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Who is a urologist?
A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders in the urinary tract are called Urologists. Some of the organs which urologists look after are kidney, prostate gland, bladder, urethra, adrenal glands, male reproductive organs, testes, and associated glands. Urologists treat all kinds of diseases associated with the urinary tract. It is the system that creates, stores and removes urine from the body.
It is a misconception that urologists only treat men. This misconception does not focus on female urology. All men, women, and children can have urological disorders and seek help. There are some subspecialists under urology also, for example, endo urology.
What does a urologist treat?
A patient may be referred to a urologist for a range of reasons. Some of the problems and contradictions that would require the expertise of a urologist are:
Blood in urine
Urinary tract infections
Kidney stones prostate
Cancers of the urinary tract
Pain in the groin region
If you are having issues in any of the above areas, you must visit a urologist as soon as possible.
What tests do urologists do?
First, your urologist may discuss the symptoms and medical history with you. They may conduct some tests including CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasounds, urine test, biopsy, cystoscopy, and physical examination. The procedure of diagnosis and treatment may differ depending on your condition and its severity. Urologists also conduct minimally invasive surgeries related to the urinary tract, like, genitourinary surgery.
No, urologists also treat women for urological conditions and problems.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 28/10/2020
At your first visit with a urologist, you can expect the doctor to discuss your medical history and symptoms in detail. He/she may recommend some tests to properly diagnose your condition.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 29/05/2020
No, cystoscopy is a diagnostic procedure and is not majorly painful.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 23/07/2020
Urologists may and may not perform surgery.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 05/03/2020
Kidney stones, urinary tract infections, bladder stones, urinary bladder disease, erectile dysfunction, prostate problems among others are common urological diseases.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 18/06/2020
Common symptoms of urological conditions include pain during urination, changes in urinary habits, blood in the urine, male infertility, incontinence, and many more.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 04/11/2020
Blood in the urine is a common symptom of several urological conditions. These include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and kidney infections.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 12/09/2020
Yes, changes in your urinary habits are a sign of urological disease.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 27/02/2020
Drinking enough water or fluids, eating cranberry, and maintaining the hygiene of the genital area can help prevent urinary tract infections.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 24/12/2020
Cystoscopy, urodynamic testing, prostate biopsy, urine cytology, DMSA scan, and more are some common diagnostic urology tests.
Answered by: Dr. Ashwanth Prathapani on 05/07/2020