Ask a Urologist: Answers to 3 Commonly Asked Urology Questions

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What’s on your mind?

Many men are often reluctant to talk to their urologist, but chances are, if you have a question or concern, there are probably hundreds of other with the same question on their mind. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions urologists get.

Question #1:
I’ve been having bladder control problems. Is there anything a urologist can do to help with this problem?

Urinary incontinence, or the inability to control the flow of urine or involuntary urination, can affect men and women at any stage of life. The best way to determine the exact causes of incontinence involve a consult with a competent urologist. There are many treatment options for bladder control problems including exercises, behavioral modification, medications and surgery.

Question #2:
Sex has become painful. Could this be a result of a urinary problem?

Discomfort or pain during or following sexual intercourse is more common among women that men, but it can be an indicator of infection or may occur as a result of scar tissue. Urinary tract stones may also contribute to discomfort during sex. Painful erections can be a warning sign of the serious disorder Peyronie’s Disease. These symptoms can be serious, so contact your urologist right away to avoid permanent damage.

Question #3:
I have issues with premature ejaculation. Is there any help for this condition?

It’s been estimated that up to 70 percent of men struggle with this issue at some point in their lives. Treatments may include the use of condoms or creams to reduce sensation, or exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

Remember, the only stupid questions are unasked ones, and your urologist has most likely heard it all before. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, don’t hesitate to contact your urologist.


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