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Testicular torsion happens when the spermatic cord is twisted and blood flow to the testicles and nearby tissue in the scrotum is reduced. Testicular torsion is most common in 10 to 25 year olds, but can happen at any age, sometimes even before birth. Testicular

Substance abuse is a significant contributor to erectile dysfunction.  This includes smoking, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs abuse, and certain medications.   Alcohol Recent research shows that alcohol is the drug that is the leading cause of erectile dysfunction. Up to 50% to 80% of alcoholics experience erectile dysfunction.

Nephrotic syndrome also known as nephrosis, is a group of systems that indicate kidney damage. These symptoms include: Edema: A type of swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in the body. This can happen as a result of insufficient proteins to keep fluid in the

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in humans. UTIs are responsible for more than 8 million doctor visits annually. Roughly 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men will experience at least one episode of urinary tract infection

What is it? Bladder exstrophy is a congenital abnormality in the formation of the bladder and associated structures. "Exstrophy" is a Greek word, meaning "turn inside out". This is a fairly ac Instead of having a normal, round shape it is flattened and and the bladder is

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