What is Hematuria and Why is There Blood in My Catheter?

What is hematuriaand why is there bloodin my catheter? Published 2019/08/05Updated 2021/05/12Updated 2023/04/16 Hematuria refers to the presence of blood in one’s urine. Finding blood in your urine after catheter insertion is a common complication of intermittent catheterization. Although intermittent catheterization has its side-effect, it still gives users a wide range of benefits such as […]

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Bladder Management with Multiple Sclerosis

Bladder Managementwith 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 […]

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Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurogenic Bladders

Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurogenic Bladders Published 2019/07/18 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. […]

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Bladder Exstrophy

Be Informed About Bladder Exstrophy

Be Informed About Bladder Exstrophy Published 2019/07/01 Bladder Exstrophy, or BE for short, is a rare birth abnormality in which the bladder and its surrounding parts form outside of the body, flat, and inside-out. As the BE Association put it, “If you can imagine a balloon that has been cut in two, opened up so […]

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