Frequently Asked Urology Questions

From outpatient testing to surgical procedures, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital's urology services team provides the comprehensive health care you need. If you are experiencing urology issues, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

Urology FAQ

What Is Urology?

Urology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the genital and urinary tract in men, women and children. Urologists also diagnose and treat disorders of the male reproductive system. To learn more about our urology services, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates​.

What Are Some of the Common Conditions That Urologists Treat?

At Bitterroot Surgical Associates, some of the common urology issues we treat include:

  • Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction
  • Incontinence or Loss of Bladder Control
  • Kidney Stones and Other Diseases of the Kidney
  • Infertility
  • Prostate Diseases

If you are experiencing urology issues, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

What Can I Do to Maintain Good Urologic Health?

Maintain healthy habits by exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding tobacco products. If you are experiencing urology issues, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

How Many Times a Day Does a Healthy Person Urinate?

Most healthy people go four to eight times a day. More frequent urination or waking up at night to go to the bathroom could be an indication of a health issue. If you are experiencing frequent urination issues, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

What Increases a Woman’s Risk of Incontinence?

Giving birth multiple times, advanced age, obesity and smoking are all factors that can contribute to female incontinence. If you are experiencing issues related to female incontinence, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

What Increases the Risk of Incontinence for Men?

Male incontinence can be attributed to health conditions, medical treatments, lifestyle, family history, smoking, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, and bladder injury. If you are experiencing issues related to male incontinence, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

When Should I See a Doctor for Incontinence?

If you experience a sudden onset of incontinence or bladder accidents it’s a good idea to call your doctor to schedule an appointment. Call (406) 375-293 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates to learn more about your options for treating urinary incontinence.

What Is a “Urodynamic” Study?

Urodynamic testing is a diagnostic procedure that analyzes how well your bladder, urethra, and muscles are functioning. To learn more about urodynamic testing, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

What Causes Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are caused by an upset in the balance of water salts, minerals and other components in the urine, causing solid mineral particles to cluster in the kidneys. If you are experiencing urology issues related to kidney or bladder stones, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

Are Kidney Stones Genetic?

If your family members have had kidney stones, you may have a higher chance of developing them. If you are experiencing urology issues, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

Can Kidney Stones be Avoided?

You may be able to decrease your chance of developing kidney stones by increasing your fluid intake (2 to 3 L of fluid per day) and limiting your sodium intake. For patients with persistent stone formation, metabolic testing can help to pinpoint individual causes of stone formation. If you are experiencing urology issues related to kidney or bladder stones, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

What Is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in your urinary tract; which includes the bladder, kidneys and urethra. If you are experiencing urology issues related to UTI, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

What Are the Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

  • Burning or Pain When You Urinate
  • Cloudy, Dark, Bloody, Smelly Urine
  • Feeling the Need to Urinate More Often Than Usual
  • Having the Urge to Urinate but Not Being Able To
  • Leaking Small Amounts of Urine

For more information about the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

  • Don’t Hold Your Urine
  • Drink Plenty of Water
  • Maintain Good Hygiene
  • Wipe From Front to Back After a Bowel Movement

If you are experiencing urology issues, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

What Are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer often has no symptoms. A few indications could be a decrease in the strength of your urine stream or painful urination. With health screening and early detection prostate cancer can be found while it is still treatable. To schedule your prostate cancer screening, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

Does Having BPH Increase My Risk of Getting Prostate Cancer?

No, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostate Cancer are separate diseases. To learn more about Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostate Cancer, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

What Is a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

A no-scalpel vasectomy decreases the overall discomfort experienced during a vasectomy. For more information about the vasectomy options available from Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, please call (406) 375-2930 to schedule an appointment with Bitterroot Surgical Associates.

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