Let Z Urology Solve Your Male Infertility Issues

Let Z Urology Solve Your Male Infertility Issues

When it comes to male sexual health, one of the biggest issues that we deal with and help in solving is the issue of male infertility. This can be an embarrassing and difficult subject for some men. All throughout time, men were judged and based on their fertility, and ability to create children. This is true of many cultures all around the world.

Male infertility is any condition in which the man adversely affects the chances of initiating a pregnancy with his female partner. These issues are most common when the man is unable to produce or deliver fully-functioning sperm.

Most do not know, that male infertility is a significant factor in about 40% of couples who have infertility problems.

Common factors in male infertility are:

  • Sperm disorders. Sperm may be underdeveloped, abnormally shaped or unable to move properly. They may also be produced in abnormally low numbers or seemingly not at all. (Sperm disorders are the most common problems of male infertility.)
  • Varicoceles. Dilated scrotal veins that impair sperm development by preventing proper drainage of blood.
  • Retrograde ejaculation. Occurs when semen pushes backwards into the bladder instead of out of the penis due to a failure of nerves and muscles in the bladder neck.
  • Immunologic infertility. Antibodies attack sperm and prevent their normal movement and functioning. The causes for this may include testicular trauma, testicular infection, large varicoceles or testicular surgery.
  • Obstruction. Repeated infections, prior surgery, inflammation or development problems can cause obstructions that block sperm from its normal passage.
  • Hormones. Low levels of hormones produced by the pituitary glands can cause poor sperm development.
  • Genetics.
  • Certain medications.

A complete history and physical exam is typically followed by:

  • Blood work
  • Semen analysis. Used to assess factors such as volume, count, concentration, movement, and structure of spermatozoa, that help or hinder conception.

Other tests may include:

  • Transrectal ultrasound. Used to determine if your ejaculatory ducts are either poorly developed or obstructed with cysts, calcifications or other blockages.
  • Testicular biopsy. Used when semen analysis shows low or no sperm to determine the cause of infertility.
  • Hormonal profiles. Used to discover the sperm-producing ability of your testicles and to rule out serious conditions.
  • Genetic testing. Used to identify specific obstacles to fertility and problems with sperm.

 

If you feel you are in need of help with male infertility issues, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Z Urology is Amongst the Best in South Florida Urological Care

Z Urology is Amongst the Best in South Florida Urological Care

If you feel that you are in need of urological care or treatment and you are in the South Florida area, then you need to be familiar with the office of Z Urology. Z Urology is a local leader and provider of urological examinations, procedures, and treatments. The office has been providing the area with these services for nearly 20 years.

Dr. Z aka Dr. Zahalsky started his practice with a team of medical professionals that provided state-of-the-art urologic care for both men and women. Your urological health is important to not only treat in a rapid manner but to understand how to maintain its health. If you are seeking a team of medical professionals in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, or Pompano Beach, in South Florida that specializes in minimally invasive procedures, then contact Z Urology today.

Please Contact Z Urology If You Are Dealing With Any of the Following:

Urologic care includes all things that have to do with your genitourinary tract. This includes your kidneys, bladder, urethra, and your reproductive organs.

The illnesses and ailments that qualify in these areas are:

    • Prostate Cancer – Cancer that affects the prostate.
    • Bladder Cancer – Cancer that affects the bladder.
    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate.
    • Infertility – Infertility is any condition that adversely affects the chances of initiating a pregnancy.
    • Erectile Dysfunction – Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.
    • Bladder/Kidney Stones ­- Kidney stones are solid pieces of material that form when substances normally found in the urine, such as mineral and acid salts, become concentrated and crystallize.
    • Urinary Dysfunction – Urinary dysfunction is a term that encompasses all errors within the urinary tract. This includes urinary incontinence on low levels such as leakage, to high levels such as a complete loss of all bladder control.

 

If you feel you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in any of the above, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

What You Should Know About Sex Post Vasectomy

What You Should Know About Sex Post Vasectomy

One of the leading procedures that men come to Z Urology for is the vasectomy. You may know it as getting “snipped”, but there is actually much more to it. And one of the most common issues regarding vasectomies is when can one have sex again after the procedure. First, though, let’s discuss what a vasectomy is.

A vasectomy is a procedure for men to undergo a permanent form of contraception. The procedure itself involves removing or blocking the vas deferens, which are the tubes that transport sperm from the testicles to the penis. In order for pregnancy to occur, a male’s sperm must reach the ovaries of a female through injection or intercourse. If you are looking for a permanent and effective way to eliminate the concern of childbirth, then a vasectomy may be your solution.

