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A urologist treats disorders of the urinary system (urinary tract infection, bladder dysfunction, bladder infection, overactive bladder, prolapsed bladder, kidney stones, prostrate issues). Wondering, “How do I find the best urologist near me?” See our listings for the best urology clinics nearby.

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If your child has any genital or urinary complaint, he must be taken to a paediatric urologist. These complaints include urinary infection with fever, pain and burning sensation while passing urine, having to strain while passing urine, frequent urination, urinary incontinence, and abdominal pain in the flanks with the pain radiating down to the genital region. These might be symptoms of congenital defects like undescended testicle, phimosis, balanoposthitis, hydronephrosis with obstruction at the junction of the pelvis and ureter, or ureter and bladder, reflux of urine from the bladder to the kidney, outlet obstruction (in males) called posterior urethral valves, and duplicated kidneys.

Dr Vivek Rege, Paediatric Surgeon and Paediatric Urologist, Neonatal Surgeon

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Why should I see a urologist?

A visit to the urologist or urology specialist is necessary for the treatment of various disorders of the urinary system and male reproductive system. If your family physician or general practitioner suspects urinary system diseases or issues with the prostate or reproductive system, he may refer you to a urologist for diagnosis and treatment of the condition. Urology problems such as bladder dysfunction, bladder infection, overactive bladder, prolapsed bladder, prolapsed uterus, kidney stones and interstitial cystitis can cause a lot of problems and affect the quality of life. Therefore, it is important to get checked by a urology specialist.

When should you see a urologist?

Until the age of 40 years, men need to visit a urologist only when they suffer from urology problems such as bladder infection or urinary tract infection, or kidney disease. However, after the age of 40, regular visits to the urology doctor is recommended for proper care of the genitourinary system, prostate and libido issues.

What diseases does a urologist treat in men?

In men, the urologist treats several conditions such as urinary system diseases, bladder dysfunction, urinary incontinence, prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate, kidney disease, kidney stones or renal calculi, kidney blockage, kidney cancer, infertility and sexual dysfunction. Urologists also treat problems related to adrenal glands.

What happens at the first urology clinic visit?

Most men don't know what happens on a visit to the urology clinic, so they feel anxious. During the first urology check-up, the urologist begins by talking to the patient to get the detailed medical history, performs a physical exam as well as examination of the genitourinary system, requests a urine sample for urine analysis and conducts imaging studies, if required.

Is a urologist different from a nephrologist/kidney doctor?

There is an overlap between urology and nephrology. Both the urologist and the nephrologist treat conditions like kidney stones (renal calculi) and urinary tract infection. However, a urologist also treats problems related to the male reproductive system, adrenal glands, bladder dysfunction and prostatic hyperplasia. A urologist and kidney doctor can work together if required for certain kidney diseases.

What conditions does a female urologist treat in women?

Urologists who specialise in treating women are also called female urologists. Some of the problems treated by female urology doctors are interstitial cystitis, bladder problems like prolapsed bladder and overactive bladder, prolapsed uterus, urinary incontinence and urinary tract infection.

Is a female urologist different from a gynaecologist?

A female urologist can treat both men and women for issues related to kidney diseases, urinary tract infection, urinary incontinence, and bladder problems like prolapsed bladder and overactive bladder. She can also treat problems related to the male reproductive system. However, a gynaecologist only treats women for issues related to the female reproductive system and related organs.

How often should women see a urology specialist?

Although most women visit the family physician or the gynaecologist for treatment, there are some conditions for which they should see a urology specialist. Frequent urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, blood in the urine, and pelvic pain should prompt a visit to the urology specialist.

Do you a need a referral to visit a urologist?

Usually, after doing a thorough examination, your family physician or a general practitioner would refer you to a urologist if the results arouse suspicion. However, in case of emergency, you can consult the urology specialist without waiting for a referral.

What are some of the surgical/invasive procedures performed by a urology specialist?

A urologist performs various procedures like biopsy, kidney cancer surgery, kidney stone removal, kidney reconstruction, prolapsed bladder repair, cystoscopy and ureteroscopy, prostate cancer treatment, adrenal gland procedures and genitourinary reconstruction.

What are some diseases diagnosed by urine analysis?

A urine analysis includes conducting a series of tests on a urine sample. These tests are physical, chemical and microscopic in nature. A urine analysis can reveal the presence of several disorders such as kidney diseases, kidney stones, kidney cancer, urinary tract infection, prostatic hyperplasia and bladder problems like bladder cancer.

What are the first signs of prostate problems?

Regular visits to the urologist can help detect most prostate problems in their early stages. Some of the early warning signs of prostate problems are urinary incontinence, blood in urine, burning or pain during urination, and frequent urination, especially at night.

Is prostate cancer always fatal?

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in males. However, most prostate cancers are slow-growing and do not spread to other organs. With early diagnosis and better treatment modalities, the survival rate for prostate cancer victims is high at more than 85% in India.

What are some symptoms of prolapsed bladder?

The urinary bladder is a hollow muscular sac held in place and supported by muscles and tissue. A prolapsed bladder is the result of weakening of the supporting structures. This can happen as a result of childbirth or aging. Some symptoms of prolapsed bladder are difficulty urinating, incomplete emptying of the bladder, pain in the pelvis and low back pain.

How can I find a urology clinic or the best urologist near me?

Talking to your family doctor, relatives and browsing the Internet can help you find the best urology specialist or urology clinic nearby. You can also browse our directory to find the best urologist. When should |I take my child to a paediatric urologist? Like adults, children also suffer from urology problems. Paediatric urologists treat conditions like bed-wetting, urethral opening abnormalities and hydronephrosis. For such conditions, your child should be taken to a paediatric urology clinic.

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