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What is the difference between Urology and Nephrology?

Asked by Leo Samuels, Last updated: Jun 04, 2020

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Daniel Frederic

Daniel Frederic

Answered May 19, 2020

Nephrologists handle kidney disorders, while urologists are surgeons who handle urinary tract disorders. The kidneys produce urine, while the upper urinary tract affects the kidneys, and the lower urinary tract contains the bladder and the urethra. Nephrology is a specialty of internal medicine. A nephrologist is a doctor who has been trained in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease.

Unlike urologists, nephrologists will treat the disorder by using non-surgical methods. These methods include adjusting electrolytes, regulating blood pressure, and balancing fluids in the body. Someone may be referred to a nephrologist because of a kidney disorder.

The urologist, on the other hand, is trained to examine the urinary tracts of both males and females. Urologists can also perform circumcisions, which is when the skin is removed from the tip of the male genitals.

 

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