Author: Advanced Urology of Southwest Louisiana

What Causes Urinary Incontinence And How Is It Treated?

The first time you cough or sneeze and a little urine leaks out, you probably think it’s a freak accident. If it continues to occur and begins to get worse, suddenly you pay more attention and want answers to what causes urinary incontinence and how is it treated. Here are some of those answers.

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What’s Next When Oral Medications Are No Longer Working For Your Overactive Bladder?

Life does not have to revolve around finding a bathroom due to your overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms, nor do you need to give up when meds don’t work. There are options. What’s next when oral medications are no longer working for your overactive bladder?

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When To See A Urologist For Kidney Stone Treatment

Ask anyone who has ever passed a kidney stone if they would like to do it again. Chances are, your answer will be an immediate “no!”

It can be one of the most painful things, maybe next to childbirth, we can endure. They will tell you to run to a urologist if you have certain symptoms, and they will tell you once you have a kidney stone, you are likely to have more. Then they will explain the importance of and when to see a urologist for kidney stone treatment.

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Is Erectile Dysfunction A Warning Sign Of Prostate Cancer?

Is erectile dysfunction a warning sign of prostate cancer? It is unfortunate that although prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in men, there are few if any early symptoms. Regular screenings by your doctor are the best way to head off the development of prostate cancer, but there are a few warning signs every man should understand and be aware of.

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Reasons You May Be Getting Recurring UTIs

A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary tract. Having one UTI is painful enough, but having them come back can be quite frustrating. If you get three or more of these infections within a year, this recurrence is known as chronic. However, the reasons you may be getting recurring UTIs might surprise you. Time to find out why and what to do about it.

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COVID-19 Notice

Dear valued patient,

During this challenging and uncertain time, Advanced Urology is open for medical and surgical care so we can continue to serve our patients and our community. The health and safety of our patients and employees is our top priority. We have enacted protocols to facilitate safe medical care based on CDC and WHO guidelines. In addition to installation of separation screens, we have limited seating in our waiting room. Additional precautions include screening and temperature checks prior to entry as well as rigorous sanitization of exam rooms and other frequently used surfaces after each patient. We are safe, open, and here for you!

Please Bring Your Own Mask

Patients coming for appointments are required to have a personal mask and wear it upon entry into our facility. Masks must be worn the entire time while in our facility. Memorial Medical Group has mandated this in all of its facilities.  This policy is strictly enforced.

Visitor Restrictions

No visitors are allowed unless the patient requires one visitor because patient is not capable of providing their own personal care or communication with the care team. We do allow family/visitors to join in on the visit via phone. Visitors must bring and wear a personal mask at all times.

If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19 such as loss of taste or smell, or have been exposed to some one with the virus, please contact us via phone prior to your appointment. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment for a more appropriate time. You may also contact our office at (337) 480-7499 for any concerns you might have. We are here to assist you.

These policies apply to both the Lake Charles and Sulphur locations. Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Your Advanced Urology Care Team

Advanced Urology Farjaad Siddiq, MD, FACS

 

 

7 Ways To Prevent Kidney Stones This Summer

If you have ever passed a kidney stone, you probably remember that excruciating pain, and you don’t ever want to go through it again. If you have never had a stone, trust us, it is a life experience you want to skip. In either case, pay attention to these 7 ways to prevent kidney stones this summer.

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