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Health News - Urology/Nephrology

What to know about pelvic floor dysfunction
Muscles and other parts of the pelvic floor can weaken or spasm, causing pelvic floor dysfunction. Learn more about this health issue here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about a swollen scrotum
There are several potential causes of swelling in the scrotum. This article outlines some of these causes, their symptoms, and their associated treatment options. (Medical News Today)

What to know about urinary retention
Urinary retention can cause the need to urinate very frequently, the urge to urinate again straight after using the bathroom, or incontinence. Read more here. (Medical News Today)

Passing kidney stones: 2-drug combo may relieve pain
New research in pigs suggests that combining a hypertension drug and a glaucoma drug may take the pain out of passing a kidney stone. (Medical News Today)

What to know about peeing after sex
Peeing after sex may help to prevent urinary tract infections. Read on to discover whether there are any other benefits to peeing after sex. (Medical News Today)

What you need to know about kidney failure
Kidney failure is a complex condition. In this article, learn about the different types of kidney failure, as well as the stages, causes, risk factors, treatment options, and prevention methods. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: Home urine test could 'revolutionize diagnosis'
A recent study has investigated a simpler way of testing urine for prostate cancer. The new test would avoid the need for digital rectal examination. (Medical News Today)

Using anthrax to fight cancer
Current treatments for bladder cancer need improvement. A new study combines a growth factor with anthrax toxin to create a quick, effective treatment. (Medical News Today)

Penile melanosis: What to know
Penile melanosis is a benign condition that causes dark patches of skin to appear on the penis. Learn about its appearance and more in this article. (Medical News Today)

UTI in pregnancy: Everything you need to know
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common, especially during pregnancy. Find out the causes of a UTI in pregnancy, the risks, and tips for treatment and prevention here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about sharp lower back pain
There are many possible causes of sharp lower back pain, from a mild muscle strain to some potentially more serious underlying conditions. Read this article for information, treatment options, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about urine tests for creatinine
Creatinine is a normal waste product that the body produces every day. High levels in the urine can indicate kidney problems, high muscle tone, or other factors. Learn about the uses, procedure, and results of creatinine urine tests here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause red blood cells in urine?
Red blood cells (RBC) in the urine can signal problems with the urinary tract, kidneys, or bladder. Learn more about RBC in urine, and what results from a urine sample might mean, here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Ben Wa balls
Ben Wa balls are small, weighted balls that a person can insert into their vagina. Makers claim that they can help with Kegel exercises and boost sexual stimulation, but no research supports this. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Does drinking urine have any real health benefits?
There are no proven health benefits of drinking urine, though people have done so for centuries. In this article, learn about risks, reasons, and more. (Medical News Today)

What to know about gallbladder polyps
Gallbladder polyps are growths of tissue within the organ. The vast majority are harmless, but some may become cancerous. Here, find out more about symptoms, complications, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

What to know about passing a kidney stone
Kidney stones are an accumulation of chemicals or minerals that form in the kidney or ureter. They can cause pain and discomfort. Read on to find out how long it takes to pass a kidney stone and how to speed up the process. (Medical News Today)

What is amyloidosis?
Amyloidosis is a condition that causes abnormal proteins to grow on a person's organs. It can cause a variety of symptoms, depending on the organs involved. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about clear urine
Clear or very pale urine is usually a sign of proper hydration. In this article, learn more about the possible causes of clear urine and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What is a nephrologist?
A nephrologist is a kidney specialist. This article looks at what they do, the medical conditions they treat, and the procedures they can perform. (Medical News Today)

Can males get bacterial vaginosis?
Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection in females. We discuss whether males can also get the infection and describe its symptoms, causes, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

What are blood cleansers, and do they work?
In most cases, the organs in the body cleanse the blood without any extra help. In this article, learn about blood cleansers and whether they work. (Medical News Today)

Non-STD causes of penile discharge
Male discharge is not always a sign of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Discharge from the penis could have many causes. Find out about non-STD causes of penile discharge and when to seek advice from a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies
Testing for circulating tumor cells in the blood alongside PSA can increase accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis to more than 90%, new study reveals. (Medical News Today)

Kidney disease: Does gout increase risk?
A recent study finds that people with gout have a higher risk of advanced chronic kidney disease. The results could help design preventive strategies. (Medical News Today)

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