Male Urology

We treat common male urologic conditions including prostatitis, erectile dysfunction, infertility, vasectomies and many more.

The Prostate

The prostate is a gland that surrounds the urethra — the tube that carries urine from the bladder. As you age, your prostate grows larger which can lead to urological problems. They can be painful and sometimes life-threatening.

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate. It’s relatively common among men — up to 50% of men will have an encounted with this condition during their lifetime. It can be either sudden and severe (acute) or ongoing (chronic).

Types

Acute bacterial prostatitis caused by a bacterial infection: This inflammation is the least common to be diagnosed. When it is, it is generally in younger or middle-aged men.

Chronic bacterial prostatitis: Like acute bacterial prostatitis, except it is slower to develop and has less severe symptoms. Men with this condition often have recurring urinary tract infections.

Chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, also known as (chronic pelvic pain syndrome): This is the most common type diagnosed. The underlying cause is not entirely known, but research suggests it may be due to inflammation or muscle spasms in the pelvic floor muscles.

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia is an enlarged prostate. This is not a cancerous condition.

Symptoms Include:

  • Decreased force of urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Having to get up at night to urinate (nocturia)
  • Dribbling urine after the bladder is emptied
  • Inability to urinate – in severe cases

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer affects 1 in 9 American men. In its early stages, it can be asymptomatic (without symptoms). This is the leading cancer among men. Early detection continues to improve as men adhere to prostate cancer screening recommendations.

Screening guidelines suggest men begin prostate screening when they reach their 50s. African American men, and men who have a family history of prostate cancer, should begin screening by the age of 40.

Benign Prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a benign condition that affects men as they age and is the most common prostate disease in men over the age of 50. — nih.gov

The Penis

Aesthetic Conditions

Some men may experience penile abnormalities which can occur as a result of a birth defect or from surgical procedures, such as circumcision. These issues can lead to emotional problems, like low self-esteem, or physical problems, like sexual dysfunction.

Sexual Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (often referred to as impotence) is the repeated inability to maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Although this is more common as men age, it’s not an inevitable part of aging. We’ll work to understand the cause and determine the best treatment to reverse its effects.

Associated Conditions

  • Peyronie’s Disease
  • Impotence
  • Premature Ejaculation

The Testis

Conditions & Procedures

  • Hydrocele
  • Varicocele
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Vasectomy
At The Urology Clinic, we are committed to staying at the forefront of scientific developments in medications and techniques that address general urology conditions. If you feel that you are experiencing any issues that relate to general urology, contact our office to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.