Kidneys & Urinary System

Strong Urine Smell during Pregnancy

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Your kidneys filter water and other substances from your blood to produce urine. Urine production enables your body to rid itself of waste items and other possibly harmful substances, while also managing water balance. During pregnancy, urine production increases– as does the number of times you have to urinate each day. Urine generally has only […]

Updated: November 23, 2016 — 3:49 am

Bladder Fistula

A bladder fistula is when an opening kinds between the bladder and some other organ or the skin. Frequently the bladder opens to the bowel (“enterovesical fistula”) or the vaginal area (“vesicovaginal fistula”).

Updated: November 13, 2016 — 3:24 pm

Urinary Tract Infections During Pregnancy

When you hear the phrase “urinary tract infection” or its acronym, UTI, you’re likely to think about a bladder infection and its accompanying symptoms– such as a frequent urge to urinate and a burning sensation when you do. However it’s not the whole UTI story.

Updated: October 1, 2016 — 3:08 am

Acute Pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis means inflammation of the pancreas that cultivates quickly. The main symptom is stomach (abdominal) pain. It normally settles in a few days but often it ends up being severe and very serious. The most typical causes of acute pancreatitis are gallstones and drinking alcohol.

Updated: September 29, 2016 — 4:34 am

UTI and Back Pain on One Side

UTI or urinary tract infection impacts countless women worldwide. The urinary tract is a system including the bladder, tubes called ureters as well as the kidneys. This system creates and transfers the urine out of the body, however in many cases, germs enter the urine causing an infection known as UTI or bladder infection. One […]

Updated: August 22, 2016 — 12:17 am

High Creatinine Levels: Symptoms and Causes

What are normal creatinine levels for adults? Creatinine is determined in a regularly purchased blood test, and it’s a reflection of basic metabolic health. Normal creatinine bloods levels for men are about 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams/deciliters (mg/dL) and 0.5 to 1.1 mg/dL for women. Creatinine is a chemical waste product discovered in the blood– a […]

Updated: September 7, 2016 — 2:22 am

Feels Like Razor Blades When Urinating

In most cases feeling like razor blades during urinating means you have bladder infection. When you have had a bladder infection the majority of these symptoms are ones you won’t ever forget. Bladder infections can be simple to identify based upon these symptoms and often can be treated before tests return validating the infection, which […]

Updated: August 12, 2016 — 8:00 am

What Does a Kidney Infection Feel Like?

Likewise called pyelonephritis or kidney infection, a kidney infection is primarily a type of urinary tract infection and can cause extreme pain. You typically develop a kidney infection when E. coli bacteria spread out from the bladder to one of the kidneys. The pain related to it can be rather severe, which is why many […]

Updated: August 14, 2016 — 6:27 am
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