Bladder

The bladder is a balloon-shaped muscle that serves as the storage pouch for urine. Urine flows from the bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body.

The bladder is part of the urinary tract, along with the kidneys, ureters, and the urethra.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
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