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Diseases & Conditions : Kidney and Urinary System Disorders

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    • Analgesic Nephropathy

      Detailed information on analgesic nephropathy, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and acute kidney failure

    • Anatomy of the Urinary System

      Detailed anatomical description of the urinary system, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations

    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

      BPH is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes very enlarged and may cause problems associated with urination.

    • Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction

      Bladder dysfunction and bowel dysfunction refer to problems with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to the unwanted passage of urine or stool, called urinary or fecal incontinence.

    • Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction

      Bladder dysfunction and bowel dysfunction refer to problems with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to the unwanted passage of urine or stool, called urinary or fecal incontinence.

    • Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction

      Bladder dysfunction and bowel dysfunction refer to problems with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to the unwanted passage of urine or stool, called urinary or fecal incontinence.

    • Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction

      Bladder dysfunction and bowel dysfunction refer to problems with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to the unwanted passage of urine or stool, called urinary or fecal incontinence.

    • Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction

      Bladder dysfunction and bowel dysfunction refer to problems with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to the unwanted passage of urine or stool, called urinary or fecal incontinence.

    • Bladder Cancer

      Detailed information on bladder cancer, including symptoms, types, causes, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Cystocele (Fallen Bladder)

      Cystocele is the name for a hernia-like disorder in women that occurs when the wall between the bladder and the vagina weakens, causing the bladder to drop or sag into the vagina.

    • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

      Detailed information on end-stage renal disease, including renal failure symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Glomerulonephritis

      Detailed information on glomerulonephritis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Glomerulosclerosis

      Detailed information on glomerulosclerosis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Glossary - Urology

      Glossary of terms relating to urology

    • Goodpasture Syndrome

      Detailed information on Goodpasture syndrome, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)

      Detailed information on hematuria, including cause, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

      Detailed information on hemolytic uremic syndrome, including cause, progression, treatment, and statistics

    • Home Page - Kidney and Urinary System Disorders Home

      Detailed information on urology, the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract in both genders, and with the genital tract or reproductive system in the male

    • Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Nephropathy

      Detailed information on IgA nephropathy, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction

      For most men, erectile dysfunction is caused by physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis. Many advances have occurred in both diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction.

    • Interstitial Cystitis

      Interstitial cystitis is a complex, chronic disorder marked by an inflamed or irritated bladder wall. It can lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder and decreased bladder capacity.

    • Kidney Cancer

      Detailed information on renal cell cancer, the most common type of kidney cancer, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Kidney Disorders

      Detailed information on kidney disorders

    • Kidney Stones

      Detailed information on kidney stones, including types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Kidney Transplantation

      Detailed information on kidney transplantation

    • Male Factor Infertility

      Problems with the production and maturation of sperm are the most common causes of male infertility.

    • Nephrotic Syndrome

      Detailed information on nephrotic syndrome, including cause, symptom, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Neurogenic Bladder

      Detailed information on neurogenic bladder, including complications, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Online Resources - Urology

      List of online resources to find additional information on urology

    • Overview of Kidney Disorders

      Detailed information on kidney conditions, including kidney function, nephrology, kidney problem causes, kidney disease symptoms, and 1 labeled, full-color anatomical illustration

    • Overview of Urogenital Disorders

      Detailed information on urology, the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract in both genders and the genital tract or reproductive system in the male, and urogenital disorders

    • Peyronie's Disease

      Peyronie's disease is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms on the erection tissue of the penis.

    • Polycystic Kidney Disease

      Detailed information on the different types of polycystic kidney disease, including autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, and acquired cystic kidney disease

    • Prostate Cancer

      In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

    • Prostate Disease

      Detailed information on the most common types of prostate disease, including prostatism, prostatitis, prostatalgia, benign prostatic hyperplasia, impotence (erectile dysfunction), and urinary incontinence

    • Renal Vascular Disease

      Detailed information on renal vascular disease, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and a full-color anatomical illustration

    • Topic Index - Urology

      Detailed information on the most common urogenital disorders, including analgesic nephropathy, bladder cancer, cystocele (fallen bladder), end stage renal disease, glomerulonephritis, glomerulosclerosis, goodpasture syndrome, hematuria (blood in the urine

    • Urinary Incontinence

      Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a bathroom.

    • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

      Urinary tract infections are a serious, but common, health problem that affects millions of people each year. Women are especially prone to urinary tract infections.

    • Urogenital Disorders

      Detailed information on the most common urogenital disorders, including bladder cancer, cystocele (fallen bladder), hematuria, blood in the urine, impotence, erectile dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, male factor infertility, prostate disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, vesicoureteral reflux

    • Vesicoureteral Reflux

      Detailed information on vesicoureteral reflux, including cause, symptom, diagnosis, and treatment