Urology involves the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of diseases and disorders affecting the urinary system and the male and female genital system.

The urinary system produces, stores, and removes urine from the body.  It includes kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands and urethra, as well as the reproductive system. 

At UPMC Institute for Health Chianciano Terme, we deal with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common urological problems including:

  • Upper and lower urinary tract calculosis
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • Bladder tumors
  • Prostate tumors
  • Kidney tumors
  • Ureteral tumors
  • Testicular tumors
  • Urethral stenosis
  • Male and female urinary incontinence

Your general practitioner can treat minor urinary problems, but if the symptoms persist or worsen you may need a consult with an urologist, especially if you witness:

  • Persistent pain or burning when urinating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Male infertility problems
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pain in the lower back or abdomen, as this may be a symptom of kidney stones
  • Difficulty urinating

In any case, it is important for men to undergo periodic urology consults after the age of 45-50 or with a family history of prostate cancer, and in younger age in case of fertility problems.  Women are advised to undergo periodic urine tests to diagnose urinary tract diseases.  In addition to periodic medical consults, to prevent urology diseases, as for all other diseases, it is essential to adopt a healthy lifestyle at all ages, including a balanced diet and regular physical exercise.

What to expect from your consult?

During the visit, the urologist collects the patient’s history and all necessary information on the state of health and any family history of urology diseases. Afterwards, the physical examination is carried out that may include observation of the lower back and upper abdomen, in order to detect any abnormalities. Based on the patient’s state of health and symptoms reported, the urologist evaluates whether to carry out further investigations and prescribes laboratory and/or diagnostic tests, if necessary.