Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common infection that usually occurs when bacteria enter the opening of the urethra and multiply in the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), bladder, and urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder).
A urethral diverticulum is an abnormal pouch in the floor of the urethra that may lead to infections, urinary incontinence or discomfort during intercourse. Urethral diverticula are a relatively common finding among women with chronic genitourinary conditions, such as recurrent infections, post void dribbling, and dyspareunia (difficulty or painful intercourse).
Pelvic organ prolapse means that the uterus and/or the vagina have fallen down from its normal position in the pelvis. This prolapse is probably caused by injuries sustaining during childbirth, aging, a woman's tissue composition, chronic coughing and heavy lifting.
Temporary bladder control problems are common during and after pregnancy. The added weight and pressure of pregnancy can weaken pelvic floor muscles.
Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the flow of urine and is a common side effect of a number of Uro-oncology treatments, including surgery on the prostate and bladder as well Radiation therapy.
Haematuria is a common condition and one which must be taken seriously. Haematuria simply means blood in urine. If you notice blood in the urine it should always be investigated, although in most cases no serious cause will be found.
Cancer is a disease that results from abnormal growth and division of cells that make up the body's tissues and organs. Under normal circumstances, cells reproduce in an orderly fashion to replace old cells, maintain tissue health and repair injuries. However, when growth control is lost and cells divide too much and too fast, a cellular mass -or "tumour" -is formed.