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What is Urologist?

Urologist is a specialist who has experience & training in treating medical conditions related to male & female urinary tract and male reproductive organ (penis). Online Urologists provide second opinion & primary analysis on sever conditions in this area.

Major sub-speciality in Urology:

  • Pediatric Urology
  • Urologic oncology
  • Renal transplantation
  • Male infertility
  • Urinary tract stones
  • Female Urology
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED, impotence)

What is BPH?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is one of the common prostatic problems resulting due to enlarged prostate gland in men.

Stats:

One in every 20 men above the age of 40 suffer from BPH.

Symptoms:

Frequency of urination is the most common and troublesome problem that patients seek consultation for. An Ultrasound Sonography reveals an enlarged prostate gland. Some other symptoms maybe dribbling urine and incomplete passage of urine.

Treatment:

Medication are prescribed to treat the underlying problem and to solve the symptoms. Regular check-ups with blood tests at least bi-annually are required to make sure overall parameters like PSA are controlled and to monitor disease.

Prognosis:

Most cases are controlled and improve with treatment. Very few may require surgical decompression surgery to remove a bulk of the gland before the medications are started and they also improve with the therapy post-surgery. Life expectancy is the same as any other healthy individual as it usually does not affect other organs.

What is Renal Colic?

A stone in the kidney or ureter can cause severe pain called renal colic.

Stats:

One in every 20 persons have had a renal colic at least once in their lifetime.

Symptoms:

Severe back pain, with nausea and vomiting are the most common symptoms of a kidney, bladder or ureteric stone. Others may also feel an abdominal pain on the affected side accompanying the back pain. Pain may also radiate towards the groin region. Patients can have varying degrees of pain and sweating, while no particular position helps relieve it.

Treatment:

Monitoring of the stone usually helps along with hydration if the stone size is small, otherwise for larger stones a surgery or laparoscopy maybe required, depending from patient to patient. Pain control is usually the mainstay of treatment and may last for upto 3 days.

Prognosis:

Most cases are controlled and improve with treatment. However some cases may recur and the stone then is treated in the same way.

What is UTI?

A very common infection of the urinary tract more common in women than men that causes discomfort and pain is called a Urinary Tract Infection.

Stats:

Two in every 5 women have had a UTI at least once in their lifetime.

Symptoms:

A burning sensation or pain while urinating, a pelvic pain that increases after voiding and fever are all symptoms of a UTI. Other symptoms include frequency of urination, increased thirst, blood in urine, back pain, nausea and vomiting. You may also experience other symptoms like dribbling, foul smell, etc depending on the stage and location of the infection.

Treatment:

Most cases involve antibiotics to cover and treat the underlying cause, however hydration is the mainstay of treatment, along with alkalizing agents for the urine. Proper check-ups with blood tests are required to make sure infection is controlled.

Prognosis:

Most cases are controlled and improve with treatment. Very few may require a few days of hospitalization if infection is higher than the bladder,in case of fever, or other complications.
Recurrence of UTI is common in people once affected with it and drinking more water.

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