Blast them or pass them

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If you have ever had a kidney stone, or you know someone who has, you are likely aware of how painful they can be. Kidney stones are salt and mineral particles that form in the urine. They cause pain (renal colic) when they obstruct the urinary tract.

Various treatments are used to remove kidney stones, depending on the size of the stone and its location.

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections?

A bladder infection (cystitis) is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI), an infection, and resulting inflammation, of part of the urinary system caused by bacteria. Bladder infections are common, affecting approximately 5% of women every year. Some individuals are at higher risk of developing bladder infections.

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Settling the controversy over transvaginal mesh procedures

photo of transvaginal meshYour urologist recommends a transvaginal mesh procedure, so you Google it. Oh my, Dr. Google has a plethora of grim articles about transvaginal mesh complications. No worries, our reconstructive urologists at SAIU are the experts. Here’s what you need to know.

 

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Our stance on PSA testing

NOVEMBER 30, 2017

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening has been a controversial and confusing issue for men for many years. The varied and constantly changing guidelines put forth by the United States Preventative Services Task Force and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health as well as several other professional associations on the risks of early screening have men and their family physicians asking themselves whether it is important to get checked or not. At Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre we are continuing to encourage men to be properly informed and educated when it comes to prostate cancer screening.

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