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Bladder Stones: Causes and Symptoms

Bladder Stones: Causes and Symptoms  Bladder stones are hard masses of mineral that has developed from concentrated urine inside your bladder, and it is often caused by the inability of the bladder to void urine completely. Other causes of bladder stones include UTI, foreign objects in the bladder, and dislodged...

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Why Do I Urinate So Often?

Why Do I Urinate So Often? People urinate on average 6 to 7 times a day, and any frequency from 4 to 10 times is considered normal. If you urinate more than 10 times a day, it doesn’t necessarily mean something is abnormal. Frequent urination becomes concerning when it interferes...

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition common in women that leads to urinary retention, urinary incontinence, problems with bowel movements, and pain and discomfort in the pelvic region. It happens more commonly in older women, women who have given multiple vaginal childbirths, and women...

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Exercise for People With Spinal Cord Injuries

Exercise for People With Spinal Cord Injuries People with spinal cord injuries (SCI) need to exercise to lead a healthy life. An inactive, sedentary lifestyle may lead to a host of health problems such as heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.  Many people who have...

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Exercise for adults and children with Spina Bifida

Exercise for adults and children with Spina Bifida Exercise is important for people with Spina Bifida because it increases their ability to live an independent, high-quality life. In general, exercise strengthens muscles and bones, helps maintain a healthy mood and weight, and reduces the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension,...

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Urinary Retention in Men

Urinary Retention in Men Statistics show that 0.45% to 0.68% of men age 40 to 83 get urinary retention. The incidents of urinary retention in men also increases with age. 10% of men get urinary retention in their 70s and 30% of men in their 80s.  One common cause of...

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What Causes Urinary Retention in Women?

What Causes Urinary Retention in Women? Urinary retention is the inability of the bladder to empty completely, or in severe cases, to empty at all. Urinary retention in women can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions. There can be a physical blockage in the lower urinary tract, which...

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Urethral Stricture: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Urethral Stricture: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments This article will go over the causes, symptoms, and treatments of urethral stricture.  Urethral stricture is the narrowing of the urethra. It can be caused by the build-up of scar tissues post urethral trauma. The scar tissue obstructs the pathway through which urine exits the body,...

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Intermittent Catheter Pain: Causes and Preventions

Intermittent Catheter Pain: Causes and Preventions Intermittent catheters, while life-saving, can cause pain, irritation, and discomfort for the user. This article goes over the two most common types of pain associated with catheter usage— urethral pain and bladder spasms—as well as what caused them and how to prevent them.  Urethral...

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Indiana Pouch: Surgery, Complications and Catheterization

Indiana Pouch: Surgery, Complications, and Catheterization What is an Indiana Pouch? An Indiana pouch is a continent catheterizable urine pouch constructed during a urinary diversion surgery. It is made from the person’s own intestines to substitute some but not all functions of the bladder.  When a bladder malfunctions due to...

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Urostomy Complications: What to Expect After Your Surgery

Urostomy Complications: What to Expect After Your Surgery Urinary diversion surgeries are generally safe, but many times complications can arise with the newly created urinary tract system. This article will give you an overview of the most common urostomy complications to expect after surgery.  What is a urostomy? A urostomy...