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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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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 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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How does urine flow through the body? How does it get to the bladder?

How does urine flow through the body? How does it get to the bladder?

Here are some...: Any thing taken in through the mouth goes to stomach through duodenum to jejunum down to ileum (up this level, the foods digested into simple ingredients for absorption into blood vessel, then to liver, to heart to all tissues and organs to nuture them) then into colon where most of water is absorbed. In such circulation, all blood in time filters through kidneys where the excessive water excrete ...Read more

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Hi I'm 18 yrs gurland I'm satisfied with my body shape but I got a spot (just over the bladder)that is fat. What is the best way to get rid of it.

Hi I'm 18 yrs gurland I'm satisfied with my body shape but I got a spot (just over the bladder)that is fat. What is the best way to get rid of it.

That little bump: Almost all women have a little bump between their belly button and pubic symphysis. Sit ups, and firming of the abdominal muscles is the best way. Yoga may be a very good way to attain that flat belly. ...Read more

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Can straining hard when constipated cause pressure on the bladder up to a day later or is there something separating these two body parts?

Can straining hard when constipated cause pressure on the bladder up to a day later or is there something separating these two body parts?

Possibly: Unless you have had a hysterectomy, the vagina and uterus separate the rectum from the bladder. That being said problems with any of the the three can be manifested in the others. Best to see you ob-gyn and then a GI or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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E.Coli in the bladder and urine - can you catch that from the toilet that person used?

E.Coli in the bladder and urine - can you catch that from the toilet that person used?

E. coli: A significant source of e. Coli is feces. Especially in women, with the short length of the urethra ; the closeness of the anus to the urethra, a urinary tract infection can be due to e. Coli infection from the person's very own e. Coli. While it is possible that e. Coli could come from another source like a toilet, it probably is not present in large enough amt or enough contact to be the source. ...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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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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Is a tumor in the bladder dangerous?

Can be: An early lesion found to involve mucosa only is easily treated by fulguration and intravesicle drugs such a BCG. If the tumor has penetrated into the muscularis of the bladder then surgical resection is most often effective. Should the lesion penetrate to the surface and nodes involved then chemo - radiation and possible cystectomy needed with high failure rate. ...Read more

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What does pyridine do for the bladder?

Likely mean Pyridium (phenazopyridine): Pyridine is chemical solvent ; not to be ingested. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) is medication which counterects the burning sensation fro bladder infections or irritants. Often very effective, colors urine orange. Should not be used longer that 5 consecutive days. ...Read more

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What is the surgery where the bladder is shifted? Is it successful?

I am not sure: I am not sure what condition this type of surgery would be done. If you are talking about prolapsed bladder, there are different types of surgery. There is a sling surgery that basically involves putting a band around the bladder to support it. Whether it is successful or not in your case, you must be examined by gyn urologist and have your options laid out to you. ...Read more

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Does the bladder decompress with cancer?

Does the bladder decompress with cancer?

Depends: If cancer is occluding the urethra or the outlet from the bladder it may be difficult for the bladder to decompress and empty itself. ...Read more

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Are bacteria naturally present in the bladder?

Are bacteria naturally present in the bladder?

Always, Conc issue: Bacteria in bladder urine are nearly always from outside (rare exceptions). Their presence is considered ''normal" if the concentration is <100, 000 bacteria per cc, are ones commonly present in stool & ones without a track record of being very pathogenic. Bacteria concentrations increase if bladder not emptied well enough, urethra problems present, certain hygiene issues, high urinary sugar, etc. ...Read more

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Can the bladder cause discharge from the pennis?

Possibly: It can, but more likely it is coming from your urethra or prostate. You may have a bacterial infection or STI. I would see a physician for more tests. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for the reimplantation of the ureter in the bladder?

Here are some. ..: It is called ureteral reimplantation or ureteroneocystostomy with or without psoas hitch. More detail? Ask treating urologist. ...Read more

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Can 10mg of amitriptyline affect the bladder?

Elavil (amitriptyline) effects: Amitriptyline is the generic form of elavil (amitriptyline). It is a tricyclic antidepressant medication that has anticholinergic activity. I am not sure what effect you are having but urinary retention can occur. Discuss in detail with your prescribing health professional any difficulties you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Thickening of the bladder wall in men cancer?

Could be.: Inflammation and infection among other things could also cause bladder wall thickening. We usually ask urologist to evaluate. May need cystoscopy. ...Read more

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How common is rhabdomyosarcoma of the bladder in infants?

How common is rhabdomyosarcoma of the bladder in infants?

Incidence: Childhood rhabdomyosarcoma "accounts for 3.5% of cancer among children aged 0 to 14 years, 2% of the cases among adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 19 years. The incidence is 4.5 per 1 million children and 50% of cases are seen in the first decade of life. The most common primary sites for rhabdomyosarcoma are the head, the genitourinary tract, and the extremities" cancer. Gov. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can fibroids effect the bladder or uretha?

Can fibroids effect the bladder or uretha?

Possibly: Fibroids can grow large enough to press on the bladder just like your uterus can press on your bladder during pregnancy. Frequent need to urinate or a pressure feeling could be from the fibroid. I would consult with your gyn about treatment options including uterine fibroid embolization (ufe), a minimally invasive way to treat many fibroids. ...Read more

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Can a whirlpool form in the bladder when peeing?

Can a whirlpool form in the bladder when peeing?

No bladder whirlpool: Think of bladder as a balloon with wall made of muscle. Muscular wall of bladder contracts, bladder neck & sphincter relaxes & urine exits bladder. Much as fluid would run out of a balloon filled with water empties when neck of balloon is released. Fluid just gets squeezed out. ...Read more

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Could the bladder be a missed cause of pelvic pain?

Could the bladder be a missed cause of pelvic pain?

Yes: When assessing pelvic pain it is important to evaluate all the components of the pelvis as a potential source of pain. The pelvis contains not only the vagina, cervix, uterus, tubes, and ovaries, but also bowel, bladder, muscles, ligaments, and pelvic joints-- all are potential sources of pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Calcification of the bladder is it cause for worry?

Calcification of the bladder is it cause for worry?

Absolutely because: The urinary bladder's role is to be a distensible bag which collapses to less than 5 cc yet expand to several hundred cc of urine. Calcium in walls prevents such distensibility plus there must be marked ongoing wall damage to result in this calcification response to the point it can be detected, a significant ongoing body destruction behavior. ...Read more