Do you have urogenital tract disorder? Our urologist can help you with conditions that are affecting your kidneys, bladder or prostate. We offer diagnosis and treatment for conditions such as bladder infection or prostate cancer.
What Urology Doctors Do?
Urology is the science of diagnosing disease related to the urinary tract. This not only involves the kidneys and ureters, but also the bladder and urethra. Contrary to popular belief, urologists are specialists who evaluate both women and men.
This confusion arises because they also evaluate men's genitalia, something for which no other specialist is trained. Urinary tract problems are very common and often require specialized medical attention.
Another important fact is that they can also perform specific evaluations of the glands attached to the urinary tract, such as the prostate (in the case of men). It is important that you have a urology specialist who not only has the necessary knowledge to care for you, but is also attentive and empathetic to your problems.
These are the Common Symptoms that Lead to a Consultation with a Urologist:
· Urinary tract infections that don't go away
· Kidney stones
· Pelvic pain
· Urinating excessively or leaking urine
· Erectile dysfunction in men
Do you Know What are the Most Common Diseases of the Urinary Tract?
If you've ever had a kidney stone, you surely remember it. The pain is unbearable, coming in waves until the tiny stone passes out of the body.
Perhaps the most relevant cause for visiting a urologist is renal colic. It is not only one of the most frequent causes of consultation in emergencies, but it is also one of the most intense pains to exist. It is due to a hard mass that forms in the kidney from substances in the urine, called a kidney stone, which can affect any region of your urinary tract and generate various symptoms, but above all, pain.
Most of the kidney stones are removed through the urinary tract, but sometimes they "get stuck" causing a lot of pain and symptoms such as the following:
· Very severe pain in the back or side
· Blood in the urine
· Fever and chills
· Bad-smelling or cloudy urine
· Burning when urinating
· Difficulty peeing.
The prostate is a gland of the male urogenital apparatus. The urine leaves the bladder going through the prostate until it is expelled. It is responsible for producing the liquid that contains semen.
This organ usually produces three diseases: benign prostatic hyperplasia - BPH BPH, which is abnormal growth of the prostate, prostate cancer, and prostatitis, which is an inflammation of the prostate.
Did you know that 70% of men over 60 have an enlarged prostate, also known as BPH?
These are the Signs that May Indicate a Problem in the Prostate:
· Frequent need to urinate
· Getting up at night to urinate frequently
· Blood in urine or semen
· Painful urination or painful burning sensation when urinating
· Not being able to urinate
· Painful ejaculations
· Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, pelvis, or rectum area.
· Urine leakage
If you have any of these symptoms, contact us immediately.
Frequent Urinary Infections (UTI - Urinary Tract Infections)
How many urine infections have you had in your life? If you are a woman, I am sure, many. Although the GP can effectively treat urine infections (especially mild ones), when they recur, the cause must be sought, and this must be done by the urologist. This is a very common disease in women.
Antibiotics are extremely effective in treating UTIs and are often necessary to clear the infection before it spreads to the kidneys. But sometimes bacteria become so "smart" that they hide in other bacteria that are "normal" to our system. This is a fairly common condition and one of the most likely causes of recurrent urinary tract infections, however it is up to your urologist to determine this and discuss what steps and therapies you should take to improve your condition and prevent recurrence.
When you go to the doctor, you will most likely be asked for a urine sample to determine if you have an infection or not. This is usually done with reagents to confirm the infection and prescribe treatment.
It is very important that you ask your doctor for a urine culture. This study will determine the type of bacteria and which type of antibiotic is the most effective in your case.
One of the main problems presented by patients with Frequent Urinary Infections is the misdiagnosis and misuse of the antibiotic, which creates resistance.
We also recommend that once treatment for the Urinary Tract Infection is finished, a follow-up urine culture be done to confirm the treatment has worked and that you are healthy. Sometimes symptoms improve but the bacteria does not die, making all the symptoms recur a few weeks later.
Erectile dysfunction is not only an organic problem but also a psychological one. The impact that not having satisfactory sex has on our mind is tremendous. Ideally, you should consult a doctor, especially a urologist, since in most cases it can be treated.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the true underlying cause, however, it is possible to use medication (which must be supervised by your specialist) to overcome this issue, especially the psychological impact it may have on us.
Sexually transmitted infection (STI)
Sexual diseases can affect the urethra of men and women due to infections such as gonorrhea and chlamydia.
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Do you know what is really uncomfortable? Having a problem that requires the attention of a urologist, and not having someone to trust. Our urinary tract is home to many common health issues, so having an empathetic, human, and professional doctor is definitely relieving.
In addition, at English Doctor Barcelona we will not only evaluate you, but we will do the necessary tests to diagnose you correctly. If you have any urological problems, do not hesitate to contact us. Trust our doctors, they will always provide you with prompt care and find a solution.