What have dermatology. Urology in common?Simply put, one could think that dermatology deals exclusively with skin, urology with men and gynecology with women. However, the boundaries between the individual specialties are not quite so clear-cut. There are many interfaces between the areas, which is why we explain here exactly which doctor is responsible for what and which doctor should be consulted for which symptoms.
What a dermatologist treats?
The dermatologist is also called a dermatologist in medical terminology. This deals with diseases of the skin, but also mucous membranes, hair and nails. Allergic skin diseases are also treated by a dermatologist.
The full name of the dermatologist is "Specialist in dermatology and venereology". That is, it is a specialist in skin and sexually transmitted diseases. So besides the skin, a dermatologist also deals with sexually transmitted diseases. However, not all venereal diseases are treated in dermatology. The focus here is primarily on the diseases that are also expressed with accompanying skin symptoms or skin changes in the mucous membranes.
Which venereal diseases are treated by the dermatologist?
Common examples include:
What does a urologist treat?
Urology is the medical specialty that deals with the urinary organs and the male reproductive organs. For example, diseases of the urethra, urinary bladder, ureters, but also the testicles, seminal ducts and prostate are treated. Common conditions include urinary stones, tumors, infections or malformations.
Limitations of potency and fertility in men also fall partly within the specialist area of urologists. However, dermatologists also share responsibility for these ies. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer that occurs in men in Germany. Annual will be at over 60.000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Further the urologist is visited with the problem with the urination, kidney problems or changes of the male hormones of the urologist.
What does a woman see a urologist?
A specialist in urology is often called a "man's doctor" However, this is not quite correct, because the treatment and examination of the male reproductive organs is only one part of the medical specialty of urology. As mentioned above, diseases of the urinary organs are also part of urology, and eventually women can be affected by them as well. Women should consult a urologist for all complex ureteral-. Bladder diseases consult a urologist. Bladder infections are probably the most common condition with which women consult a urologist, but stones, bladder carcinomas (cancer) or pelvic floor problems can also lead a woman to a urologist. In these cases, the urologist often works closely with the gynecologist to develop the best possible treatment concept for the patient.
The above-mentioned pelvic floor problems can be the result of pregnancy, for example. be the result of a natural birth. Many women are subsequently affected by increasing incontinence. In these cases, too, women should consult a urologist, because today there are numerous methods to treat it.
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What does the gynecologist do?
Gynecology, or gynecology, is the medical specialty that deals with the female sexual and reproductive organs. In the area of responsibility of gynecology belongs, for example:
– Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases in women – Advice on contraception and family planning – Pregnancies, maternity care and obstetric care – Cancer screening, detection and treatment – Indication of surgical procedures in the genital area, abdomen and breasts
Here it is easy to see that the gynecologist, or. gynecologist deals mainly with the female reproductive organs. Of course, if you have cystitis, you can also consult a gynecologist, as this is an interface between urology and gynecology, just like the pelvic floor problems mentioned above. Here, an expert from the respective other specialty is often consulted in order to work out the right therapy.
It is similar with skin changes in the intimate area in women. Here, the gynecologist is often consulted, who in most cases can of course also provide appropriate treatment, but the actual responsibility here lies with the dermatologist.
Where are the interfaces between dermatology and urology?? The specialties of dermatology. Urology are very close in some areas. If men have complaints that affect their genital area, they will in most cases consult a urologist, because they ame that this is the right place to go. This often results from the amption that the urologist as a "men's doctor" is everything is treated that is related to the male genitalia.
This amption is also not wrong in principle, but here the actual responsibility of some diseases is divided between dermatology and urology. Simplified, we can say that all complaints that are "from the inside" are "from the outside" come, fall within the scope of urologists and anything "from the outside" (i.e. the skin of the genitals) belongs to the field of dermatology.
Especially the previously listed venereal diseases offer many points of contact between dermatology and urology. Other diseases that often bring the two specialties together are, for example, skin changes such as balanitis, phimosis, lichen sclerosus or lichen ruber.
To ensure that we at dermanostic can also provide the best treatment for our male patients (who contact us online or via app) with conditions in the intimate area, our interdisciplinary expert panel includes urologist Dr. med. Volker Muller-Mattheis, who is consulted by our treating dermatologists in appropriate cases. The same applies of course to our female patients, as a specialist in gynecology sits Dr. med. Detlev Katzwinkel in our expert panel.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us via our app, or our social media pages! Gina Wintrich is a member of the marketing staff of-. Editorial team of dermanostic. She studies in the bachelor social sciences with a focus on media and communication. At dermanostic it deals mainly with medical topics as well as the area of lifestyle.