Blog Archive

All About Prostatitis: Warning Signs, Complications, and Treatment Solutions Feb 13th, 2024

Prostatitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the prostate, a small, walnut-sized gland located just below the bladder in men. A relatively common condition, prostatitis is responsible for about 2 million doctor visits every year in the United States. Prostatitis can be treated, and like many medical conditions, it responds...

MagnYm™ Nonsurgical Male Enhancement: How It Works and What to Expect Jan 2nd, 2024

There’s a good chance that when you hear the word Botox®, the first thing that comes to mind is its use as a wrinkle-reducer. But while that might be the most well-known Botox use, the fact is, this injectable has lots of other uses, too — including male sexual enhancement....

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Kidney Stones Dec 1st, 2023

Millions of Americans suffer from kidney stones at some point in life — about 11% of men and 6% of women, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Stones can cause considerable pain, but fortunately, several treatment options can help. At Adult and Pediatric...

Stress Incontinence vs. an Overactive Bladder: How Are They Different? Nov 2nd, 2023

Millions of Americans suffer from urinary incontinence, yet if you’re one of those millions, it’s easy to feel like you’re alone. That's because a lot of people don’t discuss their incontinence symptoms with their doctors, perhaps because they’re embarrassed or because they wrongly believe it’s “just a part of aging.”...

What Causes Chronic Prostatitis? Oct 9th, 2023

Chronic prostatitis is one of the most common urology-related medical problems for American men, accounting for almost 2 million doctor visits every year. In fact, for about 25% of all men who see their doctors for urogenital symptoms, chronic prostatitis is the underlying cause. Despite its prevalence, chronic prostatitis doesn't...

Understanding Male Infertility: Can I Still Have My Own Biological Child? Sep 7th, 2023

Fertility problems are common in the United States, affecting about 20% of couples who are trying to conceive. While many people think of infertility as involving the female partner, about half of all infertility concerns involve the male partner. While infertility is certainly concerning, in most cases, it doesn’t mean you can’t have your...

All About Chronic UTIs: Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention Aug 4th, 2023

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are extremely common, but they mostly occur in women. In fact, about 60% of women will have at least one UTI during their lifetime. Infections also tend to be more common as we get older. That said, anyone can develop a UTI, including men and children....

3 Early Warning Signs of Kidney Stones Jul 4th, 2023

Kidney stones are fairly common, and data show they’ve been increasing in prevalence over the past several years. In fact, every year, roughly 2 million Americans seek outpatient care for a symptomatic stone, a 40% increase over the past four decades.  Kidney stones happen when minerals or other substances form hard, stony...

Benefits of Sexual Enhancement Jun 5th, 2023

When most people hear the word “Botox®,” they immediately think of its highly popular use as a wrinkle treatment. And in fact, it’s recognized as the most popular cosmetic treatment in America — by far.  Botox and similar neuromodulator agents have plenty of other uses, too, and because of their versatility and...

No, Incontinence Isn't a Normal Part of Life May 5th, 2023

As many as a third of American adults suffer from urinary incontinence, with embarrassing symptoms that many women and men are reluctant to talk about. In fact, many people mistakenly believe that some urine leakage is “just part of getting older” — a medical problem that you just have to...

I Ejaculate Prematurely — What Do I Do Now? Apr 5th, 2023

Premature ejaculation can be upsetting, but the fact is, it’s a really common problem for lots of men. In fact, premature ejaculation is the most common sexual disorder among males, affecting as many as 40% of all men at some point during their lives. With offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and...

Your Questions About Your Prostate Answered Mar 3rd, 2023

When many people think of prostate health and prostate problems, the first thing they think about is prostate cancer. While cancer can affect the prostate, there’s a lot more to address about this gland. At Adult and Pediatric Urology, Alfred Shtainer, MD, FACS, is a leading provider of prostate treatments...

When Is Shockwave Therapy the Best Option for Erectile Dysfunction? Feb 17th, 2023

If you’re dealing with erectile dysfunction (ED), you probably feel like you’re all alone. But ED is extremely common, affecting about 30 million men in the United States alone. Erectile dysfunction definitely becomes more common with age, but it affects younger guys, too, taking a toll on your sex life as well as...

7 Ways to Help Prevent Kidney Stones Jan 13th, 2023

Kidney stones affect millions of Americans — about 11% of men and 6% of women, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). What’s more, the incidence is increasing. Kidney stones can be excruciatingly painful, and over time, they can cause scarring and other issues....

How to Know if You're Suffering from a Testosterone Deficiency Dec 5th, 2022

As many as 40% of adult males suffer from testosterone deficiency or “low T.” Yet many symptoms of low T are overlooked, partly because many people think testosterone only affects sexual function. While testosterone certainly plays a major role in sexual function and male development, it has a lot of...

Recognizing the Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections in Older Adults Nov 14th, 2022

Pain or burning when you urinate is one of the tell-tale signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Though UTIs affect all ages, your risk of developing this infection increases as you age.  Symptoms of UTIs vary and may go unrecognized or dismissed as some other age-related problem like incontinence...