Seeing a urologist isn’t exactly a water cooler conversation, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect a check-up. Especially if you have one of these…
Leaking urine, also known as urinary incontinence, refers to bladder control. It can range from a complete lack of control to only minimal leakage, but it should be treated regardless. A urologist can assist in prescribing the right drugs, or offering alternatives to fix the issue.
Testicular pain is the furthest thing from comfortable and I’m sure you’d agree. If you feel pain or a mass in your testicle/s, you should see a urologist right away. Although it’s uncommon, there is a chance the pain could be testicular cancer, which requires immediate treatment.
You probably saw this one coming. It’s a very common occurrence for men aged 40-70, happening 30 – 50% of the time. Going to a urologist will ensure that the cause of the erectile dysfunction is found, such as obesity or hypertension. From there, it can be treated in the most effective way possible.
Kidney stones are another common occurrence and unfortunately, they can be pretty painful. The good news is that they are highly treatable, so catching a urologist will get you back on track to regular urination, with less risk of reoccurrence.
Also referred to as hematuria, this is a far from ideal health situation. In fact, you probably already have ‘see a urologist’ as the first thing on your to-do list. If so, you’re definitely making the right choice. A urologist will be able to discover the root cause, then treat accordingly, to avoid possible bladder or kidney cancer.
This may not seem incredibly worrying, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Urgent urination, a weak stream, excessive urination during night hours, or never finishing urination properly are all potential indicators of an enlarged prostate, or BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia). This condition affects 50% of men over 60, so if think that might be you, best to give a urologist a call.
If you feel you may have one of these health problems, please don’t hesitate or be embarrassed to contact a healthcare professional today. Dr. Arianayagam is one of Sydney’s most trusted urologists. Feel free to contact or call his office on 1300 307 990 and his staff will be happy to assist you further.
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