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Bladder Problems Specialist

Venkata K. Marella, MD -  - Urologist

Venkata K. Marella, MD

Urologist & Robotic Surgery Specialist located in Clifton, NJ & Wayne, NJ

Bladder problems can be debilitating. If you’re experiencing bladder problems like frequent urination, incontinence, or pelvic pain, turn to Venkata Marella, MD. Dr. Marella works with New Jersey Urology and sees patients at his Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey offices. He delivers personalized treatments that help patients find symptom relief quickly. To schedule a visit, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Bladder Problems Q & A

What are some common types of bladder problems?

Bladder problems are hardly just annoying or embarrassing. If untreated, they can lead to severe health concerns. Here are some of the most common types of bladder problems that Dr. Marella diagnoses and treats consistently:

Frequent urination

Those who suffer from frequent urination, in some cases, may urinate every 10 to 30 minutes. There’s often an underlying cause, and many cases are very treatable.

Incontinence 

Incontinence is the loss of bladder control resulting in involuntary urine leakage. It’s a common problem that an estimated 33 million Americans live with. Pregnancy, menopause, prostate problems, obesity, and poor overall health can all increase your risk of urinary incontinence.

Pelvic pain

You usually will feel pelvic pain in your lower abdomen. It can be a sign of a problem with one of the organs in your pelvic area. For women, this pain may stem from your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, or vagina. For men, it can often signal an issue with your prostate.

What causes bladder problems?

There usually isn’t an exact cause when you’re dealing with bladder problems. However, a variety of risk factors can play a role in developing bladder problems, particularly incontinence, including:

  • Consuming too much alcohol or caffeine
  • Having multiple pregnancies
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Nerve damage due to multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Obesity
  • Previous pelvic surgery
  • Previous stroke resulting in nerve damage
  • Prostate surgery
  • Taking certain medications

If you’re experiencing bladder problems, it’s best to come in and see Dr. Marella. He will be able to discern a comprehensive diagnosis that will allow him to address the underlying cause.

How do you treat bladder problems?

First, Dr. Marella will discuss your symptoms with you and review your medical history. Then, he can order a urodynamic test to assess the function of your bladder.

After reaching a diagnosis, Dr. Marella will help you develop a personalized treatment plan. Your plan can include behavioral techniques, pelvic floor muscle exercises, medications, or specific medical devices meant to help restore bladder function.

If you’re experiencing bladder problems, call the office or book an appointment with Dr. Marella using the online scheduling tool today.

We have offices conveniently located in Wayne, New Jersey and Clifton, New Jersey.