While men can certainly experience a urinary tract infection or kidney stones, the large majority of our male patients visit us as the result of symptoms related to the prostate gland or other issues affecting male reproductive anatomy.
We hate to stereotype, but the reality is that too many of our male patients come in later than they should, after experiencing symptoms for extended periods of time. Why? Because they feel too embarrassed to share their symptoms with someone else – even when that “someone else” is a physician. Don’t make that mistake. Your body’s symptoms and side effects are its way of communicating it needs help, and it’s time to seek insight from a professional.
They say the early bird catches the worm and – in the world of urology – the early bird is certainly the most likely to experience a positive outcome. Use our online contact form to share your symptoms via a completely secure, confidential and safe platform, and we’ll get you in as soon as we possibly can.
In men 50-years old and younger, the most common urological complaints are due to prostatitis (inflamed prostate), which narrows the urethra. Prostatitis may start out feeling like a urinary tract infection but the symptoms, including pain in the groin or prostate region, are more persistent.
In men 50-years and older, the most common urological complaints are related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), where the prostate actually becomes enlarged. This can lead to urinary incontinence or control issues, as well as frequent urge to urinate and a weakened stream.
Additional urological complaints common to men include:
Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction occurs when men have trouble getting and/or maintaining an erection, or problems pertaining to ejaculation. While ED is often associated with aging, it’s more commonly the result of other, inherent health problems, so it’s important to establish the why, as well as to find a solution.
Male Infertility Factors. Male infertility is typically the result of no sperm (azoospermia) or low sperm count, poor sperm shape and mobility (sperm morphology and motility, respectively), low testosterone and/or anatomical obstructions/defects. We can work with you to screen for infertility and may be able to treat certain infertility factors.
Male Incontinence and bladder control issues. While BHP is the most common cause of male incontinence, the inability to control the flow of urine or to hold urine for normal spans of time, can also be associated with other causes.
Prostate Cancer. There is more than one type of prostate cancer, indicated by the growth of abnormal prostate cells. Some prostate cancer cells are very slow growing, while others are faster-growing and/or more aggressive. Prostate cancer is most commonly diagnosed in males 50-years and older.
Testicular cancer. Unlike prostate cancer, testicular cancer is most commonly diagnosed in younger males, as in 40-years old and younger. The good news is that it’s very rare, affecting only about 1 in every 240 American males. Like all cancers, early detection is key to the most successful outcomes.
Vasectomy and vasectomy reversals. Both procedures are very safe and can be done right here in our office. Vasectomies are significantly less-invasive and come with far fewer risks than tubal ligations, which is why they’re the preferred birth control method for couples who are 100% sure they’re done growing their families. If it turns out you weren’t 100% sure after all, the procedure can be reversed and success rates are directly related to the patient’s age and the amount of time that has passed since the original vasectomy. In favorable circumstances, success rates can be as high as 98%, in less-favorable circumstances, they can be as low as 25%. We’ll be honest and forthright about your chances so you can make an informed decision.
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Accurate diagnosis is always the first step to getting the treatment you need. Contact PSP Urology to schedule your appointment. Don’t spend another minute wondering, guessing or feeling uncomfortable when help is on the immediate horizon. Contact PSP to schedule an appointment. Our contact forms are safe, secure and completely confidential – and we want to make sure you’re seen ASAP so you can get the diagnosis and treatment you need to lead a healthy, active – and comfortable - lifestyle.