Diseases That Require To See A Urologist
Urologist, refers to a physician who specializes in the diseases of male and female urinary tract as well as male reproductive system. Primary care doctors may refer to a urologist if they suspect diseases/disorders related to kidney, adrenal glands, bladder, urethra, and ureters. A urologist may also treat disorders of penis, seminal vesicles, prostate, testis and epididymis in males.
What Are Some Of The Diseases That Require To See A Urologist?
If you are experiencing following symptoms, you should see a urologist at earliest convenience.
The loss of voluntary bladder control is known as incontinence. This may be transient or permanent; mild or severe and usually occur due to malfunctioning of urinary bladder or associated tissues. In females, it happens during pregnancy due to weakening of pelvic floor muscles.
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs):
Women are more prone to develop UTIs. This happens when microorganisms travel from digestive tract to the urethra. Symptoms include, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, pain, frequent urination, and incontinence.
- Renal Diseases:
Damage or impairment of kidneys may lead to hypertension, swollen ankles and hands and other unpleasant symptoms. If not treated, it may lead to kidney failure which can be fatal.
- Renal/Kidney Transplantation:
Kidney failure patients require kidney transplantation which involves extensive laboratory and clinical testing as well as preparation under the supervision of a urologist.
- Male Infertility:
Damage to reproductive tract or certain sperm diseases may induce infertility. Urologists are specialized in treating male fertility issues.
It is a disorder in which men is unable to attain firm erection or maintain adequate erection until he reaches climax during sexual activity. Usually ED is an underlying condition.
- Prostate Enlargement:
1 of 3 men aged above 50 are affected by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – characterized by non-cancerous but uncontrolled cell multiplication that narrows down the urethra, leading to urinary problems.
It is the infection or inflammation of prostate gland which may be acute and chronic, leading to painful ejaculation and urination.
- Bladder Prolapse:
Bladder prolapse is drop or descent of the bladder from its normal position. This usually happens when the pelvic floor muscles and tissues are too weak to support the pelvic organs.
- Urologic Oncology:
Cancers related to male reproductive system or urinary tract are treated by urologists. For instance, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.
- Urethral Strictures:
Scarred urethra narrows the organ and prevent urinary flow from bladder. It may occur due to injury, infection or inflammation. Symptoms include, decreased urinary output and painful urination. If left untreated, urethral stricture may lead to UTIs and prostatitis.
- Undescended Testes, Or Cryptorchidism:
Normally, testicles of a fetus are inside the abdomen which descends in to scrotum before birth. However, sometimes either one or both testicles fail to descend. These undescended testes may lead to numerous complications including impaired sperm production.
- Pediatric Urology:
Urological issues that are too complex to treat for pediatricians.
- Kidney And Urethral Stones:
Hard, small mineral and acid salts deposits in kidneys which may travel into urethra as well. They can induce severe pain, nausea, vomiting and affect urination leading to complications.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or ailments, schedule an appointment with Dr. Elist – who specializes in all urological ailments but particularly in sexual disorders such as impotency, infertility and sexual dysfunction.