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An Overview of Microalbuminuria

In microalbuminuria, a small amount of the protein albumin is present in the urine, which is often an early indicator of kidney disease. Learn more. Microalbuminuria is a condition diagnosed through a urine test, and it can be a sign of kidney...

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Stress Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a type of incontinence that causes urine (pee) to leak when physical movements put pressure on the bladder. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a type of incontinence that causes urine (pee) to leak when...

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An Overview of Microalbuminuria

In microalbuminuria, a small amount of the protein albumin is present in the urine, which is often an early indicator of kidney disease. Learn more. Microalbuminuria is a condition diagnosed through a urine test, and it can be a sign of kidney...

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How to Use Vaginal Weights for Incontinence

Vaginal weights are tiny cones used to build better bladder control. Find out how to use them to treat incontinence. Stress incontinence can make laughing or sneezing a dangerous undertaking for up to half of women over the age of 50, often leading...

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Managing Overactive Bladders in Men

Overactive bladder (OAB) in men can disrupt day-to-day life. Learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatments for this condition. For most men, one trip to the bathroom will empty the bladder and provide relief for several hours. Men...

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What Is a Bladder Infection?

A bladder infection is caused by bacteria and is treated with antibiotics. Reviewed by a board-certified internal medicine physician. A bladder infection—which is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI)—occurs when bacteria multiply in the...

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An Overview of Hydronephrosis

Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, causes, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of a swollen kidney, called hydronephrosis. Hydronephrosis, or swollen kidney, occurs when urine backs up into one or both of the kidneys. Usually, urine flows from...

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What to Know About Nitrofurantoin

Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Learn when it is used and what side effects and interactions to expect. Nitrofurantoin is an oral antibiotic used to treat certain urinary tract infections (UTIs). The...

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What Is Transient Incontinence?

A look at the type of urinary incontinence called transient incontinence. Covers causes of transient incontinence. Have you ever had a cold and leaked urine when you coughed or sneezed? If you have, then you have experienced transient incontinence,...

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Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common infection in the bladder, urethra, or kidney. Reviewed by a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist.

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