Urinary Incontinence is the uncontrollable leaking of urine from the bladder. While typically this is not seen as a severe health issue, depending on the severity, it can most definitely can affect a persons way of life. There are a number of different potential causes for this issue which may require some additional testing to treat appropriately. Depending on the cause there may be both medical, non-surgical and surgical options to help improve the leaking and therefore improve their daily life.
Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
Interstitial Cystitis is an issue with the bladder that is often misdiagnosed and can cause patients pain in the lower abdomen and pain with urination. It can often be difficult to identify for many physicians. At Valley Urology, we perform a few test to help identify and diagnose patients that may have this condition.
There are many options when it comes to the treatment of kidney stones. After evaluation of various factors, a discussion of the various options will occur. Often, a procedure can be done that will be able to deal with your kidney stones with a simple outpatient procedure, that will allow the patient to go home the same day.
Hematuria – Blood in the Urine
Hematuria can originate from any site along the urinary tract which include the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, or urethra.
Not all causes of Hematuria are necessarily serious: such as vigorous exercise, sexual activity, viral illness, trauma/injury, or infection such as a urinary tract infection (UTI).
However, because there is a chance that Hematuria could be cause by a serious condition such as Cancer along the urinary tract, ALL hematuria needs to be worked up and evaluated to rule out any serious causes.