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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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Dr. Weber Chuang
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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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Can you tell me about woman urology exam, seems invasive?

Can you tell me about woman urology exam, seems invasive?

Urology: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout a recent urology exam the md said I have a caruncle. Does anyone know what this is or what causes it?

Can you tell me if throughout a recent urology exam the md said I have a caruncle. Does anyone know what this is or what causes it?

Benign: A urethral caruncle is what we call a granulomatous (benign) lesion at the urethral meatus (opening). Most often in post menopausal women. It is bright red, soft and smooth. If the diagnosis is apparent, no treatment is needed. Estrogen crean and anti inflammatory cream may be used. If it is bothersome it can be removed or cauterized. It is not a serious condition. 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

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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 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 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 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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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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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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What is urodynamics useful for, related to urology doctors?

What is urodynamics useful for, related to urology doctors?

Bladder function.: Urodynamics measures pressures in the bladder as it is filled and as you void. This can show how well the bladder expands as it fills, if it is abnormally active, if it squeezes with sufficient strength, and if it empties efficiently. It can also test continent and sphincter function. Video is sometimes used to see if any anatomic defects exist. 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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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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