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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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15

June 2021

What are the Signs of Low Testosterone?

By: Arkansas Urology

Having a lower sex drive is a symptom of a common condition known as testosterone deficiency. While this may give you cause for concern, you may be relieved to know this can be easily treated. Multiple studies indicate that approximately 24 percent of men aged 30 to 79 have low total testosterone. In women, the ovaries and peripheral tissues all produce testosterone, so having testosterone deficiency is not just a health issue for men. At Arkansas Urology, we have trained and experienced providers that offer the latest treatments to men and women who have low testosterone levels.

For men, symptoms of testosterone deficiency include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Lack of energy and/or depression
  • Foggy mind (difficulty concentrating and poor memory)
  • Increased body fat
  • Lower muscle mass
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of bone calcium
  • Low iron (anemia)
The decline in testosterone in men starts after the age of 30, usually continuing at the rate of about
one percent per year or 10 percent per decade of life. Some common health conditions in men related
to low testosterone include:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Being overweight (obesity)
  • Using opioids for extended periods of time

 

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June 2021

What Do I Need to Know About Testicular Cancer?

By: Arkansas Urology

 

Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers found in adult men. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the general five-year survival rate is 95 percent. As with many types of cancer, the survival rate is higher for men who are diagnosed with early-stage cancer, so early detection is critical.
 
Your risk factors for testicular cancer include:

  • Age – more than half of men diagnosed are between the ages of 20 and 45
  • Race – white men are more likely to have testicular cancer, and this cancer is rare in African Americans
  • Family history – men who have a close relative with testicular cancer, particularly a brother, are at increased risk
  • Your history – for every 100 people who have it in one testicle, two will develop cancer in the other testicle 
  • An undescended testicle – known as cryptorchidism, men who have this condition are at increased risk of developing testicular cancer
  • HIV – men who have HIV are at slightly higher risk of developing testicular cancer
Symptoms may include:

  • A lump, with or without pain, or swelling on your testicle
  • Numbness, pain, or discomfort in the scrotum or a testicle, with or without swelling
  • A feeling that your testicle has changed or heaviness in the scrotum
  • An ache in your groin or lower abdomen
  • Fluid buildup in the scrotum
  • Tender or swollen breasts
  • Lower back pain, shortness of breath, chest pain, and bloody sputum or phlegm – seek emergency care immediately
  • Swelling in one or both legs

Men between the ages of 15 and 55 should perform a self-examination every month. After a warm shower, check for a lump, hardness, enlargement, pain, or any other change in your testicles. If you think you may have testicular cancer, one of our providers will review your medical history, perform an exam, and conduct some tests.

Men who are diagnosed with testicular cancer are frequently concerned about their long-term sexual health. Patients usually have the option to choose between different treatment options, so our doctors work with patients to form the best plan with the latest treatments for each situation.

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

 

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April 2021

How Common is Erectile Dysfunction?

By: Arkansas Urology

 

Erectile dysfunction is fairly common. In fact, 1 in 10 men will experience ED at some point in his life. Your risk of developing ED increases with age, but it’s possible for men of all ages to experience the condition. It isn’t unusual to fail to achieve an erection occasionally, but if you’re having trouble more than 50 percent of the time, that isn’t normal and you probably require treatment. It’s important to remember that you aren’t alone, and there’s nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about.
 
Common causes of erectile dysfunction include:

● Diabetes
● Obesity
● Heart disease
● Low testosterone
● Certain medications
● High cholesterol
● Neurological problems
● Alcohol and tobacco use
● Sleep disorders
● Depression

If you’re having problems getting or maintaining an erection long enough for sexual intercourse, you
should talk to your doctor as soon as possible. He or she will ask you some questions and probably
perform a few tests to figure out what the underlying causes are. You can then discuss your treatment
options and decide on the best one for you.

How ED is treated depends on the cause of the problem, and options include counseling, lifestyle
changes, oral prescription medications, injections, and in rare cases, surgery. The good news is that
almost 70 percent of men report improvements after they begin using prescription drugs. If the above
treatments don’t work for you, other options include external penile splints and vacuum devices. Your
doctor will be able to provide more information and answer any questions you may have.

Erectile dysfunction is a common condition, and you don’t have to silently suffer from it. Take back
your quality of life today by speaking to your urologist and getting some answers.

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

 

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March 2021

What's the Difference Between OAB & Incontinence?

By: Arkansas Urology

 

While overactive bladder and urinary incontinence have some similarities, the conditions are not the same. They can both negatively affect your overall quality of life though, so it’s important to get help if you experience symptoms of either condition.
 
Overactive bladder is the sudden, urgent need to urinate throughout the day. Rather than gradually experiencing more and more urgency as your bladder fills up over time, you’ll abruptly feel the need to go to the restroom. This can happen within seconds at home, at work or in public, which can be very frustrating. People suffering from overactive bladder also urinate more frequently than the average person, sometimes more than eight times per day. Many people believe that OAB is a normal part of aging, but that’s a myth. The condition is never normal, no matter your age.
 
Urinary incontinence is the inability to control your bladder, causing you to leak urine. This can
happen after sneezing, laughing, or coughing, or it may happen while exercising or lifting
something heavy. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is more common in women than men.
Urinary incontinence may develop during or after pregnancy, and Kegel exercises can
strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and help reduce symptoms. OAB, stress and urge
incontinence can also have a profound impact on quality of life, and impair social and career
life goals.

Many people with overactive bladder also suffer from urgency incontinence and experience
leaking from time to time. It is definitely possible to develop both conditions, and it’s
important to understand that you have nothing to be ashamed of. Both OAB and urinary
incontinence are common conditions, and you do have treatment options. Your doctor will be
able to help you develop a treatment plan that’s best for your unique situation so you can
improve your quality of life.

At Arkansas Urology, we’re here for you. Our patients’ health has been and will
always be our top priority! Are you suffering from overactive bladder or urinary incontinence?
We can help! 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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