Why You Keep Getting UTIs

November 22, 2016

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 sexual intercourse, but recurring UTIs can also be caused by problems with the bladder. Tests… Read more

How Bladder Cancer Hides in Women

November 16, 2016

This week, we’re continuing our series on the bladder for Bladder Health Month. Today, we’re talking about bladder cancer, and specifically bladder cancer in women.  Like many urologic problems, we tend to think of bladder cancer as something that affects older men. There is some truth to this. Of the estimate 77,000 new cases of bladder cancer in 2016, only 25% of those diagnosed will be women.  However, women are… Read more

What Are Kidney Cysts?

November 15, 2016

Kidney cysts are fluid filled pouches that form on the kidney. It is not well known as to why these form. Most of the time they are found incidentally during an ultrasound or Cat Scan (CT). There is some evidence that suggests males tend to have renal cysts more than females. Statistics show that 50% of the population older than age 50 will have at least one renal cyst, and individuals may have cysts grow slowly by size or number… Read more

Bedwetting Doesn’t Just Affect Children

November 10, 2016

November is Bladder Health month and we’re highlighting a few topics that don’t get much attention throughout the year. This week, we’re covering adult bedwetting (or, as urologists call it, nocturia.) Nocturia affects 5 million adults across the United States, which hopefully makes you feel less alone if you have the occasional accident.  You may be surprised to learn that adult bedwetting is most prevalent in people aged 18-44. More… Read more

The Facts About Overactive Bladder

November 3, 2016

November is Bladder Health Month, which means it’s a good time to check in with Dr. Shaw if you’ve been noticing any unusual activity when it comes to your flow. Going to the bathroom too much or too little can be signs of more pressing health problems that require a doctor’s care. Overactive Bladder can be a very annoying condition, but you’re not alone. OAB affects more than 33 million… Read more

Urolift Featured in Wall Street Journal

November 2, 2016

Urolift, an alternative treatment for enlarged prostate, was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. At Austin Urology Institute, we offer Urolift to our patients and we’re pleased to see this great option for men going mainstream. Hopefully, increased awareness will lead to more men seeking treatment for BPH.  Check out the full article on WSJ.com.