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Kidney Stones: What They Are, What Causes Them and How Your Doctor Makes a Diagnosis

Kidney stones can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. More than 5 percent of Americans have experienced kidney stones at some point in their lives, and some people are more susceptible to the condition than others. Continue Reading

Kidney Stones: What They Are, What Causes Them and How Your Doctor Makes a Diagnosis

Kidney stones can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. More than 5 percent of Americans have experienced kidney stones at some point in their lives, and some people are more susceptible to the condition than others. Continue Reading

A Patient's Guide to Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder occurs when there is a strong, frequent urge to urinate. While many assume it's a natural part of aging, it's usually caused by a treatable, underlying condition. Continue Reading

A Patient's Guide to Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder occurs when there is a strong, frequent urge to urinate. While many assume it's a natural part of aging, it's usually caused by a treatable, underlying condition. Continue Reading

Urinary Incontinence (Loss of Bladder Control) is a Highly Treatable Condition: Here's What You Need to Know

Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, leads to involuntary urine leakage. The different types include temporary incontinence, stress incontinence, and urge incontinence. Each have different underlying causes. Continue Reading

Urinary Incontinence (Loss of Bladder Control) is a Highly Treatable Condition: Here's What You Need to Know

Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, leads to involuntary urine leakage. The different types include temporary incontinence, stress incontinence, and urge incontinence. Each have different underlying causes. Continue Reading

Urethral Stricture

A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the tube that allows urine to flow from the bladder to outside of the body (urethra). The condition most often occurs in men after an injury, infection, or bout of inflammation causes scar tissue to develop and build in the tissues that surround the urethra. As ... Continue Reading

Urethral Stricture

A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the tube that allows urine to flow from the bladder to outside of the body (urethra). The condition most often occurs in men after an injury, infection, or bout of inflammation causes scar tissue to develop and build in the tissues that ... Continue Reading

Neurogenic Bladder

Neurogenic bladder is a bladder malfunction caused by an injury or disorder of the brain, spinal cord, or nerves. The condition can lead to voiding difficulties, such as urinating too often or at the wrong time, or being unable to completely empty the bladder. Left untreated, neurogenic bladder can ... Continue Reading

Neurogenic Bladder

Neurogenic bladder is a bladder malfunction caused by an injury or disorder of the brain, spinal cord, or nerves. The condition can lead to voiding difficulties, such as urinating too often or at the wrong time, or being unable to completely empty the bladder. Left untreated ... Continue Reading

Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammation of the bladder wall, occasionally accompanied by small spots of bleeding or areas of broken skin. Continue Reading

Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammation of the bladder wall, occasionally accompanied by small spots of bleeding or areas of broken skin. Continue Reading

Bladder Stones

Bladder stones can form when urine remains in the bladder too long, or when it holds a high concentration of certain chemicals. While they occur in women and men, the stones are most common in men over the age of 60. Continue Reading

Bladder Stones

Bladder stones can form when urine remains in the bladder too long, or when it holds a high concentration of certain chemicals. While they occur in women and men, the stones are most common in men over the age of 60. Continue Reading

Vesicoureteral Reflux

Vesicoureteral reflux is the abnormal flow of urine from the bladder into the ureters or kidneys. When urine from the bladder backs up through the ureters and into the kidneys, it can cause permanent kidney damage. The condition can be present at birth, or occur as a result of injury, disease, infec ... Continue Reading

Vesicoureteral Reflux

Vesicoureteral reflux is the abnormal flow of urine from the bladder into the ureters or kidneys. When urine from the bladder backs up through the ureters and into the kidneys, it can cause permanent kidney damage. The condition can be present at birth, or occur as a result ... Continue Reading

Urethritis

Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, and can be caused by a variety of things including STDs, urinary tract infections, injury, or external irritants. Find out more about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments of this common urinary tract condition. Continue Reading

Urethritis

Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra, and can be caused by a variety of things including STDs, urinary tract infections, injury, or external irritants. Find out more about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments of this common urinary tract condition. Continue Reading

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) occurs when the connection between ureter and kidney is blocked or narrower than usual. When this occurs, urine builds up behind the obstruction, and can lead to swelling of the kidney and, left untreated, may cause severe damage to the organ. Continue Reading

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) occurs when the connection between ureter and kidney is blocked or narrower than usual. When this occurs, urine builds up behind the obstruction, and can lead to swelling of the kidney and, left untreated, may cause severe damage to Continue Reading

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