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What is Urology ?

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What is Urology ?

Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with the urinary systems in both men and women . The urinary system is comprised of several organs and waste from the blood and removing it from the body as urine Urologists therefore diagnose and treat illneses affecting the following area:

Kidney- this filter waste from the blood, producing urine

Bladders- this organ stores urine before it leaves the body.

Urethra- this tube carries arine from the bladder out of the body.

Adrenal glands- hormone-secreting glands located on top of the kidney.

Urology also deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the male reproductive organs,


Including:

The penis- the organthrough wich the male urethra passes to expel urine from the body also responsible for carrying sperm out of body.


The testicles- two oval organs found in the scrotum which produce sperm and testosterone


The prostate- a gland found beneath the bladder which produces fluid that mixes with sperm with sperm to form semen.


What condition does a urologist treat?

Urology treat a wide variety of condition affecting the parts of the men and women, a urologist would treat the following:


  • Urinary track infection(UTIs)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Adrenal gland cancer
  • Kidney stones

  • When should you see a Urologist?

    Your GP may refer you to a Urologist if they diagnose you with a condition they cannot treat you for, or if your symptoms persists after they have treated you problems, such as UTI.


    The following symptons suggest a problem with the urinary systems and it is advisable to consult your GP or urologist if you experience them:


  • Blood in the urine
  • pain/burning sensation while urinating
  • difficulty urinating
  • Urine leakage
  • weak urine flow ,such as dribbing
  • frequent or urgent need to urinate
  • pain in the lower back,sides and pelvis.

  • The following symptoms in men couldsgnitttt a problem with the reproductive system and also warrant a visit to a urology clinic:


  • Trouble getting/maintaining an erection
  • A lump in one or both testicles
  • Decreased libide

  • Which subspecialties are include under Urology?

    The main subspecialties of urology are:


  • Endourology:- deals principally with bladder, kidney and prostate conditions specialties emphasis the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques, rather surgery.
  • Andrology:- deals with male sexual health.
  • Urological Uncology:- deals with cancer affecting the urinary system and male reproductive system.
  • Female and reconstructive Urology:- deals with bladder issue and incontinence in women neurological disorders in both men and women and undergoing reconstruction of the urinary track.

  • What should you see a Urologist?

    Your GP may refer you to a urologist if they diagnose you with a condition they cannot treat you for, or if yours symptoms persists after they have treated you for a mild problem, such as a UTI.


    The following symptoms suggest a problem with the Urinary system, and it is advisable to consult your GP or a Urology if you experience them:


  • Blood in the urine
  • Pain/burning sensation while urinating.
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Urine leakage
  • Weak urine flow, such as dribbling.
  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate

  • Which condition does a Urologist treat?

    Urologists treat a wide variety of conditions affecting the parts of the body listed above in both men and women, a Urologist would treat the following:


  • Urinary track infections(UTIs)
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Adrenal gland cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Interstitial cystitis

  • In men Urologists also treat these conditions:


  • Infertility
  • Erectile dy Sfunction
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Cancer of the Penis
  • Prostate Glad Enlargement
  • Prostatitis
  • Varicoceles
  • Infertility