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    For many years i have had Urinary symptoms brought on by undiagnosed Bilharzia.Amongst other problems i was diagnosed with CPPS.The wierd thing is i have had for around the same time as the Urinary symptoms bad bilateral knee pain-this pain comes and goes and feels like some sort of Infection and X-rays and Mri's have shown up nothing.I have heard of,amongst other things of things like reactive Arthritis.Can you offer me any help or advice?





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    I also had Bilharzia, was diagnosed and treated soon after (in U.S.) Years later have found out from blood test I still have this infection. Having knee pain, joint pains and all sorts of health problems. UK GPs and even doctors at Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London do not want to know!! My advice for anyone who gets this horrible infection, go oversease to find help, because you won't get it in the UK. I was just insulted, said symptoms because I am fat, and accused of having dfelusions of parasites - and this from so-called hospital for tropical diseases. What is the point of them?

    My partner has erectile dysfunction due to diabeties type 1, does this mean he cannot use any medication such as Viagra ?





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    I am 15 and have never had sex but I think I have erectile dysfunction as my erections are not as firm or long as before. I don't want to go to my parents or family doctor, what should i do? and what is the cause?





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    im 16 and have the exact same problem my girlfriend wants to have sex but i know it wont stay up as weve done oral and it hasnt really i honestly do not have clue what the problem is and need help!!

    What are the causes of dysfunction and its treatments? What causes bend or curved penis and its effects on sexual intercourse ?





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    I believe I may have erectile dysfunction as I cannot maintain an erection for very long at all it's a real killer. My penis is also really small so I'm really worried! Can anyone help? Thanks.





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    When I am with my partner my penis doesn't get ericted at all, I wonder if you can help me please?

    I have the same problem! I suggest you go see your GP, they will help don't be afraid.

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    I have never achived orgasm through sex, only by masturbation. My partner has been able to make me cum this way but only a few times in the 16 years we have been together. Is there anything i can do? I have suffered from erectile dysfunction but i now get cialis on prescription.





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    Male, 51, diabetic T2,diagnosed 2 years ago, BPH, I am shortly having tests for urinary incotinence (started having accidents in October, now daily leakage) and chronic urinary retention >500ml. Have only just realised I may have a linked or unconnected problem with bowel incontinence, as over a similar period I have had 5 or 6 instances of barely making it to the loo or not(never previously a problem except with chronic diahorrea). I feel like there has been some reduction in the strength and time with which I can firmly clench my buttocks. Have also over a longer period often had numbness in left outer thigh and pain like sun burn over top arch of left foot. I feel nervous about bringing this up as I feel my current health issues are already likely to put obstacles in the way of future employment. Is it likely that they are connected?





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    Hi, I am sorry for your problems. I would definitely mention all those things to your doctor, its important they know everything as I do think they are connected. Bare with me please, this is a long reply but I think I should share my experience with you, even though in my case what happened is rare-please bare that in mind too when you read it! I'm a 30 year old women, not diabetic by the way so cant say if that is connected but the other symptoms you described are very similar to ones I experienced. In my case, I was born with Scoliosis (curve of the spine) and about 7 years ago the vertebrae from L4-S2 (lower part of the spine) started to collapse onto each other. This happened gradually over a number of years, (it went undiagnosed as I put my back pain, numbness in my legs and other problems down to the Scoliosis). The collapse of the vertebrae started crushing and damaging certain nerves to my lower limbs and bladder, during which time I experienced urinary incontinence, I was unable to completely empty my bladder, same as you with urine retention so I had accidents twice a day or more. I also started to develop bowel incontinence. I had numbness from my hips down on the outer thighs, down the outside of my legs and onto both feet on the sides and top of the feet which worsened gradually too and I had a lot of pain at times. I was eventually sent to an incontinence nurse who taught me to self catheterise every day so I could empty my bladder completely using single-use catheters and this stopped the accidents happening as often. She also referred me for a test of my bladder where they insert a tube to fill up the bladder with a liquid dye to see how much it can hold until you feel the sensation to pee, I didnt have any feeling to pee after almost 1 and a half litres of the liquid were put into my bladder (it should never hold that much!!) and was asked to have an MRI as he was worried the nerves were not communicating to the brain to tell me when I needed to go to the loo. All of these symptoms were not connected by any doctors I saw and I was waiting for an appointment for the MRI to come through when I collapsed with back pain and taken to hospital. Thats when they discovered through MRI and CT scans that the vertebrae had collapsed and almost killed the nerves to my bladder and I was at such a risk of losing the ability to walk and being in a wheelchair within 6 months because of the damage to the nerves to my lower legs and feet that I had surgery within a week to decompress my spine, release the trapped nerves and they pinned the vertebrae into place with rods. I still have problems and the nerves to my bladder haven't repaired themselves as they had hoped because the damage had gone on too long but I am walking fine and the pain is managed by injections and I still self catheterise about 4 times a day so all in all the surgery was the best thing to happen to me and saved me from being unable to walk again and stopped the other problems worsening. OK this is a long story and in my case very drastic, this kind of nerve damage is rare but the symptoms you described sound like nerve damage to me, definitely go see your doctor. I don't mean to scare you telling you all this but I think your symptoms are connected and you need to have your spine checked by a CT scan and the connecting nerves from your lower spine checked by an MRI. I am no doctor, I just know my symptoms and diagnosis of them very well, and know exactly what the surgeons found and how they tried to fix me!! I think self catheterising will be of great help to you with the incontinence if there is no other underlying cause. I hope this helps in some way and you get the treatment you need! By the way, I cope fine with work and as long as there is a loo I can catheterise!

