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Bladder Diseases

Summary

The bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine. Many conditions can affect your bladder. Some common ones are

Doctors diagnose bladder diseases using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and an examination of the bladder wall with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Diagnosis and Tests

Treatments and Therapies

  • Urinary Diversion From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Related Issues

  • Urine Color (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

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  • Bladder Health NIHSeniorHealth (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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