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Ashley Bowen

Urologist

Dr. Ashley Bowen is a urologist practicing in Edmond, OK. Dr. Bowen specializes in diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. This includes areas of the bladder, urethra, kidneys, penis and prostate. Urology is a surgical specialty and requires knowledge in other areas of expertise such as gynecology and internal medicine due to the variety of clinical problems that are involved.
16 years Experience
Ashley Bowen
  • Edmond, OK
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Accepting new patients

Does frequent urination in pregnancy increase the risk of a urinary infection?

Frequent urination is fairly common and luckily not a sign of uti. More likely a sign of a 5lb baby jumping up and down on your bladder.

Burning sensation while urinating, is this UTI?

This is a very common symptom of uti, other issues can cause this symptom as well. Need to have urinalysis and careful history to sort out other causes. Ash Bowen, MD, MBA READ MORE
This is a very common symptom of uti, other issues can cause this symptom as well. Need to have urinalysis and careful history to sort out other causes.

Ash Bowen, MD, MBA

Is a bent penis normal?

A little curvature is normal, anything less than 20 to 30 degrees that doesn't impact your ability to have intercourse or your partner's comfort. Any curvature that interferes READ MORE
A little curvature is normal, anything less than 20 to 30 degrees that doesn't impact your ability to have intercourse or your partner's comfort. Any curvature that interferes with intercourse or over 20 degrees would be considered abnormal and needs to be discussed with a urologist.

Female urology?

Definitely, but unfortunately not as many as we need.

Can certain foods cause a smell in the urine?

Yes this is true, your body breaks down asparagusic acid into sulphur compounds, which your kidneys excrete creating the smell.

Is stem cell therapy useful for neurogenic bladder?

Stem cells for NGB is currently considered experimental. If part of a clinical trial go for it, if requiring cash payment, I would be a little skeptical

Why is the tip of my penis turning white?

This is sounds a little like BXO (balanitis xerotica obliterans). Can be cause or effect from blockage. Should definitely see a urologist for evaluation.

What is the reason for splenomegaly during pregnancy?

Splenomegaly means an enlarged spleen, but out of my ballpark, check with your OB, sorry.

Urinate, pause, urinate some more

No going to the bathroom more often than every two hours is abnormal. This is most commonly do to overactive bladder, but can also be caused by more serious things. Need to have READ MORE
No going to the bathroom more often than every two hours is abnormal. This is most commonly do to overactive bladder, but can also be caused by more serious things. Need to have a urinalysis. Start by reducing caffeine intake, and de-constipation if not having daily bowel movements.

Is my urinary incontinence problem permanent?

First step is kegel's exercises. If no benefit and done having kids, a sling is a good option.

Is Cranberry juice really effective in treating a UTI?

Cranberry is only effective in treating E. Coli UTIs as it prevents the bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall. If UTIs are not from e coli, probably won't help, but if E. READ MORE
Cranberry is only effective in treating E. Coli UTIs as it prevents the bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall. If UTIs are not from e coli, probably won't help, but if E. Coli, I usually recommend cystex cranberry (amazon) 1 Tbsp per day.

Why was I referred to a nephrologist?

Some Nephrologists take on the role of kidney stone prevention. Checking 24 hour urinalyses and making dietary and medicine recommendations to prevent future stones

What causes cloudy urine?

Bubbles usually don't mean much. Darkness is due to amount of hydration, when not hydrated smell is also stronger

I am urinating more frequently than before. What could be the reason for this?

Not sure, could be increase fluid consumption, caffeine or new overactive bladder

Blood in the urine. What could be the reason for this?

Visible blood in the urine is always concerning, need to get checked out by local urologist

I have dark urine despite being hydrated - What's wrong?

Usually not, could be diet, a simple urinalysis in your regular doctors office could confirm nothing to worry about.

UTIs (male) with no symptoms?

Most commonly this is due to cleaning issues especially in uncircumcised men. However, your doctor should make sure you are emptying your bladder well. If any blood in the urine READ MORE
Most commonly this is due to cleaning issues especially in uncircumcised men. However, your doctor should make sure you are emptying your bladder well. If any blood in the urine check for stones.

UTI infection question

Unfortunately, the effect can be quite profound. Any exacerbation or illness can have a negative effect on memory, especially in those with early signs of dementia. This may also READ MORE
Unfortunately, the effect can be quite profound. Any exacerbation or illness can have a negative effect on memory, especially in those with early signs of dementia. This may also be due to delayed recognition of symptoms due to baseline cognitive issues.

I have to get up to pee throughout the night and it interrupts my sleep. Is something wrong?

If getting up more than 2 times per night, that is abnormal. Most commonly due to enlarged prostate in men, or overactive bladder in women. If a heavy snoring, may need sleep READ MORE
If getting up more than 2 times per night, that is abnormal. Most commonly due to enlarged prostate in men, or overactive bladder in women. If a heavy snoring, may need sleep study.

I have to get an orchiectomy. Can I have an implant inserted immediately? What's the process like for getting an implant?

Yes, a testicular prosthesis can be put in at the time of radical orchiectomy. I would caution that many patients regret having them put in, due to pain.