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Urinary & Kidney Team

Find tips for daily living with kidney, bladder, prostate and urethral conditions and learn about treatment breakthroughs, including minimally invasive and scarless options for kidney surgery, from our Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute.

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Are You Waiting for a Kidney Transplant? Living Donors Bring Hope

Tags: donor, kidney, kidney cancer, kidney cancer treatment, kidney transplant, organ donor, transplant, transplant wait list

The National Kidney Registry helps find compatible donors for kidney transplant patients — helping hundreds get off the transplant wait list in a fraction of the time.


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New Blood Test Helps You Avoid Unnecessary Prostate Cancer Biopsies

Tags: 4Kscore, biopsy, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, prostate screening, prostate-specific antigen, PSA, PSA screening

Cleveland Clinic doctors have started using a new prostate screening test that is more accurate than the PSA blood test. The new 4Kscore test can be used along with the PSA blood test to cut down on unnecessary biopsies.


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7 Secrets to Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

Tags: kidney cancer, kidney disease, kidney health, kidney stones

Learn the 7 secrets to keeping your kidneys healthy from a Cleveland Clinic nephrologist. Find tips that can help whether or not you are at risk for kidney disease.


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How African-Americans Can Get Better Kidney Care

Tags: chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney cancer, kidney failure, kidney transplant, organ donation, organ donor, organ transplant

African-Americans have higher rates of kidney failure but are less likely to get kidney transplants than Caucasian-Americans. Learn why and what you can do about it.


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Men: Don’t Let Incontinence Slow You Down

Tags: bladder, bladder infection, botox, multiple sclerosis, overactive bladder, Parkinson's Disease, prostate cancer, prostatectomy, stroke, urinary incontinence

From surgical side effects to overactive bladder, there are several causes of male incontinence. Fortunately, multiple treatment options can relieve it.


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Will New Rules Change Your Wait for a Kidney or Lung?

Tags: kidney disease, kidney donation, lung transplant, organ donation, organ transplant, transplant, transplant wait list

Kidney transplants are no longer first-come-first-serve. Learn how new rules for matching transplant candidates and donors may affect your wait.


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Erectile Dysfunction: Best Options Beyond Medication, Lifestyle Changes

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, erection, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health

Oral medications like Viagra®, Levitra® and Cialis® work for most men. Lifestyle changes can also help. But there are other options if these fail to provide desired results or for men who are advised not to take them.


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Male Infertility: Helping You Sort Fact From Fiction

Tags: drugs, electronics, fertility, infertility, male infertility, marijuana, pregnancy, smartphones, smoking, sperm, spern health, steroids, tobacco

There are many common misunderstandings about the causes of male infertility. Here’s your chance to learn what’s real and what’s myth.


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Why You May Be Having Pain in Your Penis

Tags: ED, erectile dysfunction, penis, Peyronie's disease

There's several reasons why you might be feeling pain, ranging from skin disorders to penile cancer. Whatever might be the cause, be sure to see your doctor if your symptoms persist.


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Are Your Medications Causing or Increasing Incontinence?

Tags: antidepressant, bladder, diuretics, hypertension, incontinence, medications, overactive bladder, pain medication, prostate, sleep, urine, urine leakage

If you have urinary incontinence, certain diuretics, pain relievers, antidepressants, alpha blockers, sedatives or sleeping pills may be the cause. Ask your doctor about other treatment options.