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  • Adrenal Cancer

    The adrenal glands are small endocrine organs that produce a variety of hormones essential for regulating and maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, blood pressure as well as other vital bodily functions. Anatomically they are located within the fat at the...

  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, which affects a majority of men over age 50. The symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia usually begins with urinary frequency, having to get up at night, and other minor...

  • Bladder Cancer

    Bladder cancer is a cancer that starts in the bladder, the body part that holds and releases urine. The exact cause of bladder cancer is uncertain. However, several things may make you more likely to develop it, including: cigarette smoking, chemical exposure at work, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and long-term infection.

  • Erectile Dysfunction

    Erectile dysfunction is the inability to obtain an erection that is sufficient for satisfactory intercourse. Millions of men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction and many men do not seek treatment for this very common problem. At Urology...

  • Fistulas

    Fistulas are an abnormal connection between 2 organs. A vesicovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the bladder and the vagina, that allows continuous urinary leakage (discharge) into the vagina. This problem has a profound effect on a woman’s...

  • Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence in women can be troublesome and embarrassing, but it is treatable.

  • Interstitial Cystitis

    Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is a condition that causes pain or discomfort in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms are different for each person and can change on a case to case basis. Pain may worsen as the bladder fills or is emptied....

  • Kidney Cancer

    Kidney cancer is cancer that originates in the kidneys, two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. Each year about 190,000 people will be diagnosed with kidney cancer worldwide. Kidney cancer is slightly more common in men and is usually...

  • Kidney Stones

    Many patients consider kidney stones as simply a very painful nuisance which has to be tolerated periodically. In fact, kidney stone disease is a complex problem with various types of stones and with many different causes. At Urology Centers of Alabama, we utilize state of the art equipment and techniques to successfully treat stones. However, careful evaluation and management options also allow us to successfully prevent recurrent stone episodes in many patients.

  • Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a male sex hormone mainly produced by the testicles. It is becoming increasingly more common for male patients to come in talking about low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism. This isn’t necessarily a new problem; men are just becoming more open to talking about erectile dysfunction. As men age, most will begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone. Often the most noticeable side effect is a decrease in sex drive.

  • Mesh Related Complications

    Unfortunately, there are many women that have had adverse effects from the use of surgical mesh to treat pelvic prolapse. Women have reported infections, chronic pelvic pain, and painful intercourse...

  • Overactive Bladder (OAB)

    Overactive bladder is a problem with the storage function of the bladder. This problem causes a sudden urge to urinate. Often times, this urge is difficult to stop, which leads to an involuntary loss of urine, also known as incontinence...

  • Pelvic Disorders

    Pelvic prolapse or vaginal vault prolapse is a very common condition characterized by the herniation of pelvic organs, bladder (cystocele), rectum, (rectocele), small intestine (enterocele), uterus, or vagina. These organs herniated due to weakness of support...

  • Pelvic Pain

    One of the most challenging urological disease conditions for patient and doctor alike is chronic pelvic pain. If you are frustrated by this problem, you are not alone. Chronic pelvic pain includes the syndromes chronic prostatitis and interstitial cystitis/...

  • Pelvic Prolapse

    Pelvic prolapse or vaginal vault prolapse is a very common condition characterized by the herniation of pelvic organs, bladder (cystocele), rectum, (rectocele), small intestine (enterocele), uterus, or vagina. These organs herniated due to weakness of support...

  • Peyronie's Disease

    Peyronie's disease is the development of scar tissue in the penis. We do not always know what causes Peyronie's; however, most times Peyronie's the result of an injury or decreased blood flow. Peyronie's can cause pain and/or curvature of the penis and may also result in a decrease in penile size and erections.

  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate Cancer develops when the cells of the prostate gland mutate and undergo malignant changes. Cancer cells grow more rapidly than normal cells and refuse to die, and they also develop the ability to invade and destroy normal tissue. Over time, the spread of the malignant cells can result in the patient having symptoms, health problems and ultimately death.

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized gland located directly below the bladder in men. The prostate gland produces fluid (semen) that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostatitis can be caused by the same bacteria that commonly cause urine infections. However, in most cases, an identifiable cause is not found and may not be an infection, but just inflammation and irritation of the prostate gland.

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections passed from one person to another during sexual contact. There are numerous sexually transmitted diseases, most of which cannot be diagnosed with certainty without specialized testing. The only STD that rarely needs any special testing to diagnose is HPV which causes genital warts (also called condyloma). The other common STD’s (Genital Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV) usually require diagnostic testing that is not readily available in physician offices. For these, the patient needs to be seen at their local county Public Health Department.

  • Urinary Tract Infections

    Urinary Tract Infections are one of the most common infections to affect people. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect men, women, and children, but women suffer more frequently from these infections. Fortunately, UTIs can usually be treated successfully...

  • Vaginal Atrophy

    Vaginal atrophy is the thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls that occurs as estrogen levels drop. It is mostly more pronounced after menopause. Vaginal atrophy can cause painful intercourse, and an increase in UTIs, as well as other urinary symptoms.

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