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5 Possible Causes of Genital Itching

There is nothing to be ashamed of- everybody itches! This particular topic may be challenging to discuss with family and friends, but not with your doctor. Itching down there does not automatically mean you have a sexually transmitted infection or disease, because itchy genitals can be caused by many treatable explanations, but you won’t know until you see your physician. Don’t be nervous or embarrassed to talk about this topic, because it’s more common than you think.  » Read more about: 5 Possible Causes of Genital Itching  »

4 Common Urological Exams

There is a very common misconception that urologists treat only men. This is completely untrue, and if you have any concerns regarding your urological health, your best bet is to make an appointment with a urologist.  If your issue is not taken care of in a timely manner, a minor irritating problem could end up becoming a greater issue down the road. This is why it is so important for your overall health to visit a urologist today!  » Read more about: 4 Common Urological Exams  »

What Can a Urologist Do For You?

You may have heard of urology before, but never thought you’d find yourself needing to go to one. In fact, many people don’t even know what a urologist really does. Well, we’re here to clear things up a little bit for you. To start, it’s important to understand that a urologist is a doctor who specializes in diseases of the urinary tract. They also specialize in the general study and treatment of the male reproductive system,  » Read more about: What Can a Urologist Do For You?  »

3 Simple Ways to Handle Kidney Stone Pain

There’s no denying it: kidney stones are uncomfortable. When they are first formed in the kidney they are painless, but once they start passing through the ureters (the narrow tubes that lead to the bladder) they can become extremely painful. If you are experiencing this unpleasant condition, doctors will perform a kidney stone analysis, and depending on the severity of the stones, they may either recommend surgery or simply let you pass the stones naturally. While you are waiting on either of these options,  » Read more about: 3 Simple Ways to Handle Kidney Stone Pain  »

What Are the Different Types of Sexual Dysfunction & Disorders?

Sexual dysfunction is a commonly occurring problem that affects both men and women. With various causes, it can vary from case to case. Stemming from physical conditions, medical problems, and even psychological ailments, sexual dysfunction, and disorders can be difficult for the everyday person to understand. There are four main categories of sexual dysfunction, which helps us explain and narrow down the exact cause of a specific condition. Understanding these dysfunctions can be crucial, especially when it comes to the patient’s self-confidence and psyche.  » Read more about: What Are the Different Types of Sexual Dysfunction & Disorders?  »

Can Certain Medications Cause Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is defined as the loss of bladder control, meaning not being able to control your urine flow in any capacity. The severity of urinary incontinence however varies depending on the type of incontinence you have, which may be stress, urge, overflow and functional or mixed incontinence. Either way, urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing problem for someone to have. If you are experiencing urinary incontinence symptoms, one of the places you should check is your medicine cabinet for the types of medicine you have been taking.  » Read more about: Can Certain Medications Cause Urinary Incontinence?  »

What is the Process of Laparoscopic Surgery?

Upon a diagnosis of any given urological condition, your physician will determine the level of severity. Whether or not it may require immediate medical attention, many circumstances will call for a diagnostic imaging procedure or a surgical repair. Urologists will commonly utilize the minimally invasive procedure of laparoscopy as their go-to option. If your health care provider has recommended this method, consider doing a little research on your own before the official treatment date – just so you know what to expect.  » Read more about: What is the Process of Laparoscopic Surgery?  »

Does Ibuprofen Affect Your Fertility?


If you have ever suffered from headaches or uncomfortable soreness after exercise, you know pain relievers are a quick fix for the problem. Designed to target the source of pain, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduce bothersome inflammation caused by natural healing. With increasing data supporting NSAID effects on infertility, now is the time to get educated on the risks attributed to one of the most familiar over-the-counter (OTC) drugs on the market. Here’s how ibuprofen may be affected your fertility.  » Read more about: Does Ibuprofen Affect Your Fertility?  »

The 6 Secrets to Increasing Male Testosterone Levels

Testosterone (T) is the hormone responsible for men’s physical and sexual development. Produced in the testicles, testosterone stimulates a man’s sex drive with the production of sperm as well as assisting in the growth of muscle and bone mass. Men over the age of 40 may notice some signs of low testosterone as levels begin to drop around this time. Symptoms of low testosterone levels can be subtle but may affect your day-to-day life. Some possible symptoms may include low sex drive,  » Read more about: The 6 Secrets to Increasing Male Testosterone Levels  »

What Type of Prostate Cancer Tests Detect It Early?

Prostate cancer is an abnormal condition in the male body that commonly goes under the radar for a significant amount of time. While every individual may experience varying levels of severity – if they have cancer at all – symptoms will occur differently between patients. If symptoms of prostate cancer are noticeable in any way, you should consider a screening test to determine your current condition. Screening tests are not necessarily conclusive, but their readings will give you knowledgeable insight on your next steps to remediate the cancerous cells before they intensify.  » Read more about: What Type of Prostate Cancer Tests Detect It Early?  »