Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate gland that is caused by the normal ageing process and not by cancer. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is involved in the production of semen. It is

Balanitis In Children

Balanitis is inflammation of the head of the penis (glans). It often appears with a diaper rash. What are the causes? This condition may be caused by: Continued contact with urine, such as when a baby sits

Balanitis In Adults

Balanitis is swelling and irritation of the head of the penis (glans penis). Balanitis occurs most often among males who have not had their foreskin removed (uncircumcised). In uncircumcised males, the condition may also cause inflammation of

BK Virus Infection In Children

BK virus is a common infection that can cause a mild respiratory illness. It is also called polyomavirus. Most children or teens are exposed to this virus in childhood. After the first infection, the virus remains in

BK Virus Infection in Adults

BK virus is a common infection that can cause a mild respiratory illness. It is also called polyomavirus. After the first infection, the virus remains in the kidneys and other parts of the urinary tract, but it

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

Asymptomatic bacteriuria is the presence of a large number of bacteria in the urine without the usual symptoms of burning or frequent urination. This is usually not harmful, and treatment may not be needed. A person with

Artificial Urinary Sphincter Home Guide

This guide contains information about using your artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) and about caring for yourself while you have one. Your health care provider may give you additional information. Call your health care provider if you have

Acute Urinary Retention: Male

Acute urinary retention is a condition in which a person is unable to pass urine or can only pass a little urine. This condition can happen suddenly and last for a short time. If left untreated, it

Acute Urinary Retention: Female

Acute urinary retention is a condition in which a person is unable to pass urine or can only pass a little urine. This condition can happen suddenly and last for a short time. If left untreated, it

Abdominal Mesh Removal – Care After

The following information offers guidance on how to care for yourself after your procedure. Your health care provider may also give you more specific instructions. If you have problems or questions, contact your health care provider. What