What is urology?
Urology addresses both male and female diseases of the urinary tract, and male reproductive system disorders such as erectile dysfunction and impotence.
What classifies as a urological condition?
Some of the most common disorders classified as urological conditions include impotence or erectile dysfunction, incontinence such as loss of bladder control, kidney stones, prostate diseases, and infertility.
Are there any non-surgical impotence treatments?Yes! One of the most effective non-surgical treatments for impotence or erectile dysfunction is a vacuum therapy system or penis pump. This type of system uses a plastic cylinder that is placed over the penis, and a small pump is then used to create negative pressure. Blood is pulled into the penis producing an erection. The blood is trapped by the use of a rubber band applied to the base of the penis. Until the rubber band is removed, the penis remains erect. They can offer less of a risk from medication side effects that are less costly than alternate surgery options. A medical penis pump can possibly fully restore the ability to get a natural erection.
What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection?
Possible signs of a urinary tract infection include, but are not limited to, the following:
- A burning sensation or pain when you urinate
- Feeling like you need to urinate more often than usual
- Feeling the urge to urinate but not being able to
- Leaking small amounts of urine
- Cloudy, dark, or bloody urine
What causes a UTI?
Urinary tract infections, referred to as UTIs, are caused when bacteria enter the urinary tract. The kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra make up the urinary tract, but bladder and urethra infections are the most common.
Some factors that might contribute to a UTI are:
- Bowel incontinence
- Kidney stones
- Frequent use of a urinary catheter
- Poor personal hygiene
- Difficulty fully emptying the bladder