Urologic Conditions & Diseases

As you age, the structure of your kidneys can change, reducing their ability to remove wastes. Illness and injury can also affect the filtering ability of the kidneys or block urine's passage. READ MORE

Urologic Conditions & Diseases

Incontinence

Incontinence

If you're leaking urine when you cough, laugh or sneeze, or you have sudden urges to go to the bathroom that are so intense you fear you won't get there in time, you're probably experiencing incontinence. The inability to control urination is frequently a treatable, and often curable, problem faced by millions of Americans, many of them women. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments
Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections

Most urinary tract infections are caused by a variety of bacteria, including Escherichia coli (E. coli), found in feces. Because the openings of the bowel, vagina and urethra are close together, it's easy for the bacteria to spread to the urethra and travel up the urinary tract into the bladder and sometimes the kidneys. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments
Overactive bladder​

Overactive Bladder​

Have you ever planned your morning errands around when and where you could find a bathroom? Are you waking up a few times every night because you feel an urgent need to pee? If you have a combination of any of these issues, you may have a condition called overactive bladder. READ MORE

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I remember my overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms starting about three or four years ago. Whenever I would sneeze or cough, I'd urinate a little bit. Then it started to become pretty frequent, which was frustrating, but not yet to the point where it was disrupting my life.

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