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u·ri·nar·y blad·der

[TA]
a musculomembranous elastic bag serving as a storage place for the urine, filled via the ureters and drained via the urethra.
Synonym(s): vesica urinaria [TA], vesica (1) [TA], cystis urinaria, urocyst, urocystis

urinary bladder

n.
An elastic, muscular sac situated in the anterior part of the pelvic cavity in which urine collects before excretion.

u·ri·nar·y blad·der

(yūr'i-nar-ē blad'ĕr) [TA]
A musculomembranous elastic bag serving as a storage place for the urine.
Synonym(s): vesica urinaria [TA] , bladder (2) .

urinary bladder

The muscular bag for the temporary storage of urine situated in the midline of the pelvis at the lowest point in the abdomen, immediately behind the pubic bone. The bladder wall relaxes at intervals to allow filling but as the internal pressure rises the intervals become shorter and the urgency to empty the bladder becomes more frequent and then continuous. Unless emptied voluntarily, the bladder will eventually empty spontaneously.

Patient discussion about urinary bladder

Q. What is involved in Gall Bladder surgery?

A. If you refer to removal of the gal bladder due to stones, then it may be performed either in an open approach (using an arch-like incision in your right upper abdomen) or in a laparoscopic approach (using only three small incisions to insert devices into your abdomen). The operation itself is not long and not associated with significant problems after it.

Q. How to prevent getting a bladder infection? I am worried about getting another bladder infection like I just had now. I am during my second trimester. How can I avoid getting it again?

A. drink more cranberry juice,its 100% natural, and wont harm the baby in anyway.

Q. can a bladder infection affect male's ability to have sex?

A. I haven't heard about such an association However, this is only general statement, so if you have any concerns you may want to consult a doctor.

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