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Some common bladder issues in women

Renal Sciences | Posted on 08/29/2022 by RBH



The bladder is basically a sack-like organ that is situated in the lower part of the abdomen and its main function is to collect urine from the kidneys through a pair of ureters. Women suffer a lot of bladder-related issues at all ages; the reason is usually the physiological anatomy and sometimes the unavailability of sanitary toilets or conditions around. Bladder issues affect the quality of life to a great extent it also affects a person's daily activities, sexual health, overall well-being, etc. If you are experiencing pain, irritation, or a burning sensation while you are related then you must consult a urologist as it can lead to serious urinary tract infections that could be life-threatening in the worst cases. Women often neglect their health by ignoring the cry for help; as the body leaves warning signs to pick up so that the problem can be addressed well in time.

Warning signs of bladder issues:

  • Bladder leakage
  • Cloudy urine
  • Pain while urinating
  • Burning sensation while urinating
  • Frequent urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Pain while sexual intercourse
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Irritation
  • Inflammation
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Inability to hold the urine

Common bladder problems:

Women suffer from different types of bladder-related issues some might be temporary others might be stress-induced or due to infection or other medical reasons. Some of the commonly found bladder-related issues might include:

Stress incontinence: This type of bladder issue is generally induced due to stress such as cough, vigorous laughing, vigorous exercises, extensive stress on the pelvic floor, etc; whenever there is increased pressure on the pelvic floor that leads to muscle contraction that causes pressure and contraction in the urinary cells that lead to weakens urinary or bladder control. 

Overactive bladder: Having an overactive bladder is one of the most common problems that women face. Women have to pass urine over seven to eight times a day, especially during the night time. 

Overflow incontinence: Overflow incontinence is usually a type of urinary leakage that occurs as the bladder is unable to hold the urine and is unable to decant it during urination. This leaves the bladder with residual urine that overflows rapidly leading to an overflow of urine in a short duration of time; women suffering from diabetes and multiple sclerosis usually suffer from this condition.

Urge incontinence: The urge to pass urine is very common among women as they have a strong sudden and uncontrollable urge to pass urine. Women in this have a constant urge to pass urine and experience loss of bladder control usually occurs in women suffering from diabetes, and urinary tract infections.

Interstitial cystitis: It is basically a condition that causes extreme pain and discomfort in the urinary bladder and the women feel the need to urinate frequently and have no control over the bladder. The condition gets worse during the menstrual cycle.

Rukmani Birla Hospital is one of the best Multi Speciality Hospitals in Jaipur. We have a team of the best Urologists in Jaipur who have years of experience in treating urological diseases. If you are suffering from any kind of urinary tract infection or urology-related query then contact us; we have the best urologist doctor in Jaipur who is dedicated to providing you with the best treatment for the patients.