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What is urology?

Urology is the clinical and surgical specialty involving the diagnosis and treatment of urinary system disorders including adrenal glands in both males and females. This field also deals with treating reproductive conditions related to the bladder, urethra, kidneys, and ureters. The specialty particularly specializes in dealing with male organs like the prostate, testes, penis, and scrotum. Healthcare professionals recommend keeping an eye on urologic health as problems in these body parts can occur to anyone easily.

Urology subspecialty parts

People who treat urology and reproductive disorders for both males and females are known as urologists. Urologists are trained to detect, diagnose, and treat a comprehensive range of urological conditions. A urologist is also a healthcare professional holding wisdom in gynecology, internal medicine, and other parts of healthcare. The urology scope is wide hence it has varied subspecialty parts. It includes:

  • Female urology
  • Male infertility
  • Calculi also known as urinary tract stones
  • Paediatric urology
  • Urology Oncology
  • Renal transplant
  • Neurourology

What conditions are treated by urologists?

Urologists or urology doctors hold the expertise of treating common conditions and rare diseases that affect both men and women. Here are some of the conditions treated by urologists:

  • Inefficiency to control urination
  • Male reproductive conditions, comprising benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Cystocele
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Low testosterone
  • Penile cancer
  • Overactive bladder
  • Testicular cancer
  •  Prostatitis

Why is there a need to visit a urologist?

One should make an appointment with a urologist if:

  • Experiencing problems while urinating like strong urine flow, blood in the urine or cloudy urine
  • Erection dysfunction
  • Frequent urination, always feeling the urge to urinate
  • Infertility problems
  • Severe pelvic pain

What to expect during your visit to a urologist?

First, it is important to understand that if you are visiting a urologist specialist, you must discuss everything.
It is recommended to make a list of questions and symptoms linked to why the appointment is made. During your visit to a urologist, make sure to talk about the medical history and if you are on medications.

The doctor might order certain tests depending on the condition and symptoms to recommend the right treatment. The general diagnostic test for urological conditions are:

  • Physical examination - The doctor may recommend a rectal exam for a male and female pelvic evaluation is ordered.
  • Urinalysis, blood tests, and semen samples are also required to identify the condition
  • Imaging tests like ultrasound or computed tomography scan (CT scan) are also recommended to diagnose the urological condition.


Why should you choose Rukmani Birla Hospital for urological conditions treatment?

If you are looking for a urology doctor in Jaipur, then Rukmani Birla Hospital is your go-to solution. We are a
multispecialty healthcare service offering patient care for decades now. We have a team of urologists specialists and surgeons holding years of experience in their fields. They ensure offering the best treatment for urological diseases so make sure to book your appointment with one of the best urology hospitals in India.


What is the PSA test in urology?

Prostate-specific antigen or PSA test in urology is ordered to identify the PSA levels in the blood. A blood sample is needed which is further sent to a laboratory for evaluation.

What are common urology problems treated by a urologist?

The common conditions treated by a urology doctor comprise kidney stones, bladder control issues, prostate issues, and urinary tract infections.

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