Kidney Disease and Urology
- Q What causes hemolytic-uremic syndrome?
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is most often caused by a digestive tract infection that produces toxins that destroy your red blood cells. You become infected with bacteria, most commonly E. coli, which becomes stuck in your gastrointestinal tract,... Full Answer
- Q What is the urinary tract?
Dr. Jill Rabin, Obstetrics & GynecologyThe urinary tract is the passageway through which bodily waste products are filtered and through which urine is produced, stored, and excreted. The upper urinary tract consists of the kidneys and the ureters that are attached to them. The bladder and the... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?
One of the first signs or symptoms of diabetic kidney disease is the presence of a blood protein called microalbumin in the urine. The higher the concentration of microalbumin, the higher the amount of waste your body is retaining. High blood pressure... Full Answer
- Q How is cystitis related to bladder infection?
The medical term for an inflamed bladder is cystitis, which is usually caused by bacteria in the bladder. A bladder infection is one type of urinary tract infection. Cystitis may be caused by drug reactions, a catheter, spermicides, or radiation therapy.... Full Answer
- Q What is cystitis?
Dr. Kevin Windom, Obstetrics & GynecologyCystitis is defined as inflammation of the bladder. Cystitis is most often caused by bacteria resulting in a urinary tract infection. The most common bacteria to infect the bladder comes from stool. That is why all women were taught to wipe "from front... Full Answer
- Q Is urethral stricture disease a type of benign urethral lesion?
A urethral stricture is one of several benign urethral lesions that may lead to difficult urination. Urethral strictures are scar tissues that narrow or block off sections of the urethra. The narrowing within the urethra leads to soreness, ulcerations,... Full Answer