Also known as hematuria, this condition has a variety of causes that include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, enlarged prostate in men or some medications. If you have blood in your urine, you should seek medical care to determine its cause.
Also called an enlarged prostate, BPH is typically managed using a combination of "watchful waiting," lifestyle modifications, medications and surgery. Although self-care is often enough to manage minor symptoms, men with BPH should get yearly exams to monitor progression.
Men can consider non-surgical treatments for ED including psychological counseling, penis pumps and medications. Some lifestyle changes that may help include smoking cessation, weight loss and exercise. Surgical options are also available.
Also known as painful bladder syndrome, this condition involves bladder pressure, pain and sometimes pelvic pain. Individuals with interstitial cystitis urinate more frequently due to this pelvic nerve dysfunction.
This procedure involves collecting urine in a special, refrigerated container for 24 hours. The information obtained from analyzing this urine can be used to diagnose a variety of kidney, urinary or other physical conditions.
This is a diagnostic procedure in which dye is injected into the bladder and images are taken. This test may show if urine backs up into the kidneys or if the bladder does not completely empty during urination.
This is a procedure in which a flexible, lighted tube, called a cystoscope, is inserted into the urethra to visualize the inside of the bladder. It can also be used to irrigate, suction and biopsy the bladder.
This procedure involves injecting a tracer substance into the arm and tracing its path through the kidneys, ureters and bladder via X-ray to assess urinary system function. This test is performed instead of an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) when the patient is allergic to the dye used for an IVP.
This procedure uses contrast dye as a diagnostic tool in order to provide physicians with information on the circulatory health of the kidneys. The contrast dye is used to better visualize the veins within the kidneys.
This is a urologic procedure in which contrast dye is injected into the ureter to allow for better visualization of the kidneys and urethra. The contrast flows up the bladder to the kidneys, which is the opposite of normal urine flow.