Tag Archive for: Urological Conditions

What You Should Know About Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

By Dr. Lewis S. Kriteman Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is the noncancerous growth of the prostate gland, which occurs normally in men as they age.  The prostate gland surrounds the urethra at the base of the bladder and compresses the urethra, which reduces the flow of urine emptying from the bladder.  This often causes voiding […]

Your Child’s Risk of Testicular Torsion

By Dr. Michael Garcia-Roig Sudden onset testicular pain can be a medical emergency. There are a number of things that can cause this, but one of the most concerning involves a sudden twisting of the testicle that cuts off blood flow to that area. This problem happens in some kids because the testicle isn’t held […]

Interstitial Cystitis: A Painful Bladder Condition

By Jeffrey G. Proctor Historically, interstitial cystitis (IC) was considered rare and has been an under-reported and under-recognized condition.  IC is more common in women than men.  However, more recent studies have shown that IC is more common than originally described.  The RAND Interstitial Cystitis Epidemiology (RICE) study found that up to 7.9 million American […]

Learn All About Bladder Cancer!

By Dr. A. Keith Levinson Bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the United States. Nearly 82,000 people will be diagnosed in the United States with bladder cancer in 2018, and there were an estimated 16,000 bladder cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2015. Bladder cancer is more common in males than females […]