Kidney stones are mineral deposits that form inside your kidneys. A big risk factor for forming kidney stones is not drinking enough water. With kidney stones, you can experience severe side or back pain as well as nausea and vomiting.
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Many men over age 50 suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate. Symptoms can include slow urinary stream, straining to urinate, incomplete bladder emptying, urgent frequent urination and the need to urinate in the middle of the night.
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Saint Francis Healthcare System is at the forefront of treating advanced bladder cancer. The Medical Center’s Cancer Institute has been involved in treatments that offer new hope for people who have bladder cancer that has spread to other parts of their body.
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One of the most common reasons why a child will see a urologist is because he or she is experiencing recurrent urinary tract infections.
“In most cases, urinary tract infections are easily treated with antibiotics,” says Mitchell L. Ogles, MD, urologist, who practices at Saint Francis Healthcare... Read more
Kidney stones will affect 1 in 20 individuals during their lifetime. Patients usually complain of back and flank pain, as well as nausea and vomiting when they are trying to pass a kidney stone. Most of these will pass naturally without the need for surgical intervention... Read more
Stress incontinence is a condition in which a person involuntarily leaks urine while coughing, sneezing, laughing or doing something else that puts a strain on the bladder. Treatment can range from performing exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor to undergoing surgery.
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While both men and women contract bladder infections (also called urinary tract infections, or UTIs), women are much more likely than men to experience this painful occurrence. Symptoms include pain during urination, blood in the urine and a frequent urge to urinate.
“Bladder infections are not serious... Read more
Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men that regulates sex drive; produces sperm; and causes a deeper voice, bigger muscles and growth of body hair.
Forty percent of men older than age 45 have low testosterone levels. This can be due to normal aging, or it... Read more
Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when a man has difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. ED has a physical cause 90 percent of the time and is usually due to a problem with blood flow.
Physical causes may include diabetes, obesity, high blood... Read more
There are many health conditions that can trigger low testosterone, including obesity, diabetes, kidney damage and changes in thyroid function. In many of these cases, your body is simply putting more effort into fighting a chronic condition than it is into producing testosterone.
“Another cause of low... Read more