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Treating staghorn stones with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is one of the most effective treatments for staghorn stones, a type of kidney stone. In this article, esteemed consultant urologist Mr Aza Mohammed, who treats patients in Harpenden, Luton, London, and Hatfield, explains the severity of these kidney stones and how they are usually diagnosed. He also outlines how percutaneous nephrolithotomy is performed and what risks are involved.

The importance of prostate cancer screening

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting the UK population. Wide-spread screening programmes have been established to ensure that cases are detected early to ensure treatment is availed of promptly and better the chances of beating it. Leading consultant urological surgeon Mr Aza Mohammed, explains why these screenings are so important, and what to expect from them.

Not again! Recurring UTIs in women

Having a urinary tract infection (UTI) can be a miserable experience. While we know that women are more likely to have them, this knowledge doesn't make it less painful or frustrating - especially when they come back. Leading urologist Mr Aza Mohammed speaks to Top Doctors about recurrent UTIs and how to address them in this informative article.

Detecting prostate cancer with the PCA3 urine test

PCA3 is a urinary test that measures the concentration of the PCA3 molecules in the urine before and after a prostate exam. The PCA3 urinary test is particularly useful in men to provide a guide on whether there is a need for a second biopsy as a result of a high-risk of underlying prostate cancer. Urologist Mr Aza Mohammed tells us more about the PCA3 test and how it compares to other tests in the detection of prostate cancer.

Is blood in the urine serious?

Have you recently experienced blood in your urine? Blood in the urine can originate from any part of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate in males and the urethra). Blood in the urine should be investigated promptly as it could be a sign of a sinister disease. Mr Aza Mohammed tells us what blood in the urine could be a sign of and when you should seek emergency care.

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