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I started having problems urinating this past year, my primary care doctor putme on something for my bladder going into spasms. It was awesome my urine turned almost clear again it had a great stream then it stopped again and doc says I need to see a urol

By Anonymous July 31, 2018 - 1:55am
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Check to see if bladder has fallen or twisted. I'm scared and apparently dumb because I do not know how that could have happened. Married never promiscuous and 56 years young

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

Promiscuity may not have anything to do with bladder issues. Your age may be against you though. As we enter our middle years, even the healthiest people see changes in their bodies.

Cystocele is also commonly known as bladder prolapsed or fallen bladder.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMM) ʺA cystocele is a downward outpocketing (hernia) of the bladder towards the vaginal opening. The weakening of the muscular wall in this condition can cause urine to leak from the bladder when there is an increase in internal abdominal pressure, such as in sneezing or coughing.ʺ

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), website revealed ʺA cystocele may result from muscle straining while giving birth. Other kinds of straining-such as heavy lifting or repeated straining during bowel movements-may also cause the bladder to fall. The hormone estrogen helps keep the muscles around the vagina strong. When women go through menopause-that is, when they stop having menstrual periods-their bodies stop making estrogen, so the muscles around the vagina and bladder may grow weak.ʺ

Your urologist will perform to tests to know more.

July 31, 2018 - 5:24am
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