When to see a Urology Specialist

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Published on June 09, 2021

When to see a Urology Specialist

Diagram of the Kidneys, Ureter and BladderUrology specialists are physicians who diagnose and treat conditions that affect the urinary system, which removes waste through urine and controls other body functions. The urinary tract is made up of the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra. A urologist also has advanced training to care for the male sex organs, including the penis, prostate gland, scrotum and testicles.

PIH Health urology specialists can help you find relief from symptoms and improve your quality of life. Depending on your symptoms and other factors, your primary care doctor may refer you to a urologist for specialized care to diagnose and address common urologic conditions, including:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate causing urinary symptoms
  • Benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the urinary system
    • Kidney, bladder, prostate, testicle, penis
  • Male sexual dysfunction (Erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation, penile curvature)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary Stones (kidney, ureter, bladder)
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • Elective sterilization – Vasectomy
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Male infertility
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostatitis, swelling of the prostate gland
  • Undescended testicle
  • Vaginal prolapse

To schedule an appointment with a PIH Health Urology Specialist, call 562.907.7600. Learn more at PIHHealth.org/Urology.

The information in Healthy Living Online is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation, or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.