Detection and Prevention

Early detection can prevent many urology problems from getting worse.

Urology problems include:

You can keep these problems from getting worse. Contact a urologist if you have pain or ongoing discomfort that is unexplained or that you think may signal a urology problem.

Prostate Disease

Problems with your prostate can affect urination and sexual function. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the three main conditions that affect the prostate are:

  • Infection or inflammation (prostatitis). This is the most common prostate problem in men younger than 50.
  • Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). This is the most common prostate problem in men older than 50.
  • Cancer of the prostate. Your risk is increased if you:
    • Have family history of prostate cancer
    • Are African-American
    • Are overweight or obese
    • Are over 50 years old

Early detection and treatment can keep prostate disease from getting worse. That’s why we recommend all men have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test beginning at age 45, and regularly thereafter as recommended by your physician. This simple test can detect signs of prostate cancer. The cancer is treatable if caught early.

Contact Us

Our urology specialists are ready to help you get back to the things that matter most in your life. Find a provider near you, call CareFinders at (866) 608-FIND (3463)(866) 608-FIND (3463), or consult our list of related practices.

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