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Who is the doctor who handles urinary problems? Urologist or nephrologist?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Lin
Urology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Here are some...

Nephrologist is specialized in adjusting & applying drugs in treating any kidney diseases leading to kidney failure, and urologists are dealing with other conditions of urinary tracts like any blockage, tumors, stones, etc.
of kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra, or men's organs. In short, nephrologist is a sub-specialist of internal medicine and urologist, that of surgery.

In brief: Here are some...

Nephrologist is specialized in adjusting & applying drugs in treating any kidney diseases leading to kidney failure, and urologists are dealing with other conditions of urinary tracts like any blockage, tumors, stones, etc.
of kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra, or men's organs. In short, nephrologist is a sub-specialist of internal medicine and urologist, that of surgery.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Urologist

Urologist handles urinary problems and kidney tumors.
Nephrologists handle all other kidney problems but not tumors.

In brief: Urologist

Urologist handles urinary problems and kidney tumors.
Nephrologists handle all other kidney problems but not tumors.
Dr. Michael Michaels
Dr. Michael Michaels
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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Both

A nephrologist is an internal medicine physician with a subspecialty/focus on kidney diseases.
A urologist is a surgeon who deals with diseases related to the urinary system.

In brief: Both

A nephrologist is an internal medicine physician with a subspecialty/focus on kidney diseases.
A urologist is a surgeon who deals with diseases related to the urinary system.
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Quality vs. Flow

A nephrologist is consulted for matters regarding the ability of the kidney to clear toxins from the blood stream into the urine compartment.
This includes electrolytes, water, and components of kidney stones. A urologist assists, among many things, with the issues of flow. Kidney/ureter/prostate//bladder obstruction by tumors or stones, for example.

In brief: Quality vs. Flow

A nephrologist is consulted for matters regarding the ability of the kidney to clear toxins from the blood stream into the urine compartment.
This includes electrolytes, water, and components of kidney stones. A urologist assists, among many things, with the issues of flow. Kidney/ureter/prostate//bladder obstruction by tumors or stones, for example.
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Urinary problems

Both will handle these; urologist specializes in anatomy and bladder and ureter and will perform surgery; nephrologist specializes in urine and blood chemistry, protein in urine, red cells in urine; kidney impairment; kidney inflammation.

In brief: Urinary problems

Both will handle these; urologist specializes in anatomy and bladder and ureter and will perform surgery; nephrologist specializes in urine and blood chemistry, protein in urine, red cells in urine; kidney impairment; kidney inflammation.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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