Hepatitis C

What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation and damage. Inflammation is swelling that occurs when tissues of the body become injured or infected. Inflammation can damage organs. Viruses  invade normal cells in your body. Many viruses cause infections that can be spread from person to person. The hepatitis C virus spreads…

Bladder Control Medicines

Medicines for bladder control generally work by blocking signals that may cause muscle spasms in the bladder. A group of drugs called antispasmodics are usually the first drugs your doctor will consider for treating bladder control problems. Another group of medicines, called tricyclic antidepressants, may be considered, although these drugs are primarily intended to treat…

Symptoms & Causes of Kidney Stones

What are the symptoms of kidney stones? Symptoms of kidney stones include sharp pains in your back, side, lower abdomen, or groin pink, red, or brown blood in your urine, also called hematuria a constant need to urinate pain while urinating inability to urinate or can only urinate a small amount cloudy or bad-smelling urine See a…

Simple Kidney Cysts

What are simple kidney cysts? Simple kidney cysts are abnormal, fluid-filled sacs that form in the kidneys. Simple kidney cysts are different from the cysts that develop when a person has polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which is a genetic disorder. Simple kidney cysts do not enlarge the kidneys, replace their normal structure, or cause reduced…