Common Urologic Diseases

May 24, 2022

The urinary system constantly works in order to manage and regulate urinary production and elimination. The urinary system comprises several organs including the urethra, the kidneys, the ureters, and the bladder. If there any problems with your urinary system you should see a urology doctor Manhattan. People can experience a wide range of urologic diseases, some of them minor while some of them requiring more complex treatments. Both men and women can be exposed to urologic diseases, but the urologic issues in men can also affect directly their reproductive system.

Some of the most common urologic diseases- when you need to see a urology doctor Manhattan:

  • OAB- Overactive Bladder– this is a condition usually occurring when the bladder loses its ability to store urine in a proper manner. The result can be involuntary loss of urine (incontinence) and a constant feeling or urge to urinate. Also, in case of an overactive bladder the bladder muscles typically contract in an involuntary manner, feeling like spasms. There is medication and different treatments available in order to cure the problem or make the symptoms better.
  • UTIs- Urinary Tract Infections– some of the most common types of urinary tract diseases. The UTIs are most frequently experienced by women. The symptoms of a urinary tract infection include a sensation of burning, and the constant need to urinate. In order to diagnose a UTI, the doctor will perform a urine culture. Typically, UTIs are treated with antibiotics.
  • Urinary incontinence– it is not necessarily harmful to overall health, but it can become a true burden in your everyday life and activities. Urinary incontinence can be caused by several factors including weakened bladder muscles, diabetes, after childbirth, some underlying health conditions, etc. Patients can keep urinary incontinence under control with a few lifestyle changes and if the problem becomes too serious then corrective surgery is also an available option.
  • Kidney stones– stones that are formed in the kidneys can become blocked in the urinary tract and then urination becomes extremely painful. Stones can be passed naturally but for some larger stones surgery may be needed.