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Weak Bladder Medication vs. Surgery

Weak BladderWhen people have incontinence they sometimes say that they have a weak bladder. There are different types of incontinence and not all can be attributed to a weak bladder. Bladder leakage could be the result of urinary tract infection rather than a weak bladder. Other symptoms of bladder infection include pain or burning during urination and an extremely urgent need to urinate without much urine actually being expelled.

Suprapubic Catheter Care

Suprapubic CatheterIf you have had a suprapubic catheter put in then understanding the proper care that is required to prevent infection and make sure that the catheter drains properly is crucial. Unlike urethral catheterization, where the catheter is placed in the bladder through the urethra, a suprapubic catheter is inserted directly into the bladder through a small surgical incision, normally done with a local anesthetic. This procedure may be done because you are unable to urinate due to injury, illness, or other another reason, and the catheter will need to stay in place for some time. One reason this type of catheter may be used is because of urinary inconsistency, which can prevent complete emptying of the bladder and increase the risk of infections and other problems.

Prostate Infection Cure: Myths and Facts

Prostate InfectionA prostate infection can be a big cause for concern among men, and there are many myths which surround this condition which can make it even more worrisome. Urethral catheterization may cause an infection if the prostate if bacteria is introduced during the process, and there are many other causes as well. Below are some common myths, and the real truth as well, so you can get the facts instead of misinformation about this condition.

Bladder Catheter Types

Bladder CatheterThere is a variety of bladder catheter types to choose from for effective bladder drainage, depending on your specific condition and catheter requirements. A catheter may be needed for a number of reasons, including urge incontinence or being unable to urinate and completely empty the bladder, and in some cases certain surgical procedures or medical conditions may require this drainage device as well. One factor with a bladder catheter is the size used, and catheters will come in varying sizes and use a number system to denote the size. A higher number means a larger diameter for the catheter, so the smallest possible number which is effective will be used.

Urinary Incontinence Surgery: 10 Tips for Fast Recovery

Urinary Incontinence SurgeryMany know what a nuisance it is to suffer from bladder leakage and urinary frequency. When there is an abundance of output from the bladder, this is known as urinary inconsistency. Such urinary conditions are more common in women than in men. Urethral catheterization is often used to empty bladders of urine. This method commonly leads to infection. Often times, urinary incontinence surgery is performed when other methods don’t seem to correct the urinary problems.

Urethral Catheterization: Pros and Cons

Urethral CatheterizationUrethral catheterization is a routine procedure performed with a thin plastic tube inserted via urethra into the bladder for the purpose of urine drainage, obtaining a sterile urine specimen or instilling medications or irrigations into the urinary tract. Urethral catheterizations are categorized into one time use, referred to as intermittent, or for long term use, called indwelling.

7 Ways to Deal with Bladder Leakage

Bladder LeakageBladder leakage affects both men and women and has a lot of underlying causes. Women tend to develop more bladder leakage problems due to a weak bladder associated with hormonal changes, pregnancies, childbirth and aging. There are a lot of fine mechanisms that control the process of bladder release like pelvic and bladder muscles, sphincters, nerves and hormones. Any problems associated with these factors might cause bladder leakage problems and urge incontinence.