Urology is an all-encompassing study focusing on the urinary tract and reproductive health of both men and women. Our world-class urology team at Parkview Archbold treats people for conditions that range from cancer to urinary tract infections to prolapse.
Urogynecology is the specific focus on urology care for women, focusing on issues related to the urinary tract and reproductive system. Some common urogynecological conditions our providers treat include:
Female pelvic problems can relate to the uterus, bladder, vagina and rectum. Muscles and ligaments hold these internal systems together, but with age and childbirth, muscles can become stretched, causing organs to move and lower from their natural position. Various options—from medical mesh to in-home exercise and therapy—can help repair descended organs.
Common urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms women experience include: urgent urination, stress incontinence, leakage and increased urination frequency.
Made of thousands of tiny crystals, kidney and bladder stones can form in the bladder or kidneys. These stones can cause pain as they pass through the urinary tract. Treatment ranges from medication management to surgery.
Bladder cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the lining that makes up the bladder’s inside wall. If left untreated, cancerous cells can spread to other body parts, including the kidneys. Treatment varies from surgery to radiation or chemotherapy to combat growing cancer cells.
This chronic bladder condition causes consistent pain and the urgency to urinate. Typically symptoms of interstitial cystitis will last for six weeks or longer. Typical treatments include therapy, surgery or a range of oral medications.
The frequent urge to urinate can happen in either men or women, although this condition is more common in women. While age and childbirth can cause urinary urgency, this condition is sometimes caused by an underlying disease. Interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infections, vaginal infections and diabetes can cause urinary urgency. This condition can also be a side effect of many commonly prescribed medications.
Men commonly visit the Urology Clinic at Parkview Archbold for treatment of conditions and diseases related to the urinary tract and reproductive health. Our team is prepared to treat men suffering a variety of urology-related issues.
Aurology provider will work through the diagnosis and recommend a course of action to treat and correct infertility. Anything from lifestyle changes to surgery can help correct infertility in men.
A common symptom of kidney stones and a urinary tract infection, sudden frequent urination can also be a sign of an enlarged prostate. Men who suddenly experience frequent urination should see their doctor for analysis and diagnosis.
While prostate cancer typically impacts men over the age of 50, testicular cancer is common in men ages 15–34. Overall health, lifestyle and genetics can cause cancer to form. Surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy can help treat prostate and testicular cancer.
Defined as an uncontrollable and sudden urge to urinate, an overactive bladder is a common condition that can lead to incontinence. An overactive bladder can be caused by age, an enlarged prostate, infection or other underlying diseases such as diabetes.
No one should live with an untreated urological condition. Call today to make an appointment at Parkview Archbold: 419-633-7596