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Bladder Training

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Urinary incontinence is a condition that millions of Americans face every day. There are four types of incontinence: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow incontinence and functional incontinence. While there are a myriad of treatment options available for each of these conditions, bladder training is often used for the first two—stress incontinence where pressure is placed on the bladder due to coughing, laughing or exercising; and urge incontinence where the need to urinate comes on so strong, time does not allow ...

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Tunnel Surgery

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Tunnel surgery, also referred to as percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, is a form of treatment physicians use to remove kidney stones. During this procedure, a surgeon will make a small incision in your back in order to remove the stones. Once the incision is made, a narrow, hollow tube is inserted into the kidney along with a probe. The physician then removes the kidney stones through the tube. This particular kidney stone treatment is used on patients with stones less than 2cm ...

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Urodynamic Test

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A urodynamic test is an analysis performed in order to test the bladder’s overall function and to determine if the urethral sphincter is working properly. This procedure can be performed in a doctor’s office as a routine test but may require more sophisticated technologies in order to determine the amount of stress placed on the bladder and urethra. A patient undergoing a urodynamic test, should come to the appointment with a full bladder. The first part of the test will ...

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Vasoepididymostomy

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When a man has a vasectomy, and wants to reverse the condition, the procedure is called a vasovasectomy in which the severed ends of the vas deferens are re-connected so that the flow of sperm can be restored. In a small handful of vasectomy reversal cases, there is an incidence where no vas fluid is found, or very low quality of fluid is found during the procedure. When this occurs, a vasoepididymostomy will need to take place. A vasoepididymostomy ...

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Pyuria

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Pyuria exists when there is presence of pus (white blood cells) in the urine—most typically caused by a urinary tract or kidney infection. The primary symptoms of pyuria are cloudy and/or foul smelling urine and it can only be detected via a microscopic urine examination (called a urinalysis). There are many medications on the market available to successfully treat pyuria—however the outcome will depend on the underlying cause as to why the condition exists in the first place.

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VARICOCELECTOMY

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The term varicocele describes an abnormal entanglement or enlargement of the vein that resides in the scrotum that exists to drain the testicles. A varicocele is the most common infertility disorder found within the testes. The surgical removal of a “varicose” vein of this nature located in the scrotal sac is called a varicocelectomy. The procedure is typically performed so that a man’s fertility can be improved and/or restored. A varicocelectomy is achieved with a small ...

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Functional Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine that can affect a man or a woman and occur at any time of the day or night. Although it is a very common problem, it can be stressful and overwhelming for the person that experiences it leading to anxiety and stress. Functional incontinence is the most common form of incontinence for elderly people who are experiencing the side effects and symptoms from Alzheimers, Parkinsons and Arthritis. Many times, people afflicted with ...

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Cystourethrogram

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A Cystourethrogram—also referred to as a voiding cystogram—is a procedure involving a series of x-ray tests that take pictures of the bladder and urethra while urination are occurring. In order for the procedure to successfully take place, a patient is typically catheterized so that the bladder can be filled with a radiopaque (or a contrast agent) liquid so that the physician performing the procedure can see any abnormalities. The cystourethrogram test is often performed so a doctor can look within ...

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Biofeedback

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For millions of people suffering from certain medical conditions, medicine is not always the preferred method of treatment. Biofeedback therapy is a “mind over matter” alternative remedy using thoughts and will to control the body. For those who choose this type of treatment, a biofeedback specialist will use signals from screening equipment to teach you how to control certain body functions and their responses (such as blood pressure, muscle tension and heart rate). This form of treatment has been widely ...

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Orchitis

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Orchitis is a medical condition in which one or both of the male testicles becomes infected and inflamed. For any male experiencing orchitis, severe pain and swelling in the area of the testes are the first symptoms. The ejaculation of blood, as well as blood in the urine, are other visible symptoms associated with the disorder. Orchitis is often caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea while other times it is brought on by another problem. For ...

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