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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Urological Surgeon, Urologist.Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle......more
Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Urological Surgeon, Urologist.Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. All our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Excel Care Hospitals is known for housing experienced Urologists. Dr. Anil Agarwal, a well-reputed Urologist, practices in Guwahati. Visit this medical health centre for Urologists recommended by 51 patients.

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Ways to treat Kidney stones

Hello, I am Dr Anil Agarwal I am a practising neurologist from last 15 years and I specialise in minimally invasive treatment for kidney stones. Kidney stones may cause pain, blood in the urine, infection, obstruction and damage to the kidney. These stones may be located either in the Kidneys along with the line of the ureter in the urine bladder or sometimes it will be stuck in the urethra. Then when there is a patient of urinary stones we investigate either by ultrasound, X-Rays, CT-Scans, kidney function test and urine examination. For very small stones in the Kidneys or in the ureter medications maybe try and they are sometimes very helpful in removing the stones, especially patients who have uric acid stones may be treated with medication. Surgery for kidney and urinary stones has now become very simple it has evolved a lot over the years and now minimally invasive treatment is available which is very safe. For Stones in the urethra and urinary bladder endoscopic surgery is done surgery where there no cuts and stitches patient can go home on the same day and he is back to work on the next day, it is so easy and simple. For Stones in the lower ureter patients undergoes the ureterorenoscopy surgery discharge next day, back to work in two days and treatment is very easy there are no cuts and stitches it is very simple for stones in the upper ureter and kidneys. There are three forms of treatment that we do, one is the ureterorenoscopy surgery second is retrograde internal surgery or RIRS or third is PCNL, now we have come down to mini PCNL, in which there is endoscope that is passed through the urethra into the ureter the stones are broken and remove. In PCNL and it was a small puncture in the kidney in mini PCNL we break the stones and take them out, a patient needs maximum hospitalization of one or two days and then back to work very early. Earlier they used to be open surgery that was the only form of treatment, now open surgery is only reserved for patients very few patients, it may be around 1 in 1000 only. There is one more treatment that is available for kidney and ureteral stones, that is Lithotripsy or ESWL in with shock waves are passed to the stone, the stone is broken by the machine and patient passes small fragment in urine. Now I must also tell that this treatment the success rate is up to 90% in very few selected store. Now in a nutshell what I have told you that don't be afraid of kidney stone, the treatment is very simple you just need to consult an experienced urologist who may help you with treatment options that are available and remove your stones. Now what happens, if you ignore this problem the stones and what happens next? The problems that may arise are repeated infections, now if the stone is obstructing then it may damage the kidney I have seen patients who have damaged their kidneys to extend that they are on dialysis and this is only because they have not followed the proper medication and advice by Neurologist. So I urge you all to consult a Urologist and take a proper remedial step so that your stones are removed and your kidneys are saved. Thank you all for your patience and wish you all a very happy and healthy life and wish to make every person stone free thank you.

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Briefing on Urinary problems in men and women

