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Urological Clinical Conditions
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Getting older is inevitable, and it can be hard to accept the way our bodies change. For many older men, that often includes prostate enlargement and, for some, the urinary trouble that goes along with it.
Bladder cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the United States, according to the Urology Care Foundation.
ED is the most common sex problem men discuss with their doctors. The American Urological Association estimates that 30 million men have ED. It is more common if you’re older, but younger men get it, too. If you’re not as healthy as you could be, the odds you’ll be dealing with ED go up.
Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is sometimes called bladder pain syndrome in large part because a painful bladder is one of the most prominent symptoms. People with IC can also feel a frequent, urgent need to urinate.
A kidney infection is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that affects one or both kidneys. It can be painful, serious, and, in some cases, life-threatening.
A kidney stone is a small mass that forms from crystallized substances in your kidney or, in some cases, one of your ureters.
Low Testosterone/Testosterone Deficiency
Testosterone is the reason males develop characteristics like facial hair and a deeper voice. It drives a man’s libido and helps with erections. It’s also involved with sperm production, muscle strength, and bone health. Produced by the testicles, testosterone is what’s known as an androgen—a hormone responsible for masculine traits. (Note: While women’s bodies produce
If you and your partner have been having unprotected sex for a year without conceiving, you might want to consider scheduling a consultation with us to explore the causes of your potential infertility and the medical options available to address them.
People with overactive bladder (OAB) experience the constant, urgent need to urinate—the feeling that there’s little time to spare and you need a bathroom ASAP.
Peyronie’s disease occurs when areas of hard scar tissue called plaques form on your penis, just below the surface of the skin. In fact, you might be able to feel them.
Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most commonly reported sexual issues for men. Experts estimate that up to one-third of men experience PE to some degree.
Prostatitis—inflammation of the prostate gland—is a painful condition that can make urination and sexual intercourse difficult.
People with urinary incontinence have trouble controlling their bladder function and leak urine from the urethra. The experience is of course unpleasant and affects a person’s daily life.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur when bacteria enters your urethra. UTIs are common. In fact, the American Urological Association estimates that 8.1 million doctor’s visits each year are due to UTIs.
A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure performed to block sperm from leaving the body. It’s a highly effective and common birth control option.
Vasectomy reversals are routine nowadays, and although success isn’t guaranteed, many men go on to father children.
Urology Information Base
Choosing a BPH Treatment
There are lots of ways to treat an enlarged prostate. Choosing a BPH treatment can be a challenge. It’s normal to have lots of questions.
Just like any muscle group, your pelvic floor can weaken over time. Kegel exercises help to keep your pelvic floor muscles in shape.
Mediterranean Diet: Can It Improve Erections?
A balanced, nutritious diet can lower risk for a variety of health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes. And a diet full of fast food and TV dinners could have the opposite effect. This notion applies to sexual health, too.
Hematuria is the general term for blood in your urine. Microhematuria (sometimes called microscopic hematuria) is a subtype of hematuria.
Pregnancy and Kidney Stones
What You Should Know About Kidney Stones During Pregnancy Kidney stones are a fairly common urological problem, affecting about 1 in 10 people at some point in their life. But kidney stones can be a particular challenge for pregnant women. The way stones are diagnosed and treated may need to be adjusted during pregnancy for
Prostate Cancer Myths and Popular Beliefs: What’s True and What’s Not True?
The goal of this article is to debunk false information and clarify some of the issues medical scientists still debate. For topics still in debate, we put this information into context using current, peer-reviewed research on Prostate Cancer.
Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer typically have many questions. Perhaps the most common question: What can you expect from treatment?
Psychological Stress and Male Infertility
You probably know that stress can have some negative effects on your health. Stress might have an effect on your fertility as well. While the scientific data isn’t firm, several studies have suggested a link between stress and male infertility.
Safe Sex During COVID
No doubt you’ve been trying to stay healthy in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While it can be a confusing, unsettling time, scientists are learning more about the virus every day. You might be wondering how COVID-19 may affect your sex life. Let’s take a look at some common questions.
Sexual Supplements: What Patients Should Know
Around the world, people spend millions of dollars on dietary supplements each year. Many of the products are advertised as sexual enhancement products, claiming to boost libido, increase sexual pleasure, or give a man firmer erections.
Talking to a Partner About Peyronie’s Disease
Sex can be a sensitive topic for any couple. Some people are shy about their bodies or feel embarrassed discussing a subject so private and personal. But there are times when sexual issues need attention, and Peyronie’s disease can be one of those times.
Physicians have been using urinalysis as a diagnostic tool for about 6,000 years. Nowadays, with updated and improved methods, it remains an effective, quick, and easy way to find out more about your overall health.
Urine Leakage During Exercise
Urinary incontinence while you’re exercising is pretty common. The good news is that there are treatments available to resolve incontinence.
Vasectomy Alternatives: Information for Men
Perhaps you and your partner are finished having children. Or you just know you don’t want children in the future and want to make sure no unplanned pregnancies happen. If this is the case, you might be looking for permanent methods of birth control.
Vasectomy: Your Questions Answered
Our Q&A goes over many of the questions many men have as they’re contemplating having a vasectomy.