Ask anyone who has ever passed a kidney stone if they would like to do it again. Chances are, your answer will be an immediate “no!” It can be one of the most painful things, maybe next to childbirth, we can endure.
A vasectomy may seem like a permanent fix to most men as it shuts the door on having any or more children. The truth is, that is not the whole story. Half a million men decide to have a vasectomy each year in the US.
Although most cancers are diagnosed via a biopsy, a prostate cancer diagnosis relies on some screening tests early in the process before a final diagnosis is made. So exactly what are the steps and how is prostate cancer diagnosed?
A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary tract. Having one UTI is painful enough, but having them come back can be quite frustrating. If you get three or more of these infections within a year, this recurrence is known as chronic.
If this has ever happened to you, you know how embarrassing (and a little scary) a bladder leak can be, especially the first time. Then it begins to occur more frequently. Is it normal as I grow older, and why does my bladder leak when I cough?
How does prostate cancer spread? One way this occurs is when early treatments for prostate cancer don’t work, allowing cancer to spread, usually slowly. The cancer cells sometimes survive inside the prostate gland and can spread further to other areas of the body.
Let’s face it. As a man, there are probably things you just do NOT want to talk about. Incontinence is probably one of those topics, but the truth is that if you are suffering with incontinence, you must deal with it.
Some men shy away from talking about what’s really important. Don’t be that kind of man, especially if it concerns cancer. Instead, begin by talking with Siouxland Urology and asking how to do self screening for testicular cancer.
Women who expect to leave all the pregnancy aches and pains behind them after childbirth soon find that postpartum symptoms can be almost just as bad.
Although there is still limited information about the underlying risk factors for COVID-19, it is widely believed that certain patients with underlying conditions are at higher risk for contracting the virus and for severe complications. The link between COVID and prostate cancer has some overlap.