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.
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.
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.
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.
The bladder works with the kidneys to rid the body of waste products from the blood through urine. Learn more about its function and tips for a healthy bladder.
Flexible cystoscopy (male)
A flexible cystoscopy is a procedure to check for any problems in your bladder using a flexible telescope (cystoscope).
Kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) can be unpleasant, but it will usually improve if treated promptly. Learn about symptoms and treatment here.
A urethrotomy is an operation to treat a narrowing of your urethra. The narrowing is usually caused by scar tissue forming after inflammation, an infection or injury.
Prostate trouble is common. If your medication does not help or symptoms are severe, a bladder-neck incision should relieve your symptoms.
Rigid cystoscopy (female)
A rigid cystoscopy is a procedure to check for any problems in your bladder using a rigid telescope (cystoscope). Sometimes certain problems with your bladder and urinary tubes can be treated at the same time.