Research presented at the Society for Endocrinology Conference found a connection between low levels of vitamin D and higher risk of bladder cancer.
Consider the possibility of bladder outlet obstruction in any man over the age of 50, but also keep an open mind with younger men. Remember, however, that not all voiding problems result from benign prostate disorders and that bladder or prostate cancer might be the underlying cause.
Case In Point
Bladder knots following transurethral catheterization occur almost exclusively in young boys who have been catheterized with a feeding tube.
Urge incontinence, also referred to as overactive bladder-wet, is the involuntary loss of urine accompanied by or immediately preceded by a sensation of urgency. It has a reported overall prevalence of 16.0% in men and 16.9% in women.