Finding blood in your urine does not automatically signal a life-threatening disease, but normally, healthy urine should not contain any detectable amounts of blood. Sometimes, consuming food dye or an excessive amount of beets can also color your urine. Also, some medicines, such as aspirin, the antibiotic nitrofurantoin, penicillin or rifampicin may be the reason urine looks red or brown. Women are also advised to be certain that the blood is coming from the urine and not the vagina or rectum. Hematuria is simply the medical name for blood in urine. The blood in your urine must have originated from somewhere within the urinary tract the kidneys, bladder or the tubes through which urine passes.
Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. I have a problem that I'm very nervous about. My boyfriend is visiting in about a month, and we're planning to have sex for the first time and I'm worried about not being able to orgasm. We've had masturbation sessions before through calls, but I've lied to him every single time for a year! I would touch myself, but I would never get close. Now, I'm starting to get a little more into it, but as embarrassing as it is to say, most of the time, if I try to orgasm, well, I pee. One thing I looked up said to "ride it out," but that was during actual sex.
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Louise Court investigates why talking about sex and bladder weakness is still strictly off-limits for many British women — and why this needs to change. With one in three women battling bladder weakness, many of them choose to say nothing … to anybody — not their friends, doctors or sexual partners. Some prefer to avoid sex altogether. Research of women aged 30 to 70 has shown that women with incontinence issues were not only more likely not to have sex, but they also had less desire and satisfaction than women without the problem.