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The branch of medicine that deals with the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs is known as urology. Organs that fall under urology include the ureters, kidneys, urinary bladder, urethra, adrenal glands, and the male reproductive organs (seminal vesicles, testes, vas deferens, epididymis, prostate, and penis). A doctor who have specialised in urology is called a urologist.
Who is a urologist?
An urologist is a physician who specializes in treating diseases of the urinary tract in both men and women, and the reproductive system in men. Urologists are also trained to perform surgeries for conditions such as kidney stones, prostate cancer, traumatic injuries, congenital abnormalities, and stress incontinence.
What do urologists do?
A urologist diagnoses and treats disorders of the urinary tract system and reproductive system in men. As stated above, they also perform surgeries such as sling procedures for urinary incontinence or prolapse, repairing urinary organs, removing blockages, vasectomy, removing tissue from enlarged prostates, or even prostate removal.
How to consult a urologist online?
To consult a urologist online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Urology’ in the search bar to find a list of urologists, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a urologist.
Can a urologist treat all urinary tract-related conditions?
Yes, urologists treat all kinds of infections related to the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. They also treat conditions like urinary tract infections, bedwetting, kidney diseases or stones, cancer, and infertility in men.
When should I consult a urologist?
You can consult a urologist if you notice blood in your urine, are experiencing pain in the lower back and pelvis, painful urination, weak urine flow, and if you are a male and need help in addressing sexual concerns.
What do we call a Urologist In simple words?
Urologists are simply physicians who specialize in diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system.
Can I consult with a urologist anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult a urologist any time. Our urologists are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best urologist in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best urologists in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care of.
Is video consultation available with all urologists?
Yes, all urologists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Do urologists treat conditions of the kidneys?
Yes. Urologists are can treat conditions of the kidneys along with other parts of the urinary tract such as ureters, urethra, and bladder. Alternatively, you can also visit a nephrologist who is specialised in particularly treating conditions of the kidney.
How do urologists diagnose disorders of the urinary tract system?
To diagnose disorders of the urinary tract system, urologists may recommend tests such as urinalysis, 24-hour urine tests, and urine culture and sensitivity.
What are the most common diseases that urologists treat?
Some of the common conditions that urologists treat are bladder infections, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, bladder control issues, and enlarged prostate.
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