Hysterectomy and Bladder Problems

Hysterectomy and Bladder Problems What is a hysterectomy? The bladder sits above the uterus and behind the pubic bone. The back wall of the bladder and the lower part of the uterus called the cervix are directly next to each other, separated by a thin membrane.  During a hysterectomy, this membrane must be cut to […]

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male urinary incontinence

What is Male Incontinence?

What is incontinence in men? Male incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine in men. It can be sudden, in small or large amounts, or it can dribble out more slowly. There are multiple causes and generally, more than one factor plays a role in the type and degree of urinary leakage. Is urinary incontinence […]

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Catheter French Scale

Catheter Types and Sizes

What are the different types of catheters? A catheter is a hollow tube that allows fluid to move from one place to another, ranging in many different catheter types and sizes. Generally, they are used to drain the bladder but there are other uses such as an intravenous catheter that permits fluids to enter the […]

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Multiple Sclerosis

Bladder Management with Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, immune-mediated disease that attacks nerves coated with myelin in the brain. Myelin acts much like the rubber coating of electrical wires to keep the electrical signals from escaping and moving forward. Destroying the myelin and the nerve producing varying degrees of physical disability and psychological […]

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The History of the Urinary Catheter

The History of the Urinary Catheter Since the late 20th century, the word “catheter” has taken the world by storm. It revolutionized the way people suffering from a plethora of conditions have lived their lives and established itself as a multi-billion dollar industry. Because of this industry’s recent ascension to the international market, many think […]

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Pelvic Floor Exercises

All About Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence? Urinary incontinence (UI) is not a fun topic to discuss with your doctor or anyone else for that matter. Fortunately, if you have UI, you are not alone, and there are solutions. It affects 10-13 million people in the United States and 200 million throughout the world. Both men and women […]

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straight vs coude catheter

Straight vs Coudé Catheters

Comparing Straight and Coudé Catheters One step in finding the right catheter for you is deciding between straight and coudé catheters. Depending on your body, one may work better for you than the other. It’s important to note that the tip is the only difference between the two, which is either straight or curved (coudé) […]

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