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Injury of the Bladder Overview

Another name for Injury of the Bladder is Bladder Injury.

What is a bladder injury?
A person with a bladder injury has damage to the bladder, caused by an injury. The bladder is well protected by the pelvic bones, but can be injured in the setting of a severe pelvic fracture.

What are the symptoms of a bladder injury?
Symptoms of a bladder injury include abdominal pain, decreased urination, and blood in the urine.

How does the doctor treat a bladder injury?
Treatment for a bladder injury may include the placement of a urinary catheter, pain medications, and hydration. In some cases, surgery will be required to repair the bladder. Antibiotics may be given to prevent bladder infection.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Injury of the Bladder References
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