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    Incontinence

    Urinary Retention: When The Gotta-Go Won’t

    Ladies, it’s interesting how almost all of us have struggled or currently struggle with our trips to the bathroom, but each of our struggles are a little different. For instance, some of us are rushing to the bathroom several times an hour with a burning urgency to pee and then not able to go. Sounds irritating, right? Then others are able to get to the bathroom in time, but are only able to pee a little at a time. Then there’s some of us that feel as if even after we’ve gone that our bladder still feels uncomfortably full. Well, all of these examples could fall under the broad umbrella…

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    Incontinence

    Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & How To Help

    You may have heard one of your doctors mention the term pelvic floor dysfunction. And your response may have been a puzzled shrug of your shoulders or a bemused “what?” Below, we try to take the what and mystery out of pelvic floor dysfunction. We’ll also talk about the symptoms you may experience with it. Plus, even more importantly, we touch on some ways that you can successfully address these symptoms and get back to your happiest and healthiest self.  What Is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?  The first thing you need to know is that a series of small muscles line your pelvic floor. In addition to these muscles, it also…

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    Incontinence

    Leave Nocturnal Enuresis In The Dark

    As you know, bladder leaks happen, and they even happen when you’re in the middle of an amazing dream. Maybe you’re in the middle of a recurring one where you meet your favorite actor, and he looks especially dreamy when…a bladder leak wakes you up. If something like this has happened to you, you’re probably wondering, “what is this?” If it’s just a one-time thing, it’s probably not a huge cause of concern. Maybe you just had too many glasses of wine before bed. However, if bladder leaks happen repeatedly during sleep, you might be dealing with nocturnal enuresis.  Furthermore, you probably want to know what you can do about…

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    Vaginal Health

    Vaginal pH Balance: How to Keep Your Vagina Happy

    Ladies, we all know pH balance matters. However, do you know exactly how to keep a proper vaginal pH balance? The truth is, a lot of women don’t, and if that’s you, you’re in luck. We’re going to share five ways you can maintain a proper vaginal pH balance so you can avoid the things that happen when you don’t. A Quick Debrief on Vaginal pH While you probably discussed pH back in high school chemistry class, you may have forgotten a few things. Since we’re going to mention pH quite a bit here, it’ll be important to know what the term means. Therefore, when we say pH, we’re simply…

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    Incontinence

    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…

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    Bladder Blog

    5 Home Remedies For UTIs

    Most of us have been hanging out with our bodies for a while now so we can sense when something isn’t right. Such is the case when you have a UTI. After all, it’s hard to miss sudden lower abdominal pain, urge incontinence, and burning while you pee. Urinary tract infections account for over 6 million patient visits to the doctor per year in the USA. However, is there anything we could do to avoid a trip to the doctor? Read on to learn 5 home remedies for UTIs you may have never thought of.  And the Prize for the Most UTIs Goes To… Ladies, aren’t we lucky? We’re much…

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    Bladder Blog

    7 Natural Remedies For UTIs

    In the last few years, holistic healing has become all the rage. You’re probably interested in it too and might not even know it. Think about it. I bet you’ve felt sick before and tried to think of ways you can “naturally” remedy the situation. You probably thought about the old (and sometimes bizarre) remedies your parents or grandparents used to tell you about…that actually worked. But did they ever mention any natural remedies for UTIs (urinary tract infections)? Probably not. Good news: we’ve got you covered. 7 Natural Remedies For UTIs UTI’s suck. They burn, sting, and sometimes they even stink, which is why this topic is so important.…

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    Bladder Blog

    Like A Bad Friend: A UTI

    Oh, the magical world of You, Tee, and I. Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it? It almost sounds like a great story about a group of friends or something, huh? Well, I hate to break it to you, but we won’t be talking about anything like that. Friends are pleasant and a UTI….well it’s definitely not. If urinary tract infections (UTIs) were a friend, they’d be the type to always nag, pop up when uninvited, and scorch you just for existing. They’d definitely be the friend with all the drama. And guess what else? Women are much more likely to end up with a UTI than men. Just…