What does a urologist treat?

What does a urologist treat?

If you find in yourself or your loved ones one of the problems listed in this article, then you urgently need to consult a qualified urologist.

Who is a urologist andrologist?

Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with the urinary system of men, women and children. Since during the development of the fetus, the urinary and reproductive systems are formed from one rudiment, the urinary system is directly related to the reproductive system. It removes all toxins and substances in a concentration that exceeds the normal needs of the body.

Due to its specificity, the genitourinary system is very sensitive to infections.

  • In women, intimate areas are characterized by high humidity and easy access for bacteria, which facilitates their reproduction.
  • In men, genitourinary diseases are often a source of great discomfort in everyday life, both physical and mental, since many of them seriously interfere with or interfere with normal sexual activity.

Many diseases of the genitourinary system lead to infertility in both men and women.

Most people are afraid to visit a urologist because of the intimate and embarrassing areas of the body. However, this fear is unfounded, as urinary tract health is very important to the daily comfort and health of everyone, regardless of age.

10 main diseases that a urologist treats

There is a belief that a urologist is a specialist who deals with typical "male" problems such as impotence. However, the competence of this doctor is much broader.

The urologist is responsible for treating STDs and other diseases:

  1. inflammation of the urinary tract;
  2. inflammation in the male and female genitals, which often results in male and female infertility;
  3. diseases of the external genital organs in men (congenital and acquired defects of the penis):
    • hydrocele of the testicle - increased accumulation of serous fluid in the membranes of the testicle;
    • phimosis - narrowing of the foreskin. To be treated with surgery - circumcision;
    • cryptorchidism occurs only in children when the testicles do not descend into the scrotum;
    • paraphimosis - a condition requiring urgent care in the form of a reduction of paraphimosis or surgery - dissection of the compression ring, or removal of the foreskin, i.e. circumcision;
  4. disruption of the bladder (urine leakage or problems with urine flow);
  5. erectile dysfunction;
  6. urolithiasis - the formation of calcifications or stones in the kidneys or ureters, which can cause an attack of renal colic. They are treated conservatively with drugs or invasively, using laser lithotripsy, or in combination (surgical intervention - nephrostomy and laser lithotripsy);
  7. chronic prostatitis;
  8. benign prostatic hyperplasia;
  9. varicose veins of the spermatic cord;
  10. cancer of the prostate, testicles, kidneys and bladder.

When is a urological consultation urgently needed?

  • urinary incontinence;
  • acute urinary retention;
  • pain when urinating;
  • changes in urine (proteinuria, hematuria, pus in the urine, foamed urine, dark urine);
  • changes in the amount of urine (more than 7 times a day or too little);
  • pain or swelling in the testicles;
  • feeling of pressure on the bladder;
  • pain after injury in the lower abdomen;
  • burning or itching of the urethra;
  • changes in the appearance of the penis (redness, swelling);
  • back pain;
  • swelling of the legs.

How to prepare for an online urologist consultation?

A visit to a specialist in urology requires more than overcoming great psychological and physical barriers. Therefore, when contacting this specialist, the patient must properly prepare by providing in advance (by sending it by mail):

  • results of blood tests, urine, x-rays, ultrasound;
  • a list of medicines you are taking and medicines you have recently stopped taking. Herbal remedies should also be on this list;
  • list all the symptoms that concern you.

How is an online urologist consultation going?

First, the doctor collects an anamnesis - he interviews the patient, or at the stage of preparation, the patient receives a special questionnaire to fill out, where he certain period of time.

Based on these data, a preliminary diagnosis is made, which is confirmed during the consultation or not.

Then the doctor prescribes additional tests and, based on their results, treatment.

Sign up for an online consultation with a urologist with 25 years of experience Alexander Ivanovich Manzhura - this is the first step towards the correct diagnosis! Leave an online application, call one of the phone numbers or write to the email address indicated on the website.

A urologist-venereologist-andrologist in Kiev will help to independently cope with answers questions about his health over a milder forms of these diseases. Serious and advanced problems, including the treatment of male infertility, reproductive disorders in women and cancer, require surgical intervention.