UROLOGY DISEASES – ENGLISH SPEAKING UROLOGIST IN ROME
Urologists diagnose and treat problems related to the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.
If you have symptoms that you are worried about, you are able to attend our private centre based in the centre of Rome
Common issues covered at our clinic are:
Kidney stones are just what they sound like: tiny stones that form inside the kidneys, when salts and minerals that are normally in the urine crystallizes and harden. Symptoms will often include pain in your side or in the lower part of your belly, pain while urinating, blood in the urine, need to urinate in a hurry. Rarely stones will exhibit no symptoms in the patient but will still cause some kidney damage. Patients besieged by kidney stones should come to our clinic promptly for an evaluation from our English speaking urologist. The evaluation will include some or all of the following: urinalysis, blood tests and X-rays. A variety of treatment options exist, but each persons’s treatment is a little different being related to the size, the type and location of the stone. If your stone is big or causes severe pain, you might need to be admitted to the hospital. In the other cases observation with periodic evaluation is an option for initial treatment. Such patients may be offered an appropriate medical therapy to facilitate stone passage and ease pain during the observation period.
Blood in urine
The presence of visible blood in the urine(“Gross hematuria” in medical jargon) is always abnormal and is a warning signal that should not be ignored by the patient. The most common causes of significant hematuria are infections, kidney stones, trauma and tumors. Patients with hematuria should come to our clinic for an evaluation where a detailed patient history, physical exam, will be obtained by our English speaking urologist. In most cases this evaluation would be sufficient to prescribe an effective treatment. When further tests are needed and we will perform them in the shortest possible time in a comfortable environment.
Urinary tract infections, (called “UTIs,” in medical jargon) are infections affecting either the bladder or the kidneys. Bladder infections are more common and happen when bacteria get into the urethra and travel up into the bladder. When bacteria go even higher, kidney infections can happen. Both bladder and kidney infections are more common in women than men. Men with UTI symptoms should always be evaluated by a specialist. Frequent symptoms of UTIs are pain in the lower tummy or a burning feeling when you urinate, the need to urinate frequently or in a hurry, pink or red urine that could be caused by the presence of blood. The symptoms of a kidney infection can include the symptoms of a bladder infection and a combination of fever, back pain, nausea or vomiting. A simple urine test is usually sufficient to diagnose a UTI. Most UTI are treated with antibiotic pills, carefully chosen by a board-certified general practitioner. Some people use cranberry products to prevent UTI. The medical literature suggests that cranberry products are not very good to prevent bladder infections, nonetheless they are harmless as long as they don’t delay the visit to the doctor’s office.
Urethral discharge, meaning the leak fluid from the penis or vagina, is the most common symptom of sexually transmitted diseases. Our English speaking urologist will probably ask for a urine sample or a sample of fluid from the urethra (or the vagina if you are a woman) to be tested. It’s also possible you will have a blood test. These tests will show if you have an infection and what kind. The therapy usually involves taking antibiotics. Please find more information on this topic by visiting our dedicated page
Urinary incontinence means that a person involuntary leaks urine or loses bladder control. Incontinence affects all ages, in particular over the age of 60, but it is not part of the normal aging. Women are affected twice as often as men, and often do not report to the doctor their problem. There are different types of incontinence. Each causes different symptoms. The 3 most common types are: Stress incontinence i.e. the loss of urine during coughing, sneezing, or other physical activities that increases belly’s pressure. Stress incontinence is most common in women, especially those who have had a baby; Urgency incontinence i.e. when the loss of urine is associated with a desire to void the urinary tract so strong that it’s not possible to make it to the bathroom in time; Transient incontinence results from some condition that can be easily reversed with the right methodology; Mixed incontinence is a mixture of all the above. Patients affected by incontinence should come to our clinic for an evaluation by our English speaking urologist. Evaluation will include taking a personal history and performing a physical exam, collecting urine for urinalysis, an ultrasound scan for assessing the amount of urine left in the bladder after urination. Occasionally further tests are needed to fully ascertain the extent and nature of the incontinence. Our English speaking urologist or gynecologist will be able to show and discuss with the patient all the treatment options
Blood in the ejaculate
The presence of blood in the ejaculate (“Hematospermia” in medical jargon), results often from inflammation of the prostate or seminal vesicles. It is almost always a benign condition. For patients who don’t report other symptoms, the initial evaluation consists of taking a detailed history, physical examination and urinalysis. More invasive procedures are reserved for patients with blood in urine or abnormal physical examinations. Men with blood in the ejaculate and urethral discharge, should be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia. When unexplained blood in the ejaculate lasts more than a month, the patient should be evaluated with transrectal ultrasonography.
The prostate is a gland that surrounds the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis, called the “urethra”. This gland grows slowly over decades and often gets so big that can eventually reach up to 10 times the normal size. Thus is quite common in older men to have problems involving the prostate gland and often they have a significant impact on their quality of life. Our English speaking urologist will decide the right treatment for you according to the results of blood and urine tests. In some cases the doctor might also ask a ultrasound of the prostate gland. After a thorough examination our consultant will discuss with you all the different treatment options.
Here is a list of procedures performed by our English speaking urologist:
- Bladder catheterisation/Replacement
- Urethral dilation
- Cystostomy tube replacement
- Genital warts electrocautery removal
- Reduction of paraphimosis
- Surgical wound management
- Division of preputial adhesions
- Intravescical instillation of drugs
If you are looking for an English speaking urologist in right in the heart of Rome, do not hesitate to contact us: we are here to help you.
- Removal of prosthesis from ureter
- Cystostomy tube placement
- External treatment of urethral meatus stenosis