Intermittent Catheter Pain: Causes and Preventions

Intermittent Catheter Pain:Causes and Preventions Published 2019/12/06 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. 1. Urethral Pain The urethra […]

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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 cancer, bladder exstrophy, chronic inflammation, […]

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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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Common Intermittent Catheterization Complications

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 common […]

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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 […]

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How Does Stroke Affect Your Bladder?

How Do StrokeAffect 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 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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Kidney Stones: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Kidney Stones: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide Published 2019/08/22 Kidney stones is a prevalent urological disorder that occurs over the lifetime of 13% of men and 7% of women. Over the last several decades, incidents and prevalence of kidney stones are rising around the globe and across sex, race, and age. Such increases are thought to […]

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