Urology Blog

How Summer Weather and UTIs go Hand-in-Hand

Summer is finally here and we can expect at least a few months of hot, humid weather. In many ways, this is a good thing. Summer means ice cream and swimming and lounging in the sunshine. It also means that the conditions are prime for bacteria to thrive both inside and outside of the body. […]

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Can BPH Affect Your Sex Life?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is the condition we refer to as BPH. It is the condition in which a man’s prostate has become enlarged. Studies have indicated that approximately half of all men develop BPH between the ages of 51 and 60. In the over-80 age group, nearly 90 percent of men experience the symptoms of […]

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Why Do My Balls Hurt?

Every man has an innate knowing that his testicles are a delicate area of his body. Even the topic of testicular pain is a sensitive one to discuss. The testicles are front and center, so to speak, which makes them vulnerable on a physical level.  Emotionally, the testicles are known to support male sexual development […]

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What To Expect After Your Vasectomy

Approximately half a million men in our country undergo vasectomy treatment each year. This form of long-term birth control may be very common but that doesn’t mean it is an easy decision to make. Many men think about a vasectomy for years before making their final decision. In many cases, it’s not the question of […]

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Could a Vasectomy Affect Your Sex Life?

Undergoing a vasectomy is an enormously personal decision for every man who considers this permanent form of pregnancy prevention. The benefits of the procedure are clear. What isn’t clear to many potential patients is how having a vasectomy may affect their sex life. Will orgasm change after a vasectomy? Erection or ejaculation? We answer these […]

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Medical Options for Enlarged Prostate

The prostate is an important part of the male reproductive system. It is here that fluid is produced and supplied to nourish the sperm in the ejaculate. This small organ that sits just above the rectum and behind the bladder is normally about the size of a walnut. When a man reaches his mid-30s, hormonal […]

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Minor Annoyance or Major Warning Sign?

It is no secret that men are notorious for avoiding the doctor until they absolutely must receive medical care. The notion that subtle symptoms are merely a minor annoyance could be very, very wrong. It is our intent to help men in the Chattanooga area make sense of urologic symptoms; to understand their origin and, […]

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Managing Peyronie’s Disease Begins with a Conversation

Men have a historic reputation for being particularly mindful of a certain part of their body. The penis has been scrutinized by just about every man who has lived. Various characteristics, such as a slight lean or curve, can make a man self-conscious and even concerned that his anatomy is somehow abnormal. In most situations, […]

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Fellowship-Trained or Board-Certified: What is the Difference and Why Should You Care What Certification Your Urologist Has?

When choosing a healthcare provider, there are certain qualifications one looks for. In the general setting in which a doctor will be chosen to perform basic general checkups and relevant screenings, most patients look for a physician who is board-certified. Instinctively, many people will look for the same when they need a specialist. At UT […]

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Don’t Discount the Value of Vasectomy Reversal

Completing your family can be incredibly gratifying. Many people think long and hard about how many children they want to have and when they will stop having children. Often, this decision is made on the spot, with a sense of knowing that “this is it for us.” In most cases, once that door to having […]

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