Urologic Conditions Treated in Tampa, FL
Dr. Parker and Dr. Carrion treat many urological conditions throughout Tampa, Florida and the surrounding areas. They offer the highest level of urologic care with state of the art technologies. Read more about these conditions, their causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
A very common group of conditions that urology covers is reproductive health. This is anything relating to a male’s ability to reproduce, but can also include family/female reproductive health concerns if applicable. Reproductive health conditions include low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and also infertility.
Almost all men experience a drop in testosterone as they age. However, an extreme loss of testosterone can lead to many side effects such as fatigue, low sex drive, and mood changes.
Erectile dysfunction is nothing to be embarrassed about and is usually easily treated. The first step is to talk to your urologist and learn your options.
About 35% of all infertility issues are caused by the male reproductive system, so it’s not uncommon and definitely not just a woman’s issue. It’s important to get tested if you believe you may be infertile.
When scar tissue develops under the skin of the penis due to trauma or minor injury, Peyronie’s disease may occur. As the scar tissue forms the penis may become bent or indented during an erection, which can cause increased pain.
Enlarged veins of the scrotum are referred to uniquely as varicocele veins and can affect reproductive abilities.
Incontinence and Urinary Issues
Many people experience urinary incontinence, both men and women. Additionally, we also treat conditions such as Kidney Stones and BPH, which can cause issues with your urinary tract and bladder health.
Male Stress Urinary Incontinence
Stress Urinary Incontinence generally occurs when your pelvic muscles are no longer strong enough to keep the opening from the bladder neck closed when you are under physical stress.
Kidney Stones are formations of acid salts and minerals that can be caused by a number of things. Learn their causes, symptoms and how to treat them before they become a big problem.
BPH (Enlarged Prostate)
The prostate always enlarges as you get older, but it may get to a point where it can cause issues urinating. It’s important to note BPH and prostate cancer are not related.
Urinary Tract Infection
A Urinary tract infection, or a UTI, is an infection in the urinary system that is typically found in the bladder. Urinary tract infections are more often found in women than men.
Other Types of Male Urinary Incontinence
Anywhere from 5% to 15% of men over the age of 60 are affected with male urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence in men can be quite embarrassing for some men and prevent them from enjoying a lot of activities that they enjoy.
Hematuria (Blood in Urine)
Hematuria is a symptom associated with a number of both common and uncommon conditions of the urinary system. The medical term “hematuria” is used whenever an individual has blood in their urine.