A kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract.
While some kidney stones may not produce symptoms (known as "silent" stones), people who have kidney stones often report the sudden onset of excruciating, cramping pain in their low back and/or side, groin, or abdomen. Changes in body position do not relieve this pain. The abdominal, groin, and/or back pain typically waxes and wanes in severity, characteristic of colicky pain (the pain is sometimes referred to as renal colic). It may be so severe that it is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. The pain has been described by many as the worst pain of their lives, even worse than the pain of childbirth or broken bones. Kidney stones also characteristically cause blood in the urine. If infection is present in the urinary tract along with the stones, there may be fever and chills. Sometimes, symptoms such as difficulty urinating, urinary urgency, penile pain, or testicular pain may occur.
Urinary tract infection is an infection that affects part of our urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as simple cystitis or bladder infection and when it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as pyelonephritis or kidney infection. It is estimated that upto forty percent of women will have UTI at sometime in their lives. It is defined as the multiplication of organisms in the urinary tract. It is usually associated with the presence of neutrophils. When the infection is restricted to the lower urinary tract, then it is referred as lower urinary tract infection.
Common urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms in women include:
Common urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms in men include:
Urinary incontinence or involuntary urination is leakage of urine. It is a common and distressing problem, which may have a large impact on quality of life. It is twice as common in women as in men. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are major risk factors. It is an important issue in old people. Urinary incontinence is often a result of an underlying medical condition but is under-reported to medical practitioners. Enuresis is often used to refer to urinary incontinence primarily in children, such as nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting).The definition of urinary incontinence in men is the unintentional loss of urine. Weak bladder muscles, overactive bladder muscles, certain prostate conditions, and nerve damage are just some of the possible underlying causes of urinary incontinence in men.
Thedifferent types of urinary incontinence in men are:
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland. Unlike other prostate conditions, such as prostate enlargement or prostate cancer, which usually affect older men, prostatitis can develop in men of all ages. There are 4 types of prostatitis:
It is the most common type of prostatitis. It is also known as Chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Conditions due to the discomfort are:
Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
Conditions due to the discomfort are:
Acute Bacterial Prostatitis
Symptoms for this problem are sudden and painful. They may cause you to seek health care right away. Conditions due to the discomfort are:
Asymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis
There will not be any signs for this type of prostatitis. It is usually found during routine health checkups.
Overactive Bladder is a urological condition. Several body systems must work together to control the bladder. Muscles are a vital part of the process along with brain signals. Nerves carry signals from the brain to tell the bladder when it is full and when it is time to urinate. If the brain is experiencing difficulty sending and receiving signals it is no surprise that these messages from the brain to the bladder may also be affected. Incontinence can often be treated. Conditions due to over active bladder are: