January 2015

Circumcision Male circumcision is the surgical removal of some, or all, of the foreskin (prepuce) that covers the tip of the penis.  The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reported that in 2010 approximately 58% of male newborns in the US were circumcised. Circumcision may be

Phimosis   Phimosis is a medical condition that causes a difficulty in retracting the foreskin due to a tight ring of foreskin around the tip of the penis. There are two types of phimosis: physiologic and pathologic.   Physiologic Phimosis   Physiologic phimosis is normal in uncircumcised infants or children. They

What is a Kidney Stone?   A kidney stone is a piece of material formed from highly concentrated substances in urine. It may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract. Small stones may pass out of the body with little pain but large stones