Bladder / Urethra

If you have pain or difficulty passing urine, or any bleeding or discharge from the urethra, it's important to get diagnosed and treated.

The bladder is a hollow, muscular organ that stores urine, the urethra channels urine from the bladder to expel it (shorter in females than males).

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PTNS

Posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) neuromodulation is a minimally invasive treatment for bladder overactivity. Bladder overactivity is a condition where the bladder goes too frequently, andRead more

Ureteric Stent

As part of your surgery, you may have had a ureteric stent placed. This is a fine plastic tube that is placed in your ureter, and runs from your kidney to the bladder. There are coils on each end toRead more

Rigid Ureteroscopy and Lasering of Ureteric Stone

Ureteroscopy can be performed to treat stones in the ureter (the drainpipe of the kidney), or in the kidney itself. Usually, rigid ureteroscopy is only performed for stones in the ureter.   The mainRead more

Bladder Neck Incision

This is a procedure carried out in an effort to improve urinary flow which in turn helps with other symptoms such as urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and getting up at night. It is performed in Read more

Radical Cystectomy

Radical Cysectomy is a procedure most commonly performed for high-risk (usually muscle-invasive), bladder cancer. On occasion, it may be carried out for non-malignant conditions such as refractoryRead more

Intravesical BCG Treatment

BCG placed into the bladder following the diagnosis of bladder cancer has been shown to decrease the rate of tumour recurrence but more importantly, it decreases the rate of tumour progression: ie.Read more

TURBT

TURBT is performed when a transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder is found at flexible cystoscopy or on ultrasound. Read more

Flexible Cystoscopy

This is a procedure which allows the urologist to examine your bladder and urethra directly without the need for a general anaesthetic.Read more

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is a tumour of the lining of the bladder. It usually presents with painless haematuria (blood in the urine). It can related to cigarette smoking, although there are plenty of people wiRead more

Haematuria

Haematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. This can be macroscopic (it is visible), or microscopic (can only be detected by a microscope). It can be associated with symptoms, which usually meaRead more

Uromune

Recurrent urinary tract infections are a very common problem. Most women have no obvious cause for these infections and do everything to try and prevent them from happening. For women with frequentRead more

Bladder Pain

Interstitial Cystitis is a condition of bladder pain and bladder irritability. It is a relatively common problem, but there are good treatments available to control symptoms. Women referred to BayRead more

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Ureteric Stent

As part of your surgery, you may have had a ureteric stent placed. This is a fine plastic tube that is placed in your ureter, and runs from your kidney to the bladder. There are coils on each end toRead more

Rigid Ureteroscopy and Lasering of Ureteric Stone

Ureteroscopy can be performed to treat stones in the ureter (the drainpipe of the kidney), or in the kidney itself. Usually, rigid ureteroscopy is only performed for stones in the ureter.   The mainRead more

Bladder Neck Incision

This is a procedure carried out in an effort to improve urinary flow which in turn helps with other symptoms such as urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and getting up at night. It is performed in Read more

TURBT

TURBT is performed when a transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder is found at flexible cystoscopy or on ultrasound. Read more

Flexible Cystoscopy

This is a procedure which allows the urologist to examine your bladder and urethra directly without the need for a general anaesthetic.Read more

Optical Urethrotomy

This procedure is done to cut or incise scar tissue that has developed in your urethra.  This occurs for several reasons: It can result from having a catheter or from a previous procedure involvingRead more

Urethroplasty

A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the calibre of the urethra. The stricture is made up of scar tissue. This commonly occurs in the bulbar urethra. It can occur after catheterisation, prostate orRead more

Urethral Stricture

A urethral stricture is scar tissue causing obstruction to urinary flow. It can be caused by having had a urethral catheter, urethral surgery, or pelvic trauma (such as a pelvic fracture), but oftenRead more

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