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what is the difference between a urologist and a nephrologist

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Medical vs. surgical: nephrology is a branch of internal medicine. they treat medical disorders of the kidney and kidney failure. They also treat hypertension. Urology is a ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Both can diagnose : And treat kidney, ureter, bladder and urethral problems. However the urologist, being a surgeon can do surgical procedures in the diseased urologic o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience Urology
Nephrectomy : A urologist is the surgical specialist of the kidney and a nephrologist is the medical specialist of the kidney. So a urologist would remove a kidney.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Both: A nephrologist is an internal medicine physician with a subspecialty/focus on kidney diseases. A urologist is a surgeon who deals with diseases relate ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Balcom
Specializes in Urology
Serious condition: Staghorn calculi can cause serious kidney infections, and even loss of the kidney, see a urologist for treatment. You may need to see a nephrologist a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
21 years experience Urology
Either: To have removed - urologist; to help deal with metabolic prevention - nephrologist or urologist.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
UTI: I would see either a urologist or a gynecologist
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Primary care first: In many cases your primary care provider should begin the evaluation of this abnormality. It may not need to go any further, but if needed your pcp ca ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
See a urologist: And follow up ( if you need surgery or observation ).
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