Lauren N. Eisenberg, DO, FACOS, is an established urologist currently maintaining a position at Rio Grande Urology in El Paso, Texas and is also affiliated with El Paso Specialty Hospital and The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus. With 5 years of experience in the field of urology, her areas of expertise include prostate cancer and female incontinence. Dr. Eisenberg received her doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the University Of North Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine prior to completing postgraduate training at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and Michigan State University-Detroit Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Eisenberg is board certified in urology by the American Board of OsteopathicÂ Urology and remains a professional member of the American Urological Association. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
Education and Training
DO at University of North Texas Health Science Center
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine 2006
American Board of Osteopathic Urology
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Hydroceles don't typically come and go. It may be that you have scrotal edema which is related to the edema you have in the rest of your body. Your NP can order a scrotal ultrasound to be sure. If you have scrotal edema, the best thing is take your diuretics as directed by your physician and keep your scrotum elevated. Thank you, Lauren Eisenberg, DO READ MORE
It can mean a number of things including but not limited to : kidney stones, infections, kidney diseases, cancer, etc. If you have blood in the urine it must be worked up. READ MORE
You will need to take him to the pediatrician for a full work-up. READ MORE
Frequency can be related to the type of liquid you drink (i.e. coffee), your bladder capacity, different disease processes including cancer, and much more. If this is bothering you, please see your local Urologist for a complete work up READ MORE
It would be best to see a dermatologist for a skin evaluation. READ MORE
It shouldn't. If there is any questions, your primary care doctor can order a complete sperm analysis to be sure. READ MORE
Yes this is a great test to help make the diagnosis READ MORE
Enlarged prostate symptoms include: frequency, dribbling, hesitancy, intermittent urine flow, retention. These are just a few. If you are having any of these symptoms see your doctor and they can do a quick rectal exam to asses. They can also check your urine to rule out an infection or even diabetes. READ MORE
The cystoscopy is a camera that is passed through the urethra all the way into the bladder. The procedure is done in the office and takes only a few minutes. Most patients will say the procedure is uncomfortable but not too much pain. READ MORE
Yes this could be a kidney stone. This could also be many other things and needs to be evaluated right away. You can go to the nearest ER for a ct scan or see your primary physician until you can get in to see a Urologist. READ MORE
Diabetics with any type of infection, including urinary infections, need to stay in good glucose control. This is important to help fight off the infection and to promote healing. READ MORE
I am not too familiar with menstraul cups. Good hygiene is always good practice to prevent UTIs. READ MORE
Yes, it can be a sign of infection amongst other things. It would be best to see your primary care doctor for evaluation. READ MORE
There are certain foods that cause burning with urination: caffeine, spicy food, acid foods, etc. There is a condition called interstitial cystitis that presents with symptoms of a uti but the cultures are neg. This can be diagnosed by a Urologist near you. READ MORE
Yes, when people smoke they tend to cough more. The added stress on the urethra and muscles surrounding the urethra can become weak and lead to incontinence. You should be evaluated and try to quit smoking if possible. READ MORE
Each time you need surgery or pass a kidney stone you can develop scar tissue from trauma. The best thing to do is follow your doctor's advice and try to prevent any further stones. READ MORE
MRI is a good start READ MORE
You can treat it naturally by following a strict interstitial cystitis diet. READ MORE
The best thing would be to start with your primary care doctor to rule out an infection. Once this is done, he/she can check your prostate. If the prostate is large, there are several medications that can help. If the prostate is not enlarged they can send you to a Urologist for a full work up. READ MORE
Bacterial cystitis is not. If you already have some bacteria in your urine and your fluid intake has changed in the cold weather, you may get an infection. READ MORE
Yes there are several medications and treatments for overactive bladder. There are even may behavioral modifications that will help. Make an appointment with your local urologist and they will be able to help. READ MORE
I'm not sure about pilates. Kegels can help with strengthening the pelvic floor. READ MORE
Yes, it could be blood. Blood in the urine is not normal and needs to be evaluated by a urologist. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
If the pain is severe I recommend being evaluated by a physician ASAP. 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. 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. READ MORE
Unfortunately, sometimes this is permanent. If you work on your kegel exercises, this will improve. 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. 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. READ MORE
You can see your general practioner for a urine analysis to rule out an infection 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. READ MORE
I am not aware of any studies that show this will help. READ MORE
Yes, cranberry does help to prevent certain bacteria that cause UTIs. 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 READ MORE
