Urinary Issues

Help for Urinary Conditions

Our MarinHealth Urologists are specially trained to asses and treat conditions of the male and female urinary systems. They treat the full urinary tract, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. If you are dealing with any of the issues below, don’t hesitate to book an appointment.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Prostate enlargement, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, is a common problem in men over age 50. Pressure from the enlarged prostate can cause urinary urgency, frequent urination, and leakage. Depending on the severity of symptoms our urologists have a variety of treatment options for BPH.

Gross Hematuria (bloody urine)
Gross hematuria produces blood you can see in your urine, which may appear pink, red or brown. While not usually painful, this condition can be alarming. Our urologists will conduct tests determine the specific cause of the bleeding and a suitable treatment.

Urinary incontinence, or involuntary urine leakage, is common in both men and women. There are many different types and causes of incontinence. In most cases this condition is treatable – there’s no need to suffer in silence. Our urologists can help identify the specific type of incontinence, and will partner with you to determine an individualized treatment plan that makes most sense for you. Learn more about female incontinence and treatment options, such as Axonics Therapy.

Overactive Bladder (OAB)
Common in both men and women, Overactive bladder (OAB) refers to a group of urinary symptoms. OAB typically causes a sudden urge or need to urinate, which may also involve leaking, and can also feel like an urge to urinate frequently throughout the day and night. OAB in not a normal part of aging, and our urologists can help. We offer a broad range of treatments, including lifestyle modification, medication, nerve stimulation, Botox® injections, and minimally-invasive surgery with sacral Neuromodulation.

Nocturia (excessive urination at night)
Nocturia, or nocturnal polyuria, refers to excessive urination at night. If you find you are waking up two or more times per night because you have to urinate, you may have nocturia. It’s important to seek medical care rather than “just dealing with it,” as this condition can be a sign of an underlying condition such as a urinary tract infection (UTI) or diabetes. Our urologists can help with proper diagnosis and treatment, which may include medication or lifestyle modifications such as restricting fluid intake before bed.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common infection that can occur in any part of the urinary system. These include bladder infections (cystitis), which can cause frequent, painful urination; infections of the urethra (urethritis), which can cause a burning sensation when urinating. If left untreated, these can spread to the kidneys, resulting in a more serious infection that may cause back pain, fever, chills, nausea, or vomiting. Women are at greater risk, but men can also develop UTIs, and they can become chronic for both sexes. Talk to your doctor if you suspect a UTI as antibiotics may be needed.