Premature Ejaculation – Common Myths Debunked
Premature ejaculation – and ejaculation in general – is complex and not well understood. As a result, there are numerous beliefs about PE that are either not true nor backed up by scientific evidence. Below are the most common myths about PE along with the best facts available along with numerous resources for learning more about PE from medical institutions. Read More…
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You may be struggling with urinary symptoms and think overactive bladder (OAB) is the cause. Or, your healthcare provider may have already told you that you have OAB. Either way, this site will give you the tools and information to help you understand and better manage your condition.
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Because of the difference in the length of the urethra, the female’s being much shorter, it is easier for bacteria from the outside world to get into the bladder.
- Although most patients think of Ecoli as a very bad bacteria, it is actually the most common cause of bladder infections.
- The most common source of bacteria causing a bladder infection is the person’s own body.
- That is why in females with recurrent urinary infections the urologist will commonly prescribe a low dose antibiotic to take after sexual intercourse.
- The reason females get urinary tract infections more commonly than males is due to the difference in the length of the urethra.
- As seen in the above diagram, the female urethra is much shorter than the males.
- As a result it is easier for bacteria to get into the bladder and and then multiply to cause the symptoms of a bladder infection.
- In a male by the time the bacteria gets in the urethra and begins its travel to the bladder, the male may void and hence wash out the offending bacteria before it can become a true infection.
- An infection in a male is viewed more seriously than in a female for the above reasons.
- Suppressive therapy (a small amount of an antibiotic daily), self treatment protocol (the patient treats herself with a short course of antibiotics at the earliest sign of an infection), or post coital therapy (a pill after sex) are all methods used to manage recurrent urinary tract infections in a female.
- The lack of estrogen in the post menopausal female can contribute to infections and this too is addressed in the female with recurrent urinary tract infections.
The urologists at Northeast Georgia Urological Associates treat recurrent urinary infections in both the male and female on a daily basis. Feel free to contact us for an evaluation if this is an issue for you.
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- Whenever there are medical stories on the local stations warning men to do self exams for testicle cancer, office visits to the urologist for a testicular mass increase.
- What the male perceives to be an abnormality is in actuality the epididymis.
- On exam it is separate from the testis proper, posterior lateral, movable and linear.
- If sperm fluid accumulates near the head of the epididymis, a spermatocele, the patient perceives this as a “third testicle.”
- When a male complains that his “testicle” swollen and tender…the culprit is usually the epididymis and not the testis proper.
From the Mayo Clinic-
Epididymitis is an inflammation of the coiled tube (epididymis) at the back of the testicle that stores and carries sperm. Males of any age can get epididymitis.
Epididymitis is most often caused by a bacterial infection, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. Sometimes, a testicle also may become inflamed — a condition called epididymo-orchitis.
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