What Do Urologists Treat? (Bundle of Useful Tips for You)

Urologists

Meet Sunita, age 43, who stays in Vadodara. Yesterday she came to our urology hospital at Vadodara. Her urine used to drip whenever she sneezed or coughed.

Sunita did not know how to handle this problem. She felt quite embarrassed. Her physician advised her that this problem needs to be handled by an experienced urologist.

We feel there will be many patients like Sunita who are unaware of this special branch of medicine and the problems that it deals with. That’s why we were prompted to write about it.

We practically have a doctor specializing in each of our body organs. Be it our eyes, kidney, intestine, or lungs. Similarly, a doctor who deals with the genitourinary tract is called a urologist.

We have very few urologists in Vadodara and that is because people are unaware of this branch of medicine.

Practically speaking there is a difference between a gynaecologist, a nephrologist, and a urologist. But people don’t care to understand unless your physician specifically guides you to approach a urologist.

In Vadodara, the situation is not much different. There are very few urologists in Vadodara and very few urological hospitals even though Vadodara has a large population.

At Janvi Hospital, Vadodara, we have a team of qualified doctors to guide you with urinary tract problems.

Genitourinary tract includes

  • The kidneys
  • The Ureters
  • The urethra
  • The bladder
  • The prostate gland
  • Male reproductive organs

There is a misconception among people that urologists treat only the problems with male reproductive organs. Urologists in Vadodara also treat male and female sexual dysfunction and fertility issues. Although, they are quite different from sexologists.

Urologists in Vadodara can also treat female genitourinary tract problems like:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bladder control problems
  • Fallen bladder
  • Painful bladder syndrome
  • Urinary stones
  • Cancer

In this article, we’ll discuss the reasons for which men and women can approach a urologist. This will give you an idea of whether you need to approach a urologist or not.

Before we dive in further let’s discuss:

How Do You Choose The Best Urologist in Vadodara or The Best Urology Hospital in Vadodara?

1. Through Referrals by your doctor

Generally, we observe that people don’t approach a urologist directly. This is mainly because they don’t know about it. But if your doctor recommends you to a specific urology doctor in Vadodara or to a specific urology hospital in Vadodara then, you should go there.

The reason is that the doctor who refers you to a urologist already knows about you so he can guide you in a better way.

2. Search for the urologist’s credentials on the internet

This is the most preferred option by most of the patients. You can search for information about the particular urologist by typing the term ‘best urologist doctor in Vadodara’ or ‘urology hospital in Vadodara’

You’ll see a list of doctors. From there you can study websites of different hospitals and doctors, read reviews and decide whether to opt for that urologist or not.

3. Experience of the Urologist

Experience is of much importance when you are dealing with a urologist. You need to closely look at the fact about the period since when he/she is acting as a urologist and also the expertise in performing the procedures.

Urologists are often physicians and surgeons. They can carry on both procedures. To dive a little deeper they can be classified as:

Andrology Urology

It deals with male reproductive organs. It lays specific emphasis on:
  • Penile Prosthesis & Implants
  • Erectile dysfunctions
  • Ejaculatory disorders
  • Infertility
  • Re-fertilization process

Gynecologic Urology

These urologists typically deal with the female reproductive organs. They can deal with the problems of frequent urine infections, vagina prolapse, incontinence, etc.

Oncologic Urology

As the name suggests, it is not gender-specific rather it is disease-specific. It deals with cancer in different parts of the urinary system like:

  • Kidney
  • Bladder
  • Prostates
  • Male reproductive organs

Depending on the gravity of the issue they may surgically remove the tissue or use medicines or radiation therapy to cure it.

4. Gender of the Urologist

Urologists need to examine your genitals. It is nothing new for a doctor but as a patient, you might feel embarrassed to show your private parts or explain about your sexual life or your problem.

So if you feel shy in expressing yourself, you should pay attention to the choice of the urologist depending on the sex of the urologist.

5. Hospital Quality and Style of Communication

This is the factor mostly overlooked by the patients. But it is important because in case of surgery or need for frequent visits it really matters.

Also, many insurers have specific rules regarding the quality standards or the number of beds a specific hospital should have to get you covered. You need to check that too!

So now, we turn to our main point which is:

In which cases should men approach a urologist doctor in Vadodara?

1. Erectile dysfunction

ED is a very common problem but commonly ignored by people. It can be caused by a variety of physical or mental problems such as:

  • Vascular health
  • Hypertension
  • Stress
  • Renal failure
  • Obesity

Why men should not take ED lightly?

Because it can be a symptom of underlying cardiovascular blockage or circulation problems in the legs and thighs.

2. Blood in the Urine

This is not specific to men. Men and women both can have this problem. There can be many causes for it and only a urologist can judge it.

Why you should not overlook blood in the urine?

It can be possibly a sign of:

  • Cancer
  • Kidney stone
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Bladder cancer

A urologist can conduct various tests to determine the exact cause.

3. Leakage of urine/ Urinary Inconsistency

Again, this problem can be faced by both men and women. Some people experience the passing of droplets of urine when they sneeze, talk loudly, or cough.

Why should you see a urologist for urinary inconsistency?

It can be caused due to stress or any obstruction in the bladder. A urologist can ascertain the cause and guide you whether it can be cured by medications or you need surgery.

4. Kidney Stones

Both men and women can have kidney stones. You can either approach a urologist or a nephrologist to deal with it.

5. Enlarged Prostate

Many men face this problem in their late ages. It can cause symptoms like:

  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Inability to empty the bladder

Why should you approach a urologist for an enlarged prostate?

Well, a urologist can deal with the problem and help you before the problem materializes into cancer.

In which cases should women approach a urologist doctor in Vadodara?

1. Urinary Tract Infections

UTI is the most common problem that women face. UTI can be cured by antibiotics or in severe cases even injections can be prescribed.

2. Fallen Bladder

Sometimes women experience that their bladder drops out of the vagina. This often happens if the muscles between the vagina and bladder become weak. Medically it is referred to as ‘cystocele’.

3. Painful Bladder Syndrome/interstitial cystitis

This problem causes problems in the lower belly and a woman might feel that her bladder is always full.

Conclusion:

We discussed the tips that you should consider while choosing the best urologist in Vadodara. In that, we discussed the importance of the sex of a doctor, his qualification, and the hospital standards to be taken care of.

Also, we discussed various issues faced by men, women, and commonly by both. We also guided you on the warning signs that you should look for if you are facing a problem. At Janvi Hospital it is our effort to make you aware of the prevailing health condition. We hope it helps you in dealing properly with the problem. Do visit us if you are facing any issues relating to the urinary tract. We’ll definitely try to help you in the best possible way.