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
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.
ZERO Prostate Cancer Race: What It Is, Why We Support It & How To Get Involved Last year, we became the host sponsor for ZERO Prostate Cancer Race for the first time. This year, we’re at it again and could not be more thrilled to do our part in putting an end to prostate cancer.
Man-To-Man—Let’s Talk Testicular Cancer So you’ve been self-checking and found a lump—what now? If this has happened to you, you’re not alone. Researchers estimate that 8,000 men receive a testicular cancer diagnosis every year. But while there’s power in numbers, knowing that this new-found lump might make you a statistic is less than comforting. You’re
If you are experiencing a weakened stream of urine accompanied by a pressing need to urinate, or the inability to urinate at all, you may be experiencing urinary retention. There are several factors that could be causing this difficulty with urination. You may be able to urinate after following some simple steps, or you may
We certainly hope that your holidays and weekends aren’t spent with cramps or constant trips to the bathroom caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI). We want you to be able to spend maximum time relaxing with your loved ones. But, we also know that infections don’t operate on a holiday schedule. So what
Struggling with infertility is one of the most frustrating, stressful experiences a couple can go through–especially for those eager to have a child. Infertility is a condition plighting around 15% of couples in the United States and is defined as the inability to conceive after twelve months of unprotected sex. Whether you’ve begun seeking
What Does Your Urine Say About You? A urinalysis paints your doctor a picture of who you are and what might be going on inside your body. Are you healthy? Will you be a safe candidate for surgery? Could you bepregnant? Do you have an infection? Do you use drugs? What your urine says about
Recognizing National Kidney Month: 7 Early Signs of Kidney Disease Kidney disease isn’t something that comes up in conversation when discussing ailments. For one reason or another, people often do not realize the severity inherent to kidney problems. In North Carolina, kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death, kidney cancer specifically is number
About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis that plays a vital role in male reproduction. More than 3 million cases of prostate cancer are reported in the U.S. each year. There are a lot