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Common Urology Problems

Urology refers to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of health problems associated with the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra. For men, the urinary tract also includes the penis, testes, scrotum, and prostate. This is why women must see a urologist for urinary tract issues and a gynecologist for…

What Is Phalloplasty?

A phalloplasty is a highly complex plastic surgery procedure whereby a penis is created in several stages. Phalloplasty is designed for men who have been in a disfiguring accident or for women who want to transition into a man. In order to be eligible for a phalloplasty, you need to be at least 18 years…

Importance of getting urology exams

As a man, once you reach a certain age, it is in your benefit to get an annual physical and other screenings. One exam that becomes increasingly important is a urology exam, which checks for diseases and conditions that affect the urinary tract, including the kidneys, adrenal glands, and the reproductive system, including the prostate,…

Stress Incontinence in Men

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is defined as the leakage of urine after sudden pressure to the abdomen or pelvic area. The physical pressure need not be extreme, either: urine leakage may occur after simply coughing or sneezing. Here are some examples of stressors that may trigger urine leakage: Heavy lifting Coughing and sneezing Laughing Standing…

What does a Urologist Treat?

A urologist is a medical specialist who treats issues of the urinary tract and external reproduction organs.  When one thinks of urology, issues that affect men come to mind. However, urologists treat women – and children – too. Here are some of the more common conditions that urologists treat, starting with the men. Prostate issues…

Are UTIs Only for Women?

UTIs can be caused by bacteria that enters the urethra, the tube that connects the bladder to the outside of the body. The urethra is much shorter in a woman’s body than a man’s. Bacteria don’t have far to travel to get to the bladder, where they can cause an infection. Alternatively, the urethra itself…

How a Urologist Can Help Avoid a Chronic UTI

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are most commonly diagnosed in women, but many men over age 50 are at increased risk of developing this infection due to an enlarged prostate gland. Most men will experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate as they age, including effects to the bladder that can cause a chronic UTI. A urologist…

Do I have Peyronie’s Disease? When to See the Urologist

Peyronie’s disease is the development of rigid scar tissue within the penis, which can lead to abnormal curvature, painful erections, shortening of the penis, or even erectile dysfunction. Men’s penises exist in a variety of shapes, so a curved erection is not necessarily an indicator of the disease, but if it is coupled with pain…

Weird Urine Changes: Is it Time to See Your Urologist?

The urinary system is an important part of the body’s regulation process. Its main function is to remove the extra water and wastes that the kidneys filter out of the blood. The urine is primarily used to get rid of toxins or things that would otherwise build up in the body that would be bad…

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