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Dr. Eric C. Darby

Urologist

Dr. Eric Darby is a urologist practicing in Newport News, Virginia. Dr. Darby 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.
Dr. Eric C. Darby
  • Newport News, Virginia
  • New York Medical College
  • Accepting new patients

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

It can be a problem or it can be normal. When people get older, it is normal to wake up at night to urinate - one time in your 60s, twice in your 70s and 3 times in your 80. In READ MORE
It can be a problem or it can be normal. When people get older, it is normal to wake up at night to urinate - one time in your 60s, twice in your 70s and 3 times in your 80. In addition, if you drink a lot of fluids in the evening after dinner, you will wake up to urinate, especially if you drink alcohol or caffiene at night. It can also be affected by medications.

Eric C Darby, MD

UTIs (male) with no symptoms?

Unless your doctor sends urine for a culture it is very difficult to be certain you have an infection. A culture takes 48hrs to grow. This will determine what the exact bacteria READ MORE
Unless your doctor sends urine for a culture it is very difficult to be certain you have an infection. A culture takes 48hrs to grow. This will determine what the exact bacteria that is growing. A urine dipstick cannot be used to diagnosis a UTI.