Polyps are small lump of cells that grow inside the body which can be either benign or malignant (cancerous). These can form on different body organs including your bladder. Bladder is a hollow organ in the pelvis that stores urine and polyps that occur in the bladder are called urinary polyps.
Polyps formation occurs when cells begin to grow abnormally and until now, we are unaware of the reason behind such abnormal cell growths. Some children are born with the polyp while in some other cases it might be due to an infection, irritation or injury of the bladder. Rarely, individuals injected with collagen for dealing with stress incontinence can develop a bladder polyp. Incontinence affects quality of life badly and for more details about it please visit www.firsteatright.com. Cell growth restricted to their origin are benign and those that spread to other organs (usually other areas in the urinary tract or the surrounding tissues) are usually cancerous. Bladder cancers are very common and it is recommended that individuals with bladder polyps get them checked regularly even if they have been labeled as benign initially. Some common reasons for bladder cancer include:
Bladder polyps do not show any symptoms in the early stages and they start appearing as the polyps grow. Though they often don’t cause prominent symptoms most common of them include:
The underlying reason behind bladder polyps is unknown but there are common risk factors for a polyp to grow:
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