San Antonio's leaders in urological care
Many people experience urological issues but never bring them up because they can be uncomfortable to discuss. Urological conditions can take a toll on your quality of life, so it is important to get treatment from an expert. Methodist Healthcare's urologists specialize in male and female urinary tract diseases, giving you the best urological care in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
To learn more about the urology treatment options we provide, call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.
Your trusted urology specialists
Our compassionate doctors treat patients with the respect they deserve when dealing with personal conditions like bladder disorders and incontinence. We offer advanced treatment options for the following conditions:
- Bladder disorders
- Erectile dysfunction
- General urological conditions
- Genitourinary cancer
- Interstitial cystitis
- Kidney stones and urinary tract disorders
- Male infertility
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Urologic oncology
- Urethral stricture
- Urinary incontinence for males and females
- Urinary tract infections
Urinary tract infection treatment
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common infections urologists treat. UTIs develop when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and multiply in the bladder. They involve the bladder, kidneys, ureters or urethra and typically occur in adults. Women are at greater risk for both of these types of infections due to their reproductive anatomy.
The most common UTIs include cystitis and urethritis. If urinary tract infections go untreated, they can cause serious medical complications, including permanent kidney damage or sepsis. If you have any of the symptoms below, schedule a consultation with a urologist today for a UTI test.
Symptoms of cystitis:
- Blood in urine
- Frequent urges to urinate
- Painful urination
- Abdominal Pain
Symptoms of urethritis:
- Burning with urination
- Cloudy urine
- Urine has an odd odor
Urinary incontinence is characterized by a temporary loss of bladder control. The severity of symptoms can range from occasional leaking to uncontrollable urges to urinate. There are many potential causes for urinary incontinence, like diabetes, menopause or pregnancy. If you are experiencing symptoms of urinary incontinence, you are not alone.
Before visiting your doctor, be prepared to discuss your medical history and symptoms. A physical exam will also be performed to determine the severity of your condition. A doctor will usually recommend the following tests before coming up with a treatment plan:
- Keeping a journal of symptoms and liquid intake
- Pelvic ultrasound
- Urodynamic testing
Some possible treatment options include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Absorbent products
At Methodist Children's Hospital, our board-certified pediatric urologists specialize in treating our younger urology patients and getting them back to their normal lifestyle. Methodist Healthcare also has a team of pediatric nephrologists who treat pediatric kidney conditions.