Urology and Urinary Tract Infections

Urology is a part of health care that deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra). It also deals with the male organs that are able to make babies (penis, testes, scrotum, prostate, etc.). Since health problems in these body parts can happen to everyone, urologic health is important.

Urology is known as a surgical specialty. Besides surgery, a urologist is a doctor with wisdom of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and other parts of health care. This is because a urologist encounters a wide range of clinical problems. The scope of urology is big and the American Urological Association has named seven subspecialty parts:

  • Pediatric Urology (children's urology)
  • Urologic Oncology (urologic cancers)
  • Renal (kidney) Transplant
  • Male Infertility
  • Calculi (urinary tract stones)
  • Female Urology
  • Neurourology (nervous system control of genitourinary organs)

 

The urinary tract is your body’s drainage system for removing urine. Urine is composed of wastes and water. The urinary tract includes your kidneys, ureters, and bladder. To urinate normally, the urinary tract needs to work together in the correct order.

Urologic diseases or conditions include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bladder control problems, and prostate problems, among others. Some urologic conditions last only a short time, while others are long-lasting.

A UTI is when bacteria gets into your urine and travels up to your bladder. UTIs cause more than 8.1 million visits to health care providers each year. About 10 in 25 women and 3 in 25 men will have symptoms of at least 1 UTI during their lifetime.

  • Urethritis
  • Urolithiasis and Endourology
  • Trauma and Reconstruction
  • Transplantation/Vascular Surgery
  • Technology and Instruments
  • Sexual Function and Infertility
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Oncology: Adrenal, Kidney, Prostate, Bladder, Urothelium and Urethra
  • Infection and Inflammation
  • Imaging and Radiology
  • Female Urology
  • Kidney and urology
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stones in the Urinary Tract
  • Obstruction of the Urinary Tract
  • Disorders of Urination
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Voiding Dysfunction/BPH

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