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Exploring Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Facts

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Dec 2019

A transperineal biopsy is when your doctor puts a needle into the prostate through the skin behind the testicles. This is an area known as the perineum. Your doctor will take a number of tissue samples, which are then sent to the lab for review.…more

Why Getting Incontinence Treated is Important

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 11 Dec 2019

People throughout the world live with incontinence and bladder control symptoms. It prevents men, women and children from living the life they want. The fear of being far from a bathroom can limit decisions involving work, activities and just about everything.…more

Neurogenic Bladder: When Nerve Damage Causes Bladder Problems

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Nov 2019

Millions of Americans have neurogenic bladder. Neurogenic bladder is when a person lacks bladder control due to a brain, spinal cord or nerve problem. This includes people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease and spina bifida, and people who have had stroke or spinal cord injury.…more

Get the Facts About Nocturia during Bladder Health Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Nov 2019

If you wake from sleep two or more times each night to use the bathroom, it is a clear sign of nocturia. Waking during the night to go to the bathroom can be hard to live with. Nocturia can disturb your sleep and impact your quality of life. Nocturia is a sign that something troubling is going on in our bodies. It is not a disease in and of itself.…more

Getting to Know the Adrenal Glands

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 23 Oct 2019

The adrenal glands are found above each kidney. They are triangle-shaped, and measure about half an inch in height and 3 inches in length. Each adrenal gland has 2 layers. The adrenal glands control many processes in the body. …more

What You Should Know About Priapism

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 09 Oct 2019

Priapism is a rare condition involving an erection that lasts for an unusually long time. It can be painful. This type of erection is not related to sexual stimulus. Immediate treatment is important to prevent tissue damage and erectile dysfunction (ED).…more

In Sickness and in Health

By: Claremary Sweeney | Posted on: 25 Sep 2019

This blog post has been submitted by Claremary Sweeney. She is the author of the South County Mystery Series and lives with her husband Charley to whom nearly all her books are dedicated. This is a reflection of her and her husband Charley's experience with prostate cancer.…more

What All Men Should Know About Prostate Cancer

By: John Fortin | Posted on: 18 Sep 2019

September is prostate cancer awareness month. This is very important because prostate cancer is prevalent among men as we age. It has no symptoms in early stages. What is the good news? Screenings and early diagnosis are extremely useful. If it is caught early, prostate cancer is treatable and can often have a favorable prognosis.…more

10 Facts Every Man Should Know Before Prostate Cancer Surgery

By: Phil Shulka | Posted on: 11 Sep 2019

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer? At the age of 60, I was one of those men and now I am a prostate cancer recovery coach - sharing my prostate cancer journey with others to help them through their experience. …more

Managing Interstitial Cystitis

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 30 Aug 2019

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder health condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder area. Along with this pain are lower urinary tract symptoms which have lasted for more than six weeks, without having an infection or other clear causes.…more

What You Need to Know About Prostatitis

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 28 Aug 2019

The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland that is part of the male reproductive system. The prostate's main job is to help make fluid for semen. Semen protects and energizes sperm. Prostatitis is commonly attributed to pain in and around the pelvic area, starting with the prostate. It can happen to men of all ages. …more

What to Expect at your First Urology Visit

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 14 Aug 2019

Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with health problems of the male and female urinary systems, and the male reproductive system. A urologist is a medical doctor and a surgeon. They are trained to find, treat, and handle urinary and genital problems. …more

A Patient's Guide to Undescended Testicles

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 24 Jul 2019

Before birth, a baby boy's testicles develop and form inside his abdomen. They then move down (descend) into the scrotum. If one or both of his testicles don't descend the way they should, they are called "undescended".…more

Why Testicular Torsion is a Medical Emergency

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 10 Jul 2019

It is estimated that 4 out of 10 young men who have testicular torsion will lose the affected testicle. This usually happens because of a delay in someone knowing that they have the condition. Any pain or discomfort in the testes is a sign to get medical help right away.…more

Crucial Facts about the Phallus

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 26 Jun 2019

We are reaching the closing days of Men's Health Month 2019, a time to raise extra awareness and promote men's health facts. There is heightened awareness for importance of staying informed about preventable health issues facing men during June. This includes staying informed about what may affect a man's penile health. …more

Take Advantage of these Key Resources during Men’s Health Month

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 12 Jun 2019

Did you know June is Men's Health Month? This is the time to raise extra awareness and promote facts to men around the world. Education, early detection and regular check-ups could save lives with so many preventable health issues facing men.…more

What to Know about BCG for Bladder Cancer

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 22 May 2019

Did you know May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month? It's a time to raise extra awareness and promote facts about this disease. Education and raising awareness about bladder cancer is an important part of moving closer to a cure.…more

How to Find a Clinical Trial in Urology

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 08 May 2019

Patients with a urologic condition may wish to participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials offer hope in that they are research studies that explore whether new treatments are effective. Clinical trials aim to find better ways to prevent, screen, diagnose or treat a disease or condition. They may offer a new choice for patients who have not had success with other treatments.…more

It’s Time to Talk About Overactive Bladder (OAB)

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 24 Apr 2019

You may be struggling with urinary symptoms and think overactive bladder (OAB) is the cause. Or, your health care provider may have already told you that you have OAB. Either option, this site will give you the tools and information to help you understand and better manage your condition.…more

Exploring the Myths and Facts of Low Testosterone

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 10 Apr 2019

Low testosterone can develop at any age for a number of reasons. As you get older, your testes naturally begin to produce less testosterone than they did when you were a teenager. But that does not mean you have low testosterone.…more

How Multiple Sclerosis Impacts Bladder Health

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Mar 2019

Bladder health issues are very common and there are a number of treatments available. Many bladder conditions can be handled through simple lifestyle changes, behavior modifications, medication, bladder retraining or surgery. Patients with diseases that affect the nervous system, such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) may also be at risk for bladder issues that affect urination.…more

When Kids Get Kidney Stones

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Mar 2019

March is National Kidney Month. It's an important time of year for raising awareness on kidney health. Many folks may not be informed about the role kidneys play in their overall health. As part of our effort to raise educational awareness, we recently explored "kidney stones in children" on our Urology Care Podcast. …more

Pediatric Urology - Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 27 Feb 2019

When a patient moves from one medical team to another, it's called "Transitional Care". The goal is for a patient to have a smooth change, with full access to care at all times. With pediatric urology, children will one day grow too old for their pediatric urologist. They will benefit from the care of an adult urologist. …more

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and your Heart Health

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 13 Feb 2019

February is American Heart Month. What many folks may not be aware of is that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) may be an early sign of heart disease in men. In addition to heart disease, ED can also happen as an early warning of other serious health issues.…more

What is a Urethral Stricture?

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 23 Jan 2019

In a recent episode of the Urology Care Podcast, Dr. Rajiv K Singal sat down with us for a chat about urethral stricture disease. Stricture (narrowing of the urethra) can happen at any point from the bladder to the tip of the penis. This narrowing restricts or slows the flow of urine in. …more

Top 10 Foundation Tweets of 2018

By: Urology Care Foundation | Posted on: 09 Jan 2019

It's that time of year again where we recap the best tweets of last year! 2018 was another stellar year for the Urology Care Foundation, and its mission.…more