health conditions


Question by  blackkshadoww1 (17)

What exactly is an extended bladder?

Is it a dangerous thing to have?


Answer by  Kath (1537)

Extender bladder is just what it says - the bladder becomes extended or enlarged. The causes can be as simple as an infection, or as complicated as cancer.


Answer by  Loyola (378)

Infrequent or incomplete urination increases the bladder's urine volume, causing extension. This could signal prostate problems a urologist must investigate. Chronic extended bladder can also affect kidney function.


Answer by  kdem (551)

Usually the term is distended meaning that the bladder is not draining properly causing urinary stasis. This can lead to bladder infections. So yes having what you called an extended bladder can be harmful


Answer by  bullet02 (172)

Bladder is part of the urinary system. It is an organ that holds the urine. It is like a receptacle that contains all the water and waste that our body no longer needs. This condition is not normal because it signals that all toxic substances are piled up and the bladder is so full that it needs catheterization.


Answer by  garymarkle (599)

Extended bladder is when the bladder itself becomes weak due to medical procedure on the prostate. Sometimes a catheter is used to help the bladder rebuild.

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