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Sailing Through That Urinary Tract Infection
by Jacqueline S. Thompson, MD, FACOG
Sailing Through That Urinary Tract Infection She also had a vague burning sensation across her lower abdomen, and the constant sensation of pressure.

Janice was only a week into her 25th wedding anniversary cruise when she started noticing the need to find a bathroom more frequently and urgently. She also had a vague burning sensation across her lower abdomen, and the constant sensation of pressure. Because she had experienced these symptoms before, Janice knew that she was developing a urinary tract infection (UTI). At home, Janice was always careful to drink plenty of water and avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol. But the cruise ship had altered her normally healthy habits.

UTI is one of the most common infections in the body and accounts for millions of doctor visits each year in the U.S.
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Social Embarrassment That Affects 25 Million Women
by Jacqueline S. Thompson, MD, FACOG
The social embarrassment often keeps the sufferer at home and silent, trapped in bulky pads and believing that it is a normal part of aging. It is not !

Considered one of the last taboos in American society, urinary incontinence is not a subject many women voluntarily discuss with their health care provider. The scope of the problem is enormous, affecting up to 25 million women in this country alone. Yet, the social embarrassment often keeps the sufferer at home and silent, trapped in bulky pads and believing that it is a normal part of aging. It is not a normal part of aging, and women do not need to suffer in silence.
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