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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is a urologist?

Urologists diagnose and treat diseases related to the urinary tract for both men and women. Their diagnosis also involves the men’s reproductive system.

2. Why should you consult a urologist?

You should consult a urologist if you have issues with your urinary tract or reproductive organs (in men). Urologists can treat the kidneys, bladder, urethra and adrenal glands and includes the reproductive organs in men.
If the problems are left alone, it could lead to more severe results and may cause even more complications. Hence it is best to consult a urologist if you have any symptoms as soon as possible.

3. Are children also susceptible to urological diseases?

Yes, babies and children are can contract urological diseases. Diseases such as congenital diseases and genitourinary tract diseases may happen in infants and young children.

4. How much do urologists charge?

Depending on your insurance provider, you may be able to claim some of the costs for a urology appointment. The costs for a consultation is between AED 100 - 500. Make sure you find out the treatment you are going through with your urologist for a detailed cost breakdown.

5. What are the top treatments available?

Treatments that are available are biopsies, a cystectomy, extracorporeal shock-wave therapy to break up kidney stones, vasectomies, repair injuries and blockages. There are also many more treatments depending on your issues.

6. What to expect during a visit?

Aside from the paperwork required, you will be expected to explain your symptoms and provide a medical history. There may be a physical exam and a urine sample. Furthermore, you may be asked to get an MRI or CT scan and discuss treatment plans for your condition.

7. Are urological diseases life-threatening?

Urological diseases vary from mild to severe and sometimes the mild conditions may lead to worse complications.
Urinary tract infections and overactive bladders are mild conditions; kidney stones can lead to severe pain if left alone. Other more severe conditions include erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer and swelling of the prostate glands.

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