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What is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

What is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

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 surgical specialty. Urologist treat surgical disorders of the urinary system and male reproductive system ...Read more

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Nephrology And Dialysis (Definition)

Nephrology is the study of the kidney: its structure, its function, and its diseases. The kidney is an incredibly complex organ that participates in a large number of essential bodily functions. Nephrologists are fellowship trained after completing an internal medicine residency, and they are experts in non-surgical treatment of the ...Read more


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Please advise what is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

Please advise what is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

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 organs while the nephrologist can't. God bless u! http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/overview/treatment-overview/what-is-a-nephrologist?/e/6884. http://www.healthcommunities.com/urinary-system-tests/what-is-a-urologist.shtml. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystourethroscopy?

What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystourethroscopy?

Same: Assuming no anatomy altering previous surgery, they are the same since the entryway to the bladder is through the urethra ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cardiologist and a vascular doctor?

What is the difference between a cardiologist and a vascular doctor?

Specialty : Cardiologists specialize in heart disease. There is a lot of overlap between heart disease and vascular (blood vessel) disease, and most cardiologist treat vascular disease as well. Vascular surgeons specialize in treating diseases of the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cystoscopy and a cystography?

X-Ray: Cystoscopy is a procedure involving a urologist looking inside the bladder with a lighted instrument. Cystography is an X-Ray of the bladder after contrast is placed into the bladder via a catheter, usually to check for vesicoureteral reflux or a bladder leak after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a geriatrician and a gerontologist?

What is the difference between a geriatrician and a gerontologist?

Study of vrs health : Agree with wikipedia|: gerontology (from the greek ?????, geron, "old man" and -?????, -logy, "study of"; coined by ilya ilyich mechnikov in 1903) is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging. It is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine that studies the diseases of the elderly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a hypertension specialist and a cardiologist?

What is the difference between a hypertension specialist and a cardiologist?

Differences are few: Not all cardiologists are specialists in HTN but most have expertise in treating complex blood pressure and heart problems. Htn specialists can be cardiologists, internists, or nephrologists (kidney). A cardiologist is expert in all types of heart and blood vessel problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a doctor and a midwife?

What is the difference between a doctor and a midwife?

Overall training: A doctor has usually a college degree, 4 years of medical school and 4 or more years of residency and perhaps followship years of training in obstetrics. A midwife, depending on certification has some apprenticeship with another deliver (lay midwife) to more formal training. Could be a nursing degree plus midwifery school. A physician has much more formal training inmedicine.. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney stone?

What is the difference between a UTI and a kidney stone?

Infection/metabolic: A UTI is an infection caused by bacteria that crawl up inside the urethra and invade tissue. A kidney stone is a collection of crystals that clump together in the kidney then travel down the tubes into the bladder then out through the urethra. A kidney stone and an infection may co-exist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tumor and a cyst?

What is the difference between a tumor and a cyst?

A cyst is filled : With fluid or debris, a tumor is filled with living cells, and a malignant tumor is filled with malignant cells. All look like lumps to start with. Distinguishing is what we call a work up, and can wind up with removal to prove indeed what it is. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between a urostomy and a iliostomy?

Please help! what is the difference between a urostomy and a iliostomy?

Lots: Urostomy is for urinary diversion when the urinary bladder is removed ileostomy is for stool/fecal diversion when the colon is removed when it is permanent or temporary if the colon needs diversion from the passage of stool on a temporary basis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a fistula and a shunt?

What is the difference between a fistula and a shunt?

Dialysis shunts.: A shunt is a term for the connection that shunts blood from an artery to a vein, bypassing the microscopic network in the tissues that normally connect them. This allows a high blood flow access for pulling blood from the body to the dialysis filter. A fistula is a shunt that has a direct connection of a native artery and native vein, rather than using an artificial tube to make the connection. ...Read more

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What is the difference bwtween a hepatologist and a gastroenterologist?

