Bladder Problems

Urology – Procedures & Conditions
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Bladder Problems

Common bladder problems include urinary tract infections, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, bladder cancer and interstitial cystitis.

The most common symptoms of bladder problems include burning or pain when you urinate, frequent urination, and the feeling that you can't hold your urine in. If you are experiencing these symptoms it is important to talk to a GP about your symptoms and if needed to be referred to a Consultant Urologist.

Your Consultant may use a scope called a cystoscope. A cystoscope is put into the urethra and moved into the bladder so that your doctor can see inside. This exam is called a cystoscopy.

People who have certain medical conditions are more likely to develop bladder problems. These include multiple sclerosis, diabetes and Parkinson's disease.

Possible treatment options for bladder problems include antibiotics to fight infections; drugs that relax the bladder muscle; surgery to fix things like blocked ureters; and medications for interstitial cystitis.