Low Testosterone

The hormone testosterone promotes development of male sexual characteristics and impacts muscle bulk, bone growth, energy levels, sense of well being, adequate levels of red blood cells and sexual function. Testosterone deficiency (TD), also referred to as hypogonadism, affects 5-8 million men in the United States. Thirty percent of men ages 40-79 are affected. Full Story...

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence, lack of bladder control, is a very common problem affecting millions. The severity varies from a little leakage when sneezing or coughing to inability to stop urination at all. The condition is more prevalent among women and older adults, but can occur with men and younger people. There are many solutions, so one need not suffer the inconvenience and embarrassment often caused by urinary incontinence...Full Story

Hematuria (Blood in the Urine) 

Blood in the urine, hematuria, can be an indication of a serious problem, or no problem at all. Studies have shown that between 9 and 18 percent of healthy individuals have some degree of hematuria. However, hematuria can be a marker for infection, stone disease or cancer, such as those listed below, requiring treatment. Risk factors for significant underlying disease include: smoking, radiation, overuse of some pain medicines and exposure to certain chemicals...Full Story

Kidney Stones 101   by Andrew C. McGregor, MD | Lexington Clinic Urology

Nephrolithiasis, or kidney stones, are a common reason for patients to seek care from a urologist. Kidney stones typically form in the kidney where they can remain completely asymptomatic for many years...Full Story

Don't Let Infertility Stall Your Family Plans   by William R. Crowe, Jr., MD | Commonwealth Urology

Infertility affects 10-15% of couples and can be a tremendously frustrating experience. However, there is hope for infertile couples and knowing when to get help and who to see can make all the difference... Full Story  

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening   by Thomas K. Slabaugh, Sr., MD | Commonwealth Urology

More than 200,000 men are diagnosed and more than 30,000 men die each year from prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer in men in the U.S. Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a blood test that has been used for more than 20 years to screen for prostate cancer. Due to the sensitivity of this test, many thousands of men have been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, when the disease is most effectively treated. Studies have routinely shown that early detection significantly reduces prostate cancer deaths... Full Story