Pain The symptoms of IC/BPS vary for each patient, but the most common sign is pain (often with pressure). Patients with IC/BPS may have bladder pain that gets worse as the bladder fills. Some patients feel pain in other areas in addition to the bladder, such as the urethra, lower abdomen, lower back, or the pelvic or perineal area (in women, behind the vagina and in men, behind the scrotum). Wome...

Effect of Diet on Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic health condition that causes pain and pressure in the bladder and pelvic area. Because of this, it is sometimes called painful bladder syndrome. IC can cause an urgent need to urinate, a frequent need to urinate, or both. Although IC cannot be cured, it can be treated. Researchers have found there are dietary changes you can make to help manage and avoid IC ...

Did You Know? Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that form in the kidney. They may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract. The medical term for kidney stones is nephrolithiasis. The medical term for stones occurring in the urinary tract is urolithiasis. Each year, more than 500,000 people visit emergency rooms for kidney stone problems.Kidney stone disease is one of the oldest and most ...

Understanding UTIs Across the Lifespan

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common in the U.S. In fact, UTIs are the second most common type of infection in the body and are the reason for more than 8 million visits to the doctor each year. About 10 in 25 women and 3 in 25 men will have symptoms of a UTI during their lifetime. A UTI happens when you get an infection in your urinary tract. Most UTIs are not serious, but some can lea...

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What Happens During a Prostate Cancer Screening Examine? The goal of prostate cancer screening is to look for early signs of prostate cancer, when treatment is most effective. The two tests most often used to screen for prostate cancer are the Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) and the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test. Because the prostate is an internal organ, your doctor cannot see it directly. But t...

Turkey Minestrone Soup

Makes 14 servingsApproximate nutrients per serving: 120 calories, 1 gram of fat, 13 grams of protein Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey breast 1 onion, chopped2 carrots, chopped2 celery stalks, chopped8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or beef broth1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried oregano½ cup small pasta, such as orzo or pastini1 (10-ounce) package fr...

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The Urology Care Foundation recently welcomed three new urologists to its Board of Directors. As the world's leading nonprofit urological health foundation, our mission is to support and improve the prevention, detection and treatment of urological disease through research and education. The Foundation would like to welcome Dr.'s Harris Nagler, Sanford Siegel and Raju Thomas. As new board members,...

Gingerbread and Pear Loaf

Makes 1 loaf = 16 servingsApproximate nutrients per serving: 135 calories, 4 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein Ingredients 1/2 lemon, juice of 3 (6 ounce) pears, ripe but firm 1/4 cup light olive oil 1 large egg 1 cup low-fat buttermilk or, stir ¼ cup milk into ¾ cup plain yogurt to create a nicely thick buttermilk substitute1/4 cup molasses 1 cup cake flour 1 cup whole wheat pastry f...

Did You Know? OAB vs. SUI

Overactive bladder (OAB) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) are two common lower urinary tract or bladder health problems that can cause incontinence. Incontinence is the leaking of urine that can't be controlled. OAB OAB is not a disease. It is the name given to a group of troubling urinary symptoms.About 33 million Americans have OAB - 30 percent of men and 40 percent of women. Things that ra...

Spring 2016

Being told you have cancer can be scary and emotional, especially if you may want to have children. Not being able to have children (infertility) can be a short-term or long-lasting result of some cancer treatments. There are successful options for male cancer patients who want to preserve their fertility and father a baby.

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