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Loss of function = loss of dignity?

Posted by Helene Skoog, August 15 2019

There’s always a measure of uncertainty when you visit the doctor. You put your fate in someone else’s hands and might feel vulnerable, especially if the topic is a bit embarrassing. We asked catheter users from Germany, Italy and Sweden how they experience living with urinary issues and frequent doctor visits.

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Topics: Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

I was 26 and diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Helene Skoog, November 1 2018

It was an ordinary morning, except for the fact that Lee woke up with a strange tingling feeling and numbness in his hand. As the day went by the numbness travelled up his arm, all the way up to his shoulder.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bowel dysfunction

MS: How I found the solution to my bladder problems

Posted by Helene Skoog, July 5 2018

MS related bladder problems hindered Jane in doing the things she loved, but she found her solution and was able to take the journey of a life time!

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC), Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Women and LUTS: Atonic Bladder

Posted by Helene Skoog, June 14 2018

Many women with a Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or injury from child birth have difficulties emptying the bladder. In this article we focus on the reason: Atonic Bladder.

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Topics: Women's health, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)

Women and LUTS: Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Posted by Helene Skoog, June 7 2018

Pelvic organ prolapse is a very common female health condition. Exactly how common varies widely across studies, depending on the population studied, but symptoms are seen in 30-76% of women in routine gynecology care.

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC), Women's health, Bladder dysfunction