What is the difference bwtween a hepatologist and a gastroenterologist?

See below: A hepatologist is a specialist that deals with the liver, gall bladder, biliary tree and pancreas and the diseases involving these organs. It is a sub-specialty of gastroenterology. A gastroenterologist can deal with the above but primarily deals with the GI tract from the esophagus to the anus and the diseases involved. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a carbuncle and a cyst?

What is the difference between a carbuncle and a cyst?

Difference: A carbuncle is skin infection cuased by bacteria and involve hair follicles. It usually drains purulent material. Cyst is a closed sac which may contain air, fluid or semisolid material. It could be sterile or infectious. Dr. Shah www.Cidsinfusion.Com. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a psycologist and a phsyciatrist?

What is the difference between a psycologist and a phsyciatrist?

A psychiatrist is a : Medical doctor who went to medical school and then did additional training in psychiatry. A psychologist went to graduate school and obtained a phd. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?

What is the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?

Embryonic origins: A hydrocele develops from an out pouching of the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity) as it follows the testis into the scrotum during fetal development. It is filled with clear fluid. A spermatocele develops off the tubules leading to the testis and is also filled with clear fluid and sperm. Clinically it can be hard to differentiate between them. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between a quadriplegic and a paraplegic?

Please advise what is the difference between a quadriplegic and a paraplegic?

Quadriplegic: Paraplegic is a paralysis of two limbs, either arms or legs though most commonly legs while quadraplegia is a paralysis of all four limbs, both arms and legs. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a stent and a bypass?

What is the difference between a stent and a bypass?

Stent v bypass: A stent procedure usually starts with a needle stick and requires no knives (incisions) while i bypass requires a knife and open exposure of the vessel above the blockage and open exposure of the target vessel beyond the blockage. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a gastroenterologist and a colorectal surgeon?

What is the difference between a gastroenterologist and a colorectal surgeon?

Treatments: Gi docs specialize in diagnosing and medical treatments for GI ailments. Colorectal surgeons get involved when a surgical treatment is necessary. By and large, GI docs refer to crs surgeons when something more needs to be done. But it does go both ways. There are certain things that patients will report directly to a crs rather than a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a vesicle and a vacuole?

What is the difference between a vesicle and a vacuole?

Vesicle - vacuole: A Vacuole is “A cavity within the cytoplasm of a cell, surrounded by a single membrane and containing fluid, food, or metabolic waste. Vacuoles are found in the cells of plants, protists, and some primitive animals.” REF: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/vacuole . A vesicle is a “ membranous and usually fluid-filled pouch (as a cyst, vacuole, or cell) in a plant or animal”. REF: https://www.m ...Read more

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What is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

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 surgical specialty. Urologist treat surgical disorders of the urinary system and male reproductive system ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between a nephrologist and a urologist?

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 organs while the nephrologist can't. God bless u! http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease/overview/treatment-overview/what-is-a-nephrologist?/e/6884. http://www.healthcommunities.com/urinary-system-tests/what-is-a-urologist.shtml. ...Read more

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What is a nephrologist?

Kidney physician: Nephrologist is a physician who specializes in problems with kidney function and how the kidneys and their function or lack thereof affects the rest of the persons health. They may also be involved in the use of dialysis and kidney transplants as part of their treatment regimen. ...Read more

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What does a nephrologist do?

A kidney specialist: Nephrologists take care of patients with kidney problems. These include acute kidney injury, chronic kidney diseases, kidney stones, high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis (inflammation of kidney tissue), and kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are the things a nephrologist does?

Kidneys plus: Nephrologists specialize in the kidneys, but kidney function is important for other body functions. Nephrologists also deal with bones, anemia and other complications of kidney disease, especially in patients who require dialysis. ...Read more

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How frequently do I need to see my nephrologist?

How frequently do I need to see my nephrologist?

