Urology, also known as genitourinary surgery, is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary-tract system and the male reproductive organs.
Incontinence, nocturia, urine discolouration, and microscopic hematuria are common urinary symptoms that may point to different underlying conditions. Both male and female patients can suffer from these symptoms.
It is important not to pass these off as a normal part of aging or of life, and let urinary symptoms go unmanaged. Treatments and help for male and also female urinary conditions are available in Singapore.
Dr Shirley Bang, a urology specialist in Singapore, has recently responded to questions from DoctorxDentist readers relating to incontinence in women and other urination-related concerns. Here is what she shared.
As a man gets older, he may experience symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is a condition when the prostate gland is enlarged and causes difficulty with urination.
Peyronie's disease is a different urological condition that typically affects men above the age of 40, but is also present in men under that age. The condition usually presents as penile curvature associated with a palpable lump.
Thankfully, there are medical treatments for both these conditions in Singapore. Dr Ronny Tan, a consultant urologist in Singapore, recently answered DoctorxDentist reader questions regarding these male urological conditions and how they are managed in Singapore. Here are his key pointers.