Simply putting it across, Andrologist is a specialist in Andrology.
Now, what is andrology and what all does it include?
Andrology is the medical specialty that deals with Male Sexual Health, specifically the reproductive organs including the Penis, Testis and the related Organs. It also deals with the urological problems related to men. “Science of men” is what it is called sometimes. A counter part of Gynecology which deals with women’s reproductive system.
A good andrologist must be well experienced with the medical and surgical procedures including Vasectomy (Family Planning in Men), Vasovasostomy (reversal of Vasectomy), Orchidopexy, Circumcision and all genital disorders including the following:
- Balanitis – Inflammation of Penis Glans. If the foreskin of the penis is affected, it is called Balanoposthitis.
- Carcinoma of Penis – Cancer growth found on the skin of penis
- Cryptorchidism – Absence of testicles from Scrotum. (One or both)
- Epididymitis – Inflammation of epididymis. (Epididymis is a curved structure on the back of testicles)
- Epispadias – A type of malformation of penis in which the urethra opens on the upper side of the penis.
- Erectile Dysfunction – Problem having erections.
- Frenulum Breve – Elastic band type of tissue under the penis glans that restricts the movement of of the foreskin.
- Hydrocele – Accumulation of fluids in testicles.
- Hypospadias – When urinary opening is not in the usual location.
- Infertility – Inability (for man or woman) to reproduce naturally.