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Pediatric Urology: Children and UTIs

Many adults, especially women, have had at least one urinary tract infection or know someone who has. This infection occurs from an overgrowth of bacteria in urine. Because the urethra, the tube through which urine passes, is shorter in women, we see more cases affecting them than men. In most cases, a UTI affects the […]

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Enlarged Prostate: Do You Know the Signs?

Enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a condition that affects more than three-quarters of men over the age of 70. Commonly referred to as BPH, enlarged prostate is often a minor health matter. It is not an indication of prostate cancer. While the condition may not be incredibly concerning, it can cause frustrating symptoms. […]

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Testicular Cancer: Let’s Raise Awareness

Males of all ages are at risk of developing testicular cancer. Fortunately, the American Cancer Society estimates fewer than 10,000 cases for 2021. Regardless of the relatively low number of cases, testicular cancer is a condition that all men should educate themselves about. The most common age range for this disease is 15 to 44. […]

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Facts about Kidney Cancer

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that this type of cancer is one of the 10 most common in America? It is estimated that more than 70,000 new cases occur each year. More men than women are diagnosed with this disease, and usually later in life. It is our job to inform […]

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Can Cannabis use Affect a Man’s Sperm?

In recent years, the use of cannabis has risen across the country. Many states have legalized its use for recreational and medical purposes. This comes with some unique benefits, as well as some challenges. Studies have indicated that, with proper use, cannabis can provide various advantages. Consumers must also understand, however, that there are risks. […]

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Can Children Get Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are not uncommon. Many adults require treatment for this condition at some point. But children? Could a solid piece of material formed from matter in the urine get trapped in a child’s kidney? Yes, it could. Here, we discuss details about kidney stones and what parents need to know about pediatric urology as […]

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Pediatric Urology Tackles Childhood Bedwetting

The uncontrolled urination that occurs while a person sleeps is called nocturnal enuresis. In childhood, it is usually referred to as bedwetting. Usually, by the age of 4, a child can control their bladder. It is estimated that about 10% of children aged 6 to 7 still do not have this ability. They have accidents […]

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What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer Surgery

Prostate cancer is a relatively common condition, so is something that men and those who love them need to know about. In addition to understanding aspects of prostate cancer, such as risk factors and management options, it is also beneficial to know what it may be like to have prostate cancer surgery if that were […]

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What You Need to Know about Overactive Bladder

Bladder-control problems can be frustrating due to the disruption of daily living. According to statistics, more than 33 million Americans are affected by some type of bladder-control problem. Overactive bladder is the instance of frequent contractions of the detrusor muscle that controls the bladder. This muscle contracts even when the bladder is not full, creating […]

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What is a Hydrocele?

There are several areas of the male reproductive and urinary systems that may need specific care at some point. We usually hear about conditions such as erectile dysfunction or enlarged prostate, but there are other ways in which a man’s health may be affected. Here, we discuss the issue of a hydrocele, what it is, […]

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