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Post Prostatectomy Incontinence

November 12 | 2016
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post-prostatectomy-incontinence Post-prostatectomy-incontinence is a common problem after radical prostatectomy. Patients report that this is the symptom which most disrupts their quality of life. Up to 75 percent of men experience a short period of mild incontinence. This is particularly after removal of the catheter that was placed during surgery. Most patients regain total urinary control after radical prostatectomy. However, this can take up to a year to achieve. Apparently, a small percentage (2% to 4%) experience permanent incontinence. Following radical prostatectomy, men who experience post-prostatectomy-incontinence may express concerns about visible wetness, urine odor, and the type of clothing that can be comfortably worn. Types of Urinary Incontinence The two types of post-protatectomy incontinence following prostate surgery are: • Stress incontinence – Stress incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine that can occur during physical activity, like lifting a heavy object, or when you laugh or sneeze. These . activities put…

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Female & Male Pelvic Pain

November 12 | 2016
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Female & Male pelvic pain There are various conditions which are treatable under male and female pelvic pain. Vulvodynia Pain that affects the entire vulva Symptoms • Burning • Stabbing • Stinging • Itching • Sensitive to touch and pressure • Functional limitation (Sex/ tampon/clothes) Vestibulodynia The vestibule is where the vulva (area of the skin on the outside) meets with the vagina. It is an extremely sensitive part of your body. Symptoms: Hypersensitivity on light touch, such as during intercourse and on insertion of tampons.Some women have pain but are able to tolerate penetrative sex. They may have soreness and tenderness. This may include soreness with tight clothes and even light touch to the area. Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Dysmenorrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Endometriosis Vaginismus: Inability to penetrate due to spasm of the muscles Dyspareunia: Painful vaginal penetration in the absence of disease Dysmenorrhea: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Abdominal…

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Urinary Tract Infections

November 12 | 2016
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Urinary tract infections Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra. Bacteria then begin to multiply in the bladder. The most common UTIs occur mainly in women and affect the bladder and urethra. • Infection of the bladder (cystitis). • Infection of the urethra (urethritis) Symptoms • A strong, persistent urge to urinate • A burning sensation when urinating • Passing frequent, small amounts of urine • Urine that appears cloudy • Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine • Strong-smelling urine • Pelvic pain, in women — especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone Check out this video for more information: http://www.webmd.com/women/guide/your-guide-urinary-tract-infections#1 Lifestyle changes: Urinary tract infections can be painful. You can take steps to ease your discomfort until antibiotics treat the infection. Follow these tips:…

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