Urologists are physicians with training and expert knowledge in treating conditions related to the urinary tract and reproductive organs.
Tidal Health urologists provide care for conditions affecting the urethra, ureters, bladder, kidneys, and adrenal glands as well as conditions related to reproductive organs and sexual dysfunction.
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More than 15 million Americans suffer from the involuntary loss of urine. Many of these people suffer unnecessarily, thinking that the problem is not treatable. Incontinence affects the emotional, psychological and social well-being of the sufferer.
Normally, the bladder muscle, bladder outlet, and pelvic floor work together and urination happens as expected. There are many ways these processes can break down resulting in losing urine involuntarily.
Stress incontinence, meaning leakage from physical activity, is commonly linked to loss of urethral support due to childbirth or other changes in the vaginal area in women. In men, this condition is often caused by prostate surgery.
Urge incontinence is leakage that combines a strong urge to urinate with the inability to get to the bathroom quickly enough.
These conditions are treatable and anyone suffering from urine loss should see one of our skilled urologists.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
Approximately 40 percent of women and 12 percent of men experience at least one urinary tract infection during their lifetime. Common symptoms of a UTI are frequent urination, pain low in the pelvis, and discomfort during urination. If an infection is not treated properly it can affect the kidneys. This type of infection is called pyelonephritis and is generally accompanied by a high fever and back pain.
Urinary tract infections can be diagnosed with a urinalysis and sometimes a urine culture. Treatment is generally with antibiotics aimed at getting rid of the responsible bacteria.
Some patients suffer from recurrent episodes of urinary infection. This can happen for a variety of reasons, from anatomic factors to incompletely treated infections. For women, some ways of avoiding UTIs include urinating after intercourse, urinating when needed, and maintaining good vaginal health.