If you experience any of the following symptoms, you need to see a urologist. The urologist can determine the level of severity and provide treatment options.
Blood in your urine
Even if you experience blood in your urine off and on, it signals something bad. The problem is not actually the blood in the urine. Rather, it indicates that something else is not right. Blood in the urine is never a normal occurrence and necessitates a trip to the urologist. Among other things, it can be an early warning sign of a bladder or kidney cancer.
Testicular pain or lump
If you experience pain in the testes that does not go away within two weeks, see a urologist. There is a chance of testicular cancer, but if detected early, cancer found in the testes is one of the most curable forms. A mass or lump in the testes can also signal testicular cancer and should be checked by a urologist.
An elevated or change in Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) level
Typically, very little PSA is found in the bloodstream. When there is a change or higher level of PSA in the blood, a urologist can determine the cause. The PSA test is often used as a way to detect early prostate cancer.
Abnormal prostate exam
Any abnormality could be from prostate cancer, so should be checked by a urologist. Remember, if caught early, prostate cancer has a high cure rate.
Painful urination (Dysuria)
Infections can occur in any part of the urinary tract. They are most often caused by bacteria. A urologist can determine the cause and recommend targeted treatment.
If your doctor detects anything unusual on X-ray, you should be referred to a urologist.
Though rare, male infertility can be a sign of testicular cancer and should be seen by a urologist
It’s time to see your urologist if the incontinence begins suddenly or if it interferes with your lifestyle. Urinary incontinence is fairly common and can be managed or treated to alleviate the inconvenience.
Frequent urination or the urge to urinate often
Several issues can cause a frequent need to empty your bladder. Frequent urination can indicate a number of different issue in both men and women and should be discussed with a urologist.
Sexual issues for both men and women
Erectile Dysfunction (ED), the inability to achieve or maintain an erect penis, is one of the most common sexual problems for men as they age. Many treatment options are now available. Women experiencing a low sexual drive also have options that a urologist can help determine.
There is no reason to live with painful or embarrassing symptoms. Especially, when they could be an indicator of something more serious. Make an appointment with our team of trusted urologists today.