It generally doesn't cause the infection but yes, it can be a sign of an infection. 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. READ MORE
Yes, cloudy urine can be a sign of a urinary tract infection READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Yes, this can signify an infection. It would be best to be evaluated. Thank you, Lauren Eisenberg, DO READ MORE
Yes, I would definitely go back to the urologist and have him do another exam. Thank you, Lauren Eisenberg, DO READ MORE
There could be several reasons for pelvic swelling. This definitely needs to be evaluated by a doctor. You can start with your primary care physician. He or she can refer you to the appropriate specialist. Thank you, Lauren Eisenberg, DO READ MORE
It sounds like you have stress urinary incontinence. You can start by doing kegel exercises. If not improved, it would be best to see a urologist to review your options. Thank you, Lauren Eisenberg, DO READ MORE
Spinach is high in oxalate. Oxalate is a known stone producer. If your son is making calcium oxalate stones, it would be better to stay on a low-oxalate diet. READ MORE
Likely the problem is not related. However, you will need to see a urologist for a full work up. This should include an ultrasound to make sure there are no structural problems with your one remaining kidney that can lead to infection. READ MORE
There are several medicines to try as long as you have no contraindications. Try to stay away from caffeine as it can make your frequency worse. READ MORE
Some men are born with a slight bend in the penis. If it doesn't affect your sex life, it doesn't need to be treated. However, if the bend is increasing, you should see your urologist to rule out peyronies disease. Thank you, Lauren Eisenberg, DO READ MORE
It is pretty normal to feel bladder pressure while pregnant. The baby puts pressure on the bladder, which gives you the sensation to urinate. Just make sure your OBGYN is checking your urine to rule out infection. READ MORE
Yes, these can be symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Your primary care physician should be able to treat this for you and decide when it is appropriate to send you to a urologist. READ MORE
Cloudy or frothy urine can be the result of a urinary tract infection. The bubbles could represent a fistula (connection) between the bladder and the intestine. This may need to be fixed surgically. The best thing to do would be to see a urologist in your area for evaluation. READ MORE
Yes, Urologists treat men and women. There are fellowship trained Urologists that specialize specifically on female urology. Contact your local urology group to see who would be the best fit for you. READ MORE
Yes, at times protein in your urine can signify a kidney disease. It's best see a Nephrologist and get checked out. READ MORE
I always recommend a good urologic work up, if there is any change in urinary habits. If it is bothersome to wake up at night, there are medicines that can help you. See your local urologist, you will be glad you did. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Michigan Urologic Residents Day Research
- Gloria Belen Memorial Internship Education Award
- ACOS Resident Achievement Award
- Merck Outstanding Resident Award
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (bph)
- Kidney Stones
- Urinary Incontinence
- Enlarged Prostate
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Stress Incontinence
- Urinary Tract Infection (uti)
Professional Society Memberships
- American Urological Association
Articles and Publications
? Santucci RA & Eisenberg L: Urethrotomy has a Much Lower Success Rate than Previously Reported. J Urol 2010; 183: 1859
? Eisenberg L & Johnson J:Pilot study of the vesicocutaneous continent catheterizable stoma (Mitrofanoff)in Adults??high complication rates. Urology. 2012 Jan;79(1):222-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2011.09.017. Epub 2011 Nov 8
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- The 3 Types of Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common worldwide, among both men and women, and they can occur at all ages. However, women are more likely to develop urinary tract infections than men. A UTI is caused by a bacterial infection in the urinary tract. When bacteria enter the urinary tract, they are...
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Hematuria, or the presence of blood in urine, is more of a symptom rather than a medical condition in itself. Although it can indicate a serious underlying disorder, most of the time, it is not of immediate concern. In some cases, the blood cells in urine are not visible to the naked eye and are...
- What Causes Blood in the Urine?
The presence of blood in the urine could cause anxiety. Although there are cases where the cause is actually not a cause of concern, some cases may also indicate a serious condition.Blood in the urine is known as hematuria. The blood that you can see with your naked eye is referred to as gross...
- What Will a Doctor Ask if you Have Blood in Your Urine?
In the normal course, blood has no reason to appear in the urine, but if that happens, one should not hesitate to seek specialist medical opinion. Blood may appear in urine owing to simple infections in the urinary and genital systems, or it could be a result of some serious ailment that is...
- How Is Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosed?
Erectile dysfunction also called as ED in medical terminology, is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. In severe cases, it is referred to as impotence. Many men experience it during times of stress, but it can also be the result of underlying health...
- Prostate Cancer: What Are the Symptoms If It Is Not Asymptomatic?
Prostate cancer tends to affect only men. The incidence of prostate cancer is on the increase and tends to be more common in the western world. The causes of prostate cancer are poorly understood. However, risks factors include a positive family history, environmental and dietary factors. The...
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