Archive for the Urinary Tract Category

Diagnostic Procedures

Diagnostic Procedures

Urinary tract disorders often can be diagnosed through blood and urine tests. Blood tests can show when the kidneys are failing to adequately remove waste products. Urine tests (urinalysis) can show whether there is bleeding in the urinary .. Read More

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Other Urinary Tract Disorders

Other Urinary Tract Disorders

Other possible disorders of the urinary tract include the following: • Polycystic kidney disease. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder in which numerous fluid-filled cysts (abnormal lumps or swellings) grow in the kidn.. Read More

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Disorders of the Bladder and Urethra

Disorders of the Bladder and Urethra

The lower urinary tract consists of the bladder and urethra. If left untreated, disorders of the bladder or urethra can interfere with normal functioning of the urinary tract and lead to kidney damage. Urethral Stricture Urethral Stricture .. Read More

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Dialysis

Dialysis

With kidney failure, when the kidneys can no longer remove waste and excess water and acid from the blood and maintain the body’s chemical balance, a person must undergo kidney dialysis. In this procedure, blood from an artery in the pers.. Read More

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Hematuria

Hematuria

Hematuria refers to excess red blood cells in the urine. In some cases of hematuria, the urine looks normal and the blood is visible only under a microscope; this is called microscopic hematuria. In other cases, the blood is visible to the .. Read More

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Warning Signs of Kidney Stones

Warning Signs of Kidney Stones

Some kidney stones do not cause symptoms. Others may cause sudden, severe pain when they move into the ureter and cause an obstruction. As the stone moves toward the bladder, you may feel a strong urge to urinate, or you may feel a burning .. Read More

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Disorders of the Kidney

Disorders of the Kidney

Your kidneys have tremendous excess capacity to do their job. In fact, you can lose more than 50 percent of your renal (kidney) function and remain healthy. However, serious health problems occur when renal function drops to 20 percent, and.. Read More

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Urinary Tract Infections: Urethritis, Cystitis, and Pyelonephritis

Urinary Tract Infections: Urethritis, Cystitis, and Pyelonephritis

The structure of the urinary tract reduces the likelihood of infection by preventing urine from flowing backward toward the kidneys and by washing bacteria out of the body with the normal flow of urine. In men, the prostate gland also produ.. Read More

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Warning Signs of Urinary Tract Disease

Warning Signs of Urinary Tract Disease

Many symptoms of urinary tract disease are vague—fever, weight loss, a vague feeling of being ill, fatigue, and vomiting—but others clearly indicate problems with the urinary tract. If you experience any of these symptoms, talk to your .. Read More

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