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Urology

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.

Phimosis can range from a tight foreskin that is difficult to retract to expose the glans (head) of the penis to pinpoint phimosis where the foreskin cannot be retracted at all. Men who have never retracted their foreskin is prone to phimosis as the foreskin forms adhesions to the u...
7 Jun 2019

Incontinence In Women And Other Urinary Symptoms, Explained By A Specialist

Incontinence In Women And Other Urinary Symptoms, Explained By A Specialist

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. 

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Managing Benign Prostate Hyperplasia & Peyronie’s Disease: A Urologist Discusses

Managing Benign Prostate Hyperplasia & Peyronie’s Disease: A Urologist Discusses

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.

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There are several causes for this and it has to do with the following: 1. The site of the lump (which part of the penis) 2. The size of the lump 3. The duration the lump has been present 4. Whether any deformities are present The common cause of a lump ...
14 Feb 2019
The most dangerous cause of a lump in the testicle is cancer of the testicle. It is usually painless. Hence, you should seek a consultation and examination by a urologist as soon as possible. Other possible causes of lump in the testicle include hydrocele, cyst and infection.
29 Mar 2019
Hi, you should see a urologist in situations as follows: 1. UTI not getting better after a course of antibiotics 2. Frequent UTI i.e. 3 attacks in a year or 2 attacks in 6 months 3. Flank or back pain with or without fever 4. Blood in the urine 5. If you have previo...
25 May 2019
Bladder infection, also known as cystitis, loosely termed as a UTI, is an indication for a trip to the doctor. Common symptoms of bladder infection would be frequency and urgency associated with painful urination (also known as dysuria). In some cases, blood can be seen in the urin...
24 May 2019
It depends on the cause of the curved penis. If it has been present since young, it could likely be due to frenulum brevie or a short frenulum, which is the point where the foreskin is attached to the penis. The other possibility would be congenital penile curvature. These two...
12 May 2019
A urologist is a surgeon whereas a nephrologist is a physician. Urologists take care of conditions affecting the male genitalia and the male reproductive system. A urologist also takes care of conditions affecting the urinary system in both men and women. Common problems that wa...
9 May 2019
For a person to be able to urinate, there must be no obstruction to the bladder outlet and the bladder muscle must be able to contract to allow the urine to be drained from the bladder. At the same time, the sphincter (the muscle that maintains continence) has to relax as the bladde...
4 May 2019
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