Urologist – When should you visit?
Are you concerned about your prostate, or sexually transmitted diseases or about your overall health as a Man? You may want to see a Urologist. You can call Clinic One at 01-5009233 to schedule an appointment with our team Urologist.
Urologists are professional physicians that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of infection or condition involving the male reproductive system and urinary tract diseases in both men and women.
The urinary tract includes kidneys, uterus, bladder, urethra and adrenal glands. If a general physician suspects any infection on these internal organs, the patients may be referred to a urologist.
Symptoms that indicate that you should see a Urologist are –
- Frequent urination and or burning pain while urinating
- Traces of blood in the urine (hematuria)
- Difficulty in urinating
- Incontinence: lack of voluntary control over urination or defecation.
- Pelvic Pain
Diseases and Conditions diagnosed and treated by Urologist are –
- Urinary Tract Infection
This condition occurs mostly in women than in men. It can be both viral and bacterial infection that affects the urinary tract system. Its symptoms are frequent urination, burning sensation while urinating and persistent feeling of bladder not being empty even after urinating. The urologist may prescribe antibiotics to clear up some of the infections.
- Kidney Stones
Kidney stones are crystals of minerals formed in the kidney, which grows from a small unnoticeable clump to the size of a golf ball. It is caused due to lack of water in the human body. Severe pain in the abdominal area, blood in the urine are some of the signs that you have developed kidney stones. Statistically, it is common more in men than in women. Drinking enough water can help small stones to pass through the urine unnoticeably.
- Urinary Incontinence
The urologist also diagnoses the condition where the patient has no control over their urinary bladder and has involuntary leakage of urine. It is the most common problem in both men and women.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
BPH refers to the enlargement of the prostate, which is noncancerous. It is a condition in men that affects them more as they grow older. It can lead to Urinary tract infections, bladder and kidney problems. The symptoms vary according to the size of the enlargement of the prostate. It is better to seek immediate medical attention if you are not able to pass any urine.
- Other common conditions include:
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Bladder prolapse
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Interstitial cystitis (also called painful bladder syndrome)
- Overactive bladder
- Prostatitis (swelling of the prostate gland)