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Urologic Conditions We Treat in Ventura County

Urology Care for Males & Females

Community Memorial offers a complete range of sub-specialties, delivering comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for urologic disorders.

Urologic Conditions That Affect Males & Females:

  • Cancers of the Bladder, Kidney, or Ureter: Our experts treat all urologic cancers, collaborating with interventional radiologists, oncologists, nephrologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and other specialists as needed.
  • Interstitial Cystitis: Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition that causes pressure on the bladder leading to bladder and sometimes pelvic pain. The condition is often accompanied by a frequent urge to urinate, even if the bladder is nearly empty, and/or pain during sex. Symptoms can vary a lot in severity from one person to the next and some people may experience symptom-free periods. Although the symptoms of interstitial cystitis may resemble those of a chronic urinary tract infection, there usually is no infection present. Treatment ranges from medication to nerve stimulation and will depend on the suspected cause and the severity of symptoms.
  • Pelvic Pain: Pelvic pain can develop quickly and subside without treatment, or it can last for several months. Diagnosis can be a challenge as pelvic pain often has more than one cause. Both women and men may suffer from pain related to musculoskeletal issues, interstitial cystitis, or pain as a consequence of an injury or following surgery.
  • Urinary Tract Stones: Urinary tract stones originate in the kidneys and may enlarge in a ureter or in the bladder. Depending on a stone’s location, we refer to it as a kidney, ureteral, or bladder stone. Stones are hard buildups of minerals. Some stones, especially tiny ones, may not cause any problems. Others cause pain, bleeding, obstruction of the flow of urine, and/or infections. Stones in the bladder may cause pain in the lower abdomen. Stones that obstruct the ureter or renal pelvis or any of the kidney's drainage tubes may cause back pain. Other symptoms include nausea and vomiting, restlessness, sweating, and blood in the urine. According to the National Kidney Foundation, the lifetime risk for developing kidney stones is about 19% for men and 9% for women. Approximately 95% of all bladder stones occur in men and are usually the result of another urologic problem. If a stone is going to pass, doctors will prescribe pain medications, anti-inflammatories, and plenty of fluids to ease the pain. Larger stones can be treated through a variety of minimally invasive procedures.
  • Urinary Tract Infections: A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection affecting any part of the urinary tract. When bacteria get into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine, they may cause an infection. While UTIs can occur in both sexes, women are more prone to this type of infection. UTIs more commonly progress to bladder infections in females. The most common symptoms of a bladder infection are frequent urination and a burning sensation in the urethra.

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