Hello, I am Dr Anil Agarwal I am a practising Urologist for the last 15 years, I practice in Rohini in Delhi. Today I am going to talk about urinary problems faced by both men and women. Let's start with problems faced by women first, women may have four types of problems like burning in the urine, difficulty to pass urine, increase frequency to pass urine and sometimes involuntary leakage of urine. Burning in urine is generally due to infection and it is very common starting from a young age to the elderly, this is very common in the very young girls and elderly females, treatment is very simple with medication. Now when women have difficulty to pass urine, they have strain to pass urine it means there is a structure of the urinary pipe i.e. urethra. Third, when women have increased frequency to pass urin that is due to changes in the bladder wall musculature which results in increase times that a woman has to go to pass urine during the day and night, they may have also experience the urgency to pass urine and sometimes during the urgency they may even leak urine. Now, most of the women are hesitate to come to the doctor because they feel what kind of physical examination that will be done, I assure all women that no physical examination is required, it is only some tests that may be required and treatment is with medication. Even if some procedure is required endoscopy which we called cystoscopy toh kripya zizak na karen aur apne doctor se sampark karen, kisi tarah ki physical jaanch nahi ki jati hai. There is another condition called stress urinary incontinence in which women may pass urine during coughing or sneezing, this is due to laxity of the pelvic floor muscles when the muscles become lax they do not support the urethra and the patient may pass urine during sneezing and coughing. The treatment is with some exercises and those people who do not respond to the exercises may need a very simple surgery which is Day Care surgery, in which we put a tape below the urethra and patient can go home the same evening. So that was about women, in short, now let's discuss urinary problems in men. In males generally, they have 5 types of problems like a urinary infection in which they experience burning in the urine treatment is simple with antibiotics under the care of a urologist. Second, they may have prostatitis, prostatitis is the infection and inflammation of the prostate gland, it occurs in young males treatment is simple with antibiotics and other medications. The third thing which is more important and which is very important in an elderly male is BPH that is enlargement of the prostate gland. In young age, the prostate gland is very small and generally, it becomes walnuts size gland at the age of around 50 years, most of the males have problems after 50 years. In which what happens is when the gland enlarges then it compressors from the urethra and there is difficulty to pass urine, generally these patients have a weak stream increased frequency to pass urine during the day and night, they may have sense of incomplete wording, they may have straining, they may have recurrent urinary infections, these patient are first investigated with ultrasound and urine analysis, kidney function test and the euroflomia treatment after that the treatment is started. In my practice and with the experience that I have, that 9 more than 90% of these patients can be treated from medications alone which are very safe. Now, what happens if you ignore these urinary problems in males, the urinary problems if you ignore may have a recurrent urinary infection, stones in the urinary bladder and may even lead to damage to the kidneys. So I urge the people not to ignore this problem and to consult a urologist. Fourth we may have a condition called cancer in the prostate if detected early then it is potentially curable. Fore thing is stricture urethra it might be difficult to treat urethra but now under endoscopic surgery helps a lot. If you have blood in the urine please don't ignore blood in the urine it may be a tumor in a urinary bladder, you have to consult a urologist and I assure you the treatment is very simple and it is endoscopy. Thank you all for a very patient hearing and wish you all the all very happy and healthy life.

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Stones In Urinary Tract - 4 Particular Reasons Behind It!

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Guwahati
Stones In Urinary Tract - 4 Particular Reasons Behind It!

When you experience a pain on the side and back just below the ribs that at times radiates to the lower abdomen and is fluctuating in intensity, it is quite unlikely for you to think that the reason could be a kidney stone. One of the early symptoms of kidney stone, when you experience such pain, you must seek medical advice. However, there is no need to panic as it is completely curable. Read on to understand more about this condition.

What is urinary bladder stone?
Vesical calculus, which is more commonly referred to as bladder stones, are formed due to a buildup of minerals. It may occur when the bladder is not entirely emptied after urinating. In the course of time, the residual urine becomes concentrated, and the minerals start forming crystals. When the stones are in a miniature state, they can easily pass out, but at times, when they are quite big, they may get stuck in the walls of the urinary tract and cause severe pain and discomfort.

What are the causes of urinary bladder stones?
Bladder stones start growing when the urine is left in the bladder for a long span of time. This may happen due to some underlying medical condition which can prevent the bladder from completely emptying. Conditions which are responsible for causing stones in the urinary tract are as follows

  1. Enlargement of the prostate: When the prostate is enlarged, it may exert pressure on the urethra and disrupt the flow. It leads to retention of urine and creates an ideal environment for the formation of stones.
  2. Diverticula and enlargement of bladder: Sometimes, pouches form within the bladder, and when they become too large, they can retain urine and prevent the bladder from being emptied completely.
  3. Usage of medical devices: Bladder stones may form when an individual uses catheters or other medical devices.
  4. Inflammation of the bladder: Radiation therapy or infection in the urinary tract that causes inflammation or enlargement of the bladder can lead to the formation of stones. Also, if a person has kidney stones, they can come down to the ureters, and in case they become too large to pass, they would stay in the bladder and cause substantial obstruction. Kidney stones are more common than stones in the urinary bladder.

How are kidney stones treated?
Specific lifestyle changes such as drinking enough liquids, taking calcium supplements, limiting the amount of caffeine and alcohol and reducing body weight are some of the simplest yet effective means of treating urinary stones at earlier stages.

Use of specific medicines can also reduce the calcium and uric acid stones by controlling the amount of alkali or acid in the urine. These medications reduce the amount of calcium released by the kidneys so that they can be retained in the bone. If these treatment options do not work, you must consider undergoing surgical intervention. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3190 people found this helpful

How Menopause Can Affect Urological Health?

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Guwahati
How Menopause Can Affect Urological Health?

Menopause is a phase that every woman goes through. As a woman ages, her hormones fluctuate, and she experiences certain symptoms that she wouldn’t have experienced when younger. One cannot ignore the health issues that are caused as a result of menopause. These menopausal changes can affect urological health too. Let us look at this effect in detail.

