Kidney Stones

Kidney stones begin when minerals that are normally held in solution in urine become saturated and form crystals. If enough of these crystals cluster together, they begin to form a solid piece of material called a “stone.” Kidney stones have become increasingly common in the United States. A 2012 study by a team of UCLA urologists reported […]

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Kidney Cancer

There are two types of kidney cancer: Renal Cell Cancer and Transitional Cell Cancer. Renal cell cancer occurs inside the “meat” of the kidney. Renal cell cancer is a treacherous and often fatal disease. Transitional cell cancer occurs in the endothelial cells in the tubing of the renal pelvis, which eventually forms the ureter that connects the kidney […]

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Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Women

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic non-bacterial inflammation and/or breakdown of the bladder lining often associated with Chronic Pelvic Pain and Female Urethral Syndrome (FUS). Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)  is just what it sounds like — pain that may occur anywhere the pelvis. This type of pain may occur in several places at once or move around within […]

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Incontinence & Overactive Bladder

Incontinence is what little children call “peeing in your pants.” When you’re a kid, it happens, it’s embarrassing, but you get over it, and learn how to prevent it from happening again. As an adult, incontinence can be a debilitating and humiliating experience that is enough to make you never want to leave the house again. […]

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Female Urethral Syndrome

  Female Urethral Syndrome (FUS) is responsible for 25 percent of all  patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. FUS is part of the spectrum of female bladder and urinary tract conditions, and is most common in women between the ages of 30-50. FUS has all the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, yet none of the bacteria […]

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