The Chesapeake Urology Blog

Oh My Aching Bladder. Is it a UTI or IC?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you are all too familiar with the burning urination and constant feeling of needing to go to the bathroom. But, did you know that some of the symptoms of a UTI are similar or the same as symptoms women experience when they have interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome? How is a woman to know if it’s a UTI or painful bladder syndrome?

Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy Right for You?


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Many men experience symptoms of low testosterone, especially as they grow older. If you've been diagnosed with low testosterone by a urologist, learn about the benefits and risks of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).



Friday, January 27, 2017

When it comes to treating and surgically removing kidney stones, especially large kidney stones, many patients ask, what is the difference between a urologist and a nephrologist?While both urologists and nephrologists treat kidney problems, the main difference lies in the surgical training.

Dr. Hawes Addresses New Study on Cranberry Supplements and UTIs


Monday, January 9, 2017

Dr. Lisa Hawes was quoted in Prevention magazine’s December 2, 2016 issue, in an article discussing a recent study on cranberry supplements and urinary tract infections.

Women: Urology is Not Just for Men


Thursday, May 12, 2016

When you think of the practice of urology, do you think of women’s health? If not, you should. Many women associate the practice of urology with men's health and often do not realize why choosing a female urology specialist for pelvic health and female urologic conditions is so important.

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month


Friday, April 15, 2016

Unlike other cancers affecting men, testicular cancer is considered a young man’s disease, affecting adolescents and men between the ages of 15 to 35 years. Approximately 8,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year in the United States and about 350 men die from the disease.

Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones?


Thursday, March 17, 2016

If you are at risk for developing kidney stones or have had kidney stones in the past, Chesapeake Urology specialists have important tips for preventing kidney stone disease and living a stone free life.

Erectile Dysfunction - A Warning Sign of Cardiovascular Disease?


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Erectile dysfunction (ED) may be a warning sign of cardiovascular disease. Urologists at Chesapeake Urology want men to know that ED can be more than just a sexual issue – it could be an early indicator of heart disease.

The Answers To Your Most Pressing Questions About OAB


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Many women living with the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) are often embarrassed to talk to their doctor about the condition, and some women don’t know where to turn to for help. Chesapeake Urology's Dr. Lisa Hawes answers some of women's most pressing questions about OAB.



Sunday, February 28, 2016

Just as in adults, children can experience urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction, yet the condition is often under-diagnosed or not readily recognized. In some kids, a single laugh can cause urinary leakage and great anxiety.

Steps to Take Now to Prevent Bladder Cancer Later


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Chesapeake Urology provide important tips for helping prevent bladder cancer that everyone should take now, to avoid potential problems later.