Menopause in simple terms can be summed up as the end of a woman’s reproductive cycle. The symptoms can begin before you stop menstruating or in some cases even after. This phase usually begins after the age of 40 and in some rare cases can occur even earlier such as health conditions that might have affected the ovaries. Natural menopause does not happen overnight, and it is a gradual transition, which usually lasts for several years. The symptoms kick in when the ovaries start to produce less estrogen, and the process continues till the last eggs are produced.

Symptoms of menopause:
Some of the common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, irritability, and painful intercourse. Also, there could be some urological symptoms, these should be noted as they could be an indicator of other health risks or disorders.

Urological Health during Menopause:
Urological health would most often be ignored when passing through such a crucial phase as menopause. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor regarding any urological changes and symptoms that is experienced during this phase.

  • One of the most common complaints during menopause is urinary tract infections. The frequency of these infections increases during or after menopause. These infections occur due to the reduced levels of estrogen. Though the condition fades gradually, drinking plenty of fluids and eating food high in fiber will be helpful. If necessary ask your doctor to prescribe a topical estrogen cream.
  • Another common complaint is incontinence. This is also caused by the reduced levels of estrogen in the body. It can lead to urinary infections and uncontrollable bladder discharge. There are also several other factors that can result in incontinence such as lifestyle and the type of food consumed. Regularizing your diet and having a regular exercise pattern could be beneficial. Discuss any changes that you can and should make with your doctor.
  • The risk of kidney infections and diseases also increases with menopause. The chance of developing kidney stones is also greater.
  • In addition to the symptoms of infection any pain while passing urine or blood in the urine should be brought to the attention of your doctor immediately. This will ensure that you receive the medication and care you require quickly. Drinking plenty of fluids, eating nutritious food and leading a healthy lifestyle will be beneficial.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Overactive Bladder - How Can It Be Managed?

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Guwahati
Overactive Bladder - How Can It Be Managed?

Not always nature’s calls can be answered immediately. Sometimes, situations demand that you control the urge for a while. When you are not able to control the urge, things may go haywire.
If you are experiencing a frequent urge to urinate and unable to control it, it might be a case of overactive bladder which can be quite embarrassing and can disrupt normal routine to a considerable extent. But if you consult a Urologist regarding this it can be managed and treated, so no need for concern. Know about the ways it can be handled efficiently as mentioned below.

Managing the condition
Practicing pelvic floor exercises and bladder training are some of the most effective natural treatments for overactive bladder. Research indicates that these non-drug remedies are immensely useful for many women and they don’t have any side effects.

  1. Pelvic floor exercises- There are many workouts available for strengthening the muscles controlling urination. While practicing the pelvic floor exercises, you will be able to hold, tighten and then relax the muscles which you use for starting and stopping the flow of urination. A particular type of training known as biofeedback can help in locating the right muscles that assist in squeezing. You can begin with Kegel exercises and slowly work the way up.
  2. Bladder training- This is another essential treatment for overactive bladder which doesn’t involve any medication. It helps in changing the way one uses the bathroom. In place of urinating whenever you feel the urge, you will allow your body to urinate at set times of the day, a phenomenon termed as scheduled voiding.
  3. Treatment through drugs-In people suffering from overactive bladder, the muscles present in the walls of the bladder start working at the wrong time. A group of medications termed as anticholinergics can treat the problem by blocking the nerve signals associated with the bladder muscle contractions. Common drugs of this category include Trospium, Tolterodine, Solifenacin, and others. The primary side effect of this drug is dry mouth though in specific instances it can cause blurred vision and rise in a heartbeat.

But this category of drug is not suited for everyone, and such people are prescribed with beta-3 adrenergic agonists. They work by activating the protein receptor present in the bladder muscles which relaxes and aids the bladder to store urine. Botox injections, which are commonly used for alleviating wrinkles are sometimes injected into the bladder muscle to help it relax. It helps in increasing the capacity of the bladder and reduce the level of contractions. But it is only given to people who are not able to control their symptoms with other forms of treatments.

Other simple measures such as avoiding drinking caffeine or a lot of fluids before any activity or before going to bed are advised. If the condition arises due to an underlying medical condition, your physician will provide the treatment accordingly. So, follow the instructions entirely to avail relief and cure.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Surgical Management of Kidney Stones

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Guwahati
Surgical Management of Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are not exactly stones, but hard deposits that are composed of minerals such as calcium or uric acid. These deposits start accumulating and over time enlarge to form obstructions within the urinary tract. Most kidney stones pass out on their own with little or no medication required, but in some cases, they have to be taken out through surgery. Let us now look at the surgery options available for the removal of kidney stones and why they are needed.

