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Frequently Asked Questions How will my fertility be affected after losing a testicle? Only one working testicle is needed for normal fertility and male features. A single testicle can make normal amounts of sperm and testosterone. But studies show that up to one third of patients have a lower sperm count after a torsion. Testicular torsion can also result in anti-sperm antibodies, which may change...

Why You Get Stones

Part of preventing stones is finding out why you get them. Your health care provider will perform tests to find out what is causing this. After finding out why you get stones, your health care provider will give you tips to help stop them from coming back. Some of the tests he or she may do are listed below. Medical and Dietary History Your health care provider will ask questions about your person...

Grilled Salmon

In addition to drinking more water, some studies suggest what you eat (and what you don't eat) could also be important factors in preventing kidney stones. Talk with a registered dietitian -- an expert in nutrition -- if you have questions about your diet. Below is a healthy recipe for Grilled Salmon that you can enjoy this summer with friends and family: Makes 2 servings Ingredients Two 4-ounce s...

A Dozen Ways to Healthy Sperm

I knowitshard tofathom butspring is almost here. Out East, they’re buried in snow. Out West, the specials this week are flooding and mudslides. Nevertheless, soon enough, birds and bees will fill the air and thoughts of more than just pollination will cross the minds of many. So,how do you make your sperm as healthyand fit as they can be? Well, the body makes sperm, so anything thateffectsov...

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses very powerful drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells. Unfortunately, kidney cancer cells are usually resistant to chemotherapy. It is not a standard treatment in this case. These drugs may be used if targeted drugs and/or immunotherapy have not worked. Before starting chemotherapy, it is important to discuss how your medical team will manage the treatments side effects.

Genital Warts

These warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the most common viral STI the United States. It is spread through vaginal or anal sex. It can be passed even when an infected person has no symptoms. The warts that develop are painless, fleshy, cauliflower-looking bumps. They grow on the penis or in and around the entrance of the vagina or anus. HPV may eventually cause cervical can...

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Frequently Asked Questions Can I wear normal clothing if I have an ostomy bag? Most people are able to wear their normal wardrobe. Will I be on a special diet? Not usually. Your health care provider will give you orders about fluids and nutrition if needed as you adjust.

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Anatomy of Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction (UPJ) Image © 2003 Fairman Studios, LLC. Most often UPJ obstruction is congenital. This means that children are born with this health issue. It is not known how toprevent it. One in 1,500 children are born with this problem. The blockage occurs as the kidney is forming. Today most cases are found using ultrasound before birth. Though it occurs l...

40 Years of Research Scholars Leads to Major Benefits for Patients

The Research Scholars Award is the Urology Care Foundation's oldest and largest program. It offers support and mentoring to young scientists making key gains in urology research. The first award in 1975 was at a time when there wasn't much research on male infertility. When Dr. Larry Lipshultz became the first Foundation Research Scholar 40 years ago, he set out to find out why. "I was trying to f...

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