Difficulty in passing a bowel motion. The motion may be hard and require straining.
Inflammation of the bladder.
For our bodies to work properly we need to convert glucose (sugar) from food into energy. A hormone called insulin is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy. In people with diabetes, insulin is no longer produced or not produced in sufficient amounts by the body.
Diuretics (water tablets)
These increase production of urine and are usually prescribed for people with high blodd pressure, heart or breathing disorders.
The inability to get and / or keep an erection that allows sexual activity with penetration.
Wind in the bowel or expelled from the anus.
A need to empty the bladder often with only short times between toilet visits. At night, this is called Nocturia.
A form of medication taken by vagina (by applicator) or a device inserted into the vagina to support vaginal prolapse.
The falling or sliding of an organ from its normal position in the body. In the pelvis, this may refer to the uterus, vagina, bladder, urethra, rectum or bowel.
This gland found in men sits around the neck of the bladder and the urethra. It produces fluid during sexual intercourse. The prostate grows larger in most men over 50 years of age and can start to block the bladder outlet.
Bone at the front of the pelvis beneath the pubic hair. The bladder is located just below the pubic bone.
The material evacuated with a bowel movement (faeces).
The leakage of urine with physical exertion or effort (such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, walking, or when lifting things). It is caused by a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles.
The strong, sudden desire to pass urine or faeces.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
An infection anywhere along the urinary tract.
The liquid produced by the kidneys. Urine is stored in the bladder and passed via the urethra. It contains body waste products. It should be clear, pale and have no odour.