Bladder

The bladder is a pear-shaped sac present in the pelvic region of the abdominal cavity that temporarily stores urine until it is expelled from the body.

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What tube carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body?

The tube is called a urethra.

The tube called the urethra allows urine to leave the bladder and exit the body. Both men and women have a urethra. In women, it carries only urine. In men, it can carry semen or urine.

The urethra should not be confused with the ureter, which is a tube that delivers urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

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Can you penetrate a girls urethra?

yes

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How do you remove a hernia in urethra wall?

by going to a doctor

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How do you determine sizing for urinary catheters?

Urethra Gauge

The Urethra must be measured with a tool called, "Urethra Gauge" this device takes the guess-work out of determining the sizing for urinary catheters.

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Can you be allergic to another person?

Yes you actually can not to him of course but if he uses a certain cologne or soap you might be allergic to it or you could possibly have sensitive skin which causes the sweat glands to get inflamed and cause a rash look on the skin surface

I have the very same problem with my husband. Because we use the same products on our faces, it must not be a reaction to those types of things. I do notice that the length of the beard makes a significant difference in the amount of irritation I experience. 2-3 days growth, is the worst. A full and soft beard doesn't seem to irritate my skin at all. Otherwise, my only remedy from the bumps and severe itching is cotizone cream. Hope that helps!

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How does a full bladder feel for boys?

A full bladder triggers an urgency to urinate. If you don't urinate within a reasonable amount of time, the bladder can overfill and backflow to the kidneys, which can cause serious problems.

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Do girls or boys have a urethra?

Actually both males and females have a urethra.

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What is wrong if it burns and hurts to urinate?

you need to see a doctor you might have a bladder infection or a urinary tract infection...good luck eh Depending on your gender, it can mean a couple of different things, but most likely you have a bladder infection or an STD from the venerial disease family. Go see a doctor as soon as you can for diagnosis and treatment. Most things that cause burning during urination aren't life threatening, but can become worse and can cause other problems, like infertility, or can leave you vulnerable to other diseases (some think that it's easier to catch other STDs if you already have one.) Make an appointment today.
Often, if you are experiencing pain/burning while urinating this is due to a change in the pH level of the urine. This can be caused by diet, but may also denote the presence of infection.

If infection is present, it could be a simple UTI (urinary tract infection), but it may be something more serious, such as a bladder or kidney infection, or possibly even an STD (sexually transmitted disease). It is always best to see your physician in order to have a simple test done, because prescriptions may be all that is required to clear the problem up.

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What are the two bladders in the body?

The two bladders are the Gallbladder and the Urinary bladder.

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Which organ stores urine?

The urinary bladder stores urine. It is a muscular sac where the fluid is held after it has been processed and filtered by the kidneys.

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What is the medical term meaning abnormal discharge from the urethra?

urethrorrhea

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Can you have a big penis and a narrow urethra?

Penis size and urethra size are completely unrelated, so it is definitely possible to have a large penis with a narrow urethra.

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What organ system includes the bladder?

The urinary bladder is in the urinary organ system which includes of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. The bladder stores urine.

More broadly, it is also referred to as the genitourinary system because its structures are found near / in the genitals.

NOTE: The gallbladder is part of the digestive system, or more broadly, the Hepatobiliary system.

The gallbladder is ALWAYS referred to as the "gallbladder". The urinary bladder is referred to as the "urinary bladder" or just "bladder".

NOTE: NEITHER are part of the excretory system, although both assist (gallbladder assists in digestion; urinary bladder removes liquid wastes).

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What are two ways urine leaves the body?

One way is the normal excretion from the bladder and urethra. A second way is via a catheter (tube in the bladder through the urethra). Another is by a surgical opening called a urostomy.

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What is the function of the bladder?

The bladder holds urine. The bladder is a sort of pouch found at the end of the urinary tract. Its function is to retain the urine of the body until it can be released to the urethra and out of the body.

Nerves in your bladder tell you when it's time to urinate. (go to the bathroom)

The kidneys produce urine as part of their process of cleansing the blood. The bladder stores urine until the creature is ready to urinate. Otherwise we would have to do so continuously, which would be both unsanitary and extremely annoying.

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Cancer
Symptoms
Bladder

What are the symptoms of bladder cancer?

Every cancer has its own symptoms and so does bladder cancer. Only a doctor can diagnose bladder cancer, but there are some common early symptoms:

  1. Blood in the urine
  2. Frequent or painful urination

These tend to be symptoms of a more advanced condition:

  1. Lower back pain
  2. Swelling in legs
  3. Anemia
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What does foul-smelling urine mean?

Urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) is also a cause for foul and sulfur smelling urine. You really should go to a doctor. He/She will most likely prescribe Doxycycline or Zirythromax. Lots of factors affect the smell of urine. * Level of dehydration. A lack of fluids concentrates the urine and increases the odor. * Foods. Certain foods have an affect on the odor of urine. One of the most common is asparagus, which will give a very strong odor to about 80% of the population. * Health. There are certain health conditions that can affect the smell of urine. Such as hormones from pregnancy and certain diseases such as diabetes.

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How long does it take for your bladder to fill?

