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  • Apr 2018

    Can essential oils treat a UTI?

    Essential oils are popular home remedies for many ailments, but can they help to relieve the symptoms of a UTI? In this article, we look at the essential oils that may be best able to fight bacteria, including cinnamon, oregano, and lavender. Here, learn about potential risks and how to use these oils safely.

  • Apr 2018

    Why all men 'should be concerned about declining testosterone'

    A new study finds a strong link between low total testosterone and chronic diseases in men of all ages, especially in the under-40 and 60-plus age groups.

  • Apr 2018

    Why does my urine smell like coffee?

    A person’s health and diet can impact the smell of their urine. Urine that smells like coffee can be caused by a person drinking too much coffee. Dehydration and pregnancy can also heighten the smell of urine. In this article, we discuss the range of causes for urine that smells like coffee, as well as treatments.

  • Apr 2018

    Why does my urine smell like fish?

    A person’s urine can smell like fish if they take certain medications or supplements. Some diets and pregnancy can also cause this symptom. However, it may instead indicate a bacterial infection such as cystitis, or kidney or liver damage. In this article, we cover the causes, prevention, and treatment of this symptom.

  • Apr 2018

    How many times a day should a person pee?

    A person will usually urinate more frequently at certain times of day and when they are well hydrated. However, some medical conditions cause a person to pee too often or not often enough. Pregnancy and advancing age can also play a role. Here, learn what causes irregular or frequent urination and how to manage it.

  • Apr 2018

    Can endometriosis cause bladder pain?

    Bladder endometriosis is a rare form of endometriosis where endometrial tissue grows on, or inside, the bladder. Symptoms include bladder pain and frequent urination. It does not directly affect fertility. Bladder endometriosis may be mistaken for interstitial cystitis. Treatments include surgery or hormone therapy.

  • Apr 2018

    Is it safe to hold your pee? Five possible complications

    It is usually best to go to the bathroom when the urge hits, but sometimes life gets in the way. Here, learn about the possible complications of holding in pee, including urinary tract infections, damaged pelvic floor muscles, cramping, kidney stones, and more. We also discuss tips for reaching a toilet in time.

  • Mar 2018

    What does having nitrites in urine mean?

    Nitrites appear in the urine when a person has a bacterial infection in their bladder, ureter, or kidneys. Who should be tested for nitrites, and how are they formed? Learn more here. We also describe symptoms of urinary tract and kidney infections, as well as their treatments and possible complications.

  • Mar 2018

    What causes urine leakage while coughing?

    Peeing while coughing is a form of stress incontinence. It can happen to men and women and is associated with physical activity, such as running or jumping, when pressure is put on the bladder and urine is released unintentionally. Learn about this condition here, including causes, management, and what to do.

  • Mar 2018

    Nine causes of white particles in urine

    In this article, learn about the possible causes of white particles in urine for both men and women, including UTIs, kidney stones, STIs, yeast infections, prostatitis, and pregnancy. We also list additional symptoms to watch out for, such as white discharge or burning, and explain when you should talk to a doctor.

  • Mar 2018

    What causes bladder pressure?

    It is normal to feel pressure on the bladder when needing to urinate, but some people feel this pressure constantly. Interstitial cystitis is often responsible for this feeling, and we explore the causes of this condition. We also discuss other symptoms, treatments, and how to prevent the feeling. Learn more here.

  • Mar 2018

    Can baking soda treat a UTI?

    In this article, we take a closer look at how safe and effective baking soda is for treating urinary tract infections, otherwise known as UTIs. Also, we recommend other home remedies and treatments for the symptoms of UTIs, which can be uncomfortable and debilitating but are a common occurrence, especially for women.

  • Mar 2018

    Epithelial cells in urine: What does it mean?

    This article explains how and why urine tested for epithelial cells, what the results mean, and which conditions cause an increase in epithelial cells.

  • Mar 2018

    How much fiber is too much?

    Eating too much fiber can cause bloating, gas, and constipation. Find out how much fiber is too much and how to relieve symptoms in this article.

  • Mar 2018

    What causes black specks in stool?

    Black specks in stool can come from diet or something more serious, such as liver problems. Read about causes, symptoms, and when to see a doctor.

  • Mar 2018

    When is the best time to drink water?

    Drinking water at any time of day helps someone to rehydrate. However, if they drink it at certain times of the day, there may be other consequences.

  • Mar 2018

    Why does my urine smell sweet?

    Sweet-smelling urine may be caused by diet, diabetes, or maple syrup urine disease. Learn why urine may smell sweet, treatments, and when to see a doctor.

  • Mar 2018

    What causes Bence Jones protein in urine?

    Learn about the Bence Jones protein urine test that is used to help diagnose multiple myeloma. What can you expect from the test and the results?

  • Mar 2018

    What happens if you have prostate surgery?

    Treatment for benign prostate conditions, such as hyperplasia, can have many complications and an extensive recovery time. Learn more about it here.

  • Mar 2018

    Why might urination happen during intercourse?

    Learn about why people might urinate during sex. This article examines the causes, treatment options, and lifestyle changes that could help.

  • Mar 2018

    What can you do about mucus in urine?

    A look at mucus in urine, which is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and signs of bladder cancer.

  • Mar 2018

    Coping with urinary incontinence

    Regardless of whether you are a man or woman, in your teens or senior years, we have found the best strategies to help you cope with urinary incontinence.

  • Mar 2018

    Urinary hesitancy: Causes in men and women

    Urinary hesitation is when a person has trouble starting or maintaining a urine stream. Learn about the common causes in men and women.

  • Feb 2018

    What can you do to induce urination?

    Learn about nine ways to make yourself pee when you are unable to go. We also look at when someone might need to induce urination, and when to seek help.

  • Feb 2018

    Everything you need to know about acute prostatitis

    Acute prostatitis is a sudden inflammation of the prostate gland. It is a rare type of prostatitis, which is a common prostate problem.