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Lauren Eisenberg

Urologist

Dr. Lauren Eisenberg is a urologist practicing in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Eisenberg 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.
Lauren Eisenberg
  • El Paso, Texas
  • DO at University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Accepting new patients

My urine had a reddish tinge. Could it be blood in my urine?

Yes, it could be blood. Blood in the urine is not normal and needs to be evaluated by a urologist.

Urinating heavy blood

You need to see a urologist soon. Blood in the urine can mean several things: stones, infection, and even cancer, etc. It's best to be evaluated and make sure there is nothing READ MORE
You need to see a urologist soon. Blood in the urine can mean several things: stones, infection, and even cancer, etc. It's best to be evaluated and make sure there is nothing wrong.

Why does it feel like my UTI hasn't gone away?

You may be eating something that makes you feel like you have a UTI such as spicy food or coffee. If your dipstick at home is positive it could be contamination from your vagina. READ MORE
You may be eating something that makes you feel like you have a UTI such as spicy food or coffee. If your dipstick at home is positive it could be contamination from your vagina. If you have a long history of UTIs and haven't been evaluated by a urologist, it's time.

Leu Urine Test Purple 125++

Monistat is for yeast vaginal infections, not urinary tract infections. It is important to distinguish between the two. If you are still having symptoms, it is best to see your READ MORE
Monistat is for yeast vaginal infections, not urinary tract infections. It is important to distinguish between the two. If you are still having symptoms, it is best to see your doctor.

Severe pain on my left lower abdomen

If the pain is severe I recommend being evaluated by a physician ASAP.

UTI

You can have her start probiotics for vaginal or urinary health. Her doctors need to get cultures with each infection so they give her the right one. She may also need a CT scan READ MORE
You can have her start probiotics for vaginal or urinary health. Her doctors need to get cultures with each infection so they give her the right one. She may also need a CT scan to rule out a fistula between her intestines and the bladder.

radical cystectomy

There are some centers that route your urinary tract to your intestinal tract, but that is pretty odd nowadays. It depends on the surgery. If you are leaking urine from the anus READ MORE
There are some centers that route your urinary tract to your intestinal tract, but that is pretty odd nowadays. It depends on the surgery. If you are leaking urine from the anus and have a urostomy, you need to see your urologist right away.

Can pregnancy cause permanent urinary incontinence?

Unfortunately, sometimes this is permanent. If you work on your kegel exercises, this will improve.

What could be the reason behind my pain during urination?

There are several reasons that could cause this. These include: a sexually transmitted disease, urethral stricture, spicy foods, coffee, etc. It would be best to see your urologist READ MORE
There are several reasons that could cause this. These include: a sexually transmitted disease, urethral stricture, spicy foods, coffee, etc. It would be best to see your urologist to have a full evaluation.

How do kegel exercises help in problems like urinary incontinence?

They work on strengthening the muscles that control the urine. Kegels are a great way to help stress urinary incontinence, but they don't help that much with urge incontinence. READ MORE
They work on strengthening the muscles that control the urine. Kegels are a great way to help stress urinary incontinence, but they don't help that much with urge incontinence. It is important to distinguish the difference.

What is the test recommended to learn the cause of smelly and yellow urine?

You can see your general practioner for a urine analysis to rule out an infection

Why do I feel an urge to urinate right after going?

It could be that you are not empyting your bladder fully. The best idea would be to see your local Urologist. They can do something called a postvoid residual and tell you if READ MORE
It could be that you are not empyting your bladder fully. The best idea would be to see your local Urologist. They can do something called a postvoid residual and tell you if the bladder completely empties.

Can ayurveda treatment help in dissolving kidney stones?

I am not aware of any studies that show this will help.

Can regular consumption of cranberry juice keep a UTI away?

Yes, cranberry does help to prevent certain bacteria that cause UTIs.

How will I know if my kidney stone has gone out in my urine or not?

You can normally see the stone in the urine. If you are having pain, we ask that you strain your urine and catch the stone to be analyzed. It is rare that a stone will dissolve, READ MORE
You can normally see the stone in the urine. If you are having pain, we ask that you strain your urine and catch the stone to be analyzed. It is rare that a stone will dissolve, I would have follow up imaging to make sure

My underwear gets wet with urine often. Can this cause an infection?

It generally doesn't cause the infection but yes, it can be a sign of an infection.

Can leaked urine in underwear cause a urinary infection?

Generally, this doesn't cause urinary tract infections. It can cause irritation. It would be best to find out why you are leaking and make sure you don't have infections on top READ MORE
Generally, this doesn't cause urinary tract infections. It can cause irritation. It would be best to find out why you are leaking and make sure you don't have infections on top of that.

Is cloudy urine a sign of an infection?

Yes, cloudy urine can be a sign of a urinary tract infection

My morning urine is smelly and dark. Is it normal or is something wrong?

Yes, you should see your doctor and make sure you don't have an infection or other pathology. It could just be that you are dehydrated, but it's always best to double check.

Can antifungal medicine taken for a skin infection cause my urine to turn dark yellow?

It's hard to answer this question without more details. It's best to stop the cream and see if your urine improves. If it does, you know the two are related.