FAQs

What are some common urinary tract problems?

Urinary tract problems include urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder control problems, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, and blood in the urine.

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Common UTI symptoms include a strong urge to urinate, experiencing a burning sensation when urinating, cloudy or bloody urine, and the need to relieve yourself, even with an empty bladder. When left untreated, UTIs can lead to more severe infections that impact the kidneys and cause fever, chills, and back pain.
How are urinary tract problems diagnosed?
Our urologists may use a variety of tests to diagnose urinary tract problems, including urine tests, blood work, imaging studies, and urodynamic testing. These can help determine the underlying cause of the problem and guide treatment.
What are the treatment options for urinary tract problems?
Treatment options for urinary tract problems depend on the specific condition and its severity. Common treatments include medication, lifestyle changes, bladder training, and pelvic floor exercises.
What are the symptoms of kidney stones?
The most common symptoms of kidney stones include severe pain in the side or back, nausea and vomiting, fever and chills, and blood in the urine. Some patients may also experience frequent urination or a burning sensation during urination.
How are kidney stones diagnosed?

Our urologists use a variety of imaging tests to diagnose kidney stones, such as CT scans, ultrasounds, and X-rays. These tests can help determine the size and location of the stones, as well as identify any blockages or other complications.

How are kidney stones treated?
Kidney stones are typically treated based on the size, location, and severity of the patient’s symptoms. Small stones may pass through the urinary tract independently with pain medication and increasing fluid intake. However, larger stones may require more invasive treatments.
What Is BPH?
BPH stands for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, a common condition affecting men’s prostate gland. The prostate is a small gland that is part of the male reproductive system and is located just below the bladder. As males get older, the prostate gland can become enlarged, which can lead to a variety of urinary symptoms.

BPH is a non-cancerous condition, but can cause discomfort and interfere with daily activities. Some common symptoms of BPH include frequent urination, difficulty starting urination, weak urine flow, and the need to urinate multiple times throughout the night. If left untreated, BPH can lead to more severe complications, such as bladder stones, urinary tract infections, or urinary retention.

I have a referral from another doctor. What step do I take next?
If you have a referral from another doctor, the next step is to schedule an appointment with one of our urologists. You can call our office directly to schedule a consultation.

During your appointment, our providers will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and discuss any symptoms or concerns you may have. They may also recommend further tests or imaging to help diagnose your condition and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Our team is committed to providing personalized and compassionate care for all our patients, and we welcome referrals from our healthcare colleagues.

I am having problems getting aroused. What is wrong with me?
Difficulty getting aroused can be a result of multiple factors, both physical and psychological. Some common physical causes of arousal problems in men include diabetes, heart disease, lifestyle, high blood pressure, low testosterone levels, and certain medications. Psychological factors, including stress, anxiety, and depression, can affect sexual function.

Talking to a healthcare professional is essential if you are experiencing difficulty getting aroused. Our team of urologists has extensive experience diagnosing and treating erectile dysfunction and other sexual health issues.

We can work with you to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms and develop a personalized treatment plan that may include medication, lifestyle changes, or other therapies. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us to discuss your concerns and find a solution that works for you.