Urology Terms

Below are brief definitions of some of the terms you may discuss with your physician.

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) 
A normal benign enlargement of the prostate that occurs as a natural process of aging in men.
  • Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)
 Persistent inability to obtain and maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.
  • Hematuria 
Blood in the urine.
  • Incontinence 
Involuntary loss of urine. Leakage of urine at inappropriate times.
  • Kidney Stones 
Mineral crystals that separate from the urine and build-up on the inner surfaces of the kidney.
  • Pediatric Urology 
Specialized assessment, diagnosis and management of children with disorders that affect the structure and function of the genitourinary tract.
  • Prostate Cancer 
Uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the prostate.
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
 An invasion by and multiplication of disease-causing microorganisms in the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the kidney, bladder, ureters and urethra.