Bladder Pain

June 5, 2018 Source: Internal - Yilin Zhang, Other Source:

You wake up from a good night's sleep and feel the need to use the restroom. You arrive at the restroom and attempt to do your business, but feel a stabbing pain in your abdomen. A wave of fear flood within you, wondering what might be the cause of your pain. You self-diagnose yourself online, and end up on this webpage. Here, we will discuss the common bladder conditions that can result in pain and how we can assist you.

To start off, the bladder is an organ located in the lower abdomen that stores and releases urine. Two common problems can result in bladder pain: interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infections.

Interstitial cystitis occurs when the bladder becomes chronically inflamed. The inflammation makes it difficult for the bladder to fully expand when storing urine, resulting in pain. Other symptoms of interstitial cystitis include frequent or urgent urination.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are exactly what the name suggests-an infection of the bladder, ureter, urethra, or kidney. Common symptoms include pain/burning when urinating, cloudy/bloody urine, foul-smelling urine, and fever.

If you experience any unusual symptoms, be sure to visit your healthcare provider. Your physician will take a detailed medical history and perform a medical examination. You may be required to take certain tests, such as laboratory or ultrasound examinations to determine the cause of your symptoms. If necessary, you will be referred to an urologist for further examinations. At our facility, we a host a diverse team of physicians, such as urologists and gynecologists, to ensure that your health needs are properly addressed.