Depends: If you have mild kidney disease, then you probably need to see the nephrologist 2 to 3 times a year. However if you have more advanced renal impairment that requires multiple medications and frequent checking of your labs, they you may need to see that doctor 4 to 6 times a year. ...Read more

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What do nephrologists do? Is this a specialty. Focusing on what?

What do nephrologists do? Is this a specialty. Focusing on what?

Kidney: Nephrology is a specialty in internal medicine focused on diseases of the kidney. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Nephrology.aspx ...Read more

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Is there a way to avoid dialysis when your nephrologist orders you to have it?

Is there a way to avoid dialysis when your nephrologist orders you to have it?

Avoiding dialysis: When to start dialysis is sometimes an easy decision, and sometimes more difficult. If your nephrologist sees a need then there is a good chance there really is one, but there can be differences between nephrologists as to absolute need for dialysis in cases where the lab or clinical data are not clear cut. Tthere are many risks, benefits and alternatives to discuss, so a second opinion may help. ...Read more

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How to find a pediatric nephrologist?

How to find a pediatric nephrologist?

Teaching hosp: call your close teaching hospital pediatric dept and they should refer you to one. Large children's hospital should have pediatric nephrology ...Read more

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What kind of doctor removes your kidneys, a nephrologist or urologist?

What kind of doctor removes your kidneys, a nephrologist or urologist?

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. ...Read more

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Are there any nephrologists in logan ut?

Likely: I think consulting the local phone book or a directory provided by your insurance company can help. If you do not have insurance, you can contact your local health department for advice. ...Read more

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Do nephrologists only take care of the kidneys or other stuff too?

Kidneys plus: Nephrologists specialize in the kidneys, but kidney function is important for other body functions. Nephrologists also deal with bones, anemia and other complications of kidney disease. ...Read more

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Nephrologist said she thinks i may have pdk despite my age & no history of it in my family. Made it sound like nothing to really worry about. Is it?

Nephrologist said she thinks i may have pdk despite my age & no history of it in my family. Made it sound like nothing to really  worry about. Is it?

PKD: PKD is diagnosed by renal ultrasound or MRI imaging. Each kidney must have at least 3 cysts are your age. PKD can have no detectable family history in about 5-10 percent of individuals. If PKD is present, then blood pressure will rise and some decline in kidney function will occur. The size of each kidney determines natural history in any individual. Larger kidneys are not as healthy. ...Read more

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Hi.I told my nephrologist that i was taking 2 captopril instead of one.My GFR went from 47 to 22 in 3 mos. She said i "did this to myself" did i?

Hi.I told my nephrologist that i was taking 2 captopril instead of one.My GFR went  from 47 to 22 in 3 mos. She said i "did this to myself" did i?

Rx directions: Not sure of your exact question here..If you were prescribed a medication and the instructions were to take 1 daily, then it is important to take 1 daily and be compliant. If you take 2 instead of one, you certainly can put yourself at risk for an adverse event/side effect, and with an ace inhibitor, the most likely adverse event would include kidney/renal issues. Hopefully any can be reversible. ...Read more

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Firstly creatinine was 6.6 but doctor refereed to nephrologist in only 2days it became7.45 but after 7days creatinine is 7.82.what u suggest here?

Firstly creatinine was 6.6 but doctor refereed to nephrologist in only 2days it became7.45 but  after 7days creatinine is 7.82.what u suggest here?

Hospital.: That’s very rapid progression in what already seems to be a severely compromised renal function. I don’t know by your posting the last time your kidney function was normal, but this requires immediate and daily attention in a hospital, I’d think. ...Read more

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If, hepatology is for liver, and nephrologist is for kidney, what is proctologist?

If, hepatology is for liver, and nephrologist is for kidney, what is proctologist?

Bum: A proctologist refers to a doctor who specializes in treatment of diseases of the anus and rectum. It's a term that has fallen out of favor. Today's proctologists are generally called colorectal surgeons, who concentrate on anorectal disease. ...Read more

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