charlotte

Glossary of Common Urologic Terms

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Fistula
A permanent abnormal passageway between two organs in the body or between an organ and the exterior of the body. It is an uncommon complication of some prostate cancer treatments.
Free PSA (fPSA)
A prostate specific antigen (PSA) is either bound to protein or unbound ("free"). Risk of prostate cancer can be further evaluated by measuring both forms.
Frequency
The need to urinate many times a day. This can be caused by a prostate problem.