Urinary Problems


Urinary Tract Infection Issues

One main urinary problem is urinary tract infections or UTI. This is an infection that occurs in your urinary system including your kidneys, bladder, and urethra. The infection can be painful and annoying. Viewmont Urology Clinic, PA in Hickory NC can examine and provide proper treatment for a UTI or take steps to reduce the risk of getting an infection or having a infection recurrence. Give us a call at (828) 322-4340 to schedule your consultation with one of our specialized physicians.
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UTI Symptoms

Not all urinary infection show symptoms but when they do they include:
  • Cloudy urine
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Red or pink colored urine
  • Strong odor in your urine
  • Pelvic pain

Enlarged Prostate

What is BPH? Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. Over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH symptoms so it is very common. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man's quality of life. The prostate is a male reproductive gland, about the size of a walnut, that produces fluid for semen. The prostate surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:
  • Frequent need to urinate both day and night
  • Weak or slow urinary stream
  • A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
  • Difficulty or delay in starting urination
  • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
  • A urinary stream that stops and starts
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is one of the leading reasons for men to visit a urologist. Treatment options vary from medications, minimally invasive procedures (in-office), and outpatient facility procedures. Be sure to ask your physician if your a candidate for each.

Normal Prostate

Normal Prostate — Urologist Hickory in Hickory, NC

Enlarged Prostate

Enlarged Prostate — Urologist Hickory in Hickory, NC


The UroLift System provides an alternative to tissue removing surgery for the treatment of an enlarged prostate. Performed through the urethra, a urologist uses the UroLift System to push aside the obstructive prostate lobes and positions small, tailored permanent UroLift implants to hold the prostate lobes in the retracted position. This opens the urethra while leaving the prostate intact. Adverse reactions associated with UroLift System treatment were comparable to other minimally invasive surgical therapies as well as standard cystoscopy. The most common adverse events reported during the study included pain or burning with urination, blood in the urine, pelvic pain, urgent need to urinate, and the inability to control urine because of an urgent need to urinate. Most symptoms were mild to moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks after the procedure.
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