Urethral stricture disease is a narrowing of the urethra or water pipe that mostly affects men and usually occurs near the bladder end of the urethra, but can also affect the urethra within the penis or the tip (meatal stenosis). Normally urine is carried freely from the bladder when you want to pass urine. If there is a narrowing or stricture, this affects a man’s ability to urinate. Urologist Nikesh Thiruchelvam tells us what causes urethral stricture disease and what can be done to treat it.
As we get older, our bodies don’t work as well as they used to. Many men may experience problems with urination, including having less control. This can be due to a condition of the prostate called BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia/hypertrophy). Experienced urologist Mr Tamer El-Husseiny is here to talk about how common this condition is and how new minimally invasive treatments can help.
Kidney stones can present in a number of different ways in children. Kidney stones can be asymptomatic, especially those that are in the kidney and not causing any blockage. The stones may only be detected while investigating urinary tract infections. Mr Andrew Robb, a paediatric urologist tells us how kidney stones are diagnosed and treated in children.
Leading urologist, Mr Andrew Ballaro, talks to us about an exciting new treatment for benign prostate enlargement, a condition that affects many men in their older age. Rezum presents a minimally-invasive approach that has shown to produce good results, without the risk of invasive surgery or the complications associated with it.
Kidney stones and urinary tract infections are painful. Once you get one your chances of getting another increases. This is why – as consultant urologist Mr Rono Mukherjee argues – prevention is better than cure, and the best thing you can do is drink more water. This article looks at why kidney stones and UTIs occur and why drinking more water is so effective.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are never fun, with patients suffering pain while urinating, frequent trips to the toilet, and abdominal pain. The worst part is that some people seem to get them again and again. What causes recurrent UTIs? Expert urologist Mr Ranjan Thilagarajah provides some answers to this common problem.
Benign prostate enlargement is a common problem experienced by men as they age. The good news is that benign prostate enlargement is very treatable. Mr Neil Barber, a top urologist, describes the Aquablation and AquaBeam approach which offers a less invasive means of treating this condition.
With increasing age, the prostate changes and there are alterations in the way the prostate is made up with different amounts of fibrous and muscular tissue. This increase in size and increase in fibrous muscular tissue is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. Mr Jeremy Crew, a leading urologist, discusses the treatment options available for BPH.
Prostate cancer is a big worry for many men as they get older, and when urinary symptoms start, it is best to get checked out by a doctor, even if just to be on the safe side. There are a number of different tests and scans to check for signs of prostate cancer. Multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) scans are an advanced form of MRI scanning which produces more detailed images than standard MRIs. Leading urologist Professor Richard Hindley explains.