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    Incontinence

    Urodynamics: The Key to Figuring Out Your Bladder

    When you hear the word urodynamics, what do you think of? When I first heard the word, I honestly thought of a car. It’s just something about the name that makes it seem mechanical, complicated, and intense. But, I can assure you that urodynamics has nothing to do with cars. Keep on reading to learn what urodynamics is and what it has to do with the bladder (because all things here lead back to the bladder). What is Urodynamics? Urodynamics is actually a group of tests that doctors use to check out how your lower urinary tract is functioning. However, not everyone gets all of the tests. Your physician will…

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    Post Void Dribbling: What It Means For Women

    What do you call it when you use the bathroom, and a little pee drips out even after you thought you were all done? This condition is called post void dribbling, also known as post micturition dribble. Although it’s more common in men, some women experience it too. So, we’re going to explain what post void dribbling is and what you can do about it.  What is Post void Dribbling?  Post void dribbling is when a little bit of urine drips out shortly after using the bathroom. The condition, in and of itself, is usually not serious. However, those who struggle with it would definitely say it’s annoying to deal…

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    Urethral Bulking For Less Stressful Incontinence

    Stress incontinence is a little, dare I say, stressful, and I’m not too fond of stress. And I would bet my bottom dollar that you don’t like stress either! One way to stress less about stress incontinence is by finding solutions to it, such as urethral bulking. Here, we’re going to explain what urethral bulking is and how it just might help you.  What is Urethral Bulking? Urethral bulking is a procedure that involves injecting a bulking agent around the urethra. The urethra is the tube that gives pee a ride from the bladder to the exterior of the body. With this procedure, a doctor will narrow the urethra with…

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    Colpocleisis: Closing Off Prolapse

    Pelvic prolapse is one of those conditions that is common but rarely discussed. Approximately 1/3 of American women have a pelvic floor disorder, such as incontinence, and 11% of those with pelvic prolapse will require surgery. However, similar to pelvic prolapse being on the hush-hush, so are its surgery options. Colpocleisis, pronounced kal-po-kli-sis, is a surgery option for pelvic prolapse with a 90-95% success rate. Keep reading to see if this is a good option for you. What is Colpocleisis? Colpocleisis, also known as vaginal closure surgery, is a procedure done to correct bladder, uterine, and vaginal prolapse. This surgical treatment option shortens the length of the vaginal canal and…

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    The Knack: A Clever Bladder Leak Hack

    Ladies, I want to let you in on a little secret that just might help you the next time you get that “gotta-go” feeling. This trick doesn’t require any surgery or special equipment. It just requires your full attention and willingness to learn. So keep reading to learn more about this pelvic floor power-up called ‘The Knack’. It just might help you say goodbye to leaks for good.  What Is “The Knack”? Have you ever heard someone say “I’m getting the knack of it?” It’s a phrase used when someone is talking about gaining a skill to perform a specific task. In the bladder world though, ‘The Knack’ means something…

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    Incontinence

    Underactive Bladder: The Opposite Of Gotta-Go

    Most of us have heard of an overactive bladder (OAB), but did you know there’s such a thing as an underactive bladder? Chances are, probably not. The media spends much more time showing us what “gotta-go, gotta-gotta-go, gotta-go right now” looks like due to how common OAB is. However, underactive bladder, or UAB, doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Here, we’re going to unravel what underactive bladder is all about and what you can do about it. What is an Underactive Bladder? As you might’ve imagined, an underactive bladder is the opposite of an overactive bladder. So, instead of having the frequent urge to urinate, you strain to even make…

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    Treating Stress Incontinence: 5 Solutions To Consider

    Is stress incontinence causing you to feel a little stressed out these days? If yes, then we’ve got something that we think could help. Read on to learn about 5 options for treating stress incontinence so you can tell your bladder who’s boss.  Stress Incontinence Recap Before we jump into how to treat stress incontinence, we’ll recap what it is. Stress incontinence is one of several types of incontinence, but it’s unique in that a little pressure can cause a lot of drip. Someone with this condition who puts physical stress on their bladder from laughing, coughing, lifting, etc., may experience the unintentional loss of urine. You can thank your pelvic…

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    Cystoscopy: A Clinical Close-Up

    If someone described a cystoscope to you, you’d probably think they were talking about the selfie stick cameras kids are walking around with these days. After all, it is a thin, long tube with a camera on the end. However, this device doesn’t exactly take selfies of you and your friends. In fact, it takes pictures of your bladder and urethra during a cystoscopy. Keep reading to learn why in the world you’d need this and how exactly it’s done.  What Is Cystoscopy?  A cystoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to take a peek inside of your bladder and urethra. There are two types of cystoscopy; a rigid cystoscopy…

  • Pelvic Pain
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    Exercises To Calm Frazzled Nerves & Lower Pelvic Pain

    Sometimes bladder leaks come with both emotional and physical pain. If your bladder or pelvic pain just won’t go away and its getting on your nerves, our friend Evelyn could have the answer for you. She’s a pelvic physical therapist from New York and here, she shares with us how our nerves can sometimes wreak havoc with our insides. She also has some insights for how to work with (and not against) your nerves to calm the pain. So, if you’re looking for a few tips on how to relax your nerves (and who isn’t?), then read on!  Persistent Pelvic Pain And Your Nerves If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, bladder…

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    Neurogenic Bladder: A Communication Breakdown

    As you probably already know, our brain and bladder have a very unique connection. When they work together, everything is good and dandy. But when they don’t, it can cause things to get a little complicated. I’m talking leaks, drips, Gotta-Go with the spritz complicated. When our brain, spinal cord, or nerves are unable to adequately communicate with the bladder, it’s sometimes due to a neurogenic bladder. A ‘What’ Bladder? So you’re probably wondering, what exactly is a “neurogenic” bladder? The word neurogenic means “caused by the nerves or nervous system.” Therefore, if the nerves that communicate with the bladder are damaged by illness or injury, then it’ll alter how…