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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Free seminar seeks to flush out answers to urologic problems

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s not a topic many are comfortable discussing, but urologic issues can affect a person’s self-confidence and overall quality of life.

That’s why Urology Specialists at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers is offering a free seminar 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, at St. Francis Carson Square offices, 3145 E. Thompson Rd.

Serge Marinkovic, M.D., a board-certified urologist and member of St. Francis Medical Group, will be on hand to address most common urologic problems that men and women face as they age.

When men reach age 50, many face the issue of an enlarged prostate, which is a natural but annoying part of aging. An enlarged prostate, also known as BPH, translates into nightly trips to the bathroom and dif­ficulty starting a urine stream. More than half of men age 60 and older experience BPH.

Women may suffer from pelvic organ prolapse (when pelvic organs, like the uterus, begin to fall out of their proper positions) or stress urinary incontinence (when urine escapes when you laugh or sneeze). These condi­tions most often are the result of childbirth. Studies have shown that women often will not talk about these problems with a doctor.

The good news is that BPH, prolapse and incontinence, along with other urologic problems, now can be ad­dressed with minimally invasive treatments that can have you back on your feet and feeling confident again within days.

For more information and to register, call 317-781-7391.