Urologists diagnose and treat problems involving the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.
Do you have a 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.
Urology is the science of diagnosing diseases related to the urinary tract. This involves not only the kidneys and ureters but also the bladder and urethra. Contrary to popular belief, urologists are specialists who evaluate both women and men.
Usually, regular urinary tract problems can also be treated by a general practitioner (for example, UTIs).
These are the Conditions Treated by a Urologist:
· Urinary incontinence
· Urinary tract infection
· Kidney stones
· Bladder stones
· Low testosterone
· Erectile dysfunction
· Penile curvature
· Male infertility
· Enlarged prostate
· Blood in the urine (hematuria)
· Overactive bladder
· Pelvic organ prolapse
· Premature ejaculation
· Prostate cancer
· Kidney cancer
· Kidney cysts
· Testicular cancer
· Penile cancer
· Bladder cancer
· Elevated PSA
· Urgent urination
· Interstitial cystitis (chronic pelvic pain)
· Ureteral stones
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.
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, which is an 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 prevalent disease in women.
Antibiotics are incredibly 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 a 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 essential 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 antibiotics, which creates resistance.
We also recommend that once treatment for the urinary tract infection is finished, a follow-up urine culture is done to confirm the treatment has worked and that you are healthy. Sometimes symptoms improve, but the bacteria do 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 minds is tremendous. Ideally, you should consult a doctor, especially a urologist, since in most cases it can be treated.
Sometimes it can be challenging to find the actual 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 gonorrhoea and chlamydia.
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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.