Need for surgery:
You might have to opt for a surgical procedure if you are in a lot of pain and if the stone is very large and cannot pass out on its own. Surgery will also be advised if the stone blocks the urinary tract hampering the free flow of urine. There are four types of surgical procedures that can be done for kidney stones.

  1. Shockwave lithotripsy
  2. Ureteroscopy
  3. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  4. Open surgery

Shock Wave Lithotripsy
This is the most common procedure that is performed for the removal of a kidney stone. It works best for small or medium stones. It is noninvasive - there are no cuts or scars made in your skin. In this procedure, the doctor after identifying the exact location of the stone sends out shock waves aimed at your kidneys. This dislodges the stone and breaks it into small pieces. This is a painless procedure, and no hospitalization is needed. You might have blood in the urine for a few days after the procedure, but it is considered normal and heals on its own. Check with your doctor in case you experience any complications

Ureteroscopy
This procedure is recommended to treat stones in the kidneys and ureters. A thin, flexible scope is used to find and remove the stones. There are no cuts made, and you will be under anesthesia throughout the procedure. A thin scope is passed through your bladder and ureter to reach the kidney. Once the exact location of the stone is reached, the doctor uses a small basket to scoop out the stone. In case the stone is big, a laser is used to break the stones. This is procedure too does not require a hospital stay. Recovery time is short and you can get back to normal activities soon.

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy or Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy
This procedure is done when you have a large size stone and the other methods do not work. In this procedure, a small cut is made in the back, and a thin tube is inserted to reach the stone. Once it reaches the stone, high-frequency sound waves are used to break the stone. You will be under anesthesia throughout the procedure. This can be considered as the most successful types of procedure and is routinely used to remove large stones. Recovery time is short but a short stay in hospital of about a day will be required.

Open surgery
This procedure is rarely done nowadays as it involves the traditional method of surgery. However in some rare cases, when your stone is very large, and the other methods are not an option this approach is used. Hospitalization is required for this procedure and the recovery period usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know More About Kidney Stones

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Guwahati
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Hello, I am Dr Anil Agarwal I am a practising neurologist from last 15 years and I specialise in minimally invasive treatment for kidney stones. Kidney stones may cause pain, blood in the urine, infection, obstruction and damage to the kidney. These stones may be located either in the Kidneys along with the line of the ureter in the urine bladder or sometimes it will be stuck in the urethra. Then when there is a patient of urinary stones we investigate either by ultrasound, X-Rays, CT-Scans, kidney function test and urine examination. For very small stones in the Kidneys or in the ureter medications maybe try and they are sometimes very helpful in removing the stones, especially patients who have uric acid stones may be treated with medication. Surgery for kidney and urinary stones has now become very simple it has evolved a lot over the years and now minimally invasive treatment is available which is very safe. For Stones in the urethra and urinary bladder endoscopic surgery is done surgery where there no cuts and stitches patient can go home on the same day and he is back to work on the next day, it is so easy and simple. For Stones in the lower ureter patients undergoes the ureterorenoscopy surgery discharge next day, back to work in two days and treatment is very easy there are no cuts and stitches it is very simple for stones in the upper ureter and kidneys. There are three forms of treatment that we do, one is the ureterorenoscopy surgery second is retrograde internal surgery or RIRS or third is PCNL, now we have come down to mini PCNL, in which there is endoscope that is passed through the urethra into the ureter the stones are broken and remove. In PCNL and it was a small puncture in the kidney in mini PCNL we break the stones and take them out, a patient needs maximum hospitalization of one or two days and then back to work very early. Earlier they used to be open surgery that was the only form of treatment, now open surgery is only reserved for patients very few patients, it may be around 1 in 1000 only. There is one more treatment that is available for kidney and ureteral stones, that is Lithotripsy or ESWL in with shock waves are passed to the stone, the stone is broken by the machine and patient passes small fragment in urine. Now I must also tell that this treatment the success rate is up to 90% in very few selected store. Now in a nutshell what I have told you that don't be afraid of kidney stone, the treatment is very simple you just need to consult an experienced urologist who may help you with treatment options that are available and remove your stones. Now what happens, if you ignore this problem the stones and what happens next? The problems that may arise are repeated infections, now if the stone is obstructing then it may damage the kidney I have seen patients who have damaged their kidneys to extend that they are on dialysis and this is only because they have not followed the proper medication and advice by Neurologist. So I urge you all to consult a Urologist and take a proper remedial step so that your stones are removed and your kidneys are saved. Thank you all for your patience and wish you all a very happy and healthy life and wish to make every person stone free thank you.

