Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute | Reasons for a woman to see a urologist

Bladder mass

A growth on the bladder.


Hematuria is a fancy word for the presence of blood in urine. Hematuria can be caused by a number of potentially serious conditions including bladder cancer, kidney cancer, urinary tract infections and stones. Consult your urologist if you discover blood in your urine.

Injuries to the urinary tract

Injuries caused by trauma or surgery.

Interstitial cystitis

A chronic condition characterized by bladder pressure and pain.

Kidney mass

A growth on the kidney.

Kidney stones

A key symptom of kidney stones is severe pain in the lower stomach, side of the back or groin. Left untreated, stones can wreak havoc on the kidneys and cause permanent damage. Your risk of kidney stones increases if you don’t drink enough fluids. Increasing the amount of water you drink could help reduce their occurrence.

Pelvic prolapse

When weakened pelvic muscles allow pelvic organs to drop down, putting pressure on the vagina.

Pregnancy and the urinary tract

Treatment of urinary tract infections and other problems associated with pregnancy.

Urethral diverticulum

The formation of an outpouching next to the urethra.


Inflammation of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body.

Urinary incontinence

Accidental release of urine.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Infection of any part of the urinary system—kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra.

Voiding dysfunction

Problems with emptying the bladder.