Urology Topics

Bladder Cancer

The bladder is a balloon shaped organ that collects urine from the kidneys and stores it until it is eliminated through a channel called the urethra. The most common type of bladder cancer, transitional cell or urothelial cell, starts in the lining of the bladder. SymptomsEarly ...
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Enlarged Prostate/BPH

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common, benign (not cancerous) condition in older men in which the prostate gland enlarges. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that produces semen, the fluid that transports sperm. Located below the bladder and surrounding the urethra (the tube carrying ...
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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a topic that receives a lot of attention in the media and in those ever popular television commercials. However, it is a very sensitive topic for most men to discuss, even with their partners. Our physicians at Carolina Urology Partners are ...
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Hematuria

Hematuria is the medical term for the presence of blood in the urine. Hematuria may be visible to the eye (gross hematuria) or seen only under the microscope (microscopic hematuria). Either way, this signifies an abnormality. Blood may come from anywhere along the urinary tract, ...
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Incontinence

Bladder control problems range from urinating too frequently to actual urine leakage (urinary incontinence). These problems affect millions of people of all ages and both sexes. Unfortunately, many people feel so ashamed that they may even hide their problem from their doctor. If your incontinence ...
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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones (calculi) typically form when your urine becomes too concentrated, causing crystals to separate from the urine and build up inside the kidneys. Stones may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golfball. Some stones pass out of ...
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Male Fertility

Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected sex, can be a stressful, emotionally draining process for couples. One out of six couples experience infertility; a male factor is fully or partially responsible 30 to 50% of the time. Thankfully, due to ...
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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common male cancer in the United States. Each year more than 200,000 men are affected by this disease. Men aged 50 and older, African American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are at higher ...
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Prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. It can affect men of any age. The most common urological problem in men aged 50 and older, prostatitis is not contagious and is not transmitted during sex. The prostate is a walnut-sized organ found only in men. Its ...
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Renal Cell Cancer

Renal cell cancer (RCC) is cancer or a mass that grows in the meat of the kidney. It is more common than cancer of the renal pelvis, the part of the kidney that collects the urine. Affecting about 32,000 Americans each year, this cancer usually ...
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Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a fairly rare form of cancer that develops in the testes, the male reproductive organs located in the scrotum, the loose-skinned pouch below the penis. The testes produce sperm and testosterone. Testicular cancer typically affects men aged 15 to 35. When detected ...
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Testosterone Deficiency

Testosterone deficiency, or male hypogonadism, results when the body does not produce enough of the male sex hormone testosterone. Testosterone deficiency can occur at birth (congenital), during puberty or during adulthood. Millions of American men experience this condition, often after age 50, when testosterone production ...
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Undescended Testicle

An undescended testicle, called cryptorchidism or testicular maldescent, is a common condition in which one or both of the testes, the male reproductive glands, do not completely descend from the abdomen into the scrotum during gestation. Approximately three out of every 100 full term males ...
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Varicocele

A varicocele refers to one or more enlarged veins in the scrotum, the loose pouch of skin that contains the testicles. Similar to a varicose vein in the leg, varicoceles are caused by a defect in one or more valves that help the blood to ...
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Vasectomy

At Carolina Urology Partners your vasectomy will be performed safely and easily. The outpatient procedure is performed for patients in North and South Carolina. A vasectomy is a permanent and effective means for preventing pregnancy. You should only consider a vasectomy from our Carolina physicians ...
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Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics If you have recently been diagnosed with a urologic cancer or disease, your doctor may recommend surgery.  In the past several years, major advances in technology have changed the entire scope of the surgery landscape.  Patients now have the ...
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Pelvic Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the normal support of the vagina is lost resulting in “sagging” or dropping of the bladder, urethra, cervix and rectum. As the prolapse of the vagina and uterus progresses, women can feel bulging tissue protruding through the opening of the ...
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Overactive Bladder

Bladder control problems range from urinating too frequently to actual urine leakage (urinary incontinence). These problems affect millions of people of all ages and both sexes. Unfortunately, many people feel so ashamed that they may even hide their problem from their doctor. If your incontinence ...
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