UROLOGY TERMS EXPLAINED

This glossary of urology terms is meant to be a helpful resource as you navigate my website.

kidneys

Organs that filter waste out of the blood to produce urine.

ureters

Tubes through which urine flows from the kidneys to the bladder.

urethra

The tube through which urine travels from the bladder out of the body

Urinary Incontinence

Involuntary loss of urine.

Stress Urinary Incontinence: (SUI)

Leakage of urine caused by actions such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, running, or lifting that places pressure on the bladder from inside the body.

Prostatectomy

The surgical removal of the prostate gland.

Kidney Stone

A stone that develops from crystals that form in the urine and build up on the inner surfaces of the kidney, in the renal pelvis, or in the ureters.

Cystoscopy

A flexible scope inserted into the urethra and then into the bladder to determine abnormalities in the bladder and lower urinary tract.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Medication which reduces inflammation and helps to relieve pain.

Adrenal glands

The glands located on top of each kidney that release hormones

Bladder

The hollow sac that stores urine

Prostate

The gland underneath the bladder that adds fluid to sperm to produce semen

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Infection caused by bacteria that invade the urinary system and multiply.

Male Infertility

Problems that prevent a man from conceiving a baby with his partner.

Prostatitis

Inflammation of the prostate gland.

Impotence

A consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.

Cystitis

Inflammation of the bladder often marked by painful urination.

CIRCUMCISION

Surgical removal of the penis foreskin.

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