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Urology Services provided by

Providence Urology Specialists

Treating illness in the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive organs

  • Call (803) 365-8620 for an appointment.
Providence Urology Specialists exterior of building
Located on Providence Health's Northeast
campus in medical office building 114

Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM to 12 PM

Location

114 Gateway Corporate Blvd, Suite 210
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 365-8620
Fax: (803) 365-8629

Often times, men and women who experience discomfort in the urinary tract or men who have concerns about their reproductive organs avoid talking to a doctor because they are uncomfortable discussing their symptoms. Yet, these symptoms can indicate a serious concern that, if found early, can be treated quickly and easily. If you or someone you know are experiencing these symptoms, seek medical help by making a urology appointment.

"Prostate cancer can be fatal, but if it is detected early, there are multiple surgical and non-surgical treatments available that are relatively simple to perform, with very high success rates, and little life interruption," says Dr. Todd Vandenberg

Men should see a urologist if they have these symptoms: 

  • Blood in your urine: Even if you only see the blood now and then, you should seek medical attention immediately.
  • Testicular pain, lump or masses: Pain that persists for two weeks or more should be evaluated.
  • Abnormal prostate exam: If any firmness, nodules or irregularities are detected, a urology specialist should examine you further.
  • Difficulty urinating: Typically caused by an enlarging prostate as men age, this can be effectively treated with medicine or simple office-based procedures.
  • Painful urination: Often caused by an infection, a urologist can determine the infection's cause and recommend targeted treatment.
  • Incontinence (leaking urine): Because urinary incontinence is common, there are a number of possible treatment solutions.
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) level concern: A rising PSA level in the blood is usually the only early indicator of prostate cancer.
  • Kidney Abnormality: An unusual kidney X-ray should be evaluated by a urology specialist.
  • Infertility: Approximately 25% of infertility issues are directly related to the male system. 
  • Erectile Dysfunction: Though this can be an uncomfortable topic to discuss, your urologist can identify and treat the cause. 

Women should see a urologist if they have these symptoms: 

  • Blood in your urine: Even if you only see the blood now and then, you should seek medical attention immediately.
  • Prolonged bladder pain: Mild discomfort can be treated by your doctor, but if you have ongoing bladder pain, ask your doctor for a referral to a urologist. 
  • Recurring urinary tract infections: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, but frequent or recurring UTIs may indicate a larger health problem and should be evaluated by a urologist.
  • Overactive bladder: Frequent urination, urgency, or excessive waking up at night to urinate are all signs of overactive bladder (OAB).  OAB can be easily and successfully treated in almost all cases.
  • Urinary incontinence: If you wear sanitary pads throughout the month or avoid intimacy due to leaking urine, a urologist can identify the cause and reduce or eliminate the problem.
  • Pelvic/vaginal fullness or pressure:  This can be a sign of bladder or pelvic prolapse, an easily correctable condition.
  • Kidney abnormality: An unusual kidney X-ray should be evaluated by a urology specialist.

The symptoms listed above may be caused by a wide range of conditions that are diagnosed and treated by a urologist. 

Need an appointment with a Urologist?
Call Providence Urology Specialists Associates at (803) 365-8620.

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