Urology

  • Bladder Cancer

    Bladder cancer is the fourth most common new cancer in men and the tenth in women. About 60,000 new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed this year.

  • Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)

    It is important to understand blood in urine and bring it to your physician's attention. This could be the first sign of a serious condition.

  • Hydrocele or Hernia

    How to identify if your child has a hernia and what to expect throughout the treatment.

  • Infections of the Kidney and Bladder

    Common infections that plague the kidneys and bladder and how to recognize them.

  • Kidney Stones

    Kidney stones may be one of the most painful urologic conditions. Kidney stones seldom require open surgery and many patients can pass stones naturally. If the stones cannot be passed and medical attention is required, less invasive procedures often can be used.

  • Testicular Pain

    Pain in one or both testicles can be worrisome, but only a few conditions require immediate medical attention.

  • Urinary Incontinence: Frequently Asked Questions

    Incontinence is certainly a common problem that we see in urology. Dr. Karl Kreder answers patients' questions regarding incontinence issues.

  • Urinary Obstruction

    Information on urinary obstruction symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  • Urine Ketone Testing

    Testing the urine for ketones can determine if you are at risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis.

  • Varicoceles

    Varicoceles are a dilation of the veins that drain the testis. These are found in the spermatic cord and are called the pampiniform plexus. Varicoceles typically develop after puberty, although many are not detected until evaluation for fertility problems is undertaken.

  • Vasectomy Reversal Cost Package

    The University of Iowa Department of Urology is pleased to announce a package rate for vasectomy reversal patients.

  • Vasectomy Reversals: Frequently Asked Questions

    Vasectomies can be reversed even after very long periods of time, sometimes after more than 25 years. This guide covers frequently asked questioned about vasectomy reversals.