As experts in urology, we understand that discussing urological conditions may not always be comfortable, but knowledge is power when it comes to your health. That’s why we’re here to shed light on some of the most common urological conditions, their causes, symptoms, and available treatments.



1. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

UTIs are among the most prevalent urological conditions, particularly in women. They occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract, leading to infection. Symptoms may include a frequent urge to urinate, a burning sensation during urination, cloudy or bloody urine, and pelvic pain. Treatment typically involves antibiotics prescribed by a healthcare provider.


2. Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are solid deposits of minerals and salts that form in the kidneys. They can vary in size and may cause excruciating pain when passing through the urinary tract. Common symptoms include severe back or abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and blood in the urine. Treatment options range from pain management to surgical intervention, depending on the size and location of the stone.


3. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH, also known as an enlarged prostate, is a common condition among aging men. It occurs when the prostate gland grows larger, leading to urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, difficulty starting or maintaining urination, weak urine stream, and urinary retention. Treatment options include medications, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery, depending on the severity of symptoms.


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4. Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

ED is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. While it can be a sensitive topic for many men, it’s essential to address it openly with a healthcare provider. Causes of ED can include underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, as well as psychological factors. Treatment may involve lifestyle changes, medications, vacuum erection devices, or surgical implants.


5. Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control, leading to leakage of urine. It can occur due to various factors, including weakened pelvic muscles, nerve damage, or underlying medical conditions. Symptoms may range from occasional leaks to complete loss of bladder control. Treatment options include pelvic floor exercises, lifestyle modifications, medications, and in some cases, surgery.


Seeking Help for Urological Concerns

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a urological condition or have concerns about your urological health, don’t hesitate to reach out to a urologist. Early detection and intervention are key to effectively managing urological conditions and improving quality of life.

At Dr. Jo Schoeman,  we’re dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care for patients with urological concerns. Our team of experienced urologists is here to listen, educate, and guide you through your journey to optimal urological health.

Don’t let urological conditions hold you back from living your best life. Contact us (07) 3371 7288 today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards better urological wellness.


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Jo Schoeman – Urological Surgeon

All appointments for all locations are scheduled through Jo’s consulting rooms at the Wesley Hospital

Note: All appointments require a detailed GP referral.

Tel: (07) 3371 7288
Fax: (07) 3870 5350

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Evan Thomson Building, the Wesley Hospital
24 Chasely Street