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Low Bladder Compliance in Women

A Clinical Overview

Arunachalam, Divya MD; Heit, Michael MD, PhD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: December 5, 2018 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - p
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000666
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Bladder compliance refers to the ability of the bladder to accommodate large volumes of urine. Patients with low bladder compliance may present with persistent urinary incontinence and/or evidence of upper tract damage. Clinicians often may not consider low bladder compliance in their differential for patients complaining of bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms. In this article, we aim to provide further guidance in the management of women with low bladder compliance given the lack of information on this topic in the medical literature.

From the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN.

Correspondence: Divya Arunachalam, MD, 1633 N Capitol Ave, Ste. 436 Indianapolis, IN 46202. E-mail:

The authors have declared they have no conflicts of interest.

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