Symptoms of Urology Conditions
The symptoms of urology conditions vary considerably. Depending on the specific type and extent of a patient’s condition, symptoms may range from hardly noticeable to highly disruptive.
Urology describes the branch of medicine that focuses on the urinary system as well as the male reproductive system. There are several organs that compose the urinary system – including the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra. Indications that an infection or disease is affecting one or more of these organs may include:
- Blood in urine
- Painful urination
- Difficulty urinating
- A frequent urge to urinate, even when the bladder is empty
- Urinary incontinence
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Changes in the frequency of urination
- A weakened urine stream
- Discomfort in the lower abdomen
- Pelvic pain
- Infertility, impotence, or erectile dysfunction in men
It is important to seek professional medical help if you are displaying symptoms of a urological condition. A urologist will be able to accurately diagnose your condition, design a treatment plan, and provide relief for uncomfortable symptoms.
Tampa General Hospital provides comprehensive care to men and women with urological conditions, and has been recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals for Urology by U.S. News & World Report. This honor speaks directly to the expertise of our physicians, who utilize the latest advances in urological treatment. For example, our surgeons may perform urology procedures assisted by robotic technology, which allows for enhanced precision, improved visualization, and streamlined recovery periods.