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  • May 2019

    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.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • May 2019

    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.

  • Apr 2019

    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.

  • Apr 2019

    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.

  • Apr 2019

    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.

  • Apr 2019

    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.

  • Apr 2019

    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.

  • Apr 2019

    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.

  • Mar 2019

    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.

  • Mar 2019

    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.

  • Mar 2019

    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.

  • Mar 2019

    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.

  • Mar 2019

    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.

  • Mar 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Feb 2019

    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.

  • Jan 2019

    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.