The urinary bladder is an integral part of the renal system and is the organ where urine is accumulated, before it is voided out during the process of micturation. The bladder can retain about 600 to 800 ml of urine before it is voided out through the urethra. Occasionally cysts can be formed in the bladder, which in some cases can be associated with some complications, if not managed promptly.
Bladder cysts refer to fluid filled lesions that are commonly found along the internal lining of the kidney or the urinary bladder.Though bladder cysts usually are not associated with severe implications on the health, they may be responsible for recurrent urinary tract infections and occasionally dribbling of urine. There are several factors that are responsible for the development of bladder cysts, but these cysts can be managed effectively using natural remedies.
Though the exact etiology of formation of bladder cysts are not clearly known, however there are certain factors that have been found to be closely linked to the formation of bladder cysts. These factors include,
- Genetic disorders like autosomal recessive kidney disease are associated with formation of bladder cysts. In individuals suffering from polycystic kidney disease, cysts in the bladder are common.
- Hormonal imbalances are known to be associated with formation of cystic lesions in the bladder.
- An internal acid-base imbalance is considered to be one of the reasons for the development of bladder cysts.
- Elevated levels of blood pressure are known to result in the formation of bladder cysts.
Symptoms Of Urinary Bladder Cyst
The symptoms associated with bladder cysts depend upon the size of the lesion. Larger cysts are associated with frequent urinary tract infections. Some of the common symptoms associated with urinary tract infections include,
- Urinary incontinence with frequent dribbling of urine.
- Increased urgency and frequency of urination at night.
- Inability to empty the bladder with constant sensation of urine being left behind in the bladder.
- In cases of the bladder cysts associated with infections, symptoms include pain while urinating, occasional discharge of blood stained urine, generalized weakness and malaise with fever.
- Foul odor of the urine along with an unusually dark color can also be indicative of a bladder cyst.
Occasionally the bladder cysts may be associated with ovarian cysts, due to the proximity of the ovary to the urinary bladder. Symptoms of polycystic ovarian disease may often coexist with bladder cysts symptoms
Treatment For Cyst On Bladder
The treatment depends upon the size of the bladder cysts and the complications associated with the condition. In cases of very large bladder cysts, surgical treatment is inevitable in order to remove the cysts. However there are certain simple home remedies and homeopathic treatment options that can help in management of symptoms associated with bladder cysts,
- Cranberry Juice: Cranberries are considered to be very beneficial in the management of urinary tract infections. Consuming cranberry juice about three to four times in a day can help relive most of the symptoms associated with urinary tract infection.
- Homeopathic remedy Cantharis is considered beneficial in the management of urinary tract infection. Low potency and repeated dosage can help in the management of the most severe forms of UTIs.
- In cases of small bladder cysts, they can be drained using a needle or a catheter under the guidance of radiological imaging. However in cases of drainage of the cysts, the risk for re-occurrences is relatively high.