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  • Jan 2020

    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.

  • Jan 2020

    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.

  • Jan 2020

    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.

  • Dec 2019

    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.

  • Dec 2019

    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.

  • Dec 2019

    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.

  • Dec 2019

    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.

  • Dec 2019

    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.

  • Dec 2019

    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.

  • Nov 2019

    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.

  • Nov 2019

    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.

  • Nov 2019

    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.

  • Nov 2019

    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.

  • Oct 2019

    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.

  • Oct 2019

    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.

  • Oct 2019

    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.

  • Oct 2019

    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.

  • Oct 2019

    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.

  • Oct 2019

    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.

  • Oct 2019

    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.

  • Oct 2019

    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.

  • Oct 2019

    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.

  • Sep 2019

    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.

  • Sep 2019

    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.

  • Aug 2019

    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.