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Michael W. Shultz, DO
Michael W. Shultz, DO
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Urinary Tract Disorders

Learn about common urinary tract disorders that your primary care doctor may treat in the office. Your doctor may also refer you to a specialist, such as a urologist, for the treatment of these conditions.

If you do not see a topic of interest to you, please try the A to Z listing of health conditions.


recommended reading
These articles provide in-depth information and are written to help you make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises for urinary incontinence
Urinary Incontinence in Men
Urinary Incontinence in Women
Urinary Incontinence in Women
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

decision points
When dealing with an illness or health problem, you have to make decisions—when to call a doctor, which test to have, and what treatment to use. Decision Points are designed to help you learn about your choices and options, and to prepare you to work with your healthcare provider to make the best decision for your care.
Should I have surgery or take medication to treat BPH?
Should I use medication or watchful waiting to treat BPH?
Which treatment for stress incontinence is right for me?
tests & procedures

Your doctor may recommend one or more of the following tests to evaluate your condition.

Abdominal Ultrasound
Bladder Stress Test and Bonney Test
Cystoscopy
Cystourethrography
Digital Rectal Exam
Intravenous Pyelography (IVP)
Pelvic Ultrasound
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
Urine Culture
Urine Test
Urodynamic Tests for Urinary Incontinence

For other tests and diagnostic procedures use the section of this site called Medical Tests A to Z.

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medication center
medication assistance

This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

Medications A-Z

If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

Incontinence.org
MEDLINEplus – Prostate Diseases
National Association For Continence
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Simon Foundation for Incontinence
Urology Health

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.

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Last modified on: 30 June 2015

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