The bladder

The Bladder

The bladder
The bladder is a pouch that collects urine draining from the kidney(s), and empties the urine through the urethra. [more]

Bladder Symptoms

Bladder symptoms
Bladder symptoms appear as urine color, bladder pain, cloudy urine, frequent urination, urine odor, and urinary incontinence. [more]

Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer
The world leading urologic oncologist robotic surgeons are at the Urology Specialists Miami Center and have performed hundreds of robotic surgeries. [more]


The Bladder

The bladder is a pouch that collects urine draining from the kidney(s), and empties the urine through the urethra. The bladder holds a maximum of 2 to 3 cups (400 to 600 ml) of urine. The urinary tract starts at the kidney(s) and travels through the ureters into the bladder and expelled during urination through the urethra. In men, the prostate surrounds the urethra just below the bladder. Bladder symptoms include urinary retention, microscopic hematuria, gross hematuria, and leaking urine when coughing or sneezing called stress incontinence. Other urinary symptoms such as urinary frequency (nocturia) and a weak urinary stream may appear to be a bladder problem, when in fact they are prostate symptoms in men. A prostate exam can reveal benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which can be the cause of urinary frequency (nocturia) and a weak urinary stream. What is BPH? BPH is a noncancerous condition which is common in older men, and occurs when the prostate enlarges and may narrow or even close the urethra making it difficult to empty the bladder completely.

The Bladder Problems

The bladder can be prone to infection in women more so then men, because bacteria can travel up the urethra which is short in women, 1 ½ inches. In men the urethra is 8 inches and may be affected by prostatitis. The urologist or urology specialists are the medical doctors and surgeons that specialize in the bladder. Bladder surgery is performed to remove a cancer bladder tumor if it is only on the surface of the bladder, or the urology specialists may remove part of the bladder (partial cystectomy) or the entire bladder (cystectomy).  Prolapse surgery is performed by the urologist for a “dropped bladder” by placing a sling to support the bladder or reattaching the bladder so that it goes back to its original position. Urinary incontinence and cystitis are the most common bladder symptoms that occur. The bladder may develop bladder stones when kidney stones come down the ureters and the stone becomes trapped in the bladder.

Bladder health can be maintained with natural alternative medicine as a preventative therapy, or by da Vinci surgery when cancer of the bladder invades deep into bladder tissue and the surrounding organs. The urology specialist uses neural stimulator implants, Holmium lasers, green light lasers, a flexible cystoscope, a urodynamic study, bladder scans, uroflow, stents, and catheters to address bladder problems.

The bladder website is one of a series of medical websites created by the international Urology Specialists center in Miami Florida and the Holistic Specialists center. The following pages will cover bladder doctors, bladder symptoms, bladder incontinence, bladder cancer procedures, and bladder infection. Our medical and preventative medicine websites can be found listed on the right side of the page. We cover subjects such as kidney stones treatment, how can I lose weight, what is ED, Chinese medicines, prostate cancer surgery, what are natural remedies, renal cell carcinoma, and how can I be healthy? We also have our Ask the Doctor Blog for any questions that you may have. You can also make an appointment online for the day and time of your convenience or simply call 305 822 7227.  Our international phone numbers are: Argentina: 6090-2397, Chile: 581.3467, Colombia: 508.2419, Mexico: 4624.2465, Panama: 836.5419, and Venezuela: 335.5080.

 

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