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General Urology

General urology provides effective treatment for common conditions that affect the genitourinary tract (kidneys, bladder, male sexual organs and female pelvic area). In some cases you may need further treatment from specialists in one or more specific disorders. However, many times a general urologist can provide relief from your condition without need for further treatment.

People visit a general urologist for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Enlarged prostate. The prostate may swell and press on the urethra (tube carrying urine out of the body), making urination difficult. Enlarged prostate is not a symptom of prostate cancer and it does not increase a man’s risk for this cancer.
  • Prostate cancer. Tumors in the prostate may cause symptoms similar to those of enlarged prostate. A biopsy (removal of a tissue sample) allows the urologist to make a definitive diagnosis.
  • Male incontinence and female incontinence. Sphincter muscles normally hold the urethra closed. When they weaken, even mild stresses, such as a cough or lifting a bag of groceries, may cause urine to escape. This condition occurs in men and women. Other conditions may also cause incontinence.
  • Kidney stones. Hard accumulations of substances normally dissolved in urine may block part of the urinary tract. Stones may cause blood in the urine and difficulty urinating.
  • Urinary infection. This is a common problem, particularly for women. Symptoms may include frequent urination and blood in the urine.
  • Male sexual dysfunction. General urologists often treat erectile dysfunction and other male sexual difficulties.

General urology provides relief for many urinary and sexual problems. Indiana University Health has extensive experience with the full range of urologic conditions. Our expertise and commitment to patient- and family-centered care allows us to treat these disorders effectively.

IU Health urologists offer you a clear advantage in care for urologic conditions. Our team of urologists includes nationally and internationally known specialists in many specific urologic disorders. We work with each other as needed to give you the benefit of decades of multispecialty experience.

Our affiliation with Indiana University School of Medicine, allows us to participate in ongoing research to advance diagnostic and treatment techniques. Effective new treatments come to IU Health before they are available in many other places.

Because of our role in medical education and research we have the resources to provide excellent, personalized patient care. You receive only the tests and treatment appropriate to your condition and preferences. 

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

General Urology Treatment Information

General urologists care for patients with a wide range of disorders. The most common include:

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General Urology Support Services

Urology is a broad field of medicine. These resources may help you learn about what a urologist treats so you may work more effectively with your physician.