Kidney stones, or renal calculi, are masses made of crystals. They originate in your kidneys but can be found at any point in your urinary tract. Get the facts on risk…
Obstructive uropathy happens when your urine flow reverses direction due to a blockage in one of your ureters.
Benign enlargement of the prostate is a common condition in which your prostate gland swells beyond normal size.
Learn about different types and treatments of urinary tract infections, the risk factors, and prevention for both men and women.
Urethritis is a condition in which the urethra, or the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body, becomes inflamed and irritated.
Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of the kidney and upper urinary tract. Symptoms include flushed skin, back pain, fever, and nausea.
Crystallized minerals left in your bladder after urination can develop into bladder stones. Read more on causes of these and how to treat them.
The exact cause of bladder cancer is unknown. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited kidney disorder. It causes fluid-filled cysts to form in the kidneys. It may impair kidney function.
Usually the urethra is wide enough for urine to flow freely through it. When it narrows, it can restrict urinary flow. This is known as a urethral stricture.
Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder. Most often it is caused by a bacterial infection known as a urinary tract infection (UTI).
Acute unilateral obstructive uropathy is a quickly developing blockage that prevents urine from leaving one of the kidneys.
Cervical dysplasia is a condition in which healthy cells on the cervix undergo abnormal changes. Read about risk factors and treatment.
Acute prostatitis is the sudden onset of inflammation in your prostate. Learn how to recognize and treat this uncomfortable condition.
An ABO incompatibility reaction can occur if you receive the wrong type of blood during a blood transfusion. It's rare but serious and potentially fatal.
Reactive arthritis is a type of arthritis triggered by an infection in the body.
Lupus nephritis is one of the most serious complications of lupus. It occurs when SLE causes your immune system to attack your kidneys.
Goodpasture syndrome is a rare condition that occurs when your immune system attacks the walls of your lungs and the tiny filtering units in your kidneys.
Rhabdomyolysis is a breakdown of muscle fibers that occurs due to muscle injury. Learn more about this condition.
The renal pelvis and the ureter are lined with specific types of cells called transitional cells. Cancer begins in the transitional cells.
This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose. Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.