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The organs involved with urination include kidneys, ureters and the bladder. The pelvic floor is also involved.
Urine is the byproduct of the kidneys filtering our blood. Urine travels down the ureters towards the bladder.
The bladder in the human is a hollow muscular and distensible (or elastic) organ, that sits in the pelvis. It stores urine until urination occurs.
The urethra sits directly under the bladder and is the tube in which urine exits.
There are two urethral sphincters (both internal and external) and imagine they are the gates for the bladder, controlling the passage of urine subconsciously, but also is the main mechanism for continence control. Your pelvic floor sits at the same level as the external sphincter, also assisting with continence control.
Over time as the bladder gradually fills up with urine, the sphincters are actively keeping the urine in the bladder. When the bladder reaches its full capacity, a process of emptying the bladder occurs: the sphincters relax and open and the bladder wall squeezes the urine out and it exits via the urethra.
The bladder can change and when it changes, it can be embarrassing and for some can impact their social activities. Some of the signs and symptoms of this can be:
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