Urology is the branch of medicine that addresses diseases and conditions affecting the urinary tract system in both men and women. The field of urology also addresses problems with male reproductive organs. It’s important to know some of the most common male urology issues because if these conditions are left untreated, they can lead to pain, discomfort, and more serious health issues.
The term “urologic diseases” describes a wide variety of conditions, all related to the filtering and carrying of urine out of the body. These diseases can affect men, women, and children of all ages.
These diseases affect very specific parts of the body. In females, they involve the urinary tract. In males, they affect the urinary tract or the reproductive organs.
Causes of Urological Disorder
Common causes of urinary disorders include:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate)
- Cancers or benign tumors
- Infections of the urinary tract
- Interstitial cystitis (conditions involving chronic inflammation of the bladder)
- Kidney diseases
- Kidney or urinary tract stones
- Post-vasectomy syndrome
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Trauma or injury
Symptoms of Urinary Disorder
Symptoms of urinary disorders vary from person to person and based on the cause of the disorders. Common urinary symptoms include:
- Abdominal cramping
- Abdominal, pelvic, or back pain that can be severe
- Bloody or pink-colored urine (hematuria)
- Cloudy urine
- Fever and chills
- Foul-smelling urine
- Frequent urination
- General ill feeling
- Leaking of urine
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Pain or burning with urination (dysuria)
- Unexplained weight loss
- Urgent need to urinate
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition:
- Abdominal, pelvic, or lower back pain that can be severe
- High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Not producing any urine
- Severe nausea and vomiting
Treatment of Urinary Disorder
Your body’s cells can be used to treat urological disorders. Stem cell treatment is used to replace the damaged cells in the urinary tract. This technique has the potential to regenerate bladder tissues. Similarly notifying progress has been made using this technique in other areas, like regeneration of kidney and urethra.
Stem cell treatment is used for treating several urological disorders like erectile dysfunction and Peyronies. For curing erectile dysfunction the patient’s own body cells derived from the abdominal fat cells are injected into the erectile tissue of the penis. These therapies have shown excellent progress.