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All About Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can give you excruciating pain and be tough to endure. Learn about them here.

Irritative Urinary Symptoms

Irritative urinary symptoms are hard to tolerate. You may have trouble accurately pinpointing the urinary symptoms that you are experiencing. It may take time for your doctor to sort out the correct diagnosis.

Male Sexual Dysfunction: What Could Cause You To Have Male Sexual Dysfunction?

Are you troubled because you think that you are experiencing male sexual dysfunction? Learn about the many causes of male sexual dysfunction here.

Painful Urination and Burning - What Could Be Going On

Have you ever had to deal with painful urination and burning?

An Enlarged Prostate or BPH

Are you over a man over age 50 and you are suddenly noticing increased frequency in urination, an intermittent flow? You might have an enlarged prostate, also known technically as BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is a common, noncancerous, urologic condition that can put pressure on your urinary tract, causing problems with urination.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Medication

If you are suffering from enlarged prostate, you may be wondering what your treatment options and whether or not you should undergo treatment at all. Up to 1/3 of men see their symptoms clear without treatment, but that doesn't mean that you should not be evaluated by a urologist. You can get several types of treatment if BPH bothers you and is interrupting urinary function. Medication may be effective for you.

What Is Urology Board Certification and Recertification?

Do you ever want to know more about a urologist's training, background, and whether he satisfied criteria for Board Certification and keeps up with the field. Learn more here.

Your First Visit to a Urologist

Has your primary care doctor referred you to a urologist? To get the most out of your visit, there are many things that you need to prepare. Learn what to take with you and what questions to ask.

How is An Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Diagnosed?

If you are having trouble urinating, are bothered by a weak or intermittent urinary flow, and you are a man over age 50, you could have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate. This article explains how BPH is diagnosed.

Frequent Urination At Night (Nocturia)

If you wake up several times at night with a pressing need to urinate, you probably have a diminished capacity to hold your urine at night, and have what doctors refer to as "nocturia." Find out the possible causes of this annoying, potentially serious symptom.

What Is Female Sexual Dysfunction?

If you are feeling like you don't enjoy sex, have no interest in it, or cannot reach orgasm, you are not alone. There are many reasons why this could be happening. This section deals exclusively with female sexual dysfunction.

What Conditions Does a Urologist Treat?

Have you wondered what kinds of problems a urologist takes care of? Can a simple urinary tract infection be handled by your primary care doctor? Discover what conditions urologists are most likely to treat.

Urology Training - Learn the Requirements Needed to Practice Urology

Urology is a complex surgical discipline involving the urinary tract system and many aspects of female and male sexual health and genital organs. Learn what is involved in becoming an accredited practitioner of urology and its subspecialties. Use this information to compare it to urologists in practice.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Surgery

When you have an enlarged prostate, your symptoms can bother you so much that there is nothing that will work as well as surgery in reducing your urinary symptoms. Learn about the surgical options that you have here and what you can expect after surgery.

Male Sexual Dysfunction: How Common Is It?

Male sexual dysfunction is a common, under-reported problem. Accurate prevalence estimates of male sexual dysfunction are difficult to obtain because men don't volunteer the information, even if asked. Also, urologists have learned that using questionnaires that are validated scientifically is the only way to get the best answer. Only now are some physicians beginning to use these tools.

Blood In the Urine - What You Should Know About Blood In The Urine

Have you ever noticed blood in your urine? Whether you spot it on your toilet paper or see it in the toilet bowl, it is something that should be investigated promptly by your doctor. Learn more about symptoms to look for and how to keep track of them.

Bladder Control and Urinary Incontinence

Losing control of your bladder or having urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing and difficult problem to deal with. Learn more about it here.

Symptoms of Bladder Outlet Obstruction

If you are an older male who is seeing a different pattern to how you are urinating, one possibility is that you have a bladder outlet obstruction. Learn what the symptoms are and when to consult with a urologist.

What You Should Know About Generic Drugs in Urology

Your health plan may be creating a strong financial incentive for you to take a generic drug, rather than a brand name drug. Find out why.

Chronic Urinary Tract Infections and Sex

Do you ever feel like having sex gives you pleasure, but then you end up with repeated urinary tract infections? If you are female, you are more likely to have this problem because your urethra is much shorter than a man's, making it much easier for bacteria to travel up from the vagina into the urinary tract. Learn what you can do to manage this problem.

Medicare Part D Enrollment Considerations

Are you feeling stumped by the prospect of Medicare Part D enrollment? It is a complex process for sure. Many people with urology problems are on Medicare. Take a look at what to consider in reviewing drug costs as you face the Medicare Part D enrollment.

How To Get On A Kidney Transplant Waiting List

If you have chronic kidney disease or kidney failure, you may need to get a kidney transplant. Unless you are proactive about getting on a kidney transplant waiting list, you won't get on. Here are some tips on beginning the process.

Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms - Do You Have Urinary Tract Infection Symptoms?

Have you ever worried that you might have urinary tract infection symptoms. Learn what to look for and when to see a doctor.

Minimally Invasive Treatments For An Enlarged Prostate

Are you bothered by symptoms of an enlarged prostate? Learn what minimally invasive treatments are available and whether you want to explore them with your doctor.

Kidney Donation: How Are Kidneys Donated?

Kidney donation is used in transplant surgeries for people with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure. There are various types of kidney donors. Learn more about kidney transplant donation here.

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