Bedford Regional Urology
Bedford Regional Urology provides advanced male genitourinary system and general reproductive system care. We offer effective treatment for many conditions including testicular pain, erectile dysfunction, and other issues commonly affecting the male urogenital tract. After thorough testing, evaluation, and diagnosis, our skilled clinical team develops a treatment plan designed to achieve the best possible outcome for each individual.
Male Urologic Conditions We Treat
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) – This common condition involves the inability to consistently achieve and/or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Although it can be caused by numerous issues, ED may indicate the presence of a serious health condition such as diabetes, a heart or thyroid condition, high blood pressure, depression, HIV or neurological disorder, and may represent an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. ED may be more than a sexual health concern. Its presence should be investigated.
Testicular Pain – All men experience testicular pain from time to time; however, when pain results from trauma or is otherwise sudden and severe, ongoing, associated with a palpable lump, or interferes with daily activities of life, it should be evaluated. Testicular pain may originate from the testicle itself or represent an issue affecting a nearby structure. Possible causes range from inflammation and infection to an epididymal cyst (fluid pocket within the area where sperm mature), hydrocele (fluid sack surrounding the testicle), or testicular torsion.
Varicocele (Varicose/Enlarged Veins of the Scrotum) – Located within the skin surrounding the testicles (most commonly on the left side), varicoceles may or may not be painful. They often present during puberty. Their presence may indicate an infertility issue due to increase in testicular temperature. This increased temperature is likely to cause damage to the sperm. Varicoceles may result in testicular atrophy (shrinkage).
Phimosis – The inability to retract the foreskin over the glans (head) of the penis. It may both result from and contribute to infection, inflammation, and poor personal hygiene. The condition may also be caused by scarring related to balanitis and could represent an early symptom of diabetes.
Undescended Testicle/s (Cryptorchidism) – Failure of testicle/s to move through the inguinal canal and into the scrotum (not to be confused with testicular retraction when an already descended testicle reflexively moves back within the inguinal canal during exposure to cold or fright.) The testicles must be maintained several degrees cooler than body temperature to produce viable sperm. An undescended testicle may increase your risk of developing a hernia, testicular torsion, and testicular cancer.
Epididymitis – Inflammation of the epididymis (the coiled tube behind each testicle which hold sperm prior to ejaculation). Symptoms may include pain during urination and/or intercourse, as well as blood in the urine and/or semen.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Genitourinary Tract Conditions
Bedford Regional Urology offers a wide variety of testing and diagnostic procedures to aid in the diagnosis of many male genitourinary tract and reproductive system conditions. We provide a full range of therapeutic care and treatment options for patients at our locations in Everett and Altoona, PA. Contact your nearest Bedford Regional Urology location to schedule an appointment.
Please note: Bedford Regional Urology does not diagnose or treat low sperm count and infertility. We do not perform vasectomies.