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Locations and Hours

  • BENTON (M - F, 7:30 am-3 pm)
    501-776-3288
  • BENTONVILLE (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    479-268-6800
  • CONWAY (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    501-327-5850
  • EL DORADO (M-F, 8am-5pm)
    870-862-5439
  • FAYETTEVILLE (M 8am-11am, TH 8am-3pm)
    479-268-6800
  • HARRISON (M-F, 8am-4:30pm)
    870-741-2317
  • HEBER SPRINGS (W 7:30am-2:00pm)
    800-255-1762
  • LITTLE ROCK (M-F, 8am-5pm; Shipping & Receiving M-F, 7am-3pm)
    501-219-8900
  • MEN'S HEALTH - BOWMAN RD. (M 7:30am-6pm, T-F 7:30am-4:30pm)
    501-246-3423
  • MONTICELLO (1st and 3rd T, 8am-3pm)
    870-460-3547
  • N. LITTLE ROCK (M-F, 8am-4:30pm)
    501-945-2121
  • PINE BLUFF (M-F, 7:30am-3pm)
    870-890-4848
  • RUSSELLVILLE (M - F 7:30am-3pm)
    479-968-2600
  • STUTTGART (M, 8:30am-3:30pm)
    870-890-4848
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17

February 2021

Can I Stop Taking OAB Medication if Symptoms Have Stopped?

By: Arkansas Urology


When it comes to overactive bladder, there is no cure for the condition. With that said, there are several treatment options available to help you manage your symptoms. It’s great that you haven’t experienced any discomfort for a few months, but that means your medication is doing exactly what it is intended to do. It’s important to continue to take it as directed, otherwise symptoms may flare up again, including:

-The frequent urge to urinate
-Urinating often at night or bedwetting
-Leaking urine

Medication is typically prescribed alongside behavior modification techniques, or if behavior modification isn't working for you. These medications prevent involuntary contractions of the bladder muscle, which helps relieve symptoms. Popular drugs include Ditropan XL®, Detrol®, Vesicare® and Toviaz®.

If you don’t want to depend on taking medication, there are other treatment options available. Lifestyle changes can make a big difference, and we suggest limiting the amount of alcohol, salt and caffeine that you consume. Kegel exercises are also beneficial, as they strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.

Sacral nerve stimulation is also a wonderful option for many people. A neurostimulator device is carefully inserted under the skin, and it sends electrical pulses to the sacral nerve. Since this directly affects bladder control muscles, this stimulation can help improve your symptoms. It also lasts for several years, so you don’t have to worry about keeping up with medication each day.

If your symptoms go away after you begin taking medication, it’s important to continue to take it to ensure that they don’t return. You should always talk to your doctor before stopping a medication, and let him or her know if you’re interested in other treatment options.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Our patients’ health has been and will always be our top priority! Would you like to learn more about overactive bladder treatment options? Contact us today to schedule your appointment, or book your appointment online.

 

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February 2021

What Should I Expect if I Get a Vasectomy?

By: Arkansas Urology

Before you decide to get a vasectomy, make sure that you are finished having children. Getting a vasectomy reversed doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be able to get your partner pregnant in the future. The chances of success also drop the longer you wait between your procedure and reversal. However, if you’re certain that your family is complete, a vasectomy is a reliable form of contraception with a very low risk of complications.

If you’re feeling nervous, don’t fret! You’ll be given local anesthesia, so you’ll only feel some tugging instead of pain. The whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and only requires one or two small incisions. Your doctor will remove part of your vas deferens, and the tubes will be cauterized or tied. You can go home soon after the surgery, and shouldn’t need to miss much work to recover, unless you want an excuse to stay home and watch basketball or any other big sports events going on.

After the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort, swelling and bruising that lasts for a few days. Use an ice pack to relieve the swelling and take over-the-counter pain medication for pain relief. Be sure not to exercise, lift anything heavy or have sex while your incision is healing. You shouldn’t experience any intense pain, but it’s important to let your doctor know right away if you do, as it could be a sign of an infection. Be sure to continue using birth control until your doctor has confirmed that it’s ok to stop.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Our patients’ health has been and will always be our top priority! Are you ready to schedule your vasectomy? Contact us today to schedule your appointment, or book your appointment online.

 

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January 2021

What is the Prevalence of Prostate Cancer?

By: Arkansas Urology

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 13 out of 100 American men will develop prostate cancer at some point in life, and about 2-3 will die from the disease. It’s the second leading cause of cancer death in men across the country. Prostate cancer is very common, and more likely to develop in older men, African American men and those who have a family history of it. Bringing it a little closer to home, The American Cancer society estimates nearly 2,500 Arkansans will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2021. They also estimate 270 Arkansans will die from Prostate Cancer in 2021.

 

The good news is that it’s highly treatable, especially when diagnosed early. That’s why routine exams are incredibly important, particularly after the age of 50. If you are at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer, you may want to consider getting exams even earlier.

There are usually no symptoms in the very early stages of prostate cancer, but pay attention if you experience any of the following:

●Painful urination or ejaculation

●Blood in your urine or semen

●Difficulty urinating

●Urinating frequently, including at night

●Pain in your lower back, hips, abdomen or pelvis

If you’re diagnosed with the disease, take time to talk to your doctor about the best treatment option for your unique situation. An active surveillance approach is preferred for many patients who have slow-growing cancer. Patients who have a higher risk type of cancer or desire curative therapy can often choose between surgical therapy, radiation therapy, or alternative therapies alongside their treatment of choice.

While prevalent, keep in mind that the five-year survival rate for men with local or regional prostate cancer is nearly 100%. Most men do not die from the disease, especially if it’s detected early and hasn’t spread to other parts of the body. The best way to stay on the safe side is to get screened regularly, even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms.

Arkansas Urology provides World Class Cancer Care at 14 locations across the state of Arkansas. Book an appointment with us in your hometown, today.

 

 

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January 2021

How is OAB Diagnosed?

By: Arkansas Urology

Overactive bladder can certainly affect your quality of life, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of and you aren’t alone. If you find yourself urinating more often than usual or having leaking accidents, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor right away. To get a proper diagnosis, your doctor will begin with a complete health history to learn when your symptoms started and whether or not you have other urinary conditions.

You should keep a diary and record how much you drink, how often you urinate, and how urgently you feel the need to urinate each day. This will help you accurately answer any questions your doctor may have. Your doctor will examine your pelvis, abdomen, genitals and rectum, and likely perform a few tests to diagnose overactive bladder. These include:

  • Urinalysis or urine sample
  • Urodynamic testing
  • Cystoscopy to detect cysts and growths in the bladder

These tests will help your doctor determine what is causing your overactive bladder, which will help him or her decide on the best treatment for your unique situation. When it comes to treatment, options range from behavior and lifestyle modifications to medication and sacral nerve stimulation with Interstim or Axonics.

If you’re suffering from overactive bladder, don’t spend another day embarrassed or uncomfortable. Millions of people suffer from the condition, and you shouldn’t feel ashamed to ask for help. Rushing to the restroom, wetting accidents and adult diapers can be a thing of the past. Experience relief from your symptoms...our team is here for you every step of the way.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Our patients’ health has been and will always be our top priority! Would you like to learn more about overactive bladder treatment options? Contact us today to schedule your appointment, or book your appointment online.

 

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Kickoff to Men's Health

Arkansas Urology and the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month each September by offering men a free prostate screening in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

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