Diseases & Conditions

Having the right information is key to treating a urological condition. At The Hospitals of Providence, we strive to stay up-to-date on the latest urological diseases and conditions — and to share that information with the community of El Paso.

Below, we provide information on common urological conditions that we may treat. For more information about your symptoms, call 915-577-8467 (THOP) or use our physician search tool to schedule an appointment with a specialist who can answer your questions.  You can also attend a seminar to learn more.

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Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)

Also called an enlarged prostate, BPH is typically managed using a combination of "watchful waiting," lifestyle modifications, medications and surgery. Although self-care is often enough to manage minor symptoms, men with BPH should get yearly exams to monitor progression. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Bladder cancer

This form of cancer is an overgrowth of cells that typically begins in the inside lining of the bladder. Although early stage bladder cancer is relatively easy to treat, it tends to recur. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Bladder prolapse

This occurs in women when the bladder droops into the vagina. It happens when the front wall of the vagina, which supports the bladder, is weakened by childbirth or aging. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Blood in the urine

Also known as hematuria, this condition has a variety of causes that include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, enlarged prostate in men or some medications. If you have blood in your urine, you should seek medical care to determine its cause. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Men can consider non-surgical treatments for ED including psychological counseling, penis pumps and medications. Some lifestyle changes that may help include smoking cessation, weight loss and exercise. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Interstitial cystitis

Also known as painful bladder syndrome, this condition involves bladder pressure, pain and sometimes pelvic pain. Individuals with interstitial cystitis urinate more frequently due to this pelvic nerve dysfunction. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Kidney cancer

This type of cancer is an overgrowth of cells that form a tumor, which is typically asymptomatic in the early stages. When it causes symptoms, it can be more difficult to treat. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Kidney and ureteral stones

These are are formed when crystals separate from the urine and form a mass. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Overactive bladder (OAB)

OAB can cause an individual to urinate eight or more times per day or two or more times per night. It produces a sudden urge to urinate and can be managed with medication to calm the bladder nerves. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Prostate cancer

This form of cancer occurs when cells grow faster than normal in the prostate gland. It occurs exclusively in males. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Prostatitis (Infection of the Prostate)

This condition in men involves inflammation of the prostate gland. It is often caused by a bacterial infection. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control. It is often caused by extra stress on bladder muscles, such as occurs during laughing or coughing, or by urinary muscle spasms. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area.

Urinary tract infections (UTI) in adults

A UTI can be caused by fungi, viruses and bacteria. They are the second most common infection in adults. Want to learn more about this condition? Connect with a physician in your area. [all CTAs like the one below should have a horizontal line break above]




Your next step: let The Hospitals of Providence connect you with a physician in your area

Call 915-577-8467 (THOP) or use our physician search tool to schedule an appointment with a urologist who can answer your questions.  You can also read more about diseases and conditions in our health library.