Benign Prostate Problems
Benign prostate problems are clinical conditions of the prostate gland that are not cancer such as
prostatism (any prostate condition that interferes with urine flow), prostatitis (an inflamed prostate
gland), prostatalgia (pain in the prostate gland) or benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (also referred to as benign prostatic hypertrophy) is a condition in which
the prostate gland becomes very enlarged and may cause problems associated with urination.
Bladder cancer occurs when there are abnormal, cancerous cells growing in the bladder.
Chronic pain is long-standing pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a
chronic health condition such as arthritis.
Cystocele (Fallen Bladder)
Cystocele is the name for a hernia-like disorder in women that occurs when the wall between the
bladder and the vagina weakens, causing the bladder to drop or sag into the vagina.
Erectile Dysfunction / Impotence
Impotence or erectile dysfunction may result from the total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent
ability to achieve an erection, or the ability to only sustain a brief erection.
A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms from crystallization of excreted substances in the
Male Factor Infertility
Male factor infertility is defined as any condition impacting sperm function and its ability to fertilize an
The following problems are often associated with a neurogenic bladder - urine leakage, urine retention,
damage to the tiny blood vessels in the kidney and infection of the bladder or ureters.
Peyronie's disease is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump that forms on the erection tissue of the
Early prostate cancer may not present any symptoms and can only be found with regular prostate
examinations by your physician.
There are clinical conditions of the prostate gland that are not cancer, including the following:
prostatism, prostatitis, prostatalgia, benign prostatic hyperplasia, impotence (also called erectile
dysfunction) and urinary incontinence.
Prostatitis is one of several benign (non-cancerous), inflamed conditions of the prostate gland.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually transmitted diseases are infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact.
Cancer that develops in a testicle is called testicular cancer.
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections describe a health problem that results from a bacterial infection along the
Vesicoureteral reflux occurs when urine dwelling in the bladder flows back into the ureters and often
back into the kidneys.