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    I was born with Bladder Exstrophy, a rare birth defect that occurs in 1 out of 50,000 live births, where the bladder and associated structures are improperly formed. Throughout my childhood I’ve had fourteen surgeries to make my life as “normal” as possible. To manage my condition, it requires different techniques just to empty my bladder and prevent serious infections. For example, I’ve had to visit the nurse’s office every two hours to cath myself, as far back as kindergarten. Since birth,…

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    Prostate Gland Essay

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    The main function of the prostate gland, found only in men, is to discharge fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm. During ejaculation, the prostate gland also helps to push out the seminal fluid into the urethra. This gland is almost the size of a walnut and is located in the front side of the rectum, and in the center of the penis and the bladder. This is the passage way for urine to leave the body. Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a disease where there is an unbalanced growth of…

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    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a medical condition characterized by prostate enlargement this results in urinary symptoms such as difficulty passing urine, incomplete bladder emptying, or frequently urinating at night. This condition only affects men as women do not have prostate glands. This condition increases in prevalence with age. Progressive enlargement of the prostate may cause significantly bothersome symptoms…

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    Genitourinary Case Study and Plan of Care Infections like acute prostatitis in the male genitourinary system are rare while disorders like benign prostatic hyperplasia are more common with aging (Yoon et al., 2012). Mr. H.S. is a 60-year-old male with history of urinary issues for two years. Reports today symptoms have increased in severity. He reports today nocturia consisting of 4-5 episodes a night and interference of daily activities related to frequent urination with a decreased urinary…

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    She recently moved out of her large home when it became too much to care for. Jenny is widowed and has three adult children who help her as needed. Jenny wants to be as independent as possible; she has been all of her life. Her husband died of cancer 4 years ago, and she took care of him so that he could die at home. Jenny worked as a bookkeeper at a local company until she was 70 years old. She loves to garden, walk with friends, and read books. Jenny has trouble controlling urination. She…

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    Imagine your beautiful baby girl being born and then finding out she has a birth defect that will affect her quality of life forever. I was born with Bladder Exstrophy, a rare abnormality present at birth in which the bladder and associated structures are improperly formed and occurs in 1 out of 50,000 births. Throughout my childhood I’ve had 14 surgeries to make my life as “normal” as can be. To manage my situation it requires very different techniques just to empty my bladder and to prevent…

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    Outcome of the hypospadias reconstruction is closely related to getting an expert knowledge about the surgical anatomy of the normal and hypospadiac penis. In general, the hypospadiac and the normal penis are similar in many aspects. The anatomical and histological analysis revealed that the neurodevelopment and the corporal bodies are similar except at the ventral aspect where there is arrested urethral development, deficient of corpora spongiosum, and abortive prepuce. (13) In general the…

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    Bipolar Resectoscopes

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    Cystoscopy and Standard TURB are still the gold standard procedure for the diagnosis and initial treatment of NMIBC. TURB has been carried out by using the monopolar resectoscopes. Recently, the bipolar resectoscopes, which is used for transurethral resection of the prostate, was introduced for the treatment of bladder cancer. Several advantages are associated with the use of bipolar technology: the fluid of irrigation is a saline solution, so reduction of morbidity due to the TUR syndrome,…

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    There are many reproductive diseases that involve males and females. The types of reproductive diseases are epididymitis, orchitis, Prostatic Hypertrophy and Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and Ovarian Cancer. Epididymitis is an aggravation of the epididymis, more often than not brought about by a pathogenic living being, for example, gonococcus, streptococcus, or staphylococcus. Oftentimes happens with urinary tract or prostate contamination, mumps, or…

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    Understanding Prostate Cancer The prostate is an important part in men’s health. Majority of men who develop some degree of poor urine flow have this small walnut shaped gland to blame. Naturally the prostate gland increases in size with age. This swelling is called benign prostate hypertrophy or BPH. This swelling is non-cancerous and when troublesome, it can be removed through an open abdominal surgery or through the urethra in an operation called trans-urethral resection of the prostate –…

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