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Bladder Cancer occurs in male patient more than female patient. After the age of 50 year-old is considered at high risk. It is not clear how bladder cancer occurs. However, researches showed that bladder cancer might relate to smoking, hairdye, chemical preparation, and some certain ingredients in herbal medicines (such as aristolochic acids).
Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis are the three approved medicines for Erectile Dysfunction treatment in Taiwan. According to the clinical trial results, these three medicines help penis smooth muscles to relax and achieve the effect of penis congestion and erection.
Local anesthesia or general anesthesia (for children or uncooperative patients)is used for this surgery. Sorethroat occurs within a few days after the procedure if using general anesthesia. The condition will go away automatically.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes. Local anesthesia is administered on scrotal epidermis. Two tiny openings about 1 cm each side will be cut for vasectomy.
Prosthetic mesh is a mesh substance made of polypropylene material, used for tensionless hernia repair. This material and the surrounding tissues form fibrosis to create a new layer of strong structure.
Artificial Urethral Sphincter (AMS 800®) is consisted of three parts, including artificial sphincter made of silicide. This artificial sphincter is a bag that can be filled with water with the size of a watch belt.
What is urinary incontinence? Forget about the complicated, wordy medical definition. Urinary incontinence is urinary leak at the wrong time and wrong place. The types of urinary incontinence include the following:
Urethritis is urethral infection, which occurs when bacteria get into the urethra. A normal urethra is bacteria free. When bacteria get into the urethra, the urethra will be infected. Bacteria can get to the bladder through urethral orifice, and even get up to the kidneys and cause pyelonephritis.
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein that exists in epithelium in prostate only and can be tested easily through blood test.
The prevalence rate of urinary incontinence in adult women is between 10-30%. According to the survey conducted in 1998 in 11 countries in Asia by APCAB (Asia Pacific Continence Advisory), about 15.1% of women and 5.8% of man suffered from urinary incontinence.