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Sex with UTI: Yes or No?

Sex with UTI: Yes or No? Published 2019/10/17 Can you have sex with a UTI? The short answer? No. The long answer? Yes and no, depending on how much risk you are willing to take. Are you willing to risk getting a second UTI while you’re still combatting the first one? Or are you willing […]

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Catheter Complications

Intermittent Catheterization Complications| Causes, Prevention and Treatments

Intermittent Catheterization Complications | Causes, Prevention and Treatments Published 2019/10/08 Clean intermittent catheterization is a necessary medical practice that at least 300,800 people go through in the United States. While intermittent catheterization helps people manage a variety of conditions, it also comes with a set of potential complications. This article helps you learn more about […]

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Postpartum Bladder Urinary Retention: Pregnancy’s Effects on Bladder

Postpartum BladderUrinary Retention: Pregnancy’s Effects on Bladder Published 2019/10/03 Although pregnancy can be a magical experience, it can also cause stress on your bladder, sometimes leaving long-lasting effects. This article helps you learn more about the causes, symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for postpartum urinary retention. What happens to your bladderduring pregnancy and childbirth? Starting […]

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Prostatitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Prostatitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Published 2021/10/20 What is Prostatitis? Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate, which presents with various symptoms and has various causes. The symptom of prostatitis can be tricky and not all are definitively diagnosable.  One of the common symptoms is perineal pain—pain in the perineum. The perineum is […]

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How Do Strokes Affect Your Bladder: Urinary Retention, Frequency, and Incontinence

How Do StrokesAffect Your Bladder: Urinary Retention, Frequency, and Incontinence Published 2019/10/03 In the United States, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Survivors of stroke often need to navigate the long-term effects stroke has left on their bodies, one of them being bladder dysfunction.    This article explains how stroke causes bladder dysfunctions, the types […]

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urethral sphincter damage

Urethral Sphincter Nerve and Muscle Damage: What You Should Know

Urethral Sphincter Nerveand Muscle Damage: What You Should Know Published 2019/09/06 What is theurethral sphincter? The urethral sphincter plays a significant role in releasing urine. Its function is inhibited when nerve and muscle damage occurs, leading to urinary retention or incontinence. The urethral sphincter is a series of muscles that surround the urethra and controls […]

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Bladder Management with Multiple Sclerosis

Bladder Management with Multiple Sclerosis Published 2019/08/05​ 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 […]

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Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurogenic Bladders

Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurogenic Bladders Although spinal cord injuries don’t cause damage to the structure of the bladder, they disrupt communication between the brain and the bladder, leading to the development of neurogenic bladder. Neurogenic bladder is caused by nerve damage, which leads to urinary retention, overflow incontinence, frequency, urgency, and incontinence. Urinary retention […]

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