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11 Signs You May Have a Urinary Tract Infection
Have you ever worried that you might have urinary tract infection symptoms. Learn what to look for and when to see a doctor.
Blood In the Urine - What You Should Know About...
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.
Why You Keep Getting Out of Bed to Pee
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
What You Should Know About Kidney Stones
Kidney stones can give you excruciating pain and be tough to endure. Learn about them here.
6 Tips to Avoid Problems With Your Urinary System
There are a few simple things you can do to help keep your urinary system healthy.
Why Should I See a Urologist?
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.
Are Urinary Tract Infections Ruining Your 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.
Common Medications for BPH
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 You Need to Know About Blood in the Urine
When you should see a urologist about having blood in your urine.
Female Urology Anatomy and External Sexual...
Do you ever wonder what female urology anatomy and external sexual anatomy looks like. Take a tour.
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.
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.
Cystoscopy - Everything You Need to Know About...
If your doctor recommends that you have a cystoscopy, it may be because you have some unexplained symptoms in your bladder, urethra, prostate, or ureters. Find out why a cystoscopy is being requested, how the procedure is performed, and what to expect after the test is done.
Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial cystititis (IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), is tough to cope with. Affecting far more women than men, learn helpful statistics, how you would be diagnosed, and what you can do to minimize pain and discomfort.
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.
Painful Urination and Burning - What Could Be...
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.
kidney stones
Kidney Stones affect millions of people annually and are a source of extreme pain, lost work days and occasionally, severe medical impairment.
How Is 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.
Your First Visit to a Urologist
Has your primary care doctor referred you to a urologist? To get the most out of your visit,learn what to take with you and what questions to ask.
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.
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. Here are some tips on beginning the process.
What Is a Urologist?
Have you wondered what a urologist is and why you might go to see one. Learn about the parts of the body that urologists focus on, what training is necessary to become a urologist.
Acute Urinary Retention
acute urinary retention is usually a sudden need to urinate and inability to do so. Often requires emergency room visit and insertion of a urinary catheter.
3 Ways People Are Trying to Enlarge the Penis
Penis enlargement, male enhancement
There are many urine tests that are done. Do you ever wonder what a urinalysis is, why it is ordered, and what your test results are all about.
Minimally Invasive Treatments For An Enlarged...
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.
About ureteral stents
Ureteral stent placement, kidney stones, kidney obstruction, kidney blockage
Low Testosterone Diagnosis
Diagnosis of Hypogonadism, Urology.
Urinary System Anatomy
Do you ever wonder how your urinary system anatomy works? Your kidney, ureters, bladder, and urethra all work together so that you urinate normally. Here's a review of how your urinary system anatomy works together.
How Your Penis Can Get Into Trouble
Understanding three complications that have negative impacts on a penis.
Buying effective supplements for ED
Supplements for ED are everywhere and totally unregulated. Learn which supplements boost male performance and which bust your wallet.
Painful prostate, perineal pain,
Prostate pain, burning urination, prostatitis
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
TURP, the most common procedure performed to remove the inner portion of the prostate for patients with BPH. Uses electrocautery and insertion of a rigid telescope through the urethra.
The Newest Ways to Treat Erectile Dysfunction
Oral medication for Erectile Dysfunction. Differentiating Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, Stendra
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.
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.
Testicular Cancer
Testis cancer diagnosis, lumps in scrotum
Treatment for Peyronie's Disease
Managing Peyronie's Disease, medicine and surgery
Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Urologist Before...
This article will help readers ask urologists important questions about surgery that they might undergo and give them reassurance about working with their urologist.
Watchful Waiting
Watchful waiting refers to the decision to seek no medical or surgical treatment, instead waiting to see whether symptoms progress, stay the same, or clear. Is frequently used in reference to an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.
Delayed Ejaculation
Delayed ejaculation or anorgasmia is a common problem, has many causes and has various treatment options.
Urinary Troubles During Cold and Flu Season
Have you ever noticed it's harder to pee when you have a cold and are taking over-the-counter cold medicine? Here's why.
Curved Penis
Curved or bent penis with erection is defined as Peyronie's Disease. It affects around 10% of men worldwide. We don't know the cause but there are many treatment options available.
Urology Training - Learn the Requirements...
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.
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Aging men with prostate problems often have a group of symptoms known as lower urinary tract symptoms or LUTS. These symptoms include the sensation of not urinating completely, withholding urinating, difficulty voiding. It may include having a stop-and-go urinary flow and getting up frequently at night to urinate.
Male Sexual Dysfunction: What Could Cause You...
Are you troubled because you think that you are experiencing male sexual dysfunction? Learn about the many causes of male sexual dysfunction here.
retrograde ejaculation
Have you ever wondered whether ejaculate, the semen released on climax, can flow backwards? Learn about it here.
