What Every Man Should Know This Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

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

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Have Difficulty Urinating? What to Do for Urinary Retention

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

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UTI Discomfort After Hours: What To Do for Discomfort on Holidays or Weekends

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

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A Couple’s Guide to Coping With Infertility

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

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What Your Urologist Can Tell About You From A Urinalysis

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

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ZERO Prostate Cancer Race Hosted by USOC

Urology Specialists of the Carolinas: Local Host Sponsor for the ZERO Prostate Cancer Race ZERO is an organization with a mission to end prostate cancer. In 2007, ZERO organized what would become an annual, nationwide run/walk event. This brought together patients, survivors, family members, friends, medical professionals, and athletes. All with the common goal to

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7 Early Signs of Kidney Disease

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

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6 Treatment Options for Localized Prostate Cancer

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 of

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Preventing and Passing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are mineral deposits that build up over time as the kidneys remove waste products, minerals, and excess water from our blood.

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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

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