Bladder Health Topics
Featured Tests and Procedures
A cystoscopy allows your doctor to see the inside of your bladder and urethra. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this procedure, which is used when a person experiences certain urinary problems.
Featured Conditions and Diseases
As this eMedTV segment explains, a bladder infection during pregnancy can be serious, especially if it spreads to the kidneys. This article discusses the importance of promptly treating a bladder infection to avoid problems such as premature delivery.
Interstitial cystitis is a bladder condition that can cause pain, as well as a frequent need to urinate. This eMedTV article provides detailed information on the condition, including common symptoms, possible causes, treatment options, and more.
Each year, about 3 percent of children in the United States have a urinary tract infection. In children, as this eMedTV page explains, symptoms may include unexplained fever, incontinence, and irritability. Treatment is essential to prevent damage.
Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) are defined as having 2 infections in 6 months or 3 in 1 year. This eMedTV article discusses recurrent UTIs and provides tips for preventing them, such as drinking plenty of water and cranberry juice.
Vesicoureteral reflux is a condition in which urine flows back from the bladder to the ureters. This eMedTV resource discusses types, causes, and symptoms of this condition; information on diagnosis and treatment is also provided.
Cipro XR is an antibiotic primarily used to treat urinary tract infections such as bladder infections. This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at this drug, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing information.
Elmiron is a medication used to treat bladder discomfort caused by interstitial cystitis. This eMedTV resource describes Elmiron -- the only oral drug approved to treat this bladder condition -- and its uses, as well as potential side effects.
Taking mirabegron can help relieve symptoms of an overactive bladder. This part of the eMedTV Web library features more details on this prescription medication, including what it is prescribed for, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
If you have a urinary tract infection, your healthcare provider may prescribe the antibiotic nitrofurantoin. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at what this product is used for, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
Pentosan is an oral medicine approved to relieve bladder pain associated with interstitial cystitis. This eMedTV segment takes a look at this drug and its uses, effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Tazicef is an antibiotic used for infections caused by bacteria. This article from the eMedTV Web site gives an overview of this injected medication, describing how it works, what to expect during treatment, dosing guidelines, and more.