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Prostate and Urinary Issues

Prostate and Urinary Issues

PROSTATE ISSUES

An enlarged prostate (or BPH) becomes an increasingly common issue for men 40 years and older. As the prostate grows, it can press on the urethra or bladder causing men to demonstrate obstructive urination symptoms like poor flow and dribbling in urinary frequency. Even thought the enlargement of the prostate is common, it does not mean that you need to live with these symptoms. The medical professionals at the ManCenters have many effective ways to treat your condition to restore your bladder control and to minimize urinary frequency in your life.
Please keep in mind that an enlarged prostate is not cancer and does not increase a man’s risk for cancer, but it increases the risks for infection.

URINARY PROBLEMS

Urinary problems can developed during your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.
Some of the common urinary symptoms that we encounter at the ManCenters are urinary frequency, decreased force of stream, pain with urination, dribbling after urination, near incontinence or urinary leakage or having to get up at night to urinate.
Some of the causes of theses symptoms are prostate enlargement, prostate infection, urethral scar tissue or overactive bladder.
The medical professionals at the ManCenters take a comprehensive approach and evaluate all causes and devise a plan to decrease these bothersome symptoms. Men over the age of 40 will also be screened for prostate cancer.

PROSTATE ABNORMALITIES FAQ

What are the most common symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

  • incontinence
  • inability to urinate
  • incomplete bladder emptying
  • dribbling after urination
  • delayed start to urination
  • straining during urination
  • weak or interrupted urinary stream
  • pain while urinating
  • bloody urine
  • a sudden and overwhelming need to urinate
  • getting up more than 2x per night to urinate (if this is a change or deviation from routine)

  • Will an uncomfortable and painful physical exam be required?

    Prostate cancer is largely detected through a blood test called a prostate-specific antigen test, or PSA test. This test is not uncomfortable, aside from having to wait for the laboratory to process it.
    When seeking medical guidance for urinary issues, bladder issues or a suspected enlarged prostate, your nurse practitioner or doctor will begin by going over your medical history. This will be followed by a digital rectal exam, which is what allows your medical professional to manually examine the prostate and feel for its size and condition.


    Is a PSA test 100% reliable?

    It’s important to have a medical team experienced and skilled in interpreting PSA test results alongside other symptoms and medical issues, as some forms of prostate cancer will not elevate the levels of prostate-specific antigen in your bloodstream.


    Do you take insurance?

    Yes we take insurance including such plans as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, Memorial Herman Gold, Tricare and UnitedHealthcare.
    We can also work with the Out of Network benefits of most insurances. If you have a doubt about yours, you can always give us a call at (832) 358-8600.

    Where do I get my labs done?

    While there may be more than one Laboratory Service Provider available, ManCenters recommends LabCorp/Quest.
    Their closest office to ours is located at 9190 Katy Fwy Ste 103, Houston, TX - 77055. You can also reach them at: 7139848449 or online at www.labcorp.com.