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5 Most Common Conditions When a Urologist Needs to be Consulted


Conditions related to urology can be really annoying and frustrating. The symptoms can sometimes completely hamper your work life. Following are some of the conditions in which you must consult a urologist near you. For expert consultation, you can also consult the best urologists in India.


Painful urination

Painful urination or burning sensation while urination is most commonly caused by a Urinary Tract Infection in women. While in men the most frequent cause is urethritis or certain abnormalities related to the prostate gland. Other than these, the causes may also include infection such as:

  • Chlamydia

  • Vaginal infection

  • Yeast infection

  • Sexually transmitted infections

Conditions like bladder stones, kidney stones, cystitis or prostate inflammation can also cause pain during urination.


Overactive bladder

Overactive bladder disease is usually caused by involuntary muscle contractions in the bladder. The contractions can take place even when the bladder is not full. Though the exact cause is unknown, it is mostly associated with the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Stroke

  • Traumatic injury to spine or pelvis

  • Diabetic neuropathy

  • Neural tube defects


It may be associated with symptoms such as,

  • Blood in the urine

  • Frequent need to urinate

  • Painful urination

  • Low back pain


Blood in the urine

The condition of having blood in the urine is also known as hematuria. One must immediately seek the help of a urologist if he/she notices blood in the urine. The color of urine having blood in it may look brown, tea-colored or pink in color. The conditions related to hematuria are:

  • Kidney infection

  • Bladder infection

  • Prostate cancer

  • Kidney stones

  • Excessive exercise

  • Injury to the urinary tract

  • Sickle cell anemia

To have detailed information about hematuria, its causes, diagnosis, and treatment, click here.




Poor bladder control

Poor bladder control is medically termed as urinary incontinence. This is a very common condition. This loss of bladder control can be so severe that it can leak while coughing or sneezing. It extremely affects the routine activities of a person. One must not delay consulting a urologist for such a condition. The most common causes may include,

  • Enlargement of prostate

  • The weakening of the bladder muscles

  • Damage to the pelvic floor muscles

  • Advanced age

  • Kidney or bladder stones

  • Interstitial cystitis

  • Prostatitis


Inguinal hernia

This is a condition in which the soft tissues extrude through a defective opening in the lower abdominal muscles. The most frequent area affected is the groin area. It is more common in men than in women. A few causes may include:

  • Heavy weight-lifting

  • Pressure in the abdomen

  • Obesity

  • Pregnancy

  • Chronic cough

Inguinal Hernia


It is imperative to consult a urologist as soon as one notices the above signs and symptoms. A timely and expert consultation combined with a good hospital infrastructure can help in speedy recovery. 

Author Name
Dr. Kavreen Arora

Published Date
: 30-Apr-2019

Dr. Kavreen Arora

Dr. Kavreen studied medicine and actively practised for few years before she decided to share her knowledge through medical blogs and articles. Since then, Dr. Kavreen has written several articles about the recent advances in various medical treatments, life expectancies, and the best hospitals & doctors across the nation. 

She is a keen observer and likes to keep herself updated with the new technologies. She is an avid reader and an earnest writer in the medical field.

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