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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more


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What is done at a urology exam?

What is done at a urology exam?

History & physical.: The appointment will consist of a detailed history and physical exam. The exam will focus on the abdomen and genitals. In men, inspection of the penis, palpation of the testicles, and a hernia check will occur. If indicated, the prostate is checked by a digital rectal exam. In women, there may be a pelvic exam if indicated. A urine sample may be taken and checked. Urine flow can be analyzed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urology?

What is the definition or description of: urology?

A surgical specialty: Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by the american urological association. ...Read more

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What to expect at my first urology appointment for hydronephrosis?

What to expect at my first urology appointment for hydronephrosis?

Diagnosis: You'll get a directed history and physical exam followed by some form of imaging to confirm the location and extent of the blockage. This will then suggest likely causes and treatment options. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a urology clinic?

What can I expect at a urology clinic?

History & physical.: The appointment will consist of a detailed history and physical exam. The exam will focus on the abdomen and genitals. In men, inspection of the penis, palpation of the testicles, and a hernia check will occur. If indicated, the prostate is checked by a digital rectal exam. In women, there may be a pelvic exam if indicated. A urine sample may be taken and checked. Urine flow can be analyzed. ...Read more

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Who works on the kidney--urology and nephrology?

Who works on the kidney--urology and nephrology?

Some crossover: Urologists are surgeons. Nephrologists are internists who specialize in the medical aspects of kidney diseases. Both evaluate hematuria, kidney stones, kidney tumors. Urologists address disease mostly through surgical procedures, nephrologists through medical manipulation. ...Read more

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Which blood tests are there for urology purposes?

Which blood tests are there for urology purposes?

Many: There are many... From kidney to adrenal to bladder and prostate tests. What specifically are you interested in? ...Read more

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In urology, why do they ask when pain occurs during urination?

In urology, why do they ask when pain occurs during urination?

Detailed history.: It is important to note all signs and symptoms to arrive at a diagnosis. Pain with urination can be indicative of several conditions, including urinary tract infection, muscular spastic pain, vesicoureteral reflux, and stricture among others. It is also important to repeat the question, to track changes in this symptom over time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about urology?

Urology: This is the specialty that deals with the genital and urinary symptoms. Like the kidneys, ureter, and bladder. In men we also deal with the prostate, testes, penis and urethra. Urologists are surgeons. We treat cancers of the above areas. We also treat kidney stones, urination, and reproductive issues in men. ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle my urology problem?

Urology : I would say that your best bet is to see a urologist, get properly evaluated and get proper medical treatment. ...Read more

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What should I expect at my first urology appointment?

What should I expect at my first urology appointment?

Urology: It depends on what your symptoms and signs . Usually you will have to give a urinalysis and have a physical exam ...Read more

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What is difference between nephrology and urology ?

What is difference between nephrology and urology ?

Medicine vs Surgery: The differences may be subtle outside of professional circles, but essentially urology is a surgical field that deals with the urinary tract: kidneys, ureter, bladder, prostate, and genitals. By contrast, nephrology is a specialty of internal medicine, where disorders of the kidney are treated in non-surgical ways (dialysis). ...Read more

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Wondering about urology test to be done if abnormal cystometry?

Wondering about urology test to be done if abnormal cystometry?

Cystometry is test: Is a urologic test, performed by filling bladder with fluid or air whilst measuring pressures and monitoring sensation. Unusual if not performed by or under supervision of a urologist or a urogynecologist. That dr. Should discuss findings and implications with you. ...Read more

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What are the best urology clinic/doctors in the usa?

Investigation: There are many fine urology doctors and centers scattered throughout the usa. You can inquire about training, years of experience, affiliations with major medical centers, honors, etc. Your local medical society and major hospitals are good information sources. ...Read more

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How to deal with outbreak of infection in a urology setup?

How to deal with outbreak of infection in a urology setup?

Comprehensively. : As the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria increases, we must do what we can to protect our patients from cross-contamination. All care areas must be swabbed to identify pathogenic bacteria. All hygiene & cleaning procedures must be reviewed. All sterilization equipment must be audited. Antibiotics must be chosen judiciously based on local resistance patterns. Ongoing surveillance is essential. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pediatric urology?

What is the definition or description of: pediatric urology?

Children urology: Urinary or kidney problems account for 15% of all chief complaints by children. These range from difficulty in toilet training to major birth defects to urinary tract infections. A pediatric urologist has special training in the evaluation and medical or surgical management of these problems. Most pediatric urologists are affiliated with children's hospitals. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my visit to fore rivers urology in portland maine is and was a nightmare.?

HT's mission: is not to address health care consumers' complaints about health care providers or facilities. An adult problem-solving technique would be to discuss your negative experience with the practice manager in an assertive, but not aggressive, manner. Then, let it go & find another provider. FRU has high patient ratings, indicative of a desire to provide good service & to address patients' concerns. ...Read more

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For hyrocele removal do we need any specialised urology doctor ? or a normal doctor(M.S) can perform it ?

Urologist: This surgery is most often done by a Urologist. However, many General Surgeons are capable of doing it ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Urology (Definition)

Urology is a medical and surgical specialty that deals with the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, & urethra) of men and women; & the reproductive system of men. It is a broad field dealing with issues ranging from infections & kidney stones to surgical problems such as congenital defects, cancer surgery, and incontinence. Urologists are board certified by ...Read more


Dr. HUGH Melnick
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Assisted Reproductive Technology (Definition)

Art includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. In general, art procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a woman’s ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman’s body or donating them to another woman. They do not include IUI or ovulation induction with fertility medication without the ...Read more