3 years

Urinary bladder is destended

I’m 20 years old female, i have some questions regarding my ultrasound results that showed my gallbladder and urinary bladder is destended,is it normal doctor ? Or it’s means something abnormal ? I still remember during my child hood doctor said something wrong with my urinary bladder because i can’t control and need urge urinating…but that’s problem reduce when I’m teenager ,is it my ultrasound results related with that ? I do ultrasound this year due to on off abdominal pain…so my question is is it normal to urinary distended with no calculi seen within ?

Hello and good evening. Thank you for your questions.

The bladder is a sac inside our bodies that holds our urine prior to it being excreted. An enlarged bladder is one that has become larger than usual. Usually the bladder walls become thicker and then grow because they are overstretched.

An enlarged bladder is a relatively common condition. There are many possible causes. One of the most common causes is :

  • Obstruction of the urinary system - This can occur in the ureters that connect the kidney to the bladder, or in the urethra which passes urine from the bladder to exit the body. When there is an obstruction, the bladder has to work hard to pass the urine past the obstruction. This can lead to a loss of elasticity in the bladder walls. Typical forms of obstruction are kidney stones and tumors. Prompt recognition of these conditions can prevent the bladder from becoming enlarged.

An enlarged bladder presents with symptoms that can be similar to other conditions. If you display any of the following symptoms, your doctor will likely order an ultrasound to determine the cause of your symptoms.

  • difficulty urinating
  • a constant feeling that your bladder is full
  • a slow stream of urine
  • abdominal pain
  • urinary incontinence
  • waking in the night to urinate

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