Low Testosterone Symptoms in Young Men

November 24, 2015

Testosterone can decrease as men get older. In some, this can onset at an earlier age and the symptoms can interfere with daily life and relationships. At Austin Urology Institute, we evaluate and treat men of all ages. While the symptoms listed below are typical of low testosterone (aka Low T), it is also important to recognize other factors that may be contributing to your symptoms such as stress, lack… Read more

Dr. Shaw on Dudley & Bob – November 2015

November 20, 2015

Dr. Shaw made one of his regular visits to patients Dale Dudley and Bob Fonseca during the Dudley & Bob show on KLBJ-FM. Dr. Shaw and the guys talked Rushmore, traffic, and, of course, urology with the people of Austin. You can listen to the entire segment below! You don’t have to rely on the radio to get expert advice from Dr. Koushik Shaw and the Austin Urology Institute team, you… Read more

What age should I get a prostate exam?

November 16, 2015

Prostate health is one of the most important concerns for men as they age. Prostate cancer awareness is a mainstream concern and more and more men are feeling comfortable discussing prostate health with their doctors. Still, there’s some confusion about when to get a prostate exam or if it’s advisable to get a prostate exam. Dr. Koushik Shaw of Austin Urology Institute is a prostate expert and regularly helps men… Read more

What to expect after a prostate biopsy

November 10, 2015

Dr. Koushik Shaw and the Austin Urology Institute team are experts on the prostate. One of the more common questions we’re asked is what happens after a prostate biopsy. A prostate biopsy is usually performed when there is a high suspicion of prostate cancer (based on elevated PSA or abnormal prostate exam). It is a 20-30 minute in-office procedure, done under ultrasound. The probe is placed rectally, and is not… Read more

Focus on Men’s Health in November

November 6, 2015

November is a great month to focus on men’s health, with plenty of events going on to raise money and awareness for male-focused causes. One of the most important things you can do during November to promote men’s health is get a prostate cancer screening if you’re due for one. If your not, or if you’re not sure when you should get a prostate cancer screening, you can consult our… Read more

Robotic Prostate Surgery and Robotic Prostatectomy

November 3, 2015

Prostate cancer is a scary diagnosis for any family, but it’s important to remember that prostate cancer, if detected early, can be effectively treated and even cured. The AUA (American Urological Association) recommends that men between the ages of 55-75 be screened on a yearly basis with a PSA blood test and rectal prostate exam. Men with a family history of prostate cancer or of African-American descent should be screened… Read more

Epididymitis and Vasectomy

November 1, 2015

Epididymitis is an infection or inflammation of the epididymis. This is a structure that sits on the testicle and transports sperm to the vas deferens. It is a common infection in men and is typically treated with a two week course of antibiotics. The symptoms include pain of the epididymis with or without touch, feeling of a “pull” above the testicle, burning with urination, and lower abdominal pain. The vas… Read more