In the time of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, doctors frequently examined urine’s color, odor, and texture. They also looked for bubbles, blood, and other signs of disease. Today, an entire field of medicine focuses on the health of the urinary system. It’s called urology. Here’s a look at what urologists do and when you should consider seeing one of these specialists.
Urology is the field of medicine that focuses on diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive tract. Some urologists treat general diseases of the urinary tract. Others specialize in a particular type of urology, such as: female urology, which focuses on conditions of a woman’s reproductive and urinary tract male infertility, which focuses on problems that prevent a man from conceiving a baby with his partner neurourology, which focuses on urinary problems due to conditions of the nervous system pediatric urology, which focuses on urinary problems in children urologic oncology, which focuses on cancers of the urinary system, including the bladder, kidneys, prostate, and testicles