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In this section, we have leaflets for the Urology department. Please only read the materials on the advice of your clinician.

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Click to download the Acute Urinary Retention leaflet
 

Acute Urinary Retention

This leaflet addresses some questions you may have about acute urinary retention and what to expect on going home ... read more

 

Click to download the BCG Treatment for Superficial Bladder Cancer leaflet
 

BCG Treatment for Superficial Bladder Cancer

BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin) is commonly used to treat superficial bladder cancer. This leaflet answers questions many people ask about the treatment.

BCG is a live vaccine normally used to inoculate against TB. When it is put into the bladder it causes an inflammatory reaction to occur there. This inflammation seems to destroy the cancerous cells, although it is not yet clear exactly how it does this. However, BCG has been used very successfully world-wide to treat and prevent the recurrence of superficial bladder cancer ... read more

 

Click to download the Flow Rate and Post-Void Residual leaflet
 

Flow Rate and Post-Void Residual

A flow rate is a test that is used to show how quickly and effectively you empty your bladder. The post-void residual is the volume of urine left in your bladder after you have passed urine. Both tests are useful to help identify the cause of your bladder/ urinary symptoms and will help your doctor know what will be the best treatment ... read more

 

Click to download the Lithotripsy leaflet
 

Lithotripsy

Stones in the kidney can be treated in several ways, provided that your stone is suitable, Lithotripsy (or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) is the first port of call. It is readily available when compared with surgery; it requires no general anaesthetic and is a day case treatment ... read more

 

Click to download the Mitomycin Treatment for Superficial Bladder Cance leaflet
 

Mitomycin Treatment for Superficial Bladder Cancer

Mitomycin is a drug which destroys cancer cells. It also helps prevent cancer cells from coming back. When put into the bladder it attacks cancerous cells but does little damage to the healthy tissue ... read more

 

Click to download the Nocturia leaflet
 

Nocturia (waking up at night to pass urine) - patient information leaflet, questionnaires and sleep-frequency-volume chart

Nocturia is a common condition. It is estimated that as many as a half of fifty-year-olds wake up at least once to pass urine during the night and one in five wakes up two or more times

Waking up twice or more per night to urinate is associated with the significant impairment in the quality of sleep, reduced quality of life and impaired daytime functioning. Nocturia more than twice a night is associated with an increased risk of depression, cardiovascular disease and even early death. Frequent trips to the toilet at night put patients at the risk of falls and fractures ... read more

 

Click to download the Prostate Biopsy leaflet
 

Prostate Biopsy (TRUS)

As a part of the two week rule pathway, it is important that we perform the tests required as soon as possible to investigate the cause for your symptoms. This might include an MRI and a biopsy of your prostate ... read more

 

Click to download the Superficial (Non-invasive) Bladder Cancer leaflet
 

Superficial (Non-invasive) Bladder Cancer

BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin) is commonly used to treat superficial bladder cancer. This leaflet answers questions many people ask about the treatment.

BCG is a live vaccine normally used to inoculate against TB. When it is put into the bladder it causes an inflammatory reaction to occur there. This inflammation seems to destroy the cancerous cells, although it is not yet clear exactly how it does this. However, BCG has been used very successfully world-wide to treat and prevent the recurrence of superficial bladder cancer ... read more

 

Click to download the Transperineal Prostate Biopsy leaflet
 

Transperineal Prostate Biopsy

Prostate glands are only found in men and are about the size of a walnut. Your prostate gland is located just below your bladder and in front of your rectum (back passage). Its function is to produce white fluid that becomes part of your semen ... read more

 

Click to download the Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Under Local Anaesthetic leaflet
 

Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Under Local Anaesthetic

This biopsy procedure is used by doctors to look for cancer in the prostate gland.

Your doctor may perform this biopsy because a rectal examination, MRI prostate scan, or blood test looking at your PSA (prostate specific antigen) level have shown abnormal results.

You will be invited for an appointment after the above tests have been performed, where we will discuss the results and may undertake the biopsy on the same day ... read more

 

Click to download the Ureteric Colic leaflet
 

Ureteric Colic

If you were discharged after being told you had a stone in your ureter, this leaflet answers a few questions many people ask about this condition ... read more