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Please note that this service is provided by NHS Choices not Helmsley Medical Centre, Please contact the Surgery or 111 if out of hours, if you have any concerns.

Find out when your urine albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) should be measured. ACR values can help identify kidney disease that occurs as a complication of diabetes.

An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body.

Find out what can cause unintentional weight loss and when to get medical help.

Find out about urinary tract infections (UTIs), including what the symptoms are, when to get medical advice, how they’re treated and what a chronic UTI is.

Urethritis is when the tube that carries pee out of the body (urethra) becomes inflamed and makes peeing painful. Find out about its symptoms, causes and treatment.

Find out about ulcerative colitis, a long-term (chronic) condition where the colon and rectum (large intestine or large bowel) become inflamed.

A hernia is where an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. Umbilical hernias are in or near the belly button (navel).

Read about an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), which is when your thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones.

Undescended testicles are a common childhood condition where a boy's testicles are not in their usual place in the scrotum. It's estimated that about 1 in every 25 boys are born with undescended testicles.

Read about a urinary catheter, which is a flexible tube used to empty the bladder and collect urine in a drainage bag.

Read about urinary incontinence, which is the unintentional passing of urine. It's a common problem that's thought to affect millions of people worldwide.

Find out about an inflammation in your eye called uveitis, including symptoms, what causes it, when to get help and how it's treated.