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Category Archives: Kidney Cancer

Blood In Stool & Rectal Bleeding

Blood in stool can be frightening, whether you discover it while wiping after a bowel movement or from a test ordered by your health care provider. All cases of rectal bleeding should be reported to your primary care doctor, even though many causes are not serious. (more…)
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What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease (passed from an affected parent to their child) causing uncontrolled growth of cysts in the kidney eventually leading to kidney failure. It affects all racial and ethnic groups equally. There are two types of PKD: autosomal dominant (ADPKD) and autosomal recessive (ARPKD). ADPKD is the more common type and affects more than 600,000 Americans…
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Blood in Urine Hematuria Causes & Treatment

Hematuria is the medical term for blood in your urine. Several different conditions and diseases can cause hematuria. These include infections, kidney disease, cancer, and rare blood disorders. The blood may be visible or in such small quantities that it can’t be seen with the naked eye. Any blood in the urine can be a…
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Ways To Prevent Kidney Stones

If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, you surely remember it. The pain can be unbearable, coming in waves until the tiny stone passes through your urinary plumbing and out of the body. For many, kidney stones aren’t a one-time thing: in about half of people who have had one, another appears within seven years without…
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Kidney Stones Symptoms & Treatment

What are Kidney Stones? Urine contains many dissolved minerals and salts. When your urine has high levels of these minerals and salts, you can form stones. Kidney stones can start small but can grow larger in size, even filling the inner hollow structures of the kidney. Some stones stay in the kidney, and do not…
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