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What Is a Vasectomy Reversal Like? Sep 15th, 2020

While more than 500,000 American men undergo a vasectomy as a permanent sterilization method each year, some 6-10% end up undergoing reversal procedures. Their motivating factors may vary, but the steps to restore their fertility are similar. If you’re considering a vasectomy reversal, our team at Urology Associates of Southeastern...

Dietary Recommendations for Preventing Kidney Stone Pain Aug 18th, 2020

When you think of kidney stones, your diet probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, these painful deposits form from mineral crystals in your urine. That means making dietary changes can play a crucial role in keeping them at bay.  In fact, approximately 41% of kidney stone...

What Causes Blood in the Urine? Jul 23rd, 2020

It’s scary to notice blood in your urine, but the cause isn’t always serious. This symptom — known as hematuria — can be visible to the naked eye or detected only under a microscope. If you have urine that appears red, pink, cola-colored, or contains blood clots, you have gross...

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Vasectomy Jun 22nd, 2020

When it comes to birth control for men, there aren’t many options, especially when you’re sure you don’t want children. In fact, the only option more effective than a vasectomy is abstinence. But how do you know when it’s time to consider this permanent birth control method? Our skilled team...

What Are the Most Common Causes of Female Infertility? May 26th, 2020

Approximately 6.1 million American women 15-44 years old  struggle to get or stay pregnant. This difficulty can come from a variety of factors and can be difficult to diagnose. That’s because infertility can be due to reproductive issues in men, women — or a combination of both. And, unlike other...

Are You a Candidate for Penile Implants? Apr 23rd, 2020

Approximately 52% of men experience erectile dysfunction (ED). While popular ED medications like Viagra®, Cialis®, and Levitra® can offer significant relief, they don’t provide solutions for everyone. That’s why our experts at Urology Associates of Southeastern North Carolina offer a variety of ED treatments, including penile implants. If you have...

Frequent Urination Is More Common Than You Think, but We Have Solutions Mar 5th, 2020

Most people don’t spend a lot of time talking about urination, but it plays an important role in removing waste fluids from your body. Urine contains uric acid, urea, toxins, and water that is filtered through your kidneys and stored in your bladder until you feel the urge to void....

What Are the Most Common Causes of Male Infertility? Feb 14th, 2020

If you try to get pregnant for at least a year without success, it’s likely that infertility issues are to blame. While these issues are often assumed to be a women’s problem, men can have infertility problems as well. At Urology Associates of Southeastern North Carolina, our experienced team of...

How the UroLift® System Provides Relief From Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Jan 1st, 2020

It may or may not make you feel better to know that benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or prostate enlargement, is a relatively common condition that affects mostly older men. Many men notice symptoms at about age 60, but because your prostate continues to grow throughout your life, the enlargement probably...

New Medications Stop Prostate Cancer Tumors From Growing Dec 11th, 2019

After skin cancer, prostate cancer tops the list as the most common cancer among American men. In fact, approximately 1 in 9 men have a prostate cancer diagnosis each year. Fortunately, recent advancements in medical treatment are bringing significant relief to many men, even when they have advanced prostate cancer. ...

5 Things You Can do to Help Prevent Kidney Stones Nov 14th, 2019

All things considered, it isn’t so much the size of the kidney stone as it is the size of the structures the stone is forced to traverse that cause pain. Even a stone that measures just over 5 mm (1/5 inch) can cause significant symptoms as it leaves the kidney,...