    I am not a doctor but be sure you are looked at by a neurologist if possible because the combination of incontinence and sensory disturbance (eg numbness) are common experiences to people with M.S.

    My Husband had a Radical Prostectamy 2 years past Sept, he still has problems with erectile dysfunction even though he has tried viagra, cialis, injections and a vaccum pump! Does anyone know if there are any more options that can help him?





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    Same problem, but there is a fluid that is administered via the urethra. Ask your GP

    I am 17 and for the past few months my erections have been weak and on the off chance I get one they go down much quicker. I don't smoke and I am not diagnosed as depressed but I personally think I might be and apparently depression can be a reason for erectile dysfunction. Help please?





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    I have urinary incontinence but all tests have come back normal, what can I do now?





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    Options for management of stress urinary incontinence include physiotherapy, pessaries and surgery. These are often used for prolapses but can also help to put internal pressure on the urethra to assist in closure and prevent leaking. There is such a thing as Botox for the muscles of the pelvic floor however this only helps to relax, not to strengthen. In some cases it can help to relax specific muscles that are in spasm or are tight and causing dysfunction. A Pelvic Health Physiotherapy assessment can help determine the cause of the pelvic floor dysfunction (which could involve straining, back or hip pain, incorrect movement patterns) and teach you how to perform Kegels correctly. 40% of women who have only been verbally instructed how to do the exercise are doing it incorrectly and some of those women are actually doing harm to their pelvic floor instead.

    Hi Tiffany, here is some info about urinary incontinence and how to manage it http://pelvichealthphysio.blogspot.ca/2013/08/stress-urinary-incontinence.html

    My mum's 86 and suffers form urinary incontinence. Is this prcedure also applicable for urinary incontinence?





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    hi my name is suzy, not so long ago i contracted Ecoli in my urinary tracked, it was very painfull and i was losing blood clots it scared me because i have had a hysterectomy so it wasnt to do with periods. i was given a course of very strong anti biotics which cleared it up, my point is how did it happen how does a person get Ecoli in the urinary tracted?





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    Sorry but you have a urinary infection most likely. Its normal in women so dont panic. Drink plenty of w.ater and cranberry juice or pineapple(thats what doctor oz says). You should also look into. taking AZO Pill which u can find in any grocery store. But importantly go take a urinalysis to see if it is a urinary infection. Hope you feel better

    I posted a message earlier today and would just like to give advice on getting more information on the sacral nerve stimulator. After several bouts of urinary retention I was referred to a urologist who specialises in women's urinary problems and was put in touch with a consultant urologist who told me about the stimulator and the urologist would be able to let you know if you are suitable for this implant.





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    I am 68 and I take blood pressure tablets,statins, one mild heart attack for which I take medication. I now suffer from erectile dysfunction. On your show you had a Consultant who performed a procedure where he did something like a ------gram to unblock so blood flow would improve he is I think the only Consultant to perform and private very costly, is there an NHS Consultant who does this procedure and what else can you do for me. Also is it safe for me to take Viagra obviously that Consultant who performed that procedure on your show I think it improved his erectile dysfunction can you confirm this if possible.





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    My boyfriend is suffering with erectile dysfunction, he can get an errection but cant always maintain it. My comments are mainly for the guys. Please talk to your partner about things and how your feeling. My boyfriend felt too embarassed to talk at first which left my mind working overtime eg. is this because of me? am i doing something wrong or not doing enough of something? Because of this, i stopped initiating sex, thinking it might go wrong and embarass him, whilst my boyfriend was thinking i'd gone off him and made performance anxiety even worse. We now talk about things and although he still has erectile dysfunction, were deaking with it as a couple.