The process works like this: First, the water has to be absorbed into your bloodstream from your stomach and intestines (which can absorb about 1/4 Liter about every 15 minutes). Then, assuming you were already at optimal hydration levels, your kidneys would notice that there's more blood coming to them (because of the greater volume of fluid in the blood). Your kidneys are always producing some urine because they need to get rid of wastes from your blood, but when they notice the extra blood volume they will decide to get rid of the extra water at the same time. That means they'll produce more dilute urine, so a greater volume of liquid (urine) would go to your bladder. Depending on the size of your bladder and how reactive it is, eventually the increasing amounts of urine being stored there will trigger a need to urinate.

So if you were already dehydrated (whether from exercise or from not having anything to drink for a while or whatever), your kidneys won't ramp up urine volume production because they'll just think "oh good, there's finally enough fluid in the blood again." Or if you ate a ton of salty food, the kidneys might say "we should keep some of this water around, to help dilute all the salt!" In those cases it could take longer before you have to pee.

If you drink sips all day long, your blood volume won't go up enough to make your kidneys take notice. Rather than all those sips building up in your blood to noticeable levels, you'll lose most of the extra fluid by breathing and sweating. But of course you'll still have to pee eventually, because your body has to get rid of more than just water through the urine. In fact, 500mL is about the least amount you can pee each day and still get rid of those other waste products from your blood.

On the other hand, if you happen to have a particularly small or reactive bladder, it might make you feel like you have to pee when there is less urine in there compared to somebody else. So maybe you'd sense the need to urinate when only 250 mL of urine has been made, compared to someone who could wait until 350 mL of urine shows up before getting uncomfortable. Or maybe you just drank a huge amount of water and are wearing too-tight pants, in which case the sense of pressure in your abdomen might lead you to feel the urge to pee sooner, even though most of the water hasn't hit your bloodstream yet. That's a lot like if you're pregnant, and the baby is squishing your bladder so much that you have to pee all the time.

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Can holding your bladder affect your health?

Hi Brittany

It not good to practice this method, but there are times everyone is "caught short" so we do. If you are at home and have to go, please do. Some doctors will say by holding your bladder you strengthen it, but some doctors believe when nature calls you should run for it. LOL

I'm very glad to see somebody else besides me of this opinion: it's true; research shows that holding back from urinating can do at least two harmful things: one, it can strongly predispose you to urinary tract infections, or UTIs, which can in fact damage your kidneys. Two, it can weaken the muscle of the bladder, the detrusor, so that when you void your bladder you will no longer be able to empty it all the way. Holding your bladder regularly actually weakens the detrusor muscle; it does not strengthen it, ever.

The muscles it does strengthen are your pelvic floor muscles, but you can strengthen those without holding urine by doing "Kegels," where you flex the muscles you'd use to stop the flow of urine (the pelvic floor muscles) and then release them.

But by all means, don't do what I have done and am ashamed of doing, especially given my calling in life: I have been known to be up to 38 hours without urinating while mostly working at the Homestead where I live! INSANE! I had so many kidney infections that I required medical intervention, and sometimes my bladder became paralyzed and I had to be catheterized.

I am an extreme example by far, but there many like me: people with Avoidant Parauresis, the condition responsible for compulsive, OCD-driven holding behavior. Usually called "Shy Bladder Syndrome," it often results from trauma, and in my case the trauma was early and extreme to the point it nearly killed me. The people responsible ought to have gone to prison, but they didn't.

Most "holders" are not as damaged as I; I only gave my case as an extreme example. But some people far, far worse than I actually post videos of themselves on YouTube showing their horribly distended bladders - so much so that they are actually clearly visible through the layers of skin and subcutaneous fat. Such people seem oblivious of the fact they can kill themselves. I don't know how kidney transplant patients must feel when they see such things.

Avoidant Parauresis is treatable. I am in therapy (actually for PTSD) and my other local friends who have the condition mostly are as well, I'm glad to report.

And most folks only "hold it" now & then if a lavatory is unavailable. But if you find yourself doing it a lot of the time, and your Gyno keeps asking you (as mine did!) why you have a UTI every time you see her, then please, find help.

There is now a society for Avoidant Parauresis online; in my youth, as I desperately searched for help, there were no such things! I'm glad there are now. Good luck.

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What transporter in the luminal membrane results in secretion?

Na+ -H+ countertransport

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Gallbladders and Bile

Is the urinary bladder and the gallbladder the same structure?

No. The gallbladder is part of the digestive system. (eating) Your bladder is part of your renal system. (urine) The term "bladder" means something with which to hold or carry something. Usually liquid. Best of luck, Kathi

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Bladder

What causes a young girl to leak urine intermittently?

Could possbly be an infection, see a Dr.

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What is the prognosis for a patient with neurogenic bladder?

Individuals with an overactive bladder caused by spinal cord lesions at or above the seventh thoracic vertebra, are at risk for sympathetic dysreflexia, a life-threatening condition which can occur when the bladder (and/or rectum) becomes overly full.

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What does urethrorrhaphy mean?

Suture of the urethra.

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What structure is located between the renal pelvis and urinary bladder?

Ureter

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