Prostate cancer – Part I

What is prostate ? Prostate is a lemon sized reproductive gland, found only in men, below the bladder. Its function is to produce fluid which helps providing nourishment to sperms in semen. Urinary passage goes through prostate, before reaching the penis. What all diseases can occur in prostate ? BPH (BPH (Enlarged prostate) Symptoms), Prostatitis (InfectionContinue reading “Prostate cancer – Part I”

Know about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones/calculi

Kidney stones or otherwise called renal calculi or nephrolithiasis are deposits of combination of various minerals inside the kidney. The constituents of these stones are normally excreted into the urine. Excess concentration of these minerals in the urine leads its crystallization and further stone formation. Various reasons of stone formation include less water intake, dietaryContinue reading “Know about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones/calculi”

Bladder cancer

What is bladder cancer? It is the cancer of tissues in bladder, an organ that holds urine. It occurs in both sex but most commonly in elderly men after age 60 years. What are the symptoms of bladder cancer? Visible painless presence of blood in urine with clots is most common presentation of bladder cancer.Continue reading “Bladder cancer”

Hematuria

•Hematuria is passing blood in urine. •Can be Gross (visibly red urine) or microscopic hematuria (blood present in urine examination). •Even single episode of hematuria warrants investigation as upto 50% patients with gross hematuria and 33% with microscopic hematuria show some underlying cause.  •Various causes leading to hematuria include BPH (enlarged prostate), urinary tract infections,Continue reading “Hematuria”