In-depth

Hip fracture

A hip fracture is a serious injury, potentially life-threatening. But many people are able to make a good recovery.

Inguinal hernia

Inguinal hernias can sometimes be painful and lead to serious complications. But surgical repair is now easier than it once was.

Kidney infection

Kidney infection can permanently damage your kidneys or allow bacteria to spread to your bloodstream. Seek immediate medical attention to avoid life-threatening complications.

Meralgia paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica — the result of a compressed sensory nerve — is characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in your outer thigh.

Peyronie's disease

Curved, painful erections are often a sign of Peyronie's disease. Find out about diagnosis and treatment.

Prostatitis

Prostatitis, inflammation of the prostate gland, can cause significant male pelvic pain and other symptoms.

Sacroiliitis

Sacroiliitis is one cause of low back pain and discomfort. It's an inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, which connect the lower spine and pelvis.

Scrotal masses

A scrotal mass is a lump or other abnormality in the scrotum that may affect the health of testicles. A scrotal mass may be cancerous.

Feb. 18, 2011