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How a Sacral Neuromodulator May Hold the Key to Resolving Your Incontinence Apr 12th, 2021

If you’re one of the millions of Americans struggling with urinary incontinence, you’re not alone. Over 50% of men and women in America over age 65 deal with incontinence in one form or another. This condition can cause embarrassment, frustration, and fear since it can be difficult to predict when...

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: What It Entails Mar 9th, 2021

Did you know 1 in 8 men in America are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and every year almost 250,000 new cases of the disease are diagnosed? At Urological Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia, our highly qualified team of board-certified urologists specialize in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer.  If you’re one of...

I Regret My Vasectomy Feb 12th, 2021

Have you had a vasectomy because you thought you didn’t want more children, or any at all, but then regretted it? You’re in good company. While vasectomies are typically considered permanent sterilization, between 6-10% of men who chose a vasectomy change their minds. If you’re among the many men who’ve...

What's Making Me Have to Urinate So Often? Jan 8th, 2021

When you don’t have to “go” frequently, the need to urinate probably isn’t something you give much thought to. But when frequent urination interrupts your daily life, it stays on your mind. You may wonder if you have to urinate more than “normal.”   Ultimately, everyone’s body is unique and so...

3 Types of Lithotripsy Dec 3rd, 2020

Did you know that over half a million Americans head to the emergency room each year because of kidney stones? These hard mineral deposits form when you don’t drink enough water, eat a diet high in protein, or have a family history of the condition. While some small kidney stones...

Serious Causes of Hematuria Nov 1st, 2020

Hematuria, or blood in your urine, can usually be explained by something that isn’t too alarming. But sometimes hematuria indicates a more serious underlying condition. That’s why it’s always a good idea to talk to your provider if you see blood in your urine.   At Urological Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia,...

Early Signs of Bladder Cancer Oct 12th, 2020

It may be hard to believe, but smoking is the root cause of about 50% of all bladder cancer cases in American adults. While smokers are three times more likely to get bladder cancer than non-smokers, however, many people without any known risk factors develop the disease.  Bladder cancer starts...

Different Types of Incontinence Sep 15th, 2020

Did you know that 50% or more of American men and women over age 65 have some form of urinary incontinence? This is a condition where you’re unable to hold your urine until you’re ready to use the restroom. It can cause leaks and sometimes lead to a full loss...

Benefits of InterStim® Therapy Aug 19th, 2020

Did you know that over 33 million Americans struggle with the symptoms related to overactive bladder (OAB), a condition in which the bladder muscle contracts too frequently or without warning? If you’re one of the 30% of men and 40% of women living with overactive bladder, a cutting-edge treatment could...

Why Is There Blood in My Urine? Jul 15th, 2020

There’s no doubt: Seeing blood in your urine can be scary! This condition, called hematuria, is fairly common and has many possible causes. If medical intervention is required, the treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the condition.  Gross hematuria describes blood in the urine you can see with...

5 Things You Should Know About Prostate Cancer Jun 24th, 2020

If you’re a man over 40, you may be worried about developing prostate cancer — and with good reason. Millions of American men have already been diagnosed, and experts expect nearly 200,000 more cases to be diagnosed this year.  Prostate cancer develops in a man’s prostate, the walnut-sized gland responsible...

What to Expect From a Vasectomy Reversal May 14th, 2020

Did you know that when it comes to preventing pregnancy, a vasectomy is almost as effective as abstinence? Yet, you might decide you want to father children after having a vasectomy. That’s where a vasectomy reversal can help. The success rate for vasectomy reversals ranges from 30%-90% and depends on...

Myths and Facts About Botox® Every Woman Should Know Apr 27th, 2020

Over one million people in the U.S., many of them women, choose to get Botox® every year. Yet, there are still many misconceptions about this game-changing procedure. To separate fact from fiction, our team at Urological Associates has compiled this helpful guide to everything that you need to know about...

Why a Vasectomy Is Nearly Failproof Mar 1st, 2020

Are you no longer interested in having children? A vasectomy could be the solution for you.  At Urological Associates, our doctors are experienced in reproductive counselling and  performing vasectomies. We want to make sure you're educated on the topic so you can make an informed decision about your reproductive health. ...

Help for an Overactive Bladder Feb 1st, 2020

Do you have an overactive bladder? Then you know just how frustrating it is to have your day interrupted with trips to the bathroom. You may even find that your constant urge to go is accompanied by pain and irritation that makes the condition even more difficult to manage. An...

Put Unpleasant Menopause Symptoms Behind You With MonaLisa Touch Therapy Jan 1st, 2020

Women going through menopause and perimenopause often talk about uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and weight gain. There are a lot of symptoms women don’t talk about, though. These include vaginal dryness, itching, and sexual discomfort and pain. You’re not alone if you experience these embarrassing and...

5 Reasons to Consider a Vasectomy Dec 1st, 2019

Around half a million men in the U.S. receive a vasectomy every year. It’s the fourth most common form of birth control. In fact, vasectomies have more benefits than female-centric birth control options. Even still, many men have reservations due to misconceptions. Is the procedure safe? Will there be any...

How Does Botox Treat Urinary Incontinence? Nov 1st, 2019

Though it’s hard to pin down accurate numbers when it comes to overactive bladders because of a lack of reporting, the Urology Care Foundation estimates that as many as 30% of men and 40% of women deal with the condition. An overactive bladder, or OAB, can be an incredibly frustrating...

Don't Let Menopause Ruin Your Sex Life: Try MonaLisa Touch® Oct 1st, 2019

Have hot flashes and mood swings as a result of menopause made it difficult to enjoy life? Have hormonal changes made sex particularly uncomfortable or even painful? Menopause is a life change for a variety of reasons, but those changes don’t have to leave you feeling miserable. The staff at...

Myths and Facts About Erectile Dysfunction Sep 1st, 2019

Erectile dysfunction can be a challenging problem for the men who experience it as well as the people in their lives. This condition, commonly called ED, causes men to have trouble getting or maintaining erections compatible with sexual intercourse. ED can strike at any age, and many men tend to...

Regain Fertility with Microsurgical Vasovasostomy Aug 6th, 2019

A vasectomy is a surgery that prevents sperm from entering the semen, which makes it a highly effective form of male birth control. Over 500,000 men in the United States have the procedure performed every year. But what happens if you decide you want to reverse it and try to...

If You Suffer From BPH, UROLift Treatments Can Help Jul 12th, 2019

An enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), isn’t just bothersome. When left untreated, it can lead to several complications.  Not all cases of BPH require treatment, however. Sometimes having regular checkups to keep track of the progression of the disease is enough. But if you experience symptoms...

Summer is Kidney Stone Season: Follow These 3 Prevention Tips Jun 1st, 2019

One in 11 Americans will develop kidney stones at some point in their lives. Summer is high season for onset of this painful condition because, proper hydration is critical to warding of kidney stones. If you’ve had kidney stones in the past, drinking lots of water is very important. Running...

How Hormone-Free MonaLisa Touch Remedies Common Menopausal Symptoms May 17th, 2019

Menopause can be a pain, literally. When estrogen levels plummet, vagina walls can become dry, thin, less elastic, and inflamed. For many women, this leads to uncomfortable symptoms of vaginal atrophy, including vaginal burning, irritation, discharge, and even bleeding, along with pain during sex. But help is on the way....

Why You Should Never Ignore Blood in Your Urine Apr 4th, 2019

When you have blood in your urine, it’s known as hematuria. There are two types of hematuria: one you can see with the naked eye (gross hematuria), and one you can only see with a microscope (microscopic hematuria). No matter which kind you have, hematuria is your body’s way of...