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If you are experiencing conditions that have a negative impact on your sexual, reproductive or urological health, ask the experts at San Bernardino Urology Associates. Along with general urological issues, below are a few of the most common conditions we treat.
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older causing bothersome urinary symptoms. BPH is a very common condition. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH.
ED means difficulty achieving, sustaining erections rigid enough for sex. It affects more than 3 million men a year in the U.S. It is an important part of your health and we can help you regain confidence!
Low testosterone, or hypogonadism, is very common in men as they age. Testosterone is the male sex hormone created in the testicles, and is essential for puberty. As men age, testosterone influences libido (sex drive), erectile function, energy and moods. Advanced age and obesity are known risks for hypogonadism, and it can be caused by treatments for cancer and side effects of medications.
While many treatments for ED attempt to restore erectile function, placement of a penile prosthesis is the gold standard for ED that can reliably restore sexual function for men. A penile implant is placed through a small opening in the skin, and once healed will allow men to have erections rigid enough for intercourse at any time.
Peyronie’s Disease (PD) is a condition where scar tissue builds up in the erectile tissue in the penis, which can lead to penile bending or deformity. The cause of PD is not completely understood, but most think it is due to repetitive trauma during intercourse when the penis is not completely erect which can cause buckling and eventually lead to scar tissue (fibrosis) and curvature. Many patients with PD may also have Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
Urethral strictures are narrowings in the urethra, the tube which carries urine from the bladder out of the penis, and causes obstruction of urine flow. Strictures typically are caused by scar tissue building up after trauma such as a straddle injury, or urethral infection or inflammation.
Male urinary incontinence is when a man experiences accidental urine leakage. There are many possible underlying causes for male incontinence. Determining the cause can help your doctor decide on the best course of treatment.
A vasectomy is a simple office based procedure that men undergo when they no longer want to father children. It’s nearly 100% effective (99.85% to be exact). It takes about 20-30 minutes to perform and it’s usually covered by insurance. A vasectomy is meant to be permanent and should only be undergone with a full understanding of the procedure and after thoughtful consideration.
Bladder cancer usually begins in the inner lining of the bladder, in special cells called transitional cells. It can also grow in other parts of your urinary tract system including your kidneys, ureters, and urethra.