This form of cancer is an overgrowth of cells that typically begins in the inside lining of the bladder. Although early stage bladder cancer is relatively easy to treat, it tends to recur.
This occurs in women when the bladder droops into the vagina. It happens when the front wall of the vagina, which supports the bladder, is weakened by childbirth or aging.
Also known as hematuria, this condition has a variety of causes that include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, enlarged prostate in men or some medications. If you have blood in your urine, you should seek medical care to determine its cause.
Also called an enlarged prostate, BPH is typically managed using a combination of "watchful waiting," lifestyle modifications, medications and surgery. Although self-care is often enough to manage minor symptoms, men with BPH should get yearly exams to monitor progression.
Men can consider non-surgical treatments for ED including psychological counseling, penis pumps and medications. Some lifestyle changes that may help include smoking cessation, weight loss and exercise. Surgical options are also available.
Also known as painful bladder syndrome, this condition involves bladder pressure, pain and sometimes pelvic pain. Individuals with interstitial cystitis urinate more frequently due to this pelvic nerve dysfunction.
These are formed when crystals separate from the urine and form a mass.
This type of cancer is an overgrowth of cells that form a tumor, which is typically asymptomatic in the early stages. When it causes symptoms, it can be more difficult to treat.
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OAB can cause an individual to urinate eight or more times per day or two or more times per night. It produces a sudden urge to urinate and can be managed with medication to calm the bladder nerves.
Peyronies Disease is caused by plaque that forms inside the penis.
This form of cancer occurs when cells grow faster than normal in the prostate gland. It occurs exclusively in males.
This condition in men involves inflammation of the prostate gland. It is often caused by a bacterial infection.
Rectal prolapse is a condition where some or all of the wall of the rectum slides out of place, occasionally sticking out of the anus.
Testicular cancer typically develops in one or both testicles in young men, but it can occur in older men as well.
Urinary incontinence (UI) is the accidental leakage of urine and can be caused by a number of reasons.
A UTI can be caused by fungi, viruses and bacteria. They are the second most common infection in adults.
A UTI can be caused by fungi, viruses and bacteria.
This procedure involves collecting urine in a special, refrigerated container for 24 hours. The information obtained from analyzing this urine can be used to diagnose a variety of kidney, urinary or other physical conditions.
A CT scan of the kidney is an imaging procedure that uses X-rays and computer technology to create multi-perspective images for diagnostic purposes.
This is a diagnostic procedure in which dye is injected into the bladder and images are taken. This test may show if urine backs up into the kidneys or if the bladder does not completely empty during urination.
This is a procedure in which a flexible, lighted tube, called a cystoscope, is inserted into the urethra to visualize the inside of the bladder. It can also be used to irrigate, suction and biopsy the bladder.
This procedure involves removing a small piece of kidney tissue. The biopsied tissue can be tested for cancer and other conditions.
An MRI is an imaging test that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the inside the body.
This procedure involves injecting a tracer substance into the arm and tracing its path through the kidneys, ureters and bladder via X-ray to assess urinary system function. This test is performed instead of an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) when the patient is allergic to the dye used for an IVP.
This procedure uses sound waves and computer technology to form an image detailing the size, shape and blood flow of the kidneys.
A KUB X-ray provides an image of the abdominal region that includes the kidney, ureter and bladder. It is used to diagnose issues with the urinary system.
A PSA test is a blood test used to screen for prostate cancer.
Also referred to as arteriograms, this procedure is used to assess the blood flow of the kidneys. Arteriograms are X-rays taken of the blood vessels.
This procedure uses contrast dye as a diagnostic tool in order to provide physicians with information on the circulatory health of the kidneys. The contrast dye is used to better visualize the veins within the kidneys.
Retrograde cystography is a detailed radiology examination of the bladder. Contrast dye is placed into the bladder through the urethra and X-rays are taken to reveal how well a bladder empties.
This is a urologic procedure in which contrast dye is injected into the ureter to allow for better visualization of the kidneys and urethra. The contrast flows up the bladder to the kidneys, which is the opposite of normal urine flow.