Physicians Medical Group of San Jose
Primary Care and Specialty Care located in San Jose, CA
Urology-related health problems cost Americans as much as $11 billion annually. Fortunately, many common urologic conditions respond to conservative measures of treatment. At Physicians Medical Group of San Jose in San Jose, California, the team has several urologists on staff who regularly diagnose and treat a variety of common problems, including urinary tract infections and kidney stones. Call your Physicians Medical Group of San Jose physician today!
Urology Q & A
What is urology?
Urology is a branch of medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing problems that affect the male and female urinary tract. It also deals with ailments that affect the male reproductive system, including the penis, testes, and prostate.
Urology problems are common. If you regularly experience pelvic pain or you’ve noticed a change in your urinary habits, don’t wait to make an appointment with the urology team at Physicians Medical Group of San Jose.
When should I see a urologist?
Your primary care physician can diagnose and treat a minor urologic problem such as a urinary tract infection. But if you experience chronic urinary tract infections or you have a condition that needs more specialized treatment, they might refer you to a urologist.
You should also schedule an appointment with a urologist if you experience any changes in your urinary tract. Telltale signs of a urinary problem include:
- Blood in your urine
- A frequent urge to urinate
- Pain during urination
- Burning during urination
- Urine leakage
- Trouble urinating
- Weak urine flow
If you’re a man, you should also make an appointment with a urologist if you notice a decline in your sexual appetite or you have trouble getting or keeping an erection.
What conditions does urology diagnose and treat?
The urologists at Physicians Medical Group of San Jose treat a wide range of conditions that affect the male reproductive system and urinary system, in general, including:
- Kidney disease
- Kidney stones
- Prostate gland enlargement
- Cancers of the bladder
- Urinary tract infections
- Erectile dysfunction
- Inflammation of the prostate gland
The team also treats urology problems common in women, including:
- Bladder prolapse
- Urinary incontinence
- Kidney stones
- Overactive bladder
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Pelvic prolapse
Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, your provider can develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.
Is there any way to prevent urology problems?
There’s no way to prevent urologic health problems entirely. You can take steps to lower your risk, though. The team at Physicians Medical Group of San Jose recommends drinking water instead of soda or juice, using the restroom regularly, and eating a low-sodium diet. If you smoke, you should also consider quitting. Healthy lifestyle changes can significantly improve the quality of your life.
Call your Physicians Medical Group of San Jose physician today.
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