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Conditions

Atonic Bladder

Ever been so desperate for the toilet you thought you might burst? Well that’s a bit like what having a case of atonic bladder feels like – all the time. Atonic, or sometimes ‘flaccid’, bladder sees the organ dilate as usual but fail to empty. This is often due to the brain sending incorrect signals to the bladder usually stemming from some kind of spinal cord injury or a condition such as multiple sclerosis. The problem can also be caused by a blockage of the urinary canal, normally caused by bladder stones or, in men, an enlarged prostate. When the urethra is blocked by the prostate it requires a much higher pressure to be able to empty the bladder. Relief can take a number of forms, such as an indwelling or intermittent catheter – which is a tube used to drain the urine from the body manually. Manual exercises, such as pressing on the bladder to squeeze the urine out, or straining the abdominal muscles as if having a bowel movement, can also prove efficient. If not dealt with, complications can arise from the condition; the bladder can become stretched from the pressure of the urine inside, which can damage the bladder walls, in turn leading to a urinary tract infection.

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What gets me is that after 5 years of regular twice yearly check ups and tests as I have an enlarged prostate and reporting swelling stomach and constant little control of small amounts of pee, my doctor totally failed to recognise the signs. Only a scan for something else revealed the problem. What chance do you have with doctors like that ? Now coming to terms with self catheterising with little hope of a cure being offered.





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I have self catheterised for five years now and at the age of 68,I still hold out hope that an operation could be available whereby my bladder could be prompted to empty via a remotely triggered device planted within the bladder. Active and fit, can I hold out any hope that science will intervene in time?





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there is a treatment in ayurveda called uttarbasti means instillation of medicated oils or decoctions into bladder... you may require several settings.... currently this treatment is going on on large scale in maharashtra nanded.. department of shalyatantra (Surgery), government ayurved college and hospital, vazirabad, nanded.. u may directly approach there is a hope

I (too) have an atonic bladder and there have been a few times when I've been out and couldn't find a washroom nearby. Due to the above situation, I felt like my bladder was going to burst...has anyone heard of a bladder bursting? Truly hope not as it would just add to the stress of already stressful situation.





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Your bladder is made up of the same type of muscle as your heart - striated. Basically, it's criss-crossed and knitted together tightly so it can't burst. You're more likely to have the detrusor muscle give way than your bladder bursting. Worry not!

I have bladder atonic for 3 month, and the solution was very easy, after I spent so much money, only one pill have my solution.





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I have a Antoic Bladder have had 2 surgers to put a SPC in the 2nd surgery didn't work to well it went in okay but since Jan 2015 i've been in extream pain they can not tell me why but its been a hole year of not being able to Void and they found out i had a atonic bladder my life has changed so much i'm only 24





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Hi Nicole, my name is Julie and im 41. i also have an atonic bladder with a spc and an ileostomy for atonic colon. Ive had no end of problems myself from constant UTIs/site infections to a huge parastomal hernia. I am on my 3rd medical opinion re my bladder and im waiting for a date so i can have combined bladder and bowel surgery to repair the hernia, resite my ileostomy and create a mitrofanoff continent bladder diversion. It definitely is such a life changing, difficult condition to try to live with. Do you have any idea how your atonic bladder started? Lots of love, here if you need anything x

I also have an atonic bladder diagnosed five years ago. Initially I was devastated to learn that I will probabably have to self cath for the rest of my life. I am not happy about it, but have adjusted and am now much more comfortable with what I need to do. I do, however, limit my events that I attend because of it and am very self conscious when using a public bathroom as women always look under the door to see if the stall is empty. I worry all the time that someone will look under the door and see my feet facing the seat as I need to stand up to use the catheter. This may seem silly, and it probably is. This is just a small example of the emotional toll this takes on individuals. I have run into a new problem with a change in insurance companies. My original prescription has been for 7 catheters per day. The new insurance company wants me to reduce my use of catheterization a to 3-4 x per because that is the "standard" have any of you had similR difficulties with Insurance? Thanks for sharing your stories, Becky





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Hi Becky I to have an Atonic bladder . The destruser muscle was damaged due to medical negligence . I self catheterise 6 times per day . I to find this interferes with my Daily living and life style has changed dramatically. I have young boys who ask lots of questions & a loving husband who is also deviated by what has happened . I pay for my prescriptions but have to buy wipes bags and pads. I don't understand how your insurance can tell you to use less catheters . If you medical people state you need seven then so be it !! Everyone is different . You need spare anyway just incase !! I know my circumstances are different . I get so cross as mine could have easily been avoided . I am still trying to come to terms with this ordeal!

I too have an atonic bladder with scrotal pain plus pain while urinating. To complicate things I have had 2 hernia operations in the last year and I am awaiting a spine epidural for back pain. As a previous person has commented I have failed to complete the bladder emptying test with the measuring catheter in place and my residual volume can be unto 200ml. Would bladder neck incision or TURPS help my condition. Hope you can help !





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Sometimes I feel I have to go pee every two minutes but nothing comes out. as soon as I have a bowel movement the urge goes away.I don't have an infection.





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I've been self-cath since The age of 32. I was six weeks pregnant when the OB dr thought I had a tubal pregnancy, but finally figured out that Ai had an atomic bladder. It will be 32 years this March that I've been self cath 5 to 6 times per day. I take a main antibiotic every day for the last twenty years due to multiple infections. I'm do use to this that it just seems normal. God will help you through if you just put your faith and trust in Him.

I have recently been diagnosed with an atonic bladder ,I have had urodynamjc tests done ,but wasn't able to complete the test . The consultant has referred me to a surgeon to way up my options . I am self catheterising at the minute ,it's really knocked my confidence & I don't want to carry on like this for the rest of my life !





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I am a 18 year old male and recently for the past week I've been getting a this feeling where I have too hold in a pee but when I try I don't need too go, is they anything I can personally do too stop this because I'm quite socially awkward and don't want too mention this too my parents or a doctor. This is really starting too worry me now please can someone help!





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