The bladder is a sac inside our bodies that holds our urine prior to it being excreted. An enlarged bladder is one that has become larger than usual. Usually the bladder walls become thicker and then grow because they are overstretched. The condition is sometimes referred to by medical professionals as bladder hypertrophy. An enlarged bladder can be present from birth or it can occur due to an obstruction in the bladder, the kidneys, or the connecting ureters. An enlarged bladder presents with symptoms that can be similar to other conditions. If you display any of the following symptoms, your doctor will likely order an ultrasound to determine the cause of your symptoms.
Bladder Infection (Cystitis) - an easy to understand guide covering A bladder infection causes inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the. The bladder is a sac inside our bodies that holds our urine prior to it being excreted. An enlarged bladder is one that has become larger than.
Some patients diagnosed with bladder cancer experience the symptom of swelling in the feet. Bladder cancer cells usually start to grow in the thin layer of cells that line the inside of the bladder walls, and they can gather together to form masses of cells called tumors. In early stage or non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, the tumors are only located in the bladder lining—which is called the urothelium. If the bladder cancer cells have grown into muscles in the walls of the bladder, a person is diagnosed with muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
Cystoscopy (Bladder Endoscopy)
Medically reviewed on Sep 10, A bladder infection, also called cystitis, is caused by an abnormal growth of bacteria inside the bladder, the balloon-like organ that stores urine. Bladder infections are one of the most common bacterial infections to affect humans, with up to one-third of all females having at least one infection at some point in their lives.