Urologist or Gynecologist? Here are the Conditions They Treat
The female urologic and reproductive functions require different experts: urologists and gynecologists. Dr. Rebecca Roedersheimer explains.
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When bleeding occurs from the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate or urethra, it passes through urine, often tinting it pink to brown. While most causes of hematuria are not serious, we recommend an evaluation to rule out more serious conditions.
Rarely in my career as a urologist have I been more concerned about men proactively protecting themselves from prostate cancer. The reason to be proactive is fairly well known. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. It trails only lung cancer. Far less well known, and the reason I’m concerned, is…
Picture a 50-year-old father and 20-year-old son playing tennis. One of them has testicular cancer but doesn’t know it. Chances are, it’s the son. Testicular cancer is rare – it’s expected to be diagnosed in just 1% of men this year. However, it has the distinct characteristic of occurring most frequently among younger males – ages…