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    Blood in the urine is a common problem. The medical term for red blood cells in the urine is hematuria. Sometimes blood in the urine is a sign of a serious problem in the urinary tract, while other times it is not serious and requires no treatment. Only after a thorough evaluation by a healthcare provider should blood in the urine be attributed to a non-serious cause. Hematuria has many different causes. Blood in the urine can come from any condition that results in infection, inflammation, or injury to the urinary system. Typically, microscopic hematuria indicates damage to the upper urinary tract (kidneys), while visible blood indicates damage to the lower tract (ureters, bladder, or urethra). But this is not always the case. The most common causes in people younger than 40 years of age are kidney stones or urinary tract infections. These may also cause hematuria in older people, but cancers of the kidney, bladder, and prostate become a more common concern in people older than 40 years of age. Several conditions causing hematuria may exist at the same time. Some causes of hematuria are serious, others are not. Your healthcare provider will perform tests to help tell the difference. If you have visible blood in your urine, do not attempt to treat yourself with home remedies. See a medical professional without delay. If you have a urinary tract infection, you will take antibiotics for 3-14 days, depending on what part of the urinary tract is infected. If you have kidney stones, be sure to drink plenty of liquids to help pass the stones and prevent other stones from forming. You may need to take pain relievers. Hope this helps you.

    It could be a yeast infection. Also i am 13 weeks pregnant an recently had an infection caused by the change in vaginal discharge, hormonal changes an urinary flow so its very common to get urinary tract infections an/or yeast infections while pregnant, so you never know have yourself checked out for both.

    At 22 I wouldn't say this was normal, but it depends on your lifestyle. If you are drinking and smoking lots then erectile dysfunction will happen lots more, and if you add obesity to that list it increases once again. However if your fit and healthy and don’t drink or smoke to much you may want to see your local GP to see what they think. If you don’t want to see your Doc about this and prefer to do it over the internet or phone you could always see out an online Pharmacy. If you do go the online route, always make sure you buy from a registered UK pharmacy with the green pharmacy logo on their website which when clicked displays their pharmacy information. Try Medical Specialists Pharmacy they have been helping people with erectile dysfunction online for over 10 years.

    Erectile dysfunction I incredibly common. Please don't ever be embarrassed about it as we as healthcare professionals see loads of people with it. As discussed the best option is to see a healthcare professional and have some investigations to exclude any serious underlying condition. Once we have excluded this, there are lots of treatment options. Some Psychological therapies, The PDE5 inhibitors (tablets such as Viagra), however if these don't work, there are other options. We sometime use 'muse' which is a urethral medication or pumps and elasticated rings to manually achieve erections, there is also the option of an injection (which sounds far worse than it is!). The issue here is that erectile dysfunction can really depress people and causes relationship problems, and these medications and therapies are there to help. Don't sit there in silence there really is something that we can do about it!





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    Hey, i totally know what you're talking about. and yeah its really scary to go to a dr. to talk about this kind of problem, especially if its a male. and even if its a female, there are many really great gynecologist who really don't know how to address sexual dysfunction...theyre not trained that much in it. i dont know where you live, but you need to find a place that specializes in sexual dysfunction-- not just a regular therapist, that could be a real waste of time- and dont give up on finding the right place to get help. if youre on the east coast in the US i heard about this place medical for female sexuality that specializes in this. if you cant get there they have a really good site that is super helpful-- centerforfemalesexuality.com good luck and dont give up hope!!!!

    maybe erectile dysfunction?

    A UTI (urinary tract infection) isn't like an STD, just because you have had one doesn't mean your partner will get one too. Also your urinary tract is separate from your female reproductive system, it shouldn't cause problems with trying to get pregnant. A great way to prevent UTI's is to make sure you and your partners hands and toys are clean before having sex, try to relieve your bladder before and after sex, take a cranberry supplement and/or drink plain cranberry juice regularly to help prevent future problems, also relieving your bladder soon after feeling the urge to go (do NOT hold it in).

    I think I might have erectile dysfunction , Im 17 by the way and can't get hard what should i do ?





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    Have a look at eustachian tube dysfunction.

    i went to gp i got alclear it be 3years now with e.dysfunction i try everything i need help..from hull

    I'm #42 and mine is shaped like a cobra Idk what to do and I'm worried it might be an erectile dysfunction but Idk





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    Hi Emmy, If you are uncomfortable, it's always a good idea to check it out with a doctor. Also, at the pharmacy you can buy a kit to check your urine for infection, so you can be sure you're not going to the doctor for no reason. In the mean time, make sure you drink 8 cups of water or more per day to help your body flush things out. I've also heard many great things about cranberry juice for urinary problems. In terms of the stomach bug, you could have spread some germs from your bowels to your urinary tract and vagina while using the toilet. All the more reason to check it with a doctor! The green color is a warning sign of infection, so when in doubt, check it out!

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