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What causes back pain on the lower right side?
Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or reproductive organs. Learn more about what causes back pain on the lower right side and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Scientists find possible causes for chronic kidney disease 'epidemic'
New research suggests that climate change and environmental toxins may explain the increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease. (Medical News Today)

Causes of swollen hands
Some causes of swollen hands include pregnancy, exercise, and fluid retention. Treatment depends on the underlying issue. Learn more about possible causes of swollen hands here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a low-protein diet
People with kidney-related illnesses may benefit from a low-protein diet. Key changes can help people create a varied, healthful, low-protein diet plan that works for them. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain
A wide range of problems and medical conditions can cause severe stomach pain, but not all of them require a visit to the doctor. Learn about the causes of severe stomach pain here. (Medical News Today)

What causes sharp stomach pain that comes and goes?
Many common problems can cause sharp stomach pain that comes and goes, including trapped gas and viruses. Learn about these and other causes in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about potassium deficiency symptoms
Symptoms of potassium deficiency, or hypokalemia, can include constipation, kidney problems, muscle weakness, fatigue, and heart issues. Poor diet, illnesses that cause severe vomiting or diarrhea, and certain medications can lead to low potassium levels. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about urethral syndrome
Urethral syndrome, also known as urethral pain syndrome, can occur when the urethra becomes irritated. Symptoms can include urination difficulties and pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen. Learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of urethral syndrome here. (Medical News Today)

Urethral stricture: Everything you need to know
Urethral stricture refers to scarring on the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Learn more about urethral stricture here. (Medical News Today)

How to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain
It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between back pain and kidney pain because the kidneys sit below the rib cage near the back. (Medical News Today)

Signs and symptoms of MS in women
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerves and causes a wide range of symptoms, including vision problems and numbness. In this article, learn about the symptoms of MS in women. (Medical News Today)

What to know about high potassium
Symptoms of high potassium, or hyperkalemia, may include nausea, and difficulty breathing. A person may not show symptoms. Kidney issues are the main cause. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes bloody urine in men?
Seeing blood in the urine is a symptom of many underlying problems in males, including infections, an enlarged prostate, and kidney stones. Learn about the causes and their treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a constant urge to pee?
Infections and other bladder issues can affect the way a person urinates. Some conditions can cause a constant urge to pee, even when doing so produces little urine. In this article, we look at causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about lower right back pain
The possible causes of pain in the lower right area of the back include sprains, strains, infections, and spinal stenosis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about brown urine
Urine may be brown due to dehydration, liver disease, or certain foods and medications. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about brown urine here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acute renal failure
Signs of the kidneys failing include confusion, less urine output, and shortness of breath. Risk factors include age, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes urethra pain in men and women?
Urethra pain can occur as a symptom of many different conditions ranging from urinary tract infections to kidney stones. Learn about the potential causes of urethra pain and their treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What causes flank pain?
Flank pain is pain that occurs on either or both sides of the torso, just below the ribs. The most common reason for flank pain is a muscle strain, but there are other possible underlying causes. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about 24-hour cortisol urine tests
Doctors use cortisol urine tests to help diagnose many medical conditions that affect cortisol levels. In this article, we discuss the uses, procedure, and how to interpret the results of a 24-hour cortisol urine test. (Medical News Today)

What causes dark urine?
A variety of issues can cause dark urine, including foods, medication, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes and their treatments in this article. (Medical News Today)

What causes cloudy urine?
Cloudy urine can result from many different issues, including dehydration, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. Learn more about the causes and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

New tool predicts kidney stone recurrence
Despite the prevalence of kidney stones, it is still difficult to predict who will experience recurrence. A new tool promises to make prediction easier. (Medical News Today)

Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment
Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) treatment can help prevent cancer from returning following surgery for early-stage bladder cancer. Doctors deliver BCG directly to a person’s bladder using a catheter. Learn more about what BCG is, and what to expect during the procedure, here. (Medical News Today)

How long can you detect marijuana in the body?
The body processes marijuana at varying rates, which may change depending on dose, hydration, body fat percentage, and, sometimes, the sensitivity of the test. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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