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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for sharing your story with our community. I can appreciate the challenges, limitations and stress this condition has caused your entire life.

Anonymous, I could not find any information on congenital or at birth small bladder. Anatomically, it’s highly unlikely anyone has a small bladder. Our internal organs don’t tend to differ from one person to the next.

However, it is possible to have a functionally small bladder, which means your bladder, for any number of reasons, can’t hold a lot of urine. Bladder muscles (detrusor) and/or the bladder sphincter muscles become overactive and as a result there is a constant need to void.

That’s why when some people say they have a small bladder, what they’re really suggesting is they have an ‘overactive bladder’.

I wonder if that is your issue. This would explain concentration on treating the symptoms of an overactive bladder.

You can find more information, such as questions to ask and latest treatment options on our Overactive Bladder page https://www.empowher.com/condition/overactive-bladder.

I point out these two articles:

3 Questions You Wouldn't Think To Ask Your Doctor About Overactive Bladder

Does an Overactive Bladder Limit Your Social Life?

Keep in touch,

March 2, 2016 - 9:24am


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