What is a distended bladder?!

Question: What is a distended bladder!?
I had a CT scan done and it showed an "incompletely distended bladder"!. What are the causes!? Is it something to worry about!?Www@Answer-Health@Com

If you have to go to the bathroom, you have a distended bladder!. The radiologist was probably refering to the fact that your bladder was not full!. I wouldn't worry about it unless the doctor says something!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

Urinary retention and incomplete bladder emptying can be caused by an inadequately contractile bladder, urethral sphincter obstruction, or both!. There are three areas of the central nervous system that control bladder function: the sacral micturition centre, the pontine micturition centre, and the cerebral cortex!. The sacral micturition centre is located in the spinal cord at the sacral (S2-S4) levels and is responsible for bladder contraction!. The pontine micturition centre is located in the brainstem and appears to play a role in coordinating relaxation of the external sphincter with bladder contractions!. The cerebral cortex plays an inhibitory role in relation to the sacral micturition centre!. Therefore, trauma to either of these three centres may cause difficulty with the control of bladder function!. There is a condition known as detrusor hyperreflexia with impaired contractility (DHIC), which refers to overactive bladder symptoms, but the detrusor -(muscle of the bladder wall!. The contraction of this muscle causes bladder contraction and voiding)!. The external sphincter is in synergy with detrusor contraction, but the detrusor is too weak for proper voiding to occur!. However, with all that said, you would be advised to consult your doctor or gynaecologist in order to have the situation clearly explained, and to ask any further questions that you may have!.
The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition!. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions!.

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