What Do Urologist Treat?
A urologist is a physician who specializes in treating diseases or disorders of the urinary tract and reproductive system of both men and women. The organs that include in this field are kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urologists also treat all parts of the male reproductive system such as penis, prostate, epididymis, semi vesicles, and testicles.
Which conditions do urologists treat?
Here is a general idea of the type of diseases and disorders that a urologist treats;
- Urinary Tract Infection
UTI causes symptoms of painful or burning urination, cloudy urine, and abdominal pain. These often arise when bacteria migrate from the digestive tract to the urethra. Urinary Tract Infection mostly affects women.
- Male and Female Incontinence
A malfunction in the urinary system can lead to spontaneous loss of bladder control. A urologist can treat both male and female incontinence.
- Male Infertility
Male infertility can be a result of the damaged male reproductive tract and a variety of sperm disorders. A urologist can diagnose the cause of male infertility and can offer various treatment options depending on the cause of the infertility problem.
- Kidney Disease
Any damage to the kidney can be fatal. Urologists treat urology conditions of the urinary tract, including those that can be affected by kidney diseases such as kidney stones, kidney cancer, or any other obstruction. A urologist may also perform kidney (Renal) transplants following kidney failure.
A urology doctor can treat many types of urological cancer such as bladder and kidney cancer, other gender-specific cancer includes testicular cancer in men and vaginal cancer in women.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, commonly known as prostate gland enlargement is a urological condition that affects a vast number of men over the age of 50 years. An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as urethra to constrict and can also create problems in the bladder, urinary tract, and kidney.
- Erectile Dysfunction
It is a condition in which a man cannot get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. A urologist can offer various treatment options for treating erectile dysfunction.
Prostatitis includes the symptoms that include painful urination, pain in the lower back, abdomen or pelvic area, and fever and chills. It can be acute or chronic.
- Kidney Stone
They are the small and hard deposits made from mineral and salts that form in the kidney. The stone may cause pain, nausea, and vomiting. A urologist can treat these stones with several treatment options.
These are just a few of the many urological reasons to see a urologist. In fact, it’s a smart idea to schedule an annual physical exam to proactively monitor your urinary tract health even if you don’t have a medical issue to see a urologist.Contact Us