Kidney stones can give you excruciating pain and be tough to endure. Learn about them here.
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.
Are you troubled because you think that you are experiencing male sexual dysfunction? Learn about the many causes of male sexual dysfunction here.
Have you ever had to deal with painful urination and burning?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Losing control of your bladder or having urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing and difficult problem to deal with. Learn more about it here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever worried that you might have urinary tract infection symptoms. Learn what to look for and when to see a doctor.
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 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.