What is Urology?

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Urology is a medical specialty that deals with the illnesses and conditions of the urinary system of the human body, composed of the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and the urethra. In addition, urology also deals with the illnesses and conditions of the male reproductive system.

A doctor that specializes in urology is called an urologist. Despite popular misconception, urologists treat both male and female patients’ urinary systems. In the case of severe diseases, conditions, or damage to the kidneys, a urologist may refer the patient to a nephrologist, a doctor that specializes in kidneys. Read more

Some of the most common problems that urologists treat are:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Genitourinary Tract Injuries
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Priapism
  • Urethral Injuries
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Infertility in Men
  • Peyronie’s Disease
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Urinary Incontinence

Urologists are also trained to perform vasectomies on male patients who don’t want to have children anymore. They also perform vasectomy reversals.

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