Kidney Stone Treatment
Kidney stones are formed in the kidney or the urinary tract. The most common symptoms include blood in your urine and pain, often very severe, alongside your kidney region on one or both sides of your body. In many cases kidney stones will pass on their own but sometimes medical intervention is necessary, either through medication or surgery.
Prostate enlargement is common in older men and not necessarily a sign of cancer. However, the symptoms of prostate enlargement and prostate cancer are very similar and often require an urologist to diagnose properly. Treatment varies from medication to surgery.
Kidney Cancer and Cysts
Kidney cancer is not always accompanied by symptoms and can best be diagnosed with a CT scan or ultrasound by an urologist. Treatment most likely involves removal of the kidney by an urologist.
Kidney cysts, while not cancerous, are quite common and should be treated by an urologist. Multiple cysts can replace the kidney over time and lead to kidney failure.
Bladder Infections and Cancer
Bladder infections are more common in women than men, due to the shorter urinary tract found in females. All infections require antibiotics for treatment. More than two urinary tract infections in one year signals further analysis by an urologist.
Bladder cancer is often signaled by blood in the urine. Urologists perform a simple surgery to examine and biopsy the bladder for confirmation. If caught early bladder cancer is considered extremely treatable.
Female incontinence and prolapse
Urinary leakage when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise or is called urinary incontinence and is treatable through specific exercises, medication or surgery.
Female prolapse is the collapsing of the pelvic floor, which causes the vaginal canal to protrude from the opening of the vagina. This condition is common after childbirth and treatable with specific exercises or surgery, depending on severity.