Leaking Urine: The Consequence of Incontinence

March 27, 2014

You can’t always control when you pee. But you can at least know why: Why do I leak urine? Men and women leak urine for different reasons. Urinary leakage in women is typically associated with age, family history, and past pregnancies/deliveries. Men typically leak urine after a prostate surgery. Contact your doctor if urinary leakage is a problem for you. Why do I leak urine when I cough? This is… Read more

When to Get a Prostate Exam

March 11, 2014

We at Austin Urology Institute get a lot of questions about when it’s appropriate and effective to get a prostate exam, and when a prostate biopsy is ordered after that. Here are the general guidelines: When do I need a prostate exam? Prostate exams (along with PSA blood test) are part of prostate cancer screening. The new guidelines recommend that men between the ages of 55-70 get tested every two… Read more

The Many Shades of Urine

March 4, 2014

Why is my urine cloudy? Sometimes urine is cloudy or dark in the morning due to the fact that it has been sitting in the bladder overnight. However, cloudy urine that persists throughout the day or week may indicate a urinary tract infection. Why is my urine dark? Dark yellow urine during the day is a sign that you are not drinking enough water. Sometimes urine is dark in the… Read more