Bladder Specialist

Pacific Wellness of Ventura

Cedric Emery, MD

Medical Aesthetics Specialist & Medical Wellness located in Ventura, CA

Your bladder is responsible for collecting and holding urine until it’s time to urinate. However, it doesn’t always work the way it should. If you have concerns about bladder issues, including overactive bladder, incontinence, urinary tract infections (UTI), or bladder cancer, Cedric Emery, MD — a urology specialist in Ventura, California — can diagnose and treat your condition. Call today or book an appointment online with Pacific Wellness of Ventura's urology department.

Bladder Q & A

What is overactive bladder?

An overactive bladder, also called urge incontinence, is when you have a sudden and strong need to urinate; you always feel like you should be close to a bathroom. This condition is caused by an involuntary contraction of your bladder muscle, which may be due to a neurological disorder, diabetes, certain medication, or UTI.

If you’re limiting your activities due to an overactive bladder, Dr. Emery can help. He provides a complete and thorough examination, including:

  • X-rays
  • Cystoscopy to view your bladder
  • Urodynamics, a special test to measure bladder pressure

Your personalized treatment plan might include medication and surgery.

What are other types of urinary incontinence?

Other types of urinary incontinence include:

  • Stress incontinence: loss of urine after a sneeze or during exercise
  • Functional incontinence: inability to get to the bathroom due to disability
  • Overflow incontinence: dribbling of urine from overflow
  • Mixed incontinence: more than one type of incontinence

Most women and men have mixed incontinence. No matter the type, urology expert Dr. Emery helps you effectively manage your condition.

How do you treat UTIs?

UTIs are bacterial infections treated with antibiotics. If you have frequent UTIs, Dr. Emery may recommend a long-term antibiotic to help prevent more occurrences.

This disorder is pervasive, especially in women, but treatment is simple and effective. The infection may spread to your kidneys and cause complications without treatment.

If you think you have a UTI, Dr. Emery can perform an in-office urinalysis and offer you treatment quickly.

Common symptoms of a UTI include:

  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Frequent or inability to urinate
  • Feeling like you can’t empty your bladder

What are the symptoms of bladder cancer?

Common symptoms of bladder cancer include:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Pelvic or back pain
  • Painful or frequent urination

Bladder cancer is common and shares symptoms with various other health conditions. If you’re experiencing these issues and have bladder cancer, the urology specialists at Pacific Wellness of Ventura take care to diagnose and treat this condition.

The team of experts offers some of the most advanced medical solutions for bladder cancer, including the da Vinci® robotic surgery system and laser treatments.

Dr. Emery and his staff are ready to provide compassionate care for all your bladder needs. Call today or book an appointment with the urology department online.