Fact or Fiction? The Truth About Vasectomies

Debunking the Myths About Vasectomies If you are searching for a permanent birth control method, you have most likely thought about having a vasectomy. While it is a simple surgery, vasectomies are considered to be a permanent solution and should be researched thoroughly before making a decision.  How Do Vasectomies Work? The term vasectomy stems

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Overactive Bladder: 5 Health Changes That May Cause OAB

What’s Causing Your Overactive Bladder? Overactive bladder (OAB) is an umbrella term for urinary symptoms that affect your bladder’s activity, but it is not a disease. It’s characterized by the sudden or often need to urinate, usually without any “warning” signs. Some people will also leak urine involuntarily, a symptom known as urinary incontinence.    These

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World Cancer Day: Urological Cancer Awareness

February 4th is World Cancer Day At Urology Specialists of the Carolinas, we understand that receiving a serious diagnosis can be a stressful and frightening time for most people. However, we’re here to help with every step along the way. We strive to meet each person’s individual needs and work to provide our patients with

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What to Expect Before, During, and After a Vasectomy

What is a vasectomy? A vasectomy is a brief surgical procedure that cuts and seals off the vas deferens through a scrotal opening, which prevents sperm from entering the patient’s semen. A vasectomy is the safest and most effective form of birth control – the chances of getting pregnant after a vasectomy is 1 in 2000.

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6 Ways to Combat Female Low Sex Drive

How to Deal with Low Sex Drive as a Female As a woman, experiencing a low sex drive can be frustrating. It may cause you to feel insecure, as if there is something wrong with you. However, we assure you female low sex drive is common, and nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, 40

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3 Changes in Urine and What They Mean

The 3 Major Changes in Your Urine to Keep an Eye Out For Checking your urine for changes in color, odor and consistency provides a quick snapshot of your urological health. Healthy urine ranges in several shades of yellow with a slight odor, depending on your hydration level. Unusual colors or consistency changes, on the

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17 Healthy Habits to Start (and Keep) in 2020

Make Your Health a Priority in the New Year with These 17 Healthy Habits Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions — but how many people actually keep them? A recent study shows that 80 percent of people abandon their resolutions for healthy habits shortly after the new year, and only 8 percent of people actually achieve

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PSA for PSA: Why Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing Matters

Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing: Why it Matters In this blog, we discuss the importance of having your prostate examined through prostate-specific antigen testing, as well as detail common issues men may experience due to an unhealthy prostate. Unfortunately, most men don’t think twice about their prostate health. In fact, many men believe myths about prostate cancer and

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Women’s Urological Health: What To Expect With Age

Female Urological Changes to Expect With Age As women age, it’s not uncommon for them to experience noticeable changes in their urological health. However, that doesn’t make these changes any less surprising!  For example, a woman who has never experienced urinary incontinence before will likely be confused — and embarrassed — by the involuntary leakage

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7 Holiday Diet Tips for a Healthy Bladder

How to Maintain Your Urological Health During the Holidays November is National Bladder Health Awareness Month and to celebrate we’re sharing seven holiday diet tips to keep your bladder healthy this holiday season!  The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes great company and even better food. To most, eating one-too-many platefuls at

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