3578 people found this helpful

Urinary Problems

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Guwahati
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Hello, I am Dr Anil Agarwal I am a practising Urologist for the last 15 years, I practice in Rohini in Delhi. Today I am going to talk about urinary problems faced by both men and women. Let's start with problems faced by women first, women may have four types of problems like burning in the urine, difficulty to pass urine, increase frequency to pass urine and sometimes involuntary leakage of urine. Burning in urine is generally due to infection and it is very common starting from a young age to the elderly, this is very common in the very young girls and elderly females, treatment is very simple with medication. Now when women have difficulty to pass urine, they have strain to pass urine it means there is a structure of the urinary pipe i.e. urethra. Third, when women have increased frequency to pass urin that is due to changes in the bladder wall musculature which results in increase times that a woman has to go to pass urine during the day and night, they may have also experience the urgency to pass urine and sometimes during the urgency they may even leak urine. Now, most of the women are hesitate to come to the doctor because they feel what kind of physical examination that will be done, I assure all women that no physical examination is required, it is only some tests that may be required and treatment is with medication. Even if some procedure is required endoscopy which we called cystoscopy toh kripya zizak na karen aur apne doctor se sampark karen, kisi tarah ki physical jaanch nahi ki jati hai. There is another condition called stress urinary incontinence in which women may pass urine during coughing or sneezing, this is due to laxity of the pelvic floor muscles when the muscles become lax they do not support the urethra and the patient may pass urine during sneezing and coughing. The treatment is with some exercises and those people who do not respond to the exercises may need a very simple surgery which is Day Care surgery, in which we put a tape below the urethra and patient can go home the same evening. So that was about women, in short, now let's discuss urinary problems in men. In males generally, they have 5 types of problems like a urinary infection in which they experience burning in the urine treatment is simple with antibiotics under the care of a urologist. Second, they may have prostatitis, prostatitis is the infection and inflammation of the prostate gland, it occurs in young males treatment is simple with antibiotics and other medications. The third thing which is more important and which is very important in an elderly male is BPH that is enlargement of the prostate gland. In young age, the prostate gland is very small and generally, it becomes walnuts size gland at the age of around 50 years, most of the males have problems after 50 years. In which what happens is when the gland enlarges then it compressors from the urethra and there is difficulty to pass urine, generally these patients have a weak stream increased frequency to pass urine during the day and night, they may have sense of incomplete wording, they may have straining, they may have recurrent urinary infections, these patient are first investigated with ultrasound and urine analysis, kidney function test and the euroflomia treatment after that the treatment is started. In my practice and with the experience that I have, that 9 more than 90% of these patients can be treated from medications alone which are very safe. Now, what happens if you ignore these urinary problems in males, the urinary problems if you ignore may have a recurrent urinary infection, stones in the urinary bladder and may even lead to damage to the kidneys. So I urge the people not to ignore this problem and to consult a urologist. Fourth we may have a condition called cancer in the prostate if detected early then it is potentially curable. Fore thing is stricture urethra it might be difficult to treat urethra but now under endoscopic surgery helps a lot. If you have blood in the urine please don't ignore blood in the urine it may be a tumor in a urinary bladder, you have to consult a urologist and I assure you the treatment is very simple and it is endoscopy. Thank you all for a very patient hearing and wish you all the all very happy and healthy life.

3821 people found this helpful

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - Tips That Can Help You Prevent It!

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Guwahati
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - Tips That Can Help You Prevent It!

The prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland located under the bladder. Its main function is to add fluid to the semen produced by the reproductive system. It does not cause any problems in men till later in life when it begins to grow. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH can affect some men, but you can reduce your risk of this condition.

Risk factors for BPH
Knowing and understanding factors that cause BPH will help you avoid or reduce your risk of this condition. In addition to age the other risk factors of BPH are:

  1. Family history: If a close family member such as father or brother has had BPH you are more likely to have this condition
  2. Ethnic background: According to a study published in the Journal of Urology, Black and Hispanic men are at a high risk of being affected by BPH than white men.
  3. Diabetes: A study published in the journal Differentiation has suggested that diabetes can cause the prostate growth.
  4. Obesity: Men who are overweight or have a high amount of body fat could also have high levels of the female hormone estrogen which causes the prostate to grow
  5. Inactivity: Inactive men or those that do little or no exercise are at a higher risk of BPH. Exercising will help you keep blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check and keep your heart healthy which reduces the risk of BPH. Heart disease which can be caused due to inactivity or obesity is known to cause BPH

Preventing BPH
Although certain risk factors such as family history, age and ethnic background, are beyond your control, you can control a few others.

