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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
November 30, 2018

What to do when there’s blood in your pee

Do you need to see the doctor if your pee has blood in it? Unless you are a woman and are currently menstruating, the answer is Yes! it’s not normal to have blood in your pee. The colour of your urine says a lot about your health. What’s more concerning is spotting blood in it which could appear red, maroon, pink, or like a dark, smoky colour. Haematuria Haematuria is what doctors call it when you have there’s blood in your urine. In rare cases, red urine may be caused by certain foods or medicines. You may or may not…
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Sexual Health
September 2, 2017

Hope for those struggling with pain during sex

You used to enjoy sex, but now it hurts like hell. Here are the possible reasons why, and how you can deal with it. Women: Vaginal dryness This is most commonly caused by too little arousal before sex. When a woman becomes sexually aroused, her vaginal glands secrete a fluid that acts as a lubricant. If this process is disrupted, not enough lubrication can make sex uncomfortable and painful. This issue can also stem from a drop in oestrogen levels after menopause, childbirth or during breastfeeding. Certain medications can also constrain arousal, and decrease lubrication. These include antidepressants, high blood…
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Sexual Health
June 23, 2017

Is it an STD or bladder infection?

Does it itch, burn or scratch down under – and you don’t quite know what it is? Infections are common but embarrassing. The good news is that they’re treatable too! It’s important to know what’s what – down there. Here’s a guide. The difference A bladder infection means that a type of bacteria has invaded your bladder, causing pain and discomfort. An STD is a sexually transmitted disease that’s passed on during intercourse (most commonly). An STD is also an infection, and could be caused by bacteria, yeast, viruses or parasites. With a bladder infection, the bacteria travel from the…
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
April 28, 2017

It hurts when I wee – what could it be?

Pain or discomfort during urination (also known as dysuria) can be caused by many different conditions. A common one you may be familiar with, is urinary tract infection. But what if it isn't an infection? How do you treat it and when do you need to see the doctor? The three main culprits 1. Urinary tract infections A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a common reason for burning wee. It's most common in women, but can also occur in men. The infection can be found anywhere along the urinary tract, from the kidneys, all the way down to the…
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
April 29, 2016

What you need to know about Urinary tract infections

Do you feel the urge to wee, only to get to the toilet and pass a small amount of urine, with no relief? Is it painful to wee? You may possibly have a urinary tract infection. It’s a common condition, but it can get very serious, if you don’t get treatment. (more…)
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