Issues with the Bladder and Urinary Tract
Bladder and urinary tract issues are often painful and uncomfortable. For the following issues, both female and male patients in Tucker can come to us for treatment:
- Overactive bladder – In a patient who has an overactive bladder, leakage and incontinence is often experienced. This is a condition that is frequently caused by bladder abnormalities, neurological disorders, excessive caffeine or alcohol, diabetes, an enlarged prostate or infections.
- PBS or painful bladder syndrome – Though PBS is often described as interstitial cystitis, PBS is a broader term. For both conditions, though, mild to severe discomfort in the bladder can make life difficult.
- UTI or urinary tract infection – Antibiotics can usually be used to treat urinary tract infections, which are common among adults.
- Urethral stricture – A urethral stricture occurs when the urethra becomes too narrow for regular urine passage.
- Kidney stones – Kidney stones are the hard crystalline salts that form within the urinary tract or kidneys. They may not even be noticeable or they may be very painful.
- Incontinence – Urge, fecal, stress and overflow are the most common types of incontinence. Typically, a larger condition is at play with this.
The quicker a physician is able to catch cancer, the easier it is for the patient to beat. It’s essential to seek out a Tucker urologist as soon as possible if you suspect you may have the following urological cancers:
- Prostate cancer – Approximately 11.2 percent of men are likely to get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. It also has a higher death rate than other kinds of cancer. There is an increased risk of developing prostate cancer in men who are older, men who are African American, men who consume a lot of red meat and men with a specific gene mutation.
- Kidney cancer – Kidney cancer (also called renal cancer) is one of the most common types of cancer in America. In most cases, it is treated with a radial or partial nephrectomy.
- Testicular cancer – One in 250 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer at some point in their lives while only one in 5,000 will not survive it. This is one of the most treatable forms of cancer.
- Bladder cancer – Although bladder cancer happens to males and females, it happens more to males. You can lower your risk of getting bladder cancer by eating foods that have a lot of antioxidants and abstaining from tobacco.
Other Urological Conditions
There are a number of urological conditions that do not fall into the category of cancer, reproductive health or bladder health. For Tucker residents, we also treat the following urological conditions:
- Pelvic organ prolapse – This is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the vagina and lower abdomen of women who have given birth.
- Prostate conditions – There are other prostate conditions besides cancer that men need to be concerned about. Benign prostatic hyperplasia or an enlarged prostate and also prostatitis or an inflamed prostate are also concerns. It’s important to stay on top of your prostate health as these conditions are so common.
If you live in Tucker and you are having urological health concerns, it’s time for you to take action to make your health a priority. Advanced Urology is here for all of your needs. Give us a call today and set up your first appointment.