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When Nerve Damage Causes Bladder Problems: Neurogenic Bladder

Until a few short years ago, Rob, who is in his 80s, had been relatively free of health problems. He was an active guy, skiing and hiking in his beloved Washington State mountains. Husband, father and grandfather, he was living a happy retirement from Boeing Aircraft. Then what he thought was a small nagging problem was diagnosed as a complex medical problem. When ongoing heartburn was keeping him...

Bladder Dysfunction and Urine Control in Children

Summary of daytime urine control problems of school-aged children, including treatment options.

Bladder Dysfunction and Urine Control in Children

Bladder dysfunction is a term used for a range of problems with the way the bladder holds and releases urine. For children, there may be a problem with the way the bladder and urethra work together. A child may experience wetting accidents. How Does the Urinary System Work? The urinary system includes the organs that make, store and move urine out of the body. These include two kidneys, two ureter...

Lifestyle Changes to Help Control Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms

Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is also called Bladder Pain Syndrome. As Bladder Health Month hits full stride this week, we're raising awareness of this condition and the millions it affects. IC symptoms range from mild to severe. The symptoms may come and go, or for some they might not ever go away. Most people with IC feel pain and pressure in the bladder area. Symptoms are similar to a bladder inf...

Neurogenic Bladder

Millions of Americans have neurogenic bladder. Neurogenic bladder is the name given to a number of urinary conditions in people who lack bladder control due to a brain, spinal cord or nerve problem. This nerve damage can be the result of diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease or diabetes. It can also be caused by infection of the brain or spinal cord, heavy metal poisonin...

Overactive Bladder (OAB)

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition that affects millions of Americans. Overactive bladder isn't a disease. It's the name of a group of urinary symptoms. The most common symptom of OAB is a sudden urge to urinate that you can't control. Some people will leak urine when they feel the urge. Leaking urine is called "incontinence." Having to go to the bathroom many times during the day and ...

Overactive Bladder (OAB) Treatments

OAB is a very common problem for men and women. It is also the most common type of bladder problem in people who have multiple sclerosis. The most common symptom of OAB is the sudden and unexpected urge to urinate that you can't control. To manage your OAB symptoms you may be offered the treatment options listed below. Lifestyle Changes For many patients with less serious nerve damage, the first t...

November is Bladder Health Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2016Contact: Christine Frey, AUA443-909-0839, cfrey@AUAnet.org November is Bladder Health Awareness Month ~Get the Facts, Get Diagnosed and Take Control of Your Bladder Health~ Linthicum, MD, November 1, 2016- The Urology Care Foundation and the American Urological Association (AUA), together with the Bladder Health Alliance - a coalition of groups representing p...

School Bathroom Habits Impact Lifelong Bladder Health

If you are one of the 20 million women in the U.S. who have experienced leaking, wet pants or leaving your seat at the movies or theater to run to the bathroom, take a look at your childhood. Did you sit on your heel, were you told to "wait" or "hold it," or were you too distracted to go to the bathroom? If you have children, have you ever seen them behave similarly? Have you ever wondered if your...

Symptoms

The general signs of ectopic ureter are: Incontinence (bladder control problems with leaking) Swelling in the abdomen Urinary tract infections (UTI) Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) Incontinence A blocked ureter or incontinence (leaking urine) can be signs of an ectopic ureter. Boys with ectopic ureters do not often have incontinence, since the ureter drains inside the body. But they may still have ...

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