If you’re experiencing problems with your urinary tract or reproductive organs, our experienced team of Houston men’s urologists can help.

Men’s Health

Male urinary health is important to overall men’s health

Many men never expect that they will experience urinary problems, but the fact is, these issues are extremely common – especially as men age. Male urinary health plays an important role in men’s health overall, and male urinary problems are often closely related to other medical conditions that affect the reproductive system, prostate, bladder, kidneys or urethra.

Our Houston men’s urologists specialize in diagnosing and treating the causes of urinary disorders in men, as well as conditions that affect sexual dysfunction or the ability to father a child.

Common male urinary health conditions

Men can come to our practice directly when experiencing urinary issues, or they may find us when they are referred by a fertility specialist, oncologist or other physician. Among the men’s health conditions our Houston men’s urologists treat are some common male urinary health challenges that can dramatically affect enjoyment of life.

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, happens when a swollen or enlarged prostate places pressure on the urethra and other urinary structures, making it harder to urinate.
  • Prostate cancer, which is the second leading cause of death in men, can be effectively managed for years in many men, with appropriate monitoring and treatment.
  • Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, both of which are key to family planning as a key part of men’s health.
  • Male infertility, which can be caused by a varicocele or a number of other factors.
  • Urinary incontinence, or urine leakage. There are many types of incontinence, with many different causes. Through advanced urodynamic testing, we can pinpoint the cause to create a targeted treatment plan.
  • Low testosterone can lower your sex drive and affect many other aspects of men’s health.
  • Erectile dysfunction affects roughly half of men older than 40, and can have many causes. Treatment can range from medication to surgery, depending on diagnosis.
  • Prostatitis, or an infection in the prostate gland, can cause pain in the urinary tract as well as the abdomen and lower back.
  • Urinary tract infection, while less common in men than in women, a UTI happens when bacteria get into the urinary tract, and can cause a burning sensation when urinating, blood in the urine, and a feeling of urgency.
  • Testicular, bladder or kidney cancer all require close monitoring and treatment that can range from radiation to chemotherapy to surgery or other targeted therapies.
  • Urethral stricture disease, in which scarring causes the urethra to narrow, preventing the free flow of urine from the bladder.
  • Peyronie’s disease, or scar tissue in the tissues of the penis, can cause a curved erection that may be painful or interfere with sexual function.

Taking care of male urinary health

If you’re experiencing problems with your urinary tract or reproductive organs, our experienced team of Houston men’s urologists can help. Don’t put off getting the diagnosis and treatment you need to take care of your male urinary health. Contact our men’s health specialists to schedule an appointment today.