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19 Articles

  1. What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?

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    Learn more about what cauda equina syndrome is, its effects on bladder and bowel, and how to manage bladder and bowel symptoms in cauda equina.

  2. Cystocele

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    Prolapse means "to fall out of place". Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the vaginal walls, uterus, or both lose their normal support and fall out of place. Other nearby pelvic organs, such as the bladder or bowel, may be involved and also ‘drop’ from their normal position in the body. Cystocele is the most common type of POP.

  3. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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    Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) refers to a broad constellation of symptoms and anatomical changes related to abnormal function of the structures within the pelvic floor complex, which includes the supportive fibrous tissue called fascia, the blood and nerve supply and in particular the pelvic floor musculature.

  4. IC and TAI Can Help Patients with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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    Pelvic floor dysfunction is common, but not commonly talked about. In this article, you will find an explanation about basic pelvic floor anatomy, description of symptoms and how these can be managed, which can be downloaded and handed out to your patients.

  5. Spinal cord injury (SCI) - bladder and bowel function

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    The majority of individuals with SCI experience significant symptoms related to neurogenic bowel dysfunction. For example, 42% experience constipation and as many as 77% experience fecal incontinence.

  6. What is intermittent catheterization (IC)

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    Catheterization is perhaps one of the oldest urological procedures, dating back thousands of years ago. Using a urinary catheter is necessary when there is urine left in the bladder that cannot be emptied through normal voiding.

  7. Urinary system - male anatomy and physiology

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    The Urinary System is responsible for the eliminating of waste and extra fluid in the body, by making and excreting urine.

  8. Multiple sclerosis and bladder function

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    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong neurological condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, the central nervous system. Not all people will experience the same symptoms.

  9. Neurogenic bladder dysfunction

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    Neurogenic bladder is a disorder of the lower urinary tract created by damage to or diseases of the nervous system.

  10. Overflow incontinence - symptoms

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    Overflow incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine when the bladder is unable to empty properly due to a bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) or an underactive detrusor muscle (UAB). These symptoms are often described as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

  11. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

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    Urinary tract infections (UTI) occur when bacteria have a chance to multiply and attach to the mucous membrane of the bladder, the medical term is cystitis. When a urinary tract infection affects the upper urinary tract, kidneys and/or the kidney pelvic, the infection is usually referred to as pyelonephritis.

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