Women’s Urological Health Conditions
While most people think of men and men’s health clinics when they think of urologists, women also have urological health concerns. We treat a number of urological conditions for women including:
- Pelvic organ prolapse – The condition that affects the female anatomy after a woman has given birth is known as pelvic organ prolapse or POP. Pelvic organ prolapse can also occur as a result of natural aging. When women experience this condition, they will feel a pressure in their lower abdomen or vagina. This sometimes can cause mild or severe pain. Fortunately, there are many treatments available including uterine prolapse surgery, posterior prolapse surgery and anterior prolapse surgery.
- Urinary and bladder conditions – Although urinary and bladder conditions do affect both men and women, women are at a greater risk of developing urinary tract infections and bladder infections than men. Women are also more likely to develop painful bladder syndrome and overactive bladder. Fortunately, these conditions can be treated with medications and surgical procedures.
Men’s Urological Health Conditions
There are quite a few urological issues that men have, and we treat many of them at Advanced Urology including:
- Reproductive and fertility health – One in every six couples trying to conceive have to deal with infertility, and in half of these cases, male infertility is the issue. This happens because of a low production of sperm and also impaired sperm functionality. Erectile dysfunction or ED is another common condition than men have to deal with. In these cases, it’s important that the patient see an Acworth urologist right away so that they can receive treatment as soon as possible.
- Prostate conditions – Many men have to deal with an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), an inflamed prostate (prostatitis) or prostate cancer. Many of the symptoms for these conditions are all similar so it’s important that you see your doctor right away if you are experiencing pain or burning during urination, difficulty urinating, frequent urination, blood in the urine or pain in the perineum, penis or testicles.
Other Urological Health Conditions
There are also urological health conditions that affect both men and women, including:
- Urological cancer – Like any form of cancer, if you suspect you have any of the urological cancers, it’s important that you see your physician as soon as possible. The sooner it’s caught—whether it’s bladder cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer or testicular cancer—the better the chances of beating it. While both men and women are affected by urological cancer, men have an increased risk.
- Urinary and bladder issues – Although women are at a greater risk of developing urinary and bladder conditions, men also can develop them. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of painful urination, frequent urination, nocturia, pelvic pain or pain during sexual intercourse, it’s imperative that you see your urologist right away.
At Advanced Urology, we offer the best option in Acworth urologists for the treatment of urological health conditions like overactive bladder, kidney stones, prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and more.
If you are experiencing any urological symptoms, you don’t need to wait around until the symptoms become unbearable. See an Acworth urologist as soon as you possibly can. Give us a call and make your first appointment today.