Bladder Conditions

The bladder and urinary tract are susceptible to a range of conditions (UTIs, kidney stones, incontinence, haematuria ) which can cause pain and discomfort.

Overview of Bladder Conditions

The bladder lies in the pelvis, above and behind the pelvic bone.  Urine is constantly produced by the kidneys, and flows from the kidneys into the bladder via the ureters.  It stretches to take in more liquid and stores urine until a person is ready to go to the toilet, when the urethra then carries it out of the body during urination.

This flow, from the bladder to the urethra is controlled by the urethral sphincters, which open and close the bladder outlet.  The sphincters, in turn, are controlled by the pelvic floor muscles.

The healthy bladder expels urine in a controlled, usually voluntary fashion, and the average person urinates 4-8 times a day.

the urinary system

Diagnosing Bladder Conditions


This is a basic routine test, the first part being a dipstick, which if initial results are abnormal the urine is then looked at under a microscope.


A narrow tube is passed through the urethra into the bladder.  A light and camera allow the doctor to diagnose and treat bladder problems.

Urodynamic Testing

A series of urination tests measuring urine flow, pressure, bladder capacity and other measurements to help identify bladder problems.

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If you would like more information or wish to arrange a consultation with one of our specialist consultant urological surgeons then please either Call 0118 920 7040 or complete the form below.

Insured patients

Contact your GP and ask for a referral to the Urology Partnership.

All consultations, investigations and treatments are covered by major insurance companies (depending on policy).

Funding your own treatment

Self-funding initial consultation fee is £205. Follow up fees are £165.

Consultation charges are exclusive of any tests and other investigations that the consultant may wish to carry out.

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