Your bladder is an organ that stores urine. Located behind the pelvic bone and just under the kidneys, this grapefruit-sized bag expands and contracts to hold and release urine. After the urine has been processed in the kidneys, it travels down tubes called ureters and into the bladder where it is stored.
A healthy human bladder can hold between 400 to 500 millilitres of urine before it reaches capacity. When you urinate, the urine leaves the bladder through the urethra, emptying your bladder.
Bladder issues can affect men and women. The most common ones that Colin Teo Urology treats are:
Look out for the warning signs of bladder problems and consult your urologist. Symptoms include:
If urinary tract infection (when bacteria get into the urine and travels up to your bladder) spreads to the kidney, symptoms may include chills, shaking, night sweats, pain in the side, back, or groin, flushed, warm, or reddened skin, nausea and vomiting, bad abdominal pain.
Follow these lifestyle tips to keep your bladder healthy year-round.
Discover the causes of your bladder problem symptoms and seek recommendations on suitable treatment options for your bladder condition with Colin Teo Urology. Contact us to book an appointment today.
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