FAQ’s on Urology

1: Who is a candidate for kidney transplantation?

A person with kidney failure and wants to live a better quality of life by stopping dialysis is a candidate for kidney transplantation

2: What does it mean to be on a kidney transplant waiting list?

When a person waits on a non-living donor for kidney transplant is said to be on the waiting list because when it will be available is uncertain

3: How do you qualify for placement on the waiting list?

To qualify for placement on the kidney transplant waiting list, a potential recipient must be relatively healthy and not have cancer or infection.

4: Who decides who receives a kidney when one becomes available?

Once a kidney becomes available, UNOS searches its database of people waiting for transplants and tries to find a local recipient.

5: What is a perfect match kidney?

The chance of getting a perfect match from a living-related brother or sister is much higher than from the national registry.

6: Who donates kidneys for transplantation?

There are two sources for kidney transplants. One is from a living donor, and the other is from a non-living donor.

7: What is the prostate?

The prostate is an exocrine gland of the male reproductive system, and exists directly under the bladder, in front of the rectum.

8: How can I prevent kidney stones?

Recurrent stone formation can be prevented 80% of the time. Although medication is occasionally required, natural remedies are sufficient in most situations.

9: How can I prevent Uric Acid Stones?

You can prevent Uric acid stones by increasing your fluid intake, dietary changes and medications such as Urocit K and Polycitra K.

10: Why is UTI more common in women than men?

Transfer of infection along the shorter female urethra is easier, while the longer male urethra protects against the transfer of bacteria to the bladder.

11: Is UTI dangerous?

Repeated UTI can damage the kidney and may lead to kidney failure..

12: How to prevent UTI?

UTI can be avoided by drinking 2-3 liters of fluid, voiding urine every 2-3 hours, taking enough of vitamin C for making urine acidic and voiding urine before bedtime and after intercourse.

13: What is kidney cancer?

Renal is Latin version of kidney. Kidney cancer is called Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) that constitutes 90% and the balance 10% is Transitional Cell Carcinomas (TCC).

14: Are there different types of renal cell carcinoma?

There are the five RCC on the basis of their look, Clear cell, Papillary, Chromophobe, Collecting duct, Unclassified

15: Who gets kidney cancer?

Men get kidney cancer more often than women. People who smoke have almost twice the risk of getting kidney cancer as nonsmokers, family history of kidney cancer,

16: How does bladder cancer grow?

Bladder is lined by transitional cells which are affected by cancer.

17: What causes male sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction may be the result of a physical or psychological problem.Physical factors include heart and vascular disease, neurological disorder, hormonal imbalances, drug and alcohol abuse, side effects of some medications (antidepressant) Psychological factors include, Work-related stress and anxiety, Concern about sexual performance, Marital or relationship problems, Depression, Effects of a past sexual trauma

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