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BLADDER DISORDERS

The urinary bladder is a muscular sac in the pelvis, just above and behind the pubic bone. When empty, the bladder is about the size and shape of a pear. Urine is made in the kidneys and travels down two tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine, allowing urination to be infrequent and controlled.

BLADDER INFECTION

Antibiotics usually are the first treatment for urinary tract infections. Your health and the type of bacteria found in your urine determine which medicine is used and how long you need to take it.

Leiomyosarcoma Bladder

Leiomyosarcoma of the bladder is considered a rare but significant clinical etiology, and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality if not treated early. There remains a paucity of literature regarding this highly aggressive tumor with less than 200 cases reported to date.

Bladder cancer on x-ray

This cancer typically affects older adults. It's usually diagnosed early, when it's still treatable. It's likely to recur, so follow-up tests are typically recommended.  The most common symptom is blood in the urine. Treatments include surgery, biological therapy and chemotherapy.

Bladder Diverticulum

A bladder diverticulum is a pouch in the bladder wall that a person may either be born with ("congenital") or get later ("acquired"). A congenital bladder diverticulum forms when some of the bladder lining pokes through a weak part in the bladder wall.