What is Urology?
Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the male and female urinary-tract system and the male reproductive organs.
A physician who specializes in urology, or urologist, diagnoses and treats diseases of the male and female urinary tract as well as diseases affecting the male reproductive system.
Parts of the urinary tract treated by a urologist include: the adrenal glands, bladder, kidneys, ureters, and urethra. A urologist can also treat all parts of the male reproductive system, including: the penis, prostate, and testicles.
What conditions are treated by a urologist?
Conditions commonly treated by urologists include:
When should I see a urologist?
There are many symptoms that may signify there’s a problem in the urinary tract, such a blood in the urine, trouble or discomfort urinating, a frequent and/or urgent need to urinate, and pelvic pain. Visit our locations page to find a urologist near you.