Kidney Stones Symptoms And Treatments

Kidney stones are a fairly common condition that tend to affect people more during middle age (aged 30-60 years). Stones can form in one or both kidneys and quite often can just pass through the urinary system undetected and without causing…

8 Methods to Encourage Bladder Movement

The urinary bladder is a hollow muscular organ in the body that acts as a collection and storage area of the urine after it passes through the kidneys. If it’s not functioning properly, it may cause complications like urinary tract…

Nocturia

It can be quite normal to wake once or twice during the night to pass water. If you have to do so more often than that it can become both annoying and tiring. The need to pass water during the night is called Nocturia. Although nocturia…

watchful waiting

Watchful waiting refers to seeing whether symptoms progress, stay the same or clear on their own before undergoing medical or surgical treatment. Watchful waiting is a phrase that is used in reference to urology conditions including…

Overflow Incontinence

What Is Overflow Incontinence? Overflow incontinence happens when the bladder doesn't empty properly and so it leaks out. You may not get the message to go to the toilet either. The bladder never empties properly and fills up more…

Cancer, That Can’t Happen To Me…Right?

Bladder & Bowel's very own Community Marketing Manager, Gemma Savory, brings you a very personal battle... The 8th October 2014 at precisely midday I found myself sat in a small lounge room at Birmingham Women’s Hospital with my…

7 Reasons Why Health Checks are Essential

Published on 20/6/17 There are many stages of life which pose new challenges and it’s easy to overlook our health even if we don’t have any symptoms. However, there may be times in our lives when we could benefit from a having a health…

Bacterial Cystitis

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder. Cystitis predominately affects women, but occasionally it can affect men and children. What Causes Cystitis? In most cases, cystitis is caused by a bacterial infection. Bacteria can make its way…

Anti inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory medicines such as Diclofenac sodium, can help to reduce inflammation and to reduce pain.  Diclofenac sodium works by blocking the production of some of the body chemicals that cause inflammation, pain, stiffness,…