Renal Medicine - Urology
If something goes wrong with your urinary tract — your body’s system for getting rid of your pee — you may need to see a special doctor called a urologist. They’re experts who can treat problems that range from kidney stones to cancer.
What Is a Urologist?
Your urologist knows all about the urinary system, which includes your kidneys, bladder, ureters (thin muscles that carry pee into your bladder) and urethra (tube that drains pee out of your bladder).
Urologists also treat a man’s reproductive system, which includes the penis, testes, scrotum, and prostate.
Why Would You See a Urologist?
A urologist might treat bladder problems, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder and kidney cancer, kidney blockage, and kidney stones.
Men might also see them for:
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Enlarged prostate gland
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
Women might also see a urologist for:
- Problems holding your pee after pregnancy
- Pelvic organ prolapse (when an organ like the uterus or bladder starts to drop or press into or out of the vagina)
Children might need to see a urologist if they have an abnormal urinary tract problem like bedwetting.
When Should You See a Urologist?
In some cases, your regular doctor may be able to treat mild urinary tract problems. But if your symptoms are severe or don’t go away, you’ll need to see a urologist.
Some of the signs include:
- Blood in your urine
- Loss of bladder control
- Pain when you pee
- Pain in your lower back, stomach, or groin (which can mean kidney stones)
- Trouble having or keeping an erection
- Enlarged prostate
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Lung cancer
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Pulmonary embolism
- Lung fibrosis
- Lung infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis (TB)
- Post Covid 19 lung disease
At DF Medical Centre we diagnose, treat and follow-up common urological problems like:
- Bladder and Prostate Problems
- Kidney stones
- Male infertility
- Erectile Dysfunction and Andrology.
- Chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
- Urinary Incontinence (men and women)
- Urinary tract infections.
- Overactive bladder
- Testicle problems
Our Specialist provides Kidney, Bladder, Testicle and Prostate Ultrasound at the time of your consultation, if necessary.
This is followed by blood tests, urine cultures and STD screening on site, as required.
Referrals may be made for Semen Analysis, CT KUB, MRI pelvis, Cystoscopy, etc.
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