Why Would You Need to See a Urologist?
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Why would you need to see a urologist?
What problems does a urologist treat?
What are the common urology problems?
What are the symptoms of urology problems?
There are many reasons for an individual to see a urologist. A urologist is a specialist in diseases affecting the urinary tract as well as the reproductive system and diagnoses and treats a wide array of problems relating to the bladder, kidneys, adrenal glands, and the urethra. Individuals who are experiencing unusual symptoms or anything out of the ordinary or concerning pertaining to the bladder, prostate, or urine, should see a urologist.
Some conditions that could be indicated by the symptoms have relatively easy fixes and a trip to the urologist can offer swift relief of discomfort and pain. Other times symptoms may be indicative of something more serious that would benefit from immediate attention in order to prevent the risk of further complications.
A urologist treats any problems pertaining to the urinary system. The urinary system (comprising the kidneys, bladder, and urethra) filters toxins and waste out of the body to keep the body clean. When there is a condition or infection affecting the urinary system individuals will likely notice symptoms displaying irregular urination, bowel movements, or abdominal discomfort.
Urologists treat conditions pertaining to the adrenal glands and reproductive organs as well. Male and female reproductive systems are closely linked to urinary systems, and the adrenal glands are located in close proximity to the kidney.
Urologists can diagnose and treat many issues relating to the urinary tract and reproductive system. Depending on the nature of the condition the specifics of the treatment will vary, all urologists are trained in surgery when necessary.
When seeing a urologist, a patient will undergo a physical examination to determine the diagnosis. The physical examination differs for men and women. Several tests and scans may be done and then a treatment plan will be determined.
There are a variety of subspecialties in urology such as kidney transplantation, pediatric urology, male infertility, urologic oncology, minimally invasive surgery, sexual medicine, and genitourinary reconstruction.
Many individuals experience some form of urology problem at some point in their lives. Urology problems can range from mild to severe. Some of them are gender-specific. Among the most common urology problems include urinary tract infections, erectile dysfunction, hematuria, pelvic organ prolapse, kidney stones, pelvic floor dysfunction, and incontinence after pregnancy. Other common problems include prostate cancer, prostatitis, overactive bladder, and urinary incontinence, and more.
Given the wide range of urology problems, there are also varying symptoms. Among the symptoms of urology problems is difficulty urinating, frequent urination, burning or pain while urinating, persistent urge to urinate, loss of urine or bladder control, discharge or blood in the urine, chills, fever, pain in the genitals, and lower back pain. Additional problems may also include trouble emptying the entire bladder, cloudy urine, pain in the lower abdomen, itching and burning around the inner thigh, buttocks, or genitals, change in urine color, and more. If an individual is experiencing symptoms associated with a urology problem, they may also be worsened by beginning one’s menstrual cycle for women, and stress for either gender.
Many of the common symptoms of a urology problem can suggest a number of different conditions so seeing a urologist to confirm a diagnosis and begin treatment is imperative.
A prompt diagnosis and timely treatment affords patients the opportunity for the swiftest possible relief from their discomfort and pain and is important to catch a potentially more serious condition as early as possible. For patients, Mohamed & Associates Urology Center provides comprehensive services to treat all of your urological needs. Reach out to us today through the pages of our website to book your appointment. We serve patients from Smithfield NC, Selma NC, Clayton NC, Princeton NC, Whitley Heights NC, Four Oaks NC, Pine Level NC, Kenly NC and surrounding areas.