Kidneys & Urinary System

How to Make Yourself Pee on Command

It’s amusing how something you do from young could still frequently be irritating to do. Peeing on your commands can be a real trouble, specifically the first time you discover yourself because situation, like needing it for urinalysis when you have no feeling for or while people are queueing for the toilet. If you want […]

Updated: February 22, 2017 — 3:52 am

Leukocyte Esterase Urine Test

Leukocyte esterase (WBC esterase) is a urine test to search for white blood cells and other signs of infection.

Updated: January 23, 2017 — 3:41 am

Prolapsed (Fallen) Bladder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

The bladder is a hollow organ in the pelvis that stores urine. The pressure created when the bladder fills with urine is what causes the urge to urinate. During urination, the urine takes a trip from the bladder and out the body through the urethra.

Updated: January 21, 2017 — 6:16 pm

Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction

Blood transfusion reaction

A hemolytic transfusion reaction (also known blood transfusion reaction) is a serious issue that can occur after a blood transfusion. The reaction takes place when the red cell that were provided during the transfusion are destroyed by the person’s body immune system.

Updated: January 15, 2017 — 8:38 am

Creatinine Blood Test: Procedure and Ranges

Creatinine Blood Test

The creatinine blood test (Serum creatinine) measures the level of creatinine in the blood. This test is done to see how well your kidneys are working.

Updated: January 11, 2017 — 2:21 pm

Urinary Hesitancy: Male Urination Problem

male urination problems

Problem starting or maintaining a urine stream is called urinary hesitancy (other common names are Postponed urination; Hesitancy; Difficulty starting urination).

Updated: January 8, 2017 — 8:04 am

Strong Urine Smell during Pregnancy

strong urine smell pregnancy

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: April 26, 2017 — 2:44 pm

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
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