People often think of a doctor who treats incontinence and prostate cancer. However, urology covers much more.

All diseases of the urinary system and male reproductive system are treated by urologists. You can also visit a urology specialist at

These are some of the most common reasons people see a urologist:


The practice of urology includes the treatment and prevention of cancers that affect the male reproductive system. A urologist may treat cancers of the bladder, kidneys, testicles, prostate, or testicles. 

These conditions are quite common. For example, prostate cancer is the most common nonskin cancer among American men. One in ten men will develop it at some time in their lives. Bladder cancer is the 9th most common form of cancer in American women.

Male Genitalia Dysfunction

The treatment of male genitalia dysfunction is also covered by urology. There are many causes of impotence, such as age, injury to the nerves and muscles in the reproductive system, or side effects of another chronic condition.

There are several treatment options available, including ones that allow a man to erect naturally or those that use devices to achieve an artificial erection. Sometimes, urologists are used to assisting couples in dealing with male infertility and achieving a successful pregnancy.


Incontinence, which refers to the inability of the bladder to hold enough urine, is very common. This problem is common in women who have had children or gone through pregnancy. The pelvic floor muscles can become stretched and torn, causing the bladder to not hold urine properly.