If you have always thought a urologist only treated men, think again. A urologist treats both men and women, however, some specialists only treat men or women. There are many reasons men and women need to see a urologist, sometimes for the same conditions and sometimes for completely different issues. When should you see a urologist?
The American Cancer Society recommends that men with average risk begin prostate screening at age 50. For those with increased risk factors, they suggest 45 or even 40. Before deciding, it is important to weigh the pros and cons with Advanced Urology of Southwest Louisiana, and whether you are symptomatic. Continue reading “When to Get a Prostate Cancer Screening”
Testosterone is the hormone that makes men grow hair, have a deeper voice, and have a muscular build. It is produced by the testicles and peaks in early adulthood only to begin dropping 1 to 2% starting at about age 40. Is it important to treat low testosterone? In most cases, yes, but not always.
There seems to be a link between Peyronie’s disease, low T, and erectile dysfunction, but it’s not entirely clear which comes first. The decreased rigidity, which naturally comes with ED, may be a risk factor for penile fractures, trauma, and Peyronie’s disease. Let’s learn more about the relationship between Peyronie’s, low T, and erectile dysfunction.
Anyone who has ever passed a kidney stone will tell you it was probably the worst pain they ever felt. The last thing they want is to ever have another one. The bad news is that once you have a kidney stone, you are likely to have another. Discover why that is, as well as other causes and treatments.
Let’s set the record straight right from the beginning, your urine should be pale yellow and clear. Anything else, take note.
We will be operating on the following schedule:
Thursday, Nov 23rd –Closed
Monday, Dec 25th – Closed
Monday, Jan 1st – Closed
Make Your Appointment Before the End of the Year
Save your money for travel and presents! Be sure to make any appointments that you may need before your insurance deductible resets on January 1st. Appointment slots are limited and filling up fast, so be sure to schedule as soon as possible! Call Dr. Farjaad Siddiq at (337) 439-8857 or fill out our appointment request form.
Research suggests aggressive treatment is viable, even for patients in their late 70s.
With a 3-D view and greater dexterity, the da Vinci surgical robot offers many advantages.
New research suggest doctors will perform better with robotic assistance.
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