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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 is a meatoplasty, with reference to urology?

What is a meatoplasty, with reference to urology?

Repair of the meatus: The urethral meatus is the hole where urine exits the body. A meatoplasty is a surgical procedure to fix the meatus, to allow urine to flow more normally. In boys, scarring or narrowing of the meatus can be fixed with a meatoplasty. A meatoplasty may be used in a hypospadias repair, a condition where the urethra does not develop normally. In women, scarring in vulva may require this repair. ...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 to expect at my first urology appointment for hydronephrosis?

Possible diagnosis: Your visit will be a history and physical examination, your md may review your films that diagnosis the hydronephrosis. They may also order another type of imaging: ct scan or renal us. The degree of hydronephrosis may very minimal and require no treatment. Hydronephrosis can be caused by stones, previous surgeries or can a variant of normal. ...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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Can you tell me about urology?

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