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Doylestown Health Urologists see patients at convenient locations in Bucks County for general urology including female urology conditions.
Urology deals with the diseases of the urinary tract in both men and women and our urologist are trained to evaluate the genitourinary tract, including cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testes, as well as stone disease, infertility, voiding dysfunction, female incontinence, prostate enlargement, sexual problems. Our urologists treat a wide range of female-specific urological conditions as well as the prostate and testicles in men.
Urologic Conditions Treated
Doylestown Health Urology physicians provide expert management of the full range of urologic conditions, including minimally-invasive treatment options that offer less pain and faster recovery.
- Prostate Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Ureteral Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Kidney Stones
- Testicular Cancer
- Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
- Vaginal Collapse
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Urinary Incontinence
- Kidney Stones
- Vasectomy & Vasectomy Reversal
- Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction (Blockage)
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When to See a Urologist?
If an individual does experience urinary symptoms, they may include:
- Blood in semen
- Blood in urine
- Decreased force of the urine stream
- Starting and stopping while urinating
- Trouble urinating
Prostate cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes in the pelvis may cause:
- Blockage of the ureters that drain urine from the kidneys, causing kidney failure
- Discomfort in the pelvic area
- Swelling in the legs
Advanced prostate cancer that has spread to bones may cause:
- Bone fractures
- Bone pain that does not go away
- Compression of the spine
Prostate Cancer Risks Factors
The following are the major risk factors associated with prostate cancer:
- Age: A man's age is the leading risk factor for prostate cancer. More than 70 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are over age 65. According to the National Cancer Institute, one in six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime, and the risk increases significantly after age 60. Many men will have some form of the disease after age 80. It is rare for younger men to have prostate cancer.
- Ethnicity: African-American men have a higher risk for prostate cancer than men of other races or ethnicity. Latino men are also at higher risk for prostate cancer. Asian and Native American men have a lower chance of getting prostate cancer than other ethnic groups.
- Family history: Men who have a first degree blood relative, such as father, brother or son, are at a higher risk for developing prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, men who have more than one first degree relative with prostate cancer should start discussing their options with their physician at age 40.
- Weight or Body Mass Index: Men who are obese or consume a high-fat diet may be at risk for prostate cancer.
Bladder Cancer Risks Factors
In addition to smoking, there are other risk factors that may contribute to bladder cancer. These risks include exposure to certain chemicals in the workplace, personal or lifestyle choices, family history, and certain chemotherapy and radiation treatments for other forms of cancer.
- Chemical exposure: Chemical exposure is the second most common risk factor for bladder cancer. Chemicals and other industrial substances in the workplace, such as arsenic, pesticides and the manufacturing of dyes, rubber, leather, textiles and paint, may contribute to bladder cancer.
- Chemotherapy: Some chemotherapy drugs, such as cyclophosphamide and ifosfamide, may increase an individual's risk of developing bladder cancer.
- Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy in the pelvic area for cervical, prostate or rectal cancer may contribute to the development of bladder cancer.
- Cystitis or chronic urinary infections or inflammations: Repeat urinary infections or inflammation may increase an individual's risk for squamous cell bladder cancer.
- Demographics: People over age 65 are diagnosed more frequently with bladder cancer. The disease is rare in people under age 40. Men develop bladder cancer more frequently than women. Caucasians develop the disease more than people of other races.
- Bladder birth defect: While birth defects of the bladder are rare, this condition may be linked to bladder cancer.
- Personal or family history: In most cases, bladder cancer does not run in families; however, if one or more of your close relatives has a history of the disease, you may be at risk. Anyone with a family history of Lynch Syndrome or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) may be at risk for cancer in the urinary system, colon, uterus, ovaries or other organs.
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