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Urinary system

Your urinary system removes waste from your blood in the form of urine. It also helps regulate your blood volume and pressure, and controls the level of chemicals and salts in your body's cells and blood. Learn more here.

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The urinary tract

The urinary tract can become infected, usually by bacteria entering the urethra. Learn more about the symptoms of an infection and get self care tips here.

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Bladder

Your bladder stores urine. It works with the kidneys to rid the body of waste products through urine. Learn more about your bladder here.

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Urinary problems

The urinary system prevents waste from building up in your blood. Learn about related health problems, including blood in urine, cystitis, incontinence, kidney infection, prostate problems and UTIs.

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Kidneys

The kidneys main function is to filter or 'clean' your blood of waste products and also helps to control blood pressure. Find out more about how they work.

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Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)

A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) can be unpleasant, but it will usually improve if treated promptly. Learn about symptoms and treatment here.

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Flexible cystoscopy (male)

A flexible cystoscopy is a procedure to check for any problems in your bladder using a flexible telescope (cystoscope).

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Dialysis

Dialysis is a way to artificially clean the blood if your kidneys can’t cope. Learn about the different types and how to live and active life when you are on dialysis.

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Benign prostate hypertrophy

Benign prostate hypertrophy is an enlargement of the prostate gland that commonly arises after you reach the age of 40.

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Nephrostomy

Your ureters (the tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder) can become blocked. A nephrostomy is a procedure to drain urine from your kidney using a catheter (tube).

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