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Diagnosis &Treatment

Seeing a doctor to diagnose and treat urology problems can be anxiety-provoking. Your doctor may perform a physical exam to pinpoint where you feel pain or discomfort. Urine tests are also commonly done, as well as imaging studies. This section looks at the diagnostic tests and treatments used in urology.

Your First Visit to a Urologist
Has your primary care doctor referred you to a urologist? To get the most out of your visit, there are many things that you need to prepare. Learn what to take with you and what questions to ask.

What Conditions Does a Urologist Treat?
Have you wondered what kinds of problems a urologist takes care of? Can a simple urinary tract infection be handled by your primary care doctor? Discover what conditions urologists are most likely to treat.

Brand Name Drugs in Urology
Drug expenses are skyrocketing. You might be surprised to learn that there are big differences in what you will pay for drugs. Learn about common brand name drugs in urology.

What You Should Know About Generic Drugs in Urology
Your health plan may be creating a strong financial incentive for you to take a generic drug, rather than a brand name drug. Find out why.


A urinalysis provides a lot of information about your kidneys and urine and can even indicate disease in other organs as well. If you have complaints of frequent or painful urination, blood in your urine, back or abdominal pain, a urinalysis may pinpoint where your complaints are coming from.

Medicare Part D Enrollment Considerations
Are you feeling stumped by the prospect of Medicare Part D enrollment? It is a complex process for sure. Many people with urology problems are on Medicare. Take a look at what to consider in reviewing drug costs as you face the Medicare Part D enrollment.

Top 10 Questions To Ask Your Urologist Before Undergoing Surgery
There are important questions that you can ask your urologist to reduce your anxiety and help you gain trust in working with your urologist. Find out how to get the most out of an initial visit with your urologist.

Enlarged Prostate - How is An Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Diagnosed?
Are you a man who has begun to have difficulty urinating, had a stop-and-go urinary flow, or are you feeling the need to urinate at night? It is time to see a urologist to determine if you have an enlarged prostate, also known as BPH. Find out what your urologist will do to diagnose your problem.

BPH Medication - When Your Doctor Recommends BPH Medication
Are you worried that you have an enlarged prostate? Are you an older man with symptoms of frequent urination, stop-and-go urination, or difficulty urinating? You should be evaluated for an enlarged prostate by a urologist. He may recommend medication. Find out about medications for an enlarged prostate here.

BPH- Minimally Invasive Treatments for an Enlarged Prostate
Are you bothered by symptoms of an enlarged prostate? Learn what minimally invasive treatments are available and whether you want to explore them with your doctor.

Cystoscopy - Everything You Need to Know About Cystoscopy

A cystoscopy is a relatively common urological test used for a variety of urological conditions. The information below will answer all your questions about cystoscopy.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Surgery
Surgery is a highly effective treatment for an enlarged prostate that is bothersome to you. Learn all about how surgery is performed and what to expect after you have undergone surgery.

There are a myriad number of diagnostic tests to see how well you are urinating. Uroflowmetry is one key test.

Kidney Stones
kidney stones

Blood in the urine
Blood in the urine, when to see a urologist.

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