Urological Conditions in Men

Urological Conditions can affect anyone irrespective of gender. Some conditions are very common in men, while some others are more common in women. In men, it usually affects the prostrate, kidneys, testicles, bladder and penis. If you have any symptoms related to these parts of your body, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Hematuria
Hematuria is a condition in which blood is seen in urine. In most cases, it will be very normal and does not require any treatment. It is usually caused due to infection, or inflammation of the kidneys. It can even appear after doing exercises. If you find blood in your urine, it will be better to consult your doctor to rule out any underlying diseases. Your doctor may conduct a physical examination, and urine and blood tests. A cystoscopy may also be necessary to examine the bladder more closely.

Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence occurs when the bladder is emptied involuntarily, or when it is not emptied completely. The main cause of the problem is the improper functioning of the bladder muscles which aid in urination. Generally, four types of urinary incontinence are seen in men. It includes stress incontinence, overflow incontinence, mixed incontinence, and urge incontinence. Sometimes it may be a temporary problem. Urinary incontinence can lead to retention of urine in the bladder. This will in turn cause urinary infections. If not treated, it can lead to other serious diseases.

Erectile Dysfunction
This is most commonly seen in older men. Any underlying disease or radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer can lead to erectile dysfunction. A number of treatment options are available for this condition. You can discuss with your doctor about the right treatment for you.

Urinary Stones
Urinary stones are usually formed by deposition of calcium in the kidneys, which will join together to form stones. These stones will move down to the urinary tract and block it. The patient may experience excruciating pain on the sides of the abdomen, which is the first sign of presence of kidney stones. You doctor will do ultrasound scans to determine the position and size of the stones. The treatment includes use of painkillers, and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy to break down the stones.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
This condition is also commonly seen in older men, and is characterized by the increase in size of the prostate gland. If you have noticed any sudden changes in the frequency of urination, especially in the night, or if you have difficulty in starting the flow of urine, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible. As this is very common, men over the age of 50 are always advised to have regular prostate check-ups.

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