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What Is an Overactive Bladder? Jul 6th, 2021

If you’re struggling with a sudden urge to urinate, you could be one of the more than 33 million Americans suffering from overactive bladder (OAB). Overactive bladder causes sudden, strong urges to urinate and may trigger bladder leaks. In addition to suffering from anxiety and embarrassment, you may avoid activities...

Using Cystoscopy to Look for Abnormalities in the Urethra and Bladder Jun 14th, 2021

Are you suffering from chronic bladder or urinary tract infections? Does frequent or painful urination stop you from completing your daily activities or enjoying social gatherings? You may be a candidate for cystoscopy. At Urology Associates Medical Group in Burbank, California, Philip Weintraub, MD, and our team use innovative cystoscopy...

5 Signs of Bladder Cancer May 14th, 2021

Have you noticed worrisome urinary tract symptoms, like blood in your urine or an urge to urinate more frequently? Do you worry that they’re signs of bladder cancer?  The good news is that most of the time, symptoms like these can be explained by another medical condition, like a urinary...

How GAINSWave® Can Treat Your Erectile Dysfunction Apr 13th, 2021

If you’re struggling with erectile dysfunction (ED), you’re in good company. At least half of men over 50 and about 70% of men in their 70s suffer from this disorder. Many of these men don’t talk to their doctor about the issue, or if they do, they're told to take...

Why You Might Need Professional Treatment for Your Peyronie's Disease Mar 10th, 2021

Peyronie’s disease affects millions of American men ages 40-70 every year. Caused by scar tissue in the penis, this painful condition can make it difficult to enjoy sex and can cause a bent or curved penis.    Peyronie’s disease may sometimes resolve on its own after a year or two, but...

What Can Help With My Low Testosterone? Feb 10th, 2021

You might consider hormonal changes a female health issue, but men also undergo changes to their reproductive hormones. From your muscle mass to your sexual health, testosterone influences your overall well-being in significant ways.   When your testosterone levels are low, known as “low T,” you may suffer from a host...

Everything You Should Know About Circumcision Jan 24th, 2021

The popularity of circumcision — removal of the foreskin at the end of the penis — is declining, from 80% of male babies in the 1980s to about 55% today. But it remains a common practice here in the United States.  Your decision to have your baby circumcised may be...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Is Urinary Incontinence Normal? Dec 14th, 2020

If you struggle to hold in urine until you’re able to use the restroom or find yourself leaking urine when laughing or sneezing, you could have urinary incontinence. While urinary incontinence is common, affecting at least 50% of American women and men over age 65, it’s never normal.  At Urology...

What Can I Do to Help Prevent Kidney Stones? Nov 9th, 2020

If you’re one of the 1 in 10 Americans who has developed kidney stones, you understand the excruciating pain they cause. These hard deposits of minerals make your life miserable as they travel through your urinary system and exit your body. If you’ve had a kidney stone in the past,...

Myths and Facts About Erectile Dysfunction Oct 20th, 2020

Did you know that in their lifetime, more than half of men in the United States will experience erectile dysfunction (ED)? While there’s no shortage of information out there about this condition, some of what you read online or hear from friends simply isn’t true.  Following bad advice about erectile...

Five Reasons to Consider a Vasectomy Sep 30th, 2020

The decision to undergo a vasectomy is not one to take lightly. There are many reasons that male sterilization may be the right choice for you and other reasons why it may not be appropriate. You should take time to consider many factors when determining if a vasectomy is right...