Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder can cause a sudden and strong desire to urinate. Patients usually come for a urologic evaluation if the symptoms begin to affect quality of life. Perhaps you avoid long road trips for fear of overactive bladder symptoms. Do you know where every restroom is at the local grocery store?

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Diagram showing the stages of bladder cancer

Bladder Cancer

Bladder CancerBladder cancer is a urological disease that usually affects the cells lining the inside of the bladder. Because its symptoms are easy to identify, the disease is usually diagnosed in its earliest stages. Fortunately, bladder cancer is highly treatable; with five-year survival rates estimated at 98 percent for a stage 0 diagnosis and 88 […]

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Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is cancer with a primary origin in the kidneys. The kidneys, which are responsible for filtering waste from the body, are located on either side of the spine. There are several types of cancers that can affect one or both kidneys, including renal cell carcinoma – the most common form of kidney cancer […]

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Diagram Illustrating aspects of a urinary tract infection

Urinary Tract Infections

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is an infection of any part of the urinary tract, such as the urethra, bladder, ureters, or kidneys. UTIs usually begin in the lower regions of the urinary tract, which are susceptible to bacterial contamination. It is important to seek treatment for a UTI, as untreated UTIs can spread, […]

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Diagram comparing a normal and enlarged prostate

Benign Prostatic Disorder

The prostate gland is a small, walnut-shaped gland that plays an important role in sex and urination. With age, the gland may begin to grow, resulting in a condition known as benign prostate hyperplasia. This disorder may begin as early as a man’s 30’s or 40’s, although symptoms usually do not appear until many years […]

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Urological Cancers

Urological cancers are cancers found to affect the adrenal glands, penis, testes, urethra, kidney, bladder, and prostate. Cancers can develop at any age and in any organ of the urinary system, though some areas, such as the bladder and prostate, are more likely to develop cancer than others. As with most types of cancer, early […]

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Couple in bed with their backs to each other frustrated from erectile dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that affects millions of men around the world and as many as 30 million men in America. Also known as impotence, this condition impairs a man’s ability to achieve a suitable erection for intercourse. In the majority of men with ED, the condition is a physical problem caused by […]

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Woman suffering from Urinary Incontinence holding her lower abdomen in front of a toilet

Female Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the bladder, either chronically or during certain activities. It most frequently affects women, who represent approximately 75 percent of all urinary incontinence sufferers. Although female urinary incontinence is not dangerous to one’s health, it can be an embarrassing problem that affects the quality of life. It is important […]

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Man in discomfort holding his right side due to kidney pain

Kidney Disorders

The kidneys are two of the body’s most vital organs. They are responsible for filtering waste from the blood and producing hormones that keep the body in balance. When a kidney disorder develops, it can put these two vital organs at risk of damage. Sudden loss of kidney function is known as acute renal failure […]

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Medical Illustration of a Kidney with stones formed inside the kidney

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are crystallized accumulations of minerals and acid salts within the kidneys. They are usually small – about the size of a very small pebble. However, stones as large as golf balls have been reported in some patients. Most kidney stones are painful, and some require urology treatment. A urologist can help patients manage, […]

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3d Illustration of Cancer Isolated in Prostate

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is cancer with a primary origin in the male prostate gland. Cancers in this gland usually grown very slowly, having little effect on a man’s quality of life. Little is known about the cause of the disease, although certain risk factors like age, ethnicity, diet, and family history elevate one’s chances of developing […]

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