A stone in the urinary tract. The word “calculus” in Latin means “a pebble.” Pebbles were once used for counting, from which came the mathematical field of calculus. A urinary calculus is a pebble in the urinary system.
- Urinary incontinence
The unintentional loss of urine. Inability to hold urine in the bladder due to loss of voluntary control over the urinary sphincters resulting in the involuntary passage of urine. One cause of urinary incontinence is an overactive bladder. There is a sudden involuntary contraction of the muscular wall of the bladder resulting in urinary urgency, […]
- Urinary infection in children
Urinary tract infection in children.
- Urinary tract
The organs of the body that produce, store, and discharge urine. These organs include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
- Urinary tract infection
An infection of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. Abbreviated UTI. Not everyone with a UTI has symptoms, but common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate and pain or burning when urinating. More females than males have UTIs. Underlying conditions that physically obstruct and impair the normal urinary flow, such as the formation of […]
- Urinary tract infection in children
Infection of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra in a child. Bacteria cause the large majority of urinary tract infections in children. Viral infection of the bladder is less common, while fungal infections of the urinary tract are rare and occur most commonly in immunocompromised individuals (for example, those with HIV/AIDS, chemotherapy recipients).