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A MAN had 11 litres of wee drained from his bladder after it ballooned to six times its size. The year-old, who was diabetic and suffered a spinal cord injury 15 years earlier, had been in and out of hospital for 10 years suffering with fluid retention in his abdomen. The patient had a history of urinary tract infections, incontinence, constipation and problems in his lower urinary tract.
Hematuria or blood in the urine may be categorized as gross visible blood in the urine or microscopic only visible under a microscope. It can be caused by a bleeding disorder, certain medications, or by medical conditions such as stones, infection, tumor or injury to the kidneys, urinary tract, prostate gland or genitals. Having hematuria does not always mean you have an underlying abnormality.
Urinary retention is an inability to completely empty the bladder. Causes include blockage of the urethranerve problems, certain medications, and weak bladder muscles. Treatment is typically with a catheter either through the urethra or lower abdomen.
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During a cystoscopy exam, your doctor inserts a thin, flexible device called a cystoscope through the urethra into the bladder. Cystoscopy allows your doctor to view your lower urinary tract to look for abnormalities in the urethra and bladder. Surgical tools can be passed through the cystoscope, if needed, to treat some conditions.
UTIs are common in kids, especially girls and uncircumcised boys. If not treated, recurrent UTIs can cause kidney damage, especially in kids younger than 6. So it's important to know how to recognize the signs of these infections and get help for your child.
There may also be mild abdominal discomfort. It is used to diagnose why the child may have urinary tract infections. They may also prescribe other medications that relax the bladder and pelvic floor muscles to make weeing easier.
The urinary tract includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist and located below the ribs, one on each side of the spine, toward the middle of the back. The wastes and extra water make up the 1 to 2 quarts of urine an adult produces each day.