Glossary of Common Urologic Terms

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Fluid discharged at ejaculation in the male. It consists of sperm from the testes and fluid from the prostate and other sex glands.
Seminal Vesicle
A pair of simple tubular glands that secrete a significant proportions of the fluid that ultimately becomes semen.
Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM)
A validated questionnaire designed to help you and your health care provider identify if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction and if you are, to what degree.
Sphincter (Urinary)
A collective name for the muscles surrounding the urethra used to control the flow of urine from the urinary bladder.
Stage, Staging
The extent of which cancer has spread throughout the body.
A type of drug used to control swelling and inflammation.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
It is the loss of small amounts of urine associated with coughing, laughing, sneezing, exercising or other movements that increase intra-abdominal pressure and thus increase pressure on the bladder. It is not uncommon after prostate surgery.