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What are the treatments for an enlarged urinary bladder?

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In brief: Help it empty

An enlarged bladder usually has poor muscle tone and either doesn't empty at all, or empties incompletely.
This can happen acutely due to blockage of urine flow, and this is reversible by eliminating blockage. If long term or chronic, it is irreversible. This may require catheterization to drain the urine. If so, intermittent catheterization is far better than having a catheter in all the time.

In brief: Help it empty

An enlarged bladder usually has poor muscle tone and either doesn't empty at all, or empties incompletely.
This can happen acutely due to blockage of urine flow, and this is reversible by eliminating blockage. If long term or chronic, it is irreversible. This may require catheterization to drain the urine. If so, intermittent catheterization is far better than having a catheter in all the time.
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