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  • 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 are the complications of psoriatic arthritis?

    There are many possible complications of psoriatic arthritis, including uveitis, kidney disease, and depression. Learn about the risks and preventive steps 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.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about glycosuria

    Glycosuria is where the urine contains more blood sugar (glucose) than usual. Diabetes and kidney disease can cause glycosuria. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments here.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about kidney pain after drinking alcohol

    The kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste products, including alcohol, from the body. Kidney pain can be a sign of serious health issues. Learn more in this article.

  • Aug 2019

    Is it a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection?

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and yeast infections share some similarities, but they have distinct symptoms and treatment options. Learn about the differences here.

  • Aug 2019

    Is a urinary tract infection contagious?

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are not contagious, but the bacteria that cause them can travel between people. Learn more about these infections and how they develop here.

  • Jul 2019

    What causes pain in the lower left back?

    Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and their treatments.

  • Jul 2019

    Everything you need to know about urinalysis

    Urinalysis, or a urine test, can help a doctor diagnose certain health issues, check for pregnancy, or screen for drug use. In this article, learn more about the uses and results.

  • Jul 2019

    Can home remedies help with a kidney infection?

    Kidney infections will usually require treatment with antibiotics. Home remedies on their own cannot treat a kidney infection, but some may help relieve symptoms alongside antibiotics. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    What causes pain in the right upper quadrant of the ribs?

    The right upper quadrant of the abdomen includes the pancreas, right kidney, gallbladder, liver, and intestines. Pain under the ribs in this area can indicate an issue affecting one of these organs. Here, learn about possible causes, their treatments, and when to see a doctor.

  • Jul 2019

    Drug resistant UTI bacteria can hide in the gut

    A new study reveals that superbugs that cause hard-to-treat UTIs can persist in the guts of some healthy women, even those with no recorded history of UTI.

  • Jul 2019

    Ovulation bleeding: What to know

    Ovulation bleeding is light bleeding or spotting that occurs around the time a person ovulates. Ovulation usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. Learn more here.