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Responsibilities of a Urologist

Responsibilities of a Urologist

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
If you’ve been referred to a urologist by your primary care doctor, you may be wondering what exactly a urologist is.

What Are the Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer?

What Are the Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer?

by Aaron Glueck (SU)
Growing older for men is usually accompanied by prostate issues. The most common problem is an enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which causes issues with urinating. But the most serious problem is prostate cancer.

What Is a Urologist and Why Do I Need One?

What Is a Urologist and Why Do I Need One?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Urologists treat any disease or condition that affects the urinary tract and the reproductive system.

Can Your Urine Warn You About Kidney Stones?

Can Your Urine Warn You About Kidney Stones?

by Crystal (SU)
Kidney stones are solid pieces of mineral-like matter that can resemble yellowish pebble stones. They can form in one of your kidneys when the minerals in your urine are not flushing out properly, which can occur if you’re not drinking enough water.

Visiting a Urologist vs. Primary Care Physician

Visiting a Urologist vs. Primary Care Physician

by Shearly (SU)
When you need an annual checkup, have a lingering illness, or have an unusual pain in a part of your body, it only makes sense to visit your primary care physician (PCP). However, if there is a specific problem or pain and you need a higher level of care, your PCP will refer you to a specialist.