Common Urinary Problems
By visiting our consultants at Somerset Urology Associates we will be able to determine if you need further testing and if any medicine or further medical assistance is required.
This operation is to remove medium-sized or large kidney stones and stones that have remained in the body longer than four weeks. It uses minimally invasive surgery, and involves a small incision of around 1cm through the skin.
Lithotripsy means the breaking up stones in the urinary tract into fine gravel or sand-like crystals, small enough to be passed out in your urine. There are two methods used, shock waves or laser beams. Read more information clicking below.
This is the pain caused by the passage of kidney stones through the urinary tract. When acute, renal colic has been described as ‘one of the strongest pain sensations felt by humans, being worse than childbirth, broken bones, gunshot wounds, burns, or surgery’.
They vary considerably in size and may stay in their original position, or travel down the urinary tract, producing symptoms along the way. Kidney stones are common – one in ten of the population experience them, and they occur in more men than women. You can read more at Kidney Stones.
Urinary Tract Infection
The urethral tract is the tube that takes urine from the bladder to outside the body, via the genitals. It is the lower part of the urinary tract. The urinary tract begins where urine is made in the two kidneys, which filter waste products, water, and salts…
Blood in Urine
Finding blood in your urine may be scary, but it’s rarely a sign of anything life threatening. Nonetheless, it should be investigated. You might see bright red blood in your urine, or your urine may be red or brown because it has red blood…
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Involuntary leakage of urine can be a distressing problem, and may overwhelmingly affect the quality of life. Women of all ages are twice as likely as men to experience incontinence, and one in three women over the age of 60 has problems with…