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bladder

1. Anatomy a distensible membranous sac, usually containing liquid or gas, esp the urinary bladder
2. a blister, cyst, vesicle, etc., usually filled with fluid
3. a hollow vesicular or saclike part or organ in certain plants, such as the bladderwort or bladderwrack

bladder

[′blad·ər]
(anatomy)
Any saclike structure in humans and animals, such as a swimbladder or urinary bladder, that contains a gas or functions as a receptacle for fluid.
(geology)
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The 15 patients who received treatment were among 23 included in a multidisciplinary evaluation of women with chronic irritable bladder symptoms who reported cyclic variations in their pain, Dr.
Dr Ross also noted that the G-spot, a small bundle of nerves found deep within the wall of the vagina that contributes to orgasms, is believed to be located near the bladder neck, which could make women feel the urge to wee, especially if they have an irritable bladder.
Symptoms include chronic fatigue that can range from mild to incapacitating, incessant pain, lack of energy leading to crippling fatigue, sleeping difficulties, intolerance of the cold, irritable bowel syndrome, memory impairment, poor concentration, skin sensitivity, dizziness and balance problems, headaches, joint and muscles pains and irritable bladder.
But chronic cystitis for many sufferers is often a sign of an irritable bladder - which is unlikely to respond to anti-allergic or antibiotic treatments.
Remember, it can also relieve irritable bladder in the same way.
A It's far more common than you would think and may be due to a weak or irritable bladder.
6 Irritable bladder, where the bladder has become very sensitive to the presence of small amounts of urine.
Post-menopause, the lining of the bladder may become unduly sensitive to the presence of any urine and try to empty itself - that's irritable bladder.