Women’s Bladder Conditions
Located just behind and above the pubic bone, the bladder is a hollow sac of muscle tissue that collects urine until it can be excreted from the body. Because of its proximity to the genitals and reproductive organs, infections and diseases of the bladder can often affect a woman’s gynecological as well as urinary health.
During certain stages of life, it’s not uncommon for women to experience bladder problems. During menopause, for example, the changes that affect a woman’s reproductive system often cause urinary symptoms as well, such as incontinence and cystocele. These problems can also result from trauma during pregnancy or childbirth.
Painful urination is often a symptom of something more serious, such as a urinary infection or interstitial cystitis. You can learn more about these conditions by clicking the links below.