Category: Kidney

Trans-urethral resection of the prostate

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The prostate is a small gland, normally about the size of a walnut, located under the bladder and surrounding the urethra (the urinary canal). With age, the prostate often widens and compresses the urethra, making it more difficult for the bladder to empty.┬áIt has been determined that your difficulty in urinating is due to an ….  Read More

Vesicoureteric Reflux

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Vesicoureteric reflux is a common problem in children with urinary infections. Surgical correction is possible in the few who will require treatment. Vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) is a condition, commonly detected during the investigation of urinary tract infection (UTI) in children, in which urine can flow back from the bladder toward the kidneys. Urine produced by ….  Read More

Kidney stones

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The kidneys play an important role in eliminating body waste. This waste usually remains dissolved in the urine as it passes through the kidney drainage system (calices, pelvis and ureter). Kidney stones are crystalline particles that form in the urine, often producing pain when they prevent the evacuation of urine from a kidney. In Canada, about one ….  Read More

BCG treatment for bladder cancer

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You have been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder mucosa. You have been cauterized or scraped using an instrument that has been passed through the urethra (the urinary canal). Even if all traces of cancer have been removed, microscopic cancer cells may have been left in the bladder and new tumors may develop. Your doctor has recommended BCG ….  Read More