Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), recurrent urinary infections and benign diseases of the prostate are the most frequent causes for the search of treatment in General Urology.
Among the STDs, the most common are the nonspecific urethritis and the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), although others, like syphilis, gonorrhea and cancroid, also occur in a greater or lesser incidence, depending on the population in question. Due to its severity, infection caused through HIV (AIDS virus) and sexually transmitted hepatitis B and C require serious attention.
Recurring Urinary infections are common amongst men and women that already exhibit obstructive urinary processes. A systematic and well-conducted urologic evaluation is generally able to identify predisposing factors, thus allowing for the adequate management in order to enable the interruption of recurrences.
Among the benign diseases of inferior urinary tract the, benign prostatic hyperplasia (or prostate adenoma), urethral stricture and prostatitis are the ones that require attention.
Regarding the stricture of the urethra, that is, when the duct that carries urine from the bladder to the outside environment narrows, there are symptoms that overlap with those of benign prostatic hyperplasia, of which the most frequent causes are urethral trauma polls, passage of urinary calculi, infections by STDs or previous urethral surgeries. Master Clínica offers the Holmium Laser, which, coupled to a video camera, allows for corrective surgery through the urethra, without the need for large incisions, in most cases.
Prostatitis (infectious and inflammatory processes of the prostate) must be evaluated not only by the pain level and obstruction to the urinary flow, but also by the need for hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics due to the risk of septicemia (generalized infection). To know more about benign prostatic hyperplasia, visit the icon PROSTATE SURGERY.