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Overview of Urogenital Disorders

Overview of Urogenital Disorders

What does urogenital mean?

Urogenital is a word that refers to the urinary and genital organs.

Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with:

Urologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Other health professionals who treat urinary or urogenital problems include primary care physicians, pediatricians, gynecologists, urogynecologists, and nephrologists.

Overview of the male anatomy

Illustration of the anatomy of the male reproductive tract
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Overview of the urinary tract

The urinary tract or system includes the organ system primarily responsible for cleaning and filtering excess fluid and waste material from the blood:

The kidneys also function as glands that produce hormones necessary for building red blood cells and regulating blood pressure.

What is the male urogenital system?

The male urogenital tract includes the following:

What causes problems in the urinary system?

Problems in the urinary system may include conditions such as kidney failure, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, prostate enlargement, and bladder control problems. These problems in the urinary system may be caused by the following:

Are urogenital diseases common in the United States?

Diseases of the kidney and urinary tract remain a major cause of illness and death in the United States. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) states that more than 26 million Americans are affected by kidney and urologic diseases, and millions more are at risk.

What are the symptoms of a kidney and/or urinary tract disease?

The following are the most common symptoms of a kidney and/or urinary tract disease. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

The symptoms of a kidney and/or urinary tract disease may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.

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Online Resources of Kidney and Urinary Disorders


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