Urologica London treat a wide range of bladder conditions, ranging from overactive bladder to bladder cancer.

If you would like to speak to us about a condition you are suffering from you can do so by calling 0800 400 400 or filling out our online form.

Below you will find a brief explanation of some of the bladder conditions we treat at Urologica London.

Bladder Outflow Obstruction (BOO)

This is a condition that occurs both in men and women although more common in men. This condition in men can be caused by prostate enlargement (BPH or Prostate Cancer), urethral stricture or phimosis.

In women, this could be because of a vaginal prolapse or urethral stenosis following the menopause. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, an enlarged prostate can be managed with lifestyle changes, medication or surgery.

As for urethral stricture and phimosis conditions, these are usually managed with surgery. In women, vaginal prolapse and urethral stenosis can be corrected to improve symptoms. In any case, we would recommend booking a consultation with us.

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

This condition is common in women although it can also occur in men. It is important to exclude any underlying condition such as urinary tract stones, urinary tract congenital abnormalities, incomplete bladder emptying and bladder cancer.

If blood in the urine is seen and no underlying infection is identified, it is also important to exclude any other underlying cause. In any case you should seek your GP’s advice.

Overactive Bladder (OAB)

This is a common condition occurring in both women and men. It can occur in any age group and is usually a result of bladder instability. Individuals with this condition usually complain of urinary frequency, urgency to need to pass urine, needing to pass urine at night (nocturia) and in some, incontinence of urine/leakage of urine.

This is a chronic condition but can be managed with lifestyle changes, medications, injections and as a last resort surgery. Please feel free to book a consultation with us if you would like a medical opinion.

Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS)/Interstitial Cystitis (IC)

This is a chronic debilitating condition that can affect men and women. Often no triggering factor is identified. Individuals with this condition complain of lower tummy/bladder pain constantly or intermittently often accompanied by urinary symptoms of urgency, urinary frequency, passing small amounts of urine, blood in the urine and stinging or burning when passing urine.

It is important to exclude other causes for these symptoms with investigations. Once confirmed, this condition is managed in a multi-disciplinary approach for both pain and urological management with lifestyle changes, medication and surgical procedures. 

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer commonly results in blood in the urine that may be visible or only confirmed on urine testing. In some, this condition can also cause frequency and urgency to pass urine. This condition is more common in men than women and is usually the result of smoking.

To diagnose this condition, usually a scan and a camera investigation (cystoscopy) of the bladder is required. Treatments include either local chemotherapy placed in the bladder for early stage disease or radiotherapy and major surgery for more advanced disease.