Which of the following is a specialist who treats diseases of the urinary tract?
A urologist is a physician who specializes in diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Patients may be referred to a urologist if their physician suspects they may need treatment for a condition relating to bladder, urethra, ureters, kidneys, and adrenal glands.
What is the medical specialist named that specializes in the treatment of urinary tract conditions?
Urologists are best trained to treat any condition involving the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Your primary care doctor may be able to treat some minor urologic issues.
How are disorders of the urinary system treated?
Treatment of urinary disorders involves identifying and treating the cause or symptoms. Some examples of possible treatments include self-care measures, medications to relieve pain, medications to relax the bladder, antibiotics, devices, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.
What are the common disorders of the urinary system?
Some of the more common problems of the urinary system include:
- Bladder infections – (cystitis) usually caused by bacteria.
- Enlarged prostate – in men, this can make it difficult to empty the bladder.
- Incontinence – when urine leaks out of the urethra.
- Kidney infections – when a bladder infection ‘backs up’ the ureters.