IC involves temporarily placing a tube (catheter) into the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine out of the body. The catheter drains urine from the bladder. Once the bladder is empty, the catheter is removed. Learning how to properly care for your catheters helps keep them clean for you to use, which helps prevent infection.
Radical orchiectomy is surgery to remove a testicle. It's most often done to treat testicular cancer. Or it may be needed if a testicle is severely damaged due to infection or injury. Some forms of treatment for prostate cancer include orchiectomy. Learn more about this procedure.
Pressure from a mass of tissue or scar tissue is blocking one or both of your ureters. This causes urine to back up into the kidneys instead of flowing out of the body. Ureterolysis can help treat this problem. With this surgery, the ureter is freed from the tissue that is pressing on it. The ureter is then moved to a new position away from the blockage. Read on to learn about this procedure.
Self-injection is a good option if you have erectile dysfunction (ED). You put a tiny needle into the side of your penis and inject medicine. This helps your penis get hard and stay that way long enough for sex. And sex and orgasm will feel as good as always. You may be nervous about doing self-injection at first. But with practice, it will get easier. Your healthcare provider will show you how to do self-injection the first time. The simple steps are outlined on this sheet.
Penile self-injection is a simple technique that may improve your sex life. Some men even find that self-injection leads to an increase in natural erections. If you have questions or concerns about self-injection or erectile dysfunction (ED), talk to your healthcare provider. The information on this sheet will help you get the best results.
Take it easy for the first month or so while you heal. During the first few weeks, you may feel burning when you pass urine. You may also feel like you have to urinate often. These sensations will go away. If your urine becomes bright red, it means that the treated area is bleeding. This may happen on and off for a month or so after a TURP. If this occurs, rest and drink plenty of fluids until the bleeding stops.
Epididymitis is often caused by bacteria in the urinary tract or by bacteria passed between partners during sex. It can also be a complication of certain hospital procedures, or it can be caused by use of a urinary catheter. Here's what you need to do at home to care for yourself.
You are going home with a suprapubic catheter in place. This tube is placed directly into the bladder through your belly to drain urine from your bladder. You were shown how to care for your catheter in the hospital. This sheet will help remind you of those steps and guidelines when you are at home.
Self-catheterization simply means putting a clean tube (catheter) into the bladder to empty urine. This helps you empty your bladder when it won't empty by itself or empty all the way. You were shown in the hospital how to do self-catheterization. The steps here should help you remember how to do it correctly.
Self-catheterization simply means inserting a clean tube (catheter) into the bladder to empty urine. This helps you empty your bladder when it won't empty by itself or won't empty all the way. You were shown in the hospital how to do this procedure. Read on for helpful step-by-step directions.
To help treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI), your surgeon may do a procedure called retropubic suspension. This surgery is done laparoscopically through small incisions in the belly. During the surgery, sutures are used to firmly support the pelvic organs and help prevent urine leakage. Your surgery will take about 2 hour(s). You will be asked to do some things at home to prepare for surgery. Below are guidelines to help you get ready.
Urostomy is surgery that provides a new way for the body to get rid of urine (waste fluid). It's done when the bladder is diseased or damaged. During the surgery, the surgeon brings part of the urinary tract or some of the digestive tract through the abdominal wall. Learn about the different ways a urostomy can be done.