Do I Need Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Of all the changes that women expect to come with age, stress urinary incontinence is one that may be most unwelcome. Near mid-life, many women may become aware of just how common this condition is. Stress urinary incontinence can start slowly, involving minor urine leakage when a woman coughs, runs or jumps, or sneezes. The…

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Curved Penis? Here’s What’s Going On!

The sight of a curved penis can be emotionally upsetting to a man. A urologist has seen this problem before and knows what it is. The curvature of the penile shaft is called Peyronie’s disease. It is a benign problem; not a sign of cancer or other serious conditions. However, because curvature can affect erectile…

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Erectile Dysfunction is Not a Trend, so Skip the Trendy Treatments

It has been estimated that approximately half of all men aged 40 to 70 are affected by erectile dysfunction. In the U.S., that number hits about 30 million. Where there is a problem, especially as it relates to sexual wellness, people want solutions. Where there is a demand for solutions, we’re bound to see some…

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Erectile Dysfunction: What Really Works?

According to studies, consumers pay billions of dollars each year on erectile dysfunction drugs. The most well-known, Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra, may work for some but not for others. Research suggests that ED drugs have a failure rate of 30 to 40%. Additionally, these drugs have side effects that, for some men, are a turn-off.…

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What is a Cystoscopy?

Most people give very little thought to urological health. Urinating is a natural mechanical function of the body that we do from the time we are born. Rarely do abnormalities occur and, when they do, they are usually temporary. If you are experiencing abnormal urological symptoms, you can benefit from seeing a urologist. Sometimes this…

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Are You Considering Labiaplasty? Here’s What Your Recovery May Entail!

In recent years, we have come to recognize just how important vaginal rejuvenation is to women’s overall well-being. The effects of aging, motherhood, and genetics can have a profound effect on a woman’s physical nature. The vaginal canal and external pieces of tissue called the labia can also respond to hormonal changes. Many women experience…

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Prostate Cancer Awareness is Next Month

Each September in North America, physicians and various organizations revisit the necessity to understand the risks and prevention strategies for prostate cancer. We are taking this time to share important information with our patients so those who may need to be screened or treated know how to advocate for themselves. Here, we discuss some of…

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Signs that Men Need to See a Urologist

It is normal for people to see their dentist, primary doctor, and eye doctor regularly. These healthcare providers ensure that teeth, eyes, and the body are in good general health. But what if something isn’t quite right in a particular part of the body? What is a person to do? The urinary and sexual health…

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What is Prostatitis?

Several urological problems are common today. However, that doesn’t make them familiar to the average person. Here, we discuss one of them, prostatitis, a problem that affects millions of men each year. Prostatitis, simply put, is inflammation of the prostate. This inflammation can result from infection or trauma. Bacterial prostatitis is an infection that develops…

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Urinary Incontinence: Is it Time to Get Treatment?

Thousands of people each year start to notice an unwanted change: the accidental leakage of urine. This condition is what we call urinary incontinence. However, this is a blanket term. There are several different types of urinary incontinence. This is important to know because the symptoms and remedies may vary slightly between them. Common Types…

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