Terminology

Enuresis

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Every child—at one time or another—has most likely wet his or her bed. Although it is a common occurrence for many young children, once a child turns 6, potty training should be complete and thus bed wetting no longer an occurrence. For some children, a problem known as enuresis occurs. Enuresis is a medical condition which means consistently wetting the bed, or wetting oneself in places other than the toilet (past what is considered to be the normal age). There ...

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Proteinuria

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Proteinuria exists when there are large amounts of protein present in the urine causing the urine to appear foamy. This condition can occur as the result of having an infection relating to the kidneys or having certain diseases or high blood pressure. In addition, people can develop proteinura when they are exposed to certain chemotherapy drugs and/or taking various medications. If someone has proteinuria and the kidneys are working just fine, typically, there will be no symptoms or cause for ...

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Hydrocele

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In a male, the testicles (also known as the testes) are the reproductive glands located behind the penis that produce the male hormone testosterone as well as sperm. A hydrocele is an atypical (abnormal) fluid-filled sac that surrounds a testicle and causes the scrotum to swell. Hydroceles are commonly found in infants and babies and will usually disappear without treatment. For men over the age of 40, an injury related to the scrotal area, or the results from an infection, ...

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Urinalysis

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A urinalysis represents a myriad of physical and chemical tests performed in order to test urine. The reason a physician might order a urinalysis is to see if a medical condition exists within the urine. A dipstick is the first test a doctor will usually use because once urine hits the stick it will change colors depicting varying levels of PH, proteins, etc. within the urine. There are other ways to test urine as well, including microscopic analysis or a ...

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Prostatalgia

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The term prostatalgia is a medical term used to describe pain the prostrate gland. The condition, which is benign and can affect a man of any age, is a problem that can be caused by a blockage, an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), an enflamed prostate gland, impotence and/or urinary incontinence. Before a course of treatment can be prescribed, a physician must run tests specific to the prostrate so that a diagnosis can be determined as to why the pain ...

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Prostatitis

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The prostate gland is an organ that resides just below a male’s bladder and is responsible for making part of the fluid that makes up semen. The prostate gland begins in young men as the size of a walnut and naturally increases in size as a man ages. Prostatitis occurs when there is an inflammation of the prostate gland and for any man that experiences this condition, a great deal of pain is a common side effect. Although the exact ...

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Rectocele

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A rectocele will present itself when the fascia—the term used to describe the wall of fibrous tissue that separates the vagina from the rectum—becomes weak, ultimately causing the wall of the rectum to bulge into the vagina. This condition represents itself similar to a hernia and can occur after a woman experiences strain from pushing during childbirth or from the stress following a hysterectomy. Most typically, however, women who are near or in menopause have a greater chance of developing ...

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Anemia

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Anemia, a condition that develops when blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells, is one of the most common blood disorders diagnosed today. Red blood cells are the main transporters of oxygen to organs and if the body lacks these cells, symptoms such as fatigue will occur. There are more than 400 diagnosable types of anemia which are typically divided into three categories: anemia caused by blood loss (such as menstruation and childbirth), anemia caused by faulty red blood cell ...

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Hydronephrosis

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Hydronephrosis is caused when urine flow is obstructed in the ureter (the tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder), thus leading to a back-up of urine which causes the kidneys to swell. The condition generally occurs as the result of, or along with, another disease or condition (such as vesicoureteric reflux or kidney stones). Nausea, vomiting, fever, urinary tract infections, swelling of the abdomen and painful urination are common symptoms associated with hydronephrosis. A round of antibiotics ...

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Pessary

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For women who experience a prolapsed pelvis, a uterus that is in the wrong position, a cystocele (a prolapsed bladder) or weakened uterine muscles leading to stress incontinence, a pessary is sometimes inserted to control the condition. A pessary is a non-surgical approach to correcting the symptoms associated with a pelvic organ that is prolapsed. The device can be made out of plastic or silicone, comes in a variety of sizes, and is inserted into the vagina or rectum and ...

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