Posted on: September 27, 2016

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the enlarging of the prostate gland. It is a very common condition for men over 60 and is often seen as simply a natural part of the aging process. While this condition may be a discomfort and can cause many urinary symptoms, it is not usually dangerous. There are […]

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

A hernia is when an organ within the abdominal cavity breaks through a weakness in the abdominal wall. This can happen to adults from straining during lifting weights, for example. But the most common type of surgical problem experienced by children is a specific kind of hernia involving the groin. An inguinal hernia occurs when […]

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Women tend to have more problems with their urinary tracts than men do, whether it’s incontinence or bladder infections. Thankfully, in one particularly painful area, women are not more susceptible. When it comes to kidney stones, men do have a higher likelihood of suffering from them, but women should still be aware of this excruciating […]

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Posted on: September 09, 2016

The prostate is a male-specific organ involved in both sexual and urinary functioning. It is small and positioned in front of the bladder. The urethra, which carries semen and urine out of the body, passes through the prostate. Semen is partly produced within the prostate and then stored there, keeping it healthy before it’s excreted. […]

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Posted on: September 06, 2016

Hypospadias is a fairly common birth defect in boys, affecting one in every 200 male newborns. The condition describes when the urethral opening is not in the center of the tip of the penis, but is instead somewhere on the underside of the penis. There is no known cause or risk factors connected to the […]

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