November is known as bladder health awareness month. These are certain important messages that we would like to give to the community this month. Explore the unparalleled expertise in urological care at Trustwell Hospitals’ Department of Urology, where we prioritize bladder health to provide the best solutions for various urological disorders. In this article, we’ll plunge into the consequences of ignoring bladder health and highlight why Trustwell Hospitals is the optimal choice for comprehensive urological care.
What is bladder?
Urinary bladder is a sac like organ located in pelvis into which the urine produced by both kidneys gets collected, stored and emptied periodically.
What does bladder do?
It stores the urine at a low pressure until it reaches its functional capacity without allowing it to leak and then voluntarily evacuates the urine at a safe pressure and speed
When do I know that my bladder is unhealthy?
The following symptoms suggest that you have an unhealthy bladder
1) Inability to control urine
2) Increased frequency of passing urine
3) increased urge to pass urine
4) sense of incomplete evacuation
5) Inability to pass urine despite urge to do so
6) lower abdominal pain
7) pain while passing urine
8) Blood in urine
9) straining while passing urine
10) intermittent flow of urine
11) getting up at night repeatedly to pass urine
What are the tests and evaluation needed if I have these symptoms?
Depending on your symptoms, your Urologist might prescribe various tests some of them are as follows:
- Bladder dairy
- Urine routine and microscopy
- Urine culture sensitivity
- Ultrasound KUB
- Urodynamic study
- CT scan
- Micturating cystogram
What are the common conditions that lead to the above symptoms?
- Benign enlargement of prostate
- Overactive bladder
- Neurogenic bladder
- Bladder calculus
- Malignancy in the bladder
- Interstitial cystitis
- Urethral stricture
What are my treatment options?
Changing fluid consumption and voiding patterns. Medications which work by relaxing the bladder, or by relieving the blockage of urinary outflow or other mechanisms
Surgical procedures (usually endoscopic).
What are the consequences of ignoring bladder health?
- Social embarrassment
- Restricted mobility ( due to indwelling catheters)
- Renal failure
- Repeated infections
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