The urinary tract is your body’s drainage system for removing urine. Urine is composed of wastes and water. The urinary tract includes your kidneys, ureters, and bladder. To urinate normally, the urinary tract needs to work together in the correct order.
Urologic diseases or conditions include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bladder control problems, and prostate problems, among others. Some urologic conditions last only a short time, while others are long-lasting.
- Bladder Control Problems and Nerve Disease
- Bladder Control Problems (Urinary Incontinence)
- Bladder Infection (UTI) in Adults
- Bladder Infection (UTI) in Children
- Cystocele (Prolapsed Bladder)
- Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy
- Daily Bladder Diary
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- Diet for Kidney Stone Prevention
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)
- Hydronephrosis in Newborns
- Imaging of the Urinary Tract
- Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome)
- Kegel Exercises
- Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)
- Kidney Stones
- Kidney Stones in Children
- Medical Tests for Prostate Problems
- Penile Curvature (Peyronie's Disease)
- Perineal Injury in Males
- Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
- Prostate Inflammation (Prostatitis)
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Research Discoveries & News
- Treatment for common urinary ailment no longer carved in stone
- New Treatment Prevents Formation of Cystine Stones, a Type of Kidney Stone, in Mice
- Moving stones with sound—new ultrasound technology repositions kidney stones in people
- The Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network: Yielding new insights into challenging urologic pain syndromes
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia—gaining insight and potential new treatment identified in mice
- Kidney Cell Response to Urinary Tract Infection Helps Halt Bacterial Growth