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Urology - Men's Health

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Urology - Men's Health

Urology is the branch of medical science that pertains to the diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract and reproductive(genital) organs. Urologists deal with organs like the urethra, ureter, bladder, kidneys that comprise the urinary tract, and genitals such as the penis, scrotum, testes, and prostate. The ailments and disorders of the genitourinary organs, the diagnostics used to detect them, and the surgical procedures performed to treat them belong to urology.

Millions of men suffer from urological and sexual health issues, ranging from erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, kidney stones, STD (sexually transmitted diseases), etc. Most of these diseases can be treated, but they are often ignored due to social stigma/taboo, lack of awareness, ignorance, lack of access to affordable healthcare, etc. It is essential to identify and understand these disorders, their symptoms and seek advice and medical consultation from urologists.

What Are the Symptoms of Urological Disorders?

Depending on the nature of the urological problem, the organs involved, causes, and other individual factors, the symptoms of such diseases can vary. Following are some of the common symptoms experienced by individuals that suffer from urological disorders:

  • Blood discharge from urine
  • Pain while urinating, changes in patterns, frequency, inability, incontinence, etc.
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Male infertility, impotence, ED
  • STDs
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Testicular cancer
  • Kidney cancer, kidney stones
  • Bladder cancer
  • Interstitial Cystitis

If you have experienced these symptoms, or any other issues related to your reproductive and urologic organs, you should consult an experienced urologist. 

What Causes Urological Disorders?

Urological disorders may be caused by different factors, depending on the urological condition that the patient is suffering from. Some of these causes are:

  • Genetic factors
  • UTIs
  • Poor hygiene
  • Diabetes
  • Childbirth
  • Weak bladder, sphincter muscles
  • Obesity
  • Constipation
  • Infections
  • Kidney blockage, stone
  • Weak immune system
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Unprotected sex

The urological disorders and diseases caused by these factors may affect the patient for a short duration or be chronic. Most of these disorders can be treated by seeking consultation and medical treatment from a urologist. Our panel of experienced urologists at Apollo hospitals can treat your urological problems. 

When to See a Doctor for Urological Issues?

When you experience any of the symptoms of a urological disorder, it is necessary to consult a doctor or a urologist. If the symptoms do not go away on their own and are observed for longer durations, you must consult a specialist. If the symptoms exacerbate or the pain keeps rising, a doctor’s advice may be necessary.

If you have met with an accident that has caused damage to your urinary/reproductive organs, you should immediately visit the urologist near you. If the pain or infection is unbearable and does not go away, consulting a doctor becomes even more critical for other urological issuesYour. 

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What Are the Treatments for Urological Diseases?

Measures such as maintaining genital hygiene, using protection, and balancing your diet and exercise, help avert urological diseases. In cases where the patient is suffering from severe symptoms that are caused by urological issues, surgical intervention may be required. Minimally invasive urological surgeries, laparoscopic surgeries, endoscopies, and open surgeries are the medical procedures that are carried out to treat urological disorders.

For other urological issues, your doctor may advise you to consume medications, or even undergo non-invasive procedures. For cases like kidney stones, modern medical procedures like lithotripsy and fluoroscopy can help issues without surgery. Fluoroscopy detects the stone, and lithotripsy sends shockwaves that break down the stones into smaller stones that can pass through the ureter easily. Adopting such modern procedures has helped treat such urological issues and has produced better results, lesser pain, and improved quality of life.

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Since most of the urological issues and disorders can be treated with the proper medical consultation and treatment, seeking diagnosis from medical professionals like experienced urologists becomes necessary. After observing the initial signs or symptoms of urological disease, you should immediately seek medical advice from a urologist near you. Scheduling regular health checkups would help you prevent and treat the condition in the early stages.
Regular prostate exams can help to prevent and treat prostate cancer. STDs can be treated by obtaining treatment and medications from experienced doctors.


Urologic Diseases: Overviews & Tips (healthline.com)
Urinary Disorders - Symptoms, Causes, Treatments (healthgrades.com)
Urinary system - Better Health Channel

What are some common urological diseases?

Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, bladder prolapse, incontinence, hematuria, erectile dysfunction (ED), interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder, prostatitis, etc.

How to treat ED?

Erectile Dysfunction is a common issue among middle-aged men. A urologist can diagnose and treat your ED effectively. Visit a urologist near you.

Are there any urologists in Chennai?

Apollo Hospitals has maintained a panel of experienced urologists at our hospital in MRC Nagar, Chennai. To book an appointment, call 1860 500 2244 to request a consultation.

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