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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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Have urethra spasms like a twitching feeling. What could cause? Bladder infection?

Have urethra spasms like a twitching feeling. What could cause? Bladder infection?

Could be: It could be from a bladder infection. You would need a urinalysis to determine if this is the cause. It can also be from irritation from toxins such as alcohol and tobacco or from certain foods. See a doctor to make sure it is not an infection. Avoid coffee, tea, citrus fruits, tomatoes and spicy foods. ...Read more

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Ever since I've started using Nexium (esomeprazole) for my stomach ulcer I've had; headaches, dizzy, weakness/twitching, fatigue, bowel/bladder/vision changes.

Ever since I've started using Nexium (esomeprazole) for my stomach ulcer I've had; headaches, dizzy, weakness/twitching, fatigue, bowel/bladder/vision changes.

See doctor: Sounds like you are having an intolerance to the nexium (esomeprazole). Please see your doctor and possibly get a medication change. You also need to be checked to make sure it is just the nexium (esomeprazole) and not something else going on. Please be seen as soon as possible ...Read more

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Been on 5mg valium for couple years for a bladder disease & anxiety. Are there any long term affects? Also noticed twitches and forgetfulness. Advice?

Been on 5mg valium for couple years for a bladder disease & anxiety. Are there any long term affects? Also noticed twitches and forgetfulness. Advice?

Valium (diazepam): can treat anxiety and muscle spasms but has side effects including muscle twitches, forgetfulness, and trouble urinating. It can lead to dependence. The long-term effects of Valium include memory loss, slowed pulse, difficulty breathing, and hallucinations. Review your current status with your prescriber who may want to change your treatment. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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How come my bladder feel full?

How come my bladder feel full?

Full bladder: There are several ways that an abnormal bladder sensation arises. 1) The bladder does not empty fully 2) The bladder wall is irritated 3) External pressure (surrounding organs). I recommend having your PCP or Ob-gyn examine you. ...Read more

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Sneezed and my bladder hurt, should I be concerned?

Sneezed and my bladder hurt, should I be concerned?

Probably not: Worth seeing your dr & having a urinalysis if pain persists or u have symptoms of burning pain or frequency of urination. Or your urine smells badly suggesting a possible urinary/bladder infection. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my bladder stones?

What can I do to treat my bladder stones?

Bladder stones: Bladder stones typicallly form as a result of incomplete bladder emptying. Removal of the stones involves cystoscopy under anesthesia and some form of lithotripsy to break the stones up to facilitate removal of the fragmented stones through the scope. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have sperm in my bladder?

Unlikely: Women do not get sperm into their bladders unless they are the very rare female who has sexual intercourse via a widely dilated urethra, or via a fistula between vagina ; bladder. Women with fistulas are incontinent of urine all the time. ...Read more

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What can I do about my bladder / UTI problems?

What can I do about my bladder / UTI problems?

Cranberry: Studies show that taking cranberry tablets or cranberry juice can reduce the risk of utis. Drinking lots of fluids and emptying your bladder before and after intercourse may help, too. If you have 3 utis in a year, your doctor may recommend taking a low dose of antibiotic when you have intercourse. ...Read more

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Could giving up cigarettes have made my bladder weak?

Could giving up cigarettes have made my bladder weak?

No: Smoking has not been linked to bladder function or dysmotility. Smoking is a definite risk factor however for developing future bladder cancer. ...Read more

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My bladder feels full even after going to the bathroom.?

My bladder feels full even after going to the bathroom.?

Bladder fullness: This may be associated to infection with or without obstruction to the urinary flow. Check your urine for infection, treat with antibiotics. Might need tests like ultrasound of bladder before and after urination. Bladder spasms? Check. Urologist. ...Read more

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Why do the areas near my bladder and around my colon hurt?

Why do the areas near my bladder and around my colon hurt?

So much possible...: ...but it helps to understand one very basic premise--are you male or female (that doesn't come across in your profile). ...Read more

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My bladder leaks a bit every time I cough, is this normal?

My bladder leaks a bit every time I cough, is this normal?

Bladder too low: The bladder can drop into the pelivs with age and in women can be corrected with a pessary for example. Bladder leakage during cough is not normal and is inconvenient and may be quite amenable to treatment with a urologist/gyn. Other causes could include urinary tract infections or other bladder urinary conditions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me my chances of repairing my bladder exstrophy?

Can you tell me my chances of repairing my bladder exstrophy?

Pediatric Urologist: Need more information re: have u already had some ; reconstructive surgery as a child ; if so what kind. Ru incontinent of urine, sex ;/or having problems with small penis. Pediatric urologists have most experience with this problem. Stanford ; ucsf medical centers r both close 2u ; have both pediatric ; adult reconstructive urologists. I could provide better advice if u send email photos of abdo. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a tiny little lump where my bladder is ?

Is it normal to have a tiny little lump where my bladder is ?

Lump by bladder: Usually we feel the pubic bone in the area of the bladder, any other "bump" -such as one that is 1-2 inches is no usual and should be evaluated. May be infection, lipoma, fibroma f/u with doc ...Read more

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I got a hysterectomy 3 years ago but my bladder is now prolapsed?

I got a hysterectomy 3 years ago but my bladder is now prolapsed?

Go see OB/GYN: Prior hysterectomy is a risk factor for vaginal prolapse. Go talk to your ob/gyn and ask about options such as pessaries or surgery. ...Read more

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How can I figure out my bladder capacity without going to a urogyn?

How can I figure out my bladder capacity without going to a urogyn?

Measure voids : A rough estimate would be to wait until your bladder feels comfortably full , then measure how much you void. This assumed you empty your bladder completely. ( which most women do ). To measure residual urine, you need to either use an ultrasound (bladder scan) or catheterize the bladder, both of which require a doctor or nurse to perform. ...Read more

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My bladder is full but cannot pass urine and passing drops of blood?

My bladder is full but cannot pass urine and passing drops of blood?

Go to Emergecy Dept: You have urinary retention with some blood drops.You should go to the ER and get it checked as you may need catheterization and get checked to find the cause of retention.It may be an infection,a stone or enlarged prostate or prostatitis ...Read more

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I have ureaplasma and it killing my bladder does this always happen ?

I have ureaplasma and it killing my bladder does this always happen ?

No, but can!: Should be easily treated with several antibiotics, including azithromycin, clarythromycin, and others! could take several rounds and also make sure you are not repassing it back and forth! ...Read more

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When i take vessicare my bladder "hurts" does this go away with time?

When i take vessicare my bladder "hurts" does this go away with time?

Unusual: Vesicare (solifenacin) is useful in managing overactive bladder and relaxes bladder muscle thus, if anything, should relieve bladder discomfort. Can cause abdominal pain secondary to constipation because it relaxes bowel muscle. Thus worth taking stool softener or laxative 2c if this relieves abdominal hurt. However, some people are unique in their response to medications, if so either wait ; see or change meds. ...Read more

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I can feel a long hard vein type thing in my bladder. Is this unusual?

I can feel a long hard vein type thing in my bladder. Is this unusual?

Not sure: I am not sure how you feel something in your bladder which is an internal organ. ...Read more

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If I have a urine incontence problem, how often should I empty my bladder?

If I have a urine incontence problem, how often should I  empty my bladder?

Bladder diary: Another option is to complete a voiding diary. This is a record of how much you drink, how much and how often you void and if you have any leakage. It is typically done for 3 days (which don't have to be in a row) and then reviewed by a urogynecologist or urologist. They can recommend treatments such as bladder training, physical therapy, medication or surgery as needed. ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more