Bladder Augmentation - Reader's Question: If a bladder
is augmented, do the bladder muscles stop working completely? Or do they
have limited function that won't allow the "new" bladder to empty
completely, requiring periodic cathing?
This is an excellent question. Several weeks ago, I wrote about options for improving... Read more
TVT Operation - Reader's Question: What can I expect after a TVT operation, in
terms of pain, suture removal, voiding and sexual activity?
Read the original post on TVT operation.
short for Transvaginal tape and is a brand name for a type of sling called a
midurethral sling. There are many
products like this on... Read more
I am routinely asked about the possibility of transplanting a new bladder. It is an interesting thought isn't it. I mean, if you have a liver or kidneys that do not work right, then you are put on a list and hopefully will eventually receive one of these organs. Transplanting a bladder would be a wonderful option for those patients who... Read more
I always find it interesting that while I am taking care of a patient for something, often another family member will say to me, "You know, I should come see you." Many times it is for incontinence, and it is something they have been dealing with for years. Many people, women in particular, have ignored their symptoms of... Read more
Even though Valentine's Day has passed, I thought I would address an issue a very dear patient of mine recently raised; how do you date and meet someone new when you have incontinence? She is recently single and ready to hit the dating scene after a bit of a hiatus. She has had problems with incontinence and has required several... Read more