Diagnosing Urology Conditions
Dr. Lokesh Sharma uses a variety of diagnostic tools and techniques to identify urological conditions, including physical exams, imaging tests, and laboratory tests. Some of the most common diagnostic tools include:
1. Physical Examination
A physical exam is an important first step in diagnosing urological conditions. During the exam, the urologist will ask about your symptoms and medical history and perform a physical examination of your abdomen, genitals, and rectum.
2. Imaging Tests
Imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, provide detailed images of the urinary tract and male reproductive system. These tests can help the urologist identify the cause of your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment.
3. Lab Test
Laboratory tests, such as urine tests and blood tests, help the urologist evaluate the function of your kidneys, bladder, and other parts of the urinary tract. These tests can also help identify infections, prostate problems, and other urological conditions.