Urinary & Kidney Health

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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Doctors Bust Your Most Common Robotic Surgery Myths

Tags: balding and health health, bladder, colorectal surgery, innovations, kidney, kidney cancer, kidney removal, laparoscopic surgery, myths, prostate, prostate cancer, robotic surgery

Advances in robotic surgery in areas such as urology and colorectal surgery make procedures less invasive, but are neither a cure-all nor cause for worry, doctors say.


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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.


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Fusion Guided Biopsy: A Smarter Way to Look for Prostate Cancer

Tags: biopsy, cancer, MRI, prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, PSA, PSA screening, study, ultrasound

Finding prostate tumors that need to be treated versus those that aren’t dangerous isn’t easy. A new technology called fusion guided biopsy combines MRI and ultrasound. The result: a better screening tool.


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3 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk

Tags: cancer, prostate cancer

When it comes to prostate cancer, certain risk factors can be changed while others can’t, Find out what you need to know, including three ways to lower your risk.


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4 Questions You May Have About Kidney Stones

Tags: kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney treatment

Think you might have a kidney stone? Small kidney stones can sometimes be present for years without causing symptoms. When they pass, however, severe symptoms may occur. Find answers to four common questions about kidney stones.


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Men: Are You at Risk for Prostate Health Issues?

Tags: prostate, prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, prostate gland, prostate screening

Men often are reluctant to see a doctor when they notice a change in their bathroom habits. But It's important for men to see a urologist and deal with prostate and other urologic issues sooner than later.


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Kidney Stones: 2 Best Prevention Tips Plus Treatment Options

Tags: dehydration, family history, kidney stones, sodium, urinary tract infection

Oh, the pain of a kidney stone. They are a common disorder of the urinary tract, but can be quite painful. The good news is that there are steps to help prevent them as well as a variety of treatment options.


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What Your Bladder is Trying to Tell You About Your Health

Tags: bladder, incontinence, kidney health, urinary tract infection, urine, urine leakage

How your bladder functions every day can tell you a lot about your overall health. How often you urinate during the day and during the night, the color of your urine and whether you can “hold it” all provide clues.


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4 Facts You Need to Know About Kidney Transplants and Dialysis

Tags: dialysis, kidney donation, kidney transplant, kidney treatment, nephrology, organ donation

Many people assume that in treating a failing organ, transplantation is a last resort. Find out why this isn't true, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of both dialysis and kidney transplantation.