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Do Your Symptoms Point to Urinary Tract Infection or Interstitial Cystitis?

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Approximately 1 in 5 women will suffer the uncomfortable symptoms of a urinary tract infection in her lifetime. Many women are prone to these minor infections and must develop strategies to minimize the risk of bacterial invasion into the bladder. Learn more »

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Does Vasectomy Increase the Risk of Prostate Cancer?

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Many men consider the value of having a vasectomy. This longstanding medical procedure disables the progression of sperm from the testicles through tiny tubules in the penis. It takes very little time to perform and is nearly 100% successful across Learn more »

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Decrease Your Risk of Recurrent Kidney Stones

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Estimates predict that approximately 12% of the population will develop kidney stones in their lifetime. This may not sound in the least bit alarming. What might, though, is the fact that initial kidney stone development increases the risk of future Learn more »

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Why Menopause and Urinary Symptoms Go Hand-in-Hand

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When a woman approaches menopause, she has the opportunity to reassess her health and wellness. Often, this transition from having a period to not presents unique risks that can be managed with good lifestyle habits and proper medical care. Here, Learn more »

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HCG for Low Testosterone: Who’d Have Thought?

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It is no secret that a man needs testosterone to enjoy optimal health and wellness. Without sufficient testosterone, a man is more likely to struggle with his weight. Testosterone is an essential factor in muscle building and retention. It is Learn more »

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Surgery for Prostate Cancer: You Have Options

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Surgery is a common treatment choice for men with prostate cancer. This option, as opposed to chemotherapy or radiation therapy, may be valuable for men whose cancer has not spread beyond the prostate gland. At Collin County Urology, options are Learn more »

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What Smoking Does to Your Urologic System

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The dangers of smoking have been evident for many years and have been a catalyst for millions of people to quit a habit that could cost them their life. Still, we continue to see far too many smoking-related diseases in Learn more »

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A Man’s Guide to Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence isn’t something that most men expect to encounter as a natural part of their aging process. Women are three-times more likely to experience the accidental leakage of urine, that’s true. However, the Urology Care Foundation also estimates that Learn more »

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BPH and Prostate Cancer: How to Differentiate

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The way that we have learned to assess our health is by recognizing symptoms. When we have no symptoms, we can feel pretty good about our general health. When symptoms occur, there is a natural drive to want to understand Learn more »

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Prostate Cancer: Why Young Men Should Take Note

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Prostate cancer has historically been perceived as somewhat of an “old man’s disease.” For decades, statistics did nothing to disprove this theory; supporting it with data suggesting that prostate cancer may more likely occur after the age of 65. A Learn more »

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