It can be confusing to some women on when to see an OB/GYN and when to see a urologist. And we know for women who already have an established relationship with an OB/GYN, it’s tempting to just make an appointment and forget adding another doctor. However, for many conditions, women need to see a urologist.
It’s extremely important that a woman see her OB/GYN on a regular basis. OB/GYNs deal with both disorders and diseases of the female reproductive system. They also care for women during pregnancy and oversee the birthing process. But when it comes to condition that concerns the bladder and kidneys, a urologist is going to be the expert.
Urologists are trained to treat problems that affect the urinary tract, the system of muscles, tubes and organs, such as the kidneys. They see men, women and children, although it’s a common misconception that urologists are only for men, and OB/GYNs are for women. At Arkansas Urology we have specialty services just for women for their unique needs. Many conditions that affect the bladder and kidneys are actually more common in women than men like incontinence. We also deal with pelvic organ prolapse that is a common condition as women age.
While you might not want to add another appointment to your calendar, a urologist is more experienced in treating the condition and can tell you exactly what’s going on. They see these types of conditions all the time. And while you might have a more established relationship with your OB/GYN and be more comfortable talking with him/her, you should see a urologist with any urine or bladder issue.
If you need to make an appointment or talk to someone in our clinic, give us a call today at 877-321-8452.