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What is Urology?


Urology is a specialty that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females and on the reproductive system of males. Medical professionals specializing in the field of urology are called urologists and are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with urological disorders.


Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
In men, BPH is the enlargement of the prostate gland. This will lead to issues with emptying the bladder. Patients experience a weak stream while urinating, a sense of incomplete emptying of the bladder, a feeling of straining while urinating, or difficulty stopping once the stream is started. BPH can be treated with drugs or surgery. 

Bladder Cancer
There are many different types of bladder cancer which are often identified with a bladder exam called cystoscopy. The particular type of cancer is then established by way of a biopsy. Subsequent therapy is dependent upon the sort of bladder cancer and may involve surveillance, drugs placed directly in the bladder, chemotherapy, or further surgery.

Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.)/Impotence
Lack of normal erections is not only frustrating for an individual and their partner, but could also be an indication of more substantial problems in other areas of your body. Discussing your E.D. with Dr. El Masry will provide you valuable insight into your overall health. There are a wide variety of treatment options that can help minimize this common issue.

Hematuria, or blood in the urine, is not always associated to cancer. However, it is an alert that incentivizes the specialist to further examine the kidney and bladder. Thanks to this, tumors can be diagnosed that otherwise may have gone undiscovered. The examination is frequently negative, but is reassuring to both medical practitioners and patients. 

Unexpected or unwanted urination is distressing and can result in substantial lifestyle changes for both men and women. Different types of incontinence exist and could be identified through conversation, evaluation, and frequent additional assessment with Dr. El-Masry.

Kidney Cancer
Small or large tumors in the kidney can be treated differently depending on how advanced they are at the time of diagnosis. Early treatment has excellent potential to leave patients cancer free.

Kidney Stones
Many patients who have experienced kidney stones say “I wouldn’t want to go through that again!” Working with a urologist can help identify, treat and prevent kidney stones. Preliminary treatment may involve procedures such as an ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy).

Prostate Cancer
Even though prostate cancer is a very slow growing cancer, it can cause considerable difficulties if left undiagnosed and untreated and can be fatal. An accurate diagnosis is obtained through the performance of a prostate biopsy. After the analysis of the prostate is made, Dr. El-Masry will discuss with you different options of treatment based on which one will improve your overall quality of life.

Testicular Cancer
Cancer of the testicles is more commonly observed in teenagers, or young men in their 20s or 30s. Men are encouraged to perform regular self tests and consult with their urologist immediately when any changes are noted. Changes generally include lumps or bumps, hardening of the testicle or major changes in proportions. Testicular cancer, if identified early, is usually very treatable with some of the greatest cure rates of all cancers.

Overactive Bladder 
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a medical condition involving urine storage in the body. OAB can happen when nerve signals between your bladder and brain tell your bladder to empty even when it isn't full. This may cause your bladder muscles to contract to pass urine before they should. These contractions cause the sudden, strong urgency to urinate or cause leakage.

Urinary tract Infection (UTI)
A UTI is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as a bladder infection (cystitis) and when it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Symptoms from a lower urinary tract include pain with urination, frequent urination, and feeling the need to urinate despite having an empty bladder. Symptoms of a kidney infection include fever and flank pain