A vasectomy should not affect sexual functioning. But it is important to let the body heal for a couple of weeks before having sex. In addition to the healing, it can take three months before the sperm count drops to zero.

 

How Long Does it Take to Heal?

The first stage in recovery is to allow the surgical site to heal. The vasectomy typically involves two cuts in the scrotum. Doctors may then use stitches to seal the area up. For those vasectomies performed without a scalpel, doctors will operate through a small hole in the scrotum. This procedure may reduce recovery times and the risk of complications.

With both procedures, it is essential to allow the wound to heal before having sex again. This should take less than two weeks, but it could be longer. There also might be pain and swelling in the area that interferes with sex after the wounds heal. Having sex before the healing process is complete can cause further injuries and delay recovery.

It is possible to masturbate without putting pressure on the wounds. But ejaculating causes muscles in the area to contract, which can be painful and cause swelling. It might be best to avoid this as well.

 

How Long Until the Male is Sterile?

It can take up to three months for a man to become completely sterile after the vasectomy. An individual is sterile when the sperm count falls to zero. It is still possible to ejaculate as before, but the semen will not contain sperm that can cause pregnancy.

During this initial three month period after the procedure, the sperm count may still be high enough to cause pregnancy. Even after the wound heals, it is necessary to use protection during sex. This will prevent any remaining sperm from causing pregnancy.

Z Urology will perform check-ups weeks after the vasectomy. They will assess whether the wound has recovered and organize a sperm count. It is best to wait until this checkup before having unprotected sex again.

 

Tips for Recovery

Tips to aid recovery from a vasectomy include:

  • Use an ice pack: Apply an ice pack to the wound for 20 minutes. This can reduce swelling and pain.
  • Lay down: It is advisable to lie down as much as possible after the procedure. This reduces strain on the wound.
  • Avoid heavy lifting: Lifting can strain muscles around the scrotum and cause further harm.
  • Wear supportive underwear: Wearing briefs that cup the testicles can reduce pressure on the wound.
  • Clean regularly: It is essential to gently clean the wound every day. This routine will help to prevent infections.
  • Avoid masturbation: During recovery, avoid masturbation to prevent damage to muscles or tissue in the area.

 

If you are contemplating a vasectomy or you are certain and want to schedule one, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Z Urology Can Change Your Life With Penile Prosthesis

Z Urology Can Change Your Life With Penile Prosthesis

Z Urology offers many treatments and procedures that can be life-altering. One of the procedures we do most often is the penile prosthesis. It is also known as a penile implant. Ask anyone who has gotten this procedure, and they will tell you that it is a “miracle”. It has allowed for self-confidence as well as sexual performance increases. And we do them at Z Urology all the time.

What is Penile Prosthesis?

Penile implants are surgically placed within the penis for men having difficulties with Erectile Dysfunction. This procedure should be seen as a last resort as it is not normally the first option for those with ED.

There are two main types of penile implants; the inflatable implant and the semirigid implant. Both of these implants are purely designed to allow a man to receive an erection. They in no way a stimulant for sexual desire or libido.

Types of Penile Prosthesis

There are two types of penile prosthesis; Inflatable penis implants and semirigid penile implants. Here we will go into a little detail about each of the penile implants.

  • Inflatable Penile Implants – Inflatable devices that pump up prior to having sexual intercourse. Usually, the inflatable penile implants will consist of three attachments. There will be a reservoir under the abdominal wall that will hold fluid. Next, there will be a pump and release valve inside of the scrotum to control the fluid that will be used for inflation. Finally, the inflatable cylinders that will maintain your erection.

 

  • Semirigid Penile Implants – These penile implants are going to be permanently firm. You will maintain an erection at all times and will have to adjust the penis either towards the body or away from the body.

Risks of Penile Implants

Due to this being a surgery, there are always risks. Risks include:

  • Infections –  May cause swelling and inflammation and are a chance in any surgery. These will be treated with antibiotics.
  • Implant Issues – Very rarely, these penile implants may malfunction. In these cases, surgery to repair and/or replace the penile implant will be necessary.

There are other issues that may occur that you will have to discuss with your Urologist. If you are experiencing any serious pain following the surgery, contact your health care provider as soon as possible.

If you feel you are in need of help with a penile treatment, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!