  1. Exercising such as swimming, cycling and walking for just half an hour can help lower your risk of BPH. Diet too plays an important role in keeping your weight in check and preventing conditions such as diabetes which can cause BPH.
  2. Certain foods too are said to slow the rate of prostate growth. A diet low in sugar and saturated fats but rich in healthy fats such as that found in nuts and oily fish is usually recommended.
  3. Supplements can also help. If you feel you are not getting all the nutrition you require from your diet it might be advisable to take supplements. There are many different types of natural supplements available. Ensure that you discuss this with your doctor before starting on a daily supplement.
  4. Limiting or reducing your intake of caffeine can be beneficial for not only the prostate but also the bladder. Drink plenty of water instead.
  5. Stress can trigger and worsen symptoms of BPH such as the frequency to urinate and pain
  6. Discussing the risk factors of BPH with your doctor and working with them to set up diet or meal plans will help you reduce your risk of this condition.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What is Urinary Incontinence & How Do I Prevent It?

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Guwahati
What is Urinary Incontinence & How Do I Prevent It?

Urinary incontinence is a problem that can affect anyone. Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control or the ability of a person to control his/her urine output. It is an embarrassing problem as the urgeto urinate and lack of bladder control can occur even when you are in the middle of something important. This condition is classified by its severity and ranges from the occasional urine leakage to the discharge of urine so suddenly that the person will not be able to make it to the toilet in time.

Symptoms and types:
The symptoms of urinary incontinence are to do with urine output, and can be categorized by minor leaks of urine to moderate amounts. In some cases, the urine discharge can be sudden. This condition is more common among the elderly.

Types of urinary incontinence:

  1. Stress incontinence: The leakage occurs when you are exerting pressure on your bladder, and can include instances of coughing, sneezing, exercising or even lifting something heavy.
  2. Urge incontinence: There is an intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. The sensation or urge to urinate will be often. This can occur throughout the night too and can cause discomfort both physically and mentally.
  3. Overflow incontinence: This is experienced when your bladder does not empty completely. As a result, you would be experiencing constant dribbling of urine. No matter how many times you go to the toilet, the dribbling will continue.
  4. Functional incontinence: This type of incontinence is caused by an impairment, disorder or condition that prevents you from making it to the toilet in time. For example, if you are elderly or if you have severe arthritis, you may not be able to reach the bathroom in time.
  5. Mixed incontinence: This happens when you experience more than one or two types of the above mentioned urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence is not a disease, but could be a symptom of an underlying condition. Do consult with your physician if you notice these symptoms and get treated for it. A simple urinalysis will help to determine and diagnose infections and other disorders causing this condition.

Prevention:
There are many factors that can put you at risk. Most involve everyday habits and the food that we eat. There are certain drinks such as alcohol, caffeine, aerated drinks, and chocolate drinks that can also stimulate your bladder and can increase the output of urine temporarily. Reducing your intake of these beverages particularly at night and limiting your intake of spicy foods could help you deal with this condition.

Making a few healthy lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercises to strengthen the pelvic region can help to prevent conditions such as urinary incontinence. Watch what you eat and curb your intake of acidic and spicy foods. Also, limit or reduce your consumption of foods high in preservatives. Quit smoking and reducing the intake of alcohol will also be beneficial.

Coping with urinary incontinence can be embarrassing. Hence talk to your doctor about it and get medical attention immediately. Using adult diapers could help reduce the stress and embarrassment involved with this condition.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have single kidney from birth I have right kidney with right renal calculus 3.2 mm upper pole. What can I do?

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Guwahati
I have single kidney from birth I have right kidney with right renal calculus 3.2 mm upper pole. What can I do?
Single kidney with stone is to be taken seriously. At present things look okay as it is a non-obstructing calculus. You should meet a urologist who can guide you.
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I have a umbilical hernia and also 5-6 stones in my kidney which is not going by drinking water. Both are harmless till now but like your suggestion which has to be removed first.

MBBS, MS - Urology, DNB
Urologist, Guwahati
Both umbilical hernia and stones have potential complications, like a hernia becoming obstructed. Regarding stones it requires further evaluation by IVP or CT scan.
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