Many analgesics should not be used if there is decreased kidney function, because they reduce the blood flow to the kidney. Also, long term use with higher doses may harm normal kidneys. It is important to realize that, while helpful, these medicines are not completely without risk, and they should
A semen analysis (sperm test) is usually advised if a couple is having difficulty in conceiving (becoming pregnant). The aim is to see if the semen and sperm made by the male partner is normal or not.
If you have kidney stones, you may need to follow a special diet. First, your doctor will run tests to find out what type of stones you form. From these, the doctor can determine which diet changes may be right for you. A registered dietitian can help you make the necessary changes in your diet.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) means that you cannot get a proper erection. There are various causes. However, most cases are due to narrowing of the arteries that take blood to the penis. This is due to a build-up of atheroma in these arteries.
A catheter is a small, flexible tube inserted through the water pipe (urethra) into your bladder to drain urine into a bag. When the bag becomes full of urine, it will need to be emptied by opening the tap at the bottom.
Patient Information Sheet for 24-Hour urine collection for stone formers
Self-catheterisation means that you insert a small, flexible plastic tube into the bladder. The urine flows out through this tube which is then removed and washed.
Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the things done by healthy kidneys. It is needed when your own kidneys can no longer take care of your body’s needs.
Urology is derived from the Greek “οὖρον” pronounced ouron which means “urine” and “λογία” pronpounced “logia” meaning “study of”.
The fields of nephrology and urology share some overlap because they can both involve the kidneys.