Definition of Endourology
Have you been reviewing alternative treatments for a urology procedure? Endourology or minimally invasive surgery might appeal to you. Its selling points are that you will have no external incisions and it is becoming more popular for a range of surgeries.
Definition of Andrology
Like many areas of medicine, urology has many sub-specialties. If you or someone you know is a man concerned about infertility issues, male sexual response, or anything pertaining specifically to male private parts, getting a referral to someone who trained in andrology might be helpful.
The 5 Biggest Myths About Vasectomies
Vasectomy myths, learn more about vasectomy and common misconceptions.
The Problems with Circumcision
Newborn circumcision, the choice to cut or not to cut.
excessive growth of normal cells in tissue, resulting in enlarged tissue
Brand Name Drugs in Urology
Drug expenses are skyrocketing. You might be surprised to learn that there are big differences in what you will pay for drugs. Learn about common brand name drugs in urology.
Frequent urination at night
Nocturia, nighttime voiding. Urology.
Uroflowmetry is a diagnostic test that measures the speed of your urinary flow.
Premature Ejaculation
Improving premature ejaculation. Urology.
Pain after vasectomy
Painful vasectomy, post-vasectomy pain syndrome, testicular pain,
Prostate Enlargement (BPH) - Classic Symptoms...
The enlargement or excessive growth of prostate gland is referred to as the benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is imperative to understand that some degree of BPH is physiological with advancing age and is generally well-tolerated among aging males.
Combination Medical Therapy for an Enlarged...
It is not always easy to find a therapy that helps with an enlarged prostate. Combining alpha blockers with 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, with the goal of relaxing the prostate gland and shrinking it at the same time, is one strategy, that sometimes works better than taking just one drug.
Alpha Blockers
medications used to relax the muscles of the prostate, thereby allowing an increase in urine flow and reduction in BPH symptoms
Urine Cytology
examining cells from the urine under a microscope. Urine cytology is useful in the diagnosis of urinary tract infections, some cancers, and other diseases.
Medical Treatment of BPH
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (also referred to as BPH) is fairly common in male aging population. According to latest statistics reported in the peer reviewed journal Reviews in Urology (1), the prevalence of BPH in young males (
Surgical Treatment of BPH
Poorly managed benign prostatic hyperplasia has a deleterious impact on the overall quality of life.
5 Things to Know Before Your Vasectomy
vasectomy, male birth control, sterilization, World Vasectomy Day
About varicoceles
Diagnosis of varicocele. Urology.
What Is Urology Board Certification and...
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.
BPH refers to a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.
What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate malignancy is a major public healthcare concern due to devastating effects on the sexual, reproductive and psychological health of males.
Male Sexual Dysfunction -Types
Do you ever worry that you are having a longlasting problem enjoying sex. Learn about the different types of male sexual dysfunction here.
Prostate Anatomy and Function (Get to know your...
A normal prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and weighs around 20 -30 grams. Despite the small size, the prostate gland is considered as a vital component of a functional male reproductive system.
Top Supplements for Male Fertility
Supplements can boost a man's fertility. Know which ones work and which ones to walk away from.
Prostate Cancer and Prostatitis
The risk of prostate malignancy is approximately 5-times higher in males with a positive history of prostatitis, according to a new study reported in the scientific journal Urology.
How to Get the Most Out of Medicare Part D...
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.
Female incontinence
Female incontinence, overactive bladder, urinary leakage
Prostate Cancer and STDs
According to the latest medical research, malignancy of prostate gland is very strongly linked to sexually transmitted infections.
ejaculatory insufficiency
ejaculatory insufficiency, a brief description of ejaculatory insufficiency
Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA)
A surgical technique in which excess prostate tissue is destroyed using radiofrequency energy.
The bladder is a flexible muscular sac that stores urine before it is ready to be released out of the body.
Ureters are two long tubules that connect down from the kidneys to the bladder. The urine travels from the kidneys through the ureters to the bladder.
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.
Top 5 Ways a Guy Can Boost Sexual Performance
Optimizing male sexual function
Libido refers to the psychic and emotional drive to have sex.
Definition of Laparoscope
Do you ever wonder how urologists look into your urology tract without making big incisions in your abdomen? New instruments called laparoscopes are small tubular cameras that help surgeons see clearly what is wrong. The development of laparoscopes or laparoscopic surgery has revolutionized some surgical procedures.
Surgery for impotence
Penile implant surgery explained by an expert
The 10 Biggest Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second most frequently reported cause of mortality in males; preceded only by lung cancer.
Get the facts on prostate cancer risk
Prostate cancer screening, simplified, I think.
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