54 Hopedale Street, Suite 3
Hopedale, MA 01747

Other Conditions

As a highly trained urologist in Hopedale, Massachusetts, Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg diagnoses and treats a wide spectrum of urological disorders affecting both men and women. In addition to urological cancers, kidney stones, and disorders specific to men, some of the most common conditions Dr. Steinberg treats include:

Blood in the Urine
Bladder Problems
Urinary Tract Infections

Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)

Blood in the urine is a common problem evaluated by Dr. Steinberg. If you see blood in your urine or another physician detects microscopic red blood cells in a routine urinalysis, this may indicate an underlying condition that requires further evaluation, such as an infection, kidney stone, or potentially a tumor.

Diagnostic Tests

Urine Cytology and Urovysion

These are routine urine tests that patients may perform at home and bring back to the office. Dr. Steinberg will provide a special urine collection kit that will be returned after collecting the first morning urination for three days in a row.

The urine samples are then sent to a pathology lab where the cells shed in the urine are tested for changes, which may indicate a tumor. Dr. Steinberg reviews these results with patients.

Ultrasound Tests

Ultrasounds tests of the kidneys and bladder may be performed in the office to look for kidneys stones, blockage of the kidneys, or abnormal growths. Dr. Steinberg will read these images and reviews them with patients during a follow-up appointment.

Cystoscopy

Dr. Steinberg performs cystoscopy to examine the lining of the bladder and the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). Under local anesthesia, a flexible tube equipped with a lens is inserted into the urethra and slowly advanced into the bladder. The bladder is examined for stones and abnormal growths. There is no preparation required for cystoscopy, there are no restrictions afterwards, and the procedure is over in 5 minutes.

Bladder Problems

Other bladder conditions including bladder pain, daytime urinary frequency, excessive nighttime urination, an urgent need to urinate, or urinary leakage with coughing, laughing, or exercise are common conditions evaluated by Dr. Steinberg.

Diagnostic Tests

Bladder Emptying Test (Bladder Scan)

Dr. Steinberg may perform a bladder scan, which is a painless ultrasound test to measure the amount of urine left behind in the bladder after urinating. This measurement is important in advising treatment for a variety of bladder disorders.

Uroflow Test

In order to look for urinary blockage or abnormal bladder squeezing ability, Dr. Steinberg may perform a uroflow test in the office. Patients will be asked to arrive with a full bladder and urinate in a special toilet that measures the speed of the urinary stream. This information will be used by Dr. Steinberg to guide treatment.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common condition treated by Dr. Steinberg. It is caused by bacteria in the urinary tract and typically treated with antibiotics. In certain cases, recurrent UTIs or bacteria that are difficult to treat may indicate a more serious problem.

Dr. Steinberg will order a urine culture to identify the exact bacteria and may advise a cystoscopy, ultrasound test, or other radiological exams to further evaluate a patient's condition. After this testing, Dr. Steinberg will develop a customized strategy to prevent further UTIs.

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