Urine PCR – Urinary Tract Infection Test

November 18, 2020  |  Uncategorized  UTIs  

UTIs. If you’ve had one, you know how disruptive they can be to life. If you haven’t had one, you still could get one. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common reasons for patients to see their providers. UTIs are the cause of more than 8.1 million visits to health care providers […]

What to Do When BPH Medications Fail

February 6, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  Men's Health  UTIs  

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common urological condition that affects about 40 million men in the U.S. The prostate is a small gland located below the neck of the bladder and the urethra. It runs through the center of the prostate from the bladder and through the penis where urine flows out. As the […]

Find OAB Relief with These 5 Easy Tips

February 2, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Incontinence  UTIs  

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common medical condition affecting as many as 30% of men and 40% of women in the United States. It is estimated that up to 50% of women and 30% of men will experience bladder control problems and symptoms of OAB during their lifetime. OAB is characterized by a sudden, uncomfortable […]

When Do Urinary Problems Start Damaging Your Body?

January 27, 2020  |  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  UTIs  

If you’re a man beginning to get around your middle ages, you might have noticed a growing problem in your day to day life. Typically, having to do with urinary issues and going to the bathroom. These urinary problems might include the frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia), […]

Everything You Didn’t Know About BPH

January 10, 2020  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  UTIs  

When you’re receiving treatment for BPH, medical management doesn’t always work. However, that doesn’t mean you’re out of options. If medical management fails, the next conversation your Urologist will have with you will consider all the surgical treatment options for BPH. Traditionally, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) and more recently, the Urolift procedure, have […]

Never Get Another UTI While You’re Pregnant

December 3, 2019  |  Bladder  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  UTIs  

Urinary tract infections or bladder infections (UTIs) are common in pregnancy with between 2-10% of women diagnosed with them while pregnant. Pregnant women are at increased risk for UTIs starting in week 6 through week 24. So if you’re in a similar situation, this info might help you maintain your urologic health and your sanity […]

Why You Keep Getting UTIs

November 22, 2016  |  Bladder  UTIs  

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are no fun. It’s not unusual to get a UTI every once in a while and they are generally treated pretty easily with antibiotics, but if you’re getting them frequently, it may be time to see a doctor. We tend to think of UTIs in younger women as being associated with […]

Urinary Tract Infections and How to Prevent Them

October 21, 2015  |  UTIs  Women's Health  

If you’ve ever had a Urinary Tract Infection (more commonly known as a UTI) you’re well aware of how uncomfortable they can be and are probably willing to do whatever it takes to avoid another one. However, in order to avoid a UTI, you must understand what it is. (Not really, but it’s good to […]

Our Signs at The Long Center

October 18, 2013  |  Enlarged Prostate  Incontinence  UTIs  Vasectomy  

An Artful Message at Austin’s Cultural Center When do you think about your urine? Probably when you’re in the restroom. That’s the idea behind our yearlong campaign taking over the Long Center restrooms. Part public service announcement, part site-specific art piece, these signs are designed to send the message of good urologic health exactly when […]

Taking the U Out of UTI

June 10, 2013  |  UTIs  Women's Health  

And It Burns, Burns, Burns . . . Does this sound familiar? It’s an average day, maybe you’re at work: You use the restroom. Go back to your desk and work for thirty minutes. You feel the urge to go again. Nothing unusual – you’ve had a few cups of coffee. Go back to your […]