dark blood. What could this be?

I've been having this pain on my left side of my bladder for about 2 months now, but this morning I bled a dark blood. What could this be?

Stone vs Other: In the setting of normal bowel function and menses, and absence of vaginal symptoms, this description suggests either bladder stone or emerging bladder infection (if the blood was indeed in the urine as implied in your question). Blood can be seen with either. Suggest seeing a doctor for a urine test which can look for both blood and infection. ...Read more

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My lower left side hurts sharp pain that comes and goes, is it my bladder? Or ovaries?

My lower left side hurts sharp pain that comes and goes, is it my bladder? Or ovaries?

Bladder unlikely: Pain in left lower abdomen may be from ovary or colon or possibly stone in ureter. You need to see a doctor for testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctors! I have a minor pain in my bladder (right side) while moving and sitting. What could it be?

Muscular?: Short description sounds more muscular. If it bothers you could see any of the following: acupuncturist, massage therapist, chiropractor, physical therapist...And of course your regular doctor. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my right side and bladder. It doesn't hurt to urinate but hurts in my bladder area when I sit down.

Here are some...: Your reported history signifies your pain is related with physical or inflammatory irritation to nerve-endings of regional joints, muscles, or bones. To properly verify the underlying causes of the described pain, follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on when & how to work with the doctor to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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My bladder really hurts especially on the left side and my left side a few inches below my ribs about mid back really hurts what's going on?

My bladder really hurts especially on the left side and my left side a few inches below my ribs about mid back really hurts what's going on?

Kidney stone: It may well be that you are trying to pass a kidney stone and it is caughy on your left ureter as it meets the bladder on your left side.
You should be checked for it. ...Read more

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I have traces of blood in my urine with back and side pain I get this quite a lot I had a camera in my bladder in 2009 and everything was ok.?

Renal imaging needed: Have you had images taken of your kidneys? Pain in the kidney area can be caused by kidney stones which are fairly straightforward to diagnose. Otherwise, trace blood will not require any further cystoscopy (i.e. Camera in the bladder) unless urine becomes visibly bloody in the future. Please contact your urologist who performed the original cystoscopy to follow-up. ...Read more

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I am having really bad crampy pain in the area around where my bladder is. It's mostly on the right side. What could this be? It hurts when I move.

Muscle strain: Is very common in that area. But a hernia can act the same way. If it doesn't go away in a few days, or at least get better, then see somebody. If there's a bulge of any kind, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I'm having pain on the left side of my back and it shoots pain to my side, my bladder area hurts after I pee and sometimes before is this a kidney ston?

I'm having pain on the left side of my back and it shoots pain to my side, my bladder area hurts after I pee and sometimes before is this a kidney ston?

Kidney stone?: Yes it very well could be. You need a CT scan to rule out kidney stone and a urinalysis to rule out UTI. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I've had intermittent pain in my bladder & right side with occasional urgency to urinate lasting days. Now pain in bladder area when I change position?

I've had intermittent pain in my bladder & right side with occasional urgency to urinate lasting days. Now pain in bladder area when I change position?

Sounds like UTI, but: The symptoms suggest urinary tract infection (UTI), but UTI is rare in men except for those who have other problems, such as enlarged prostate. So other possibilities, such as prostatitis, prostate cancer, pelvic mass, bladder cancer, etc., have to be considered. This problem is unlikely to just go away. See either a primary care physician or urologist soon. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt on the lower left side? Around my bladder.

Why does my stomach hurt on the lower left side? Around my bladder.

Left lower quadrant: Stomach hurts on lower left side in a 19 years old girl.
Need a good exam. Pain could be from overy, bladder.
or pelvic infection. Need a good exam and type of pain.
Urinalysis ...Read more

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I am taking bethanechol chloride for my bladder. Does this drug have any side effect?

I am taking bethanechol chloride for my bladder. Does this drug have any side effect?

Yes: All drugs, even aspirin, have potential side effects. Serious reactions that can occur with Bethanechol include: asthma, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate and seizures. Less serious but more common side effects include: abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, belching, diarrhea, need to urinate, excess saliva, headache, fatigue, flushing, sweating, and eyes tearing. ...Read more

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I'm having some lower back and side pain, sometime I have trouble empiting my bladder all the way, so I second trip is needed or sometimes when I pee

I'm having some lower back and side pain, sometime I have trouble empiting my bladder all the way, so I second trip is needed or sometimes when I pee

Here are some. ..: What you described suggests your voiding symptoms have quietly emerged over many years so you might have increasingly & more often felt so as years pass by. Did backache add more problem? May be. To sort out what have been happening to you, see urologist for analyzing detailed symptoms & their sequence of event timely, conducting physicals, testing UA / residual urine, etc. So to deduce Dx for Rx. ...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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I take medication for my bladder incontinence, it's called vesicare (solifenacin). I'm wondering if it has bad side effects?

I take medication for my bladder incontinence, it's called vesicare (solifenacin). I'm wondering if it has bad side effects?

Safe medication: Overall this is a very safe medication. The main side effects are dry mouth and constipation. Serious side effects or allergic reactions are very rare ...Read more

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I have a really bad pain that I can't get any relief from, it is in my lower right hand side, I would best describe it as next to my bladder?

To ER!: Abdominal pain that does not resolve in a few hours, especially if constant and not crampy, can be very serious Go to an ER if an over the counter antacid liquid or tablet with gas relief does not help. If you have fever, vomiting, increasing pain or dizziness go right away and don't drive yourself. ...Read more

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Jan 26- feb 2 I been having brown blood, headache, chest pain, very bad pain on my sides and back, holding my bladder start mild cramps. No real per?

Jan 26- feb 2 I been having brown blood, headache, chest pain, very bad pain on my sides and back, holding my bladder start mild cramps. No real per?

Need careful exam: You need a visit to a doctor who will take a careful history, with focus upon each of the details you've mentioned, then a comprehensive physical exam, appropriate blood tests, a urinalysis, an ekg and possibly a check for blood in your stool. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine, no side effects, will help me stop urinating all the time and straining my bladder?

Is there an alternative medicine, no side effects, will help me stop urinating all the time and straining my bladder?

NONE: You need to find out the cause of this urination frequency "all the time" (polyuria) it could be infection, blockage by a prostate disease, lazy bladder, tumor, diabetes. Need a doctor to diagnose it before too late, then when you know why it is happening, you can entertain different ways to fix it. ...Read more

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28 yr female, would ic cause severe pelvic pain w tenderness anf swelling, lower right side? Also previous CIN iii, dr says its my bladder hurting. ..

28 yr female, would ic cause severe pelvic pain w tenderness anf swelling, lower right side? Also previous CIN iii, dr says its my bladder hurting. ..

Need evaluation: Even if your bladder hurts, this is just a symptom and not a diagnosis. You need a complete evaluation for pelvic pain with includes a laparoscopic examination to rule endometriosis. ...Read more