Urology Doctors in Smithfield, NC
Dr. Adel W. Mohamed specializes in vasectomy, bladder prolapse, kidney stones, and urinary incontinence in both men and women. Call us to schedule a new patient appointment.
Table of Contents:
When should I see a urologist?
What is a urologist specialist?
How does a urologist check your bladder?
What do urologists do for females?
When should a man see a urologist?
Many of the conditions treated my urologists are ones that you would not know that you have until you are tested for them. However, there are symptoms that you should not ignore that could indicate that there is a urological problem. If you experience any of the following, see a urologist:
– If you find blood in your urine (known as hematuria);
– If you experience consistent pain or burning while urinating, which could indicate that you have a UTI, or a urinary tract infection;
– If you have difficulty urinating or need to urinate frequently;
– If you experience incontinence;
– If you have been having frequent UTIs;
– Or if you experience severe constipation.
Women who experience urological problems present differently than men, such as with urinary incontinence and UTIs. In addition, they may also experience urinary fistula, pelvic organ prolapses, and voiding dysfunction.
There are conditions that are exclusive to men, which include: problems with maintaining an erection; anything related to their fertility; an elevation or change in your prostate-specific antigen (PSA); an abnormal prostate exam; or a mass in the testicles or persistent pain. While prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among men, in its early stages, it frequently does not present with symptoms.
A urologist specializes in the care of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and the urethra. In women, urological problems typically present as incontinence, pelvic pain, vaginal prolapse, and urinary tract infections. Given that both the urinary and reproductive tracts are closely linked – in both men and women – there is a major spectrum of disorders covered by urologists – their branch of medicine is also known as genitourinary surgery, as they deal with both the male reproductive system and the urinary tract in both genders.
For men, urology also deals with the male reproductive organs – meaning the penis, testes, scrotum, and the prostate – and common problems for men include kidney stones, prostate cancer, overactive bladder, erectile dysfunction, and low testosterone.
The procedure with which a urologist checks your bladder is known as a cystoscopy, which allows them to examine both the lining of your bladder and your urethra. During the procedure, a hollow tube (a cystoscope) which is equipped with a small lens, is inserted into your urethra and slowly moved into your bladder. It can be done either using a local anesthetic to numb your urethra, or done under sedation – the type of cystoscopy that you will have will depend on why you are having the procedure done.
For women, urologists can treat a variety of conditions that can affect the urinary tract systems. These conditions that can be treated include: urinary tract infections (UTIs); bladder control problems, such as overactive bladder or overflow UI; fallen bladder; painful bladder syndrome; urinary or kidney stones; and cancer, which can occur in the bladder, the kidneys, or the urethra.
For the majority of men, you will not need to see a urologist until you are over the age of 40, which is when regular visits to a urologist will be beneficial. However, if you experience any of the symptoms discussed previously, then you will need to see one much sooner. If you need of a referral to one, speak with your primary care physician to see which urologists that they would recommend.
For those looking for a urologist, then Dr. Adel W. Mohamed is accepting patients who are experiencing urinary tract or kidney problems and need to see a specialist. Please call us to book your appointment now.