If you’re the kind of guy who waits until the last minute to see a doctor, especially where urological issues are concerned—we get it. You have a hectic schedule and a thousand things on the priority list ahead of taking care of yourself. Sometimes it’s just easier to skip going in to see the doctor when you have a problem—especially one that you might find embarrassing—and hope your body gets better on its own. But we’re here to tell you that’s not the wisest choice, and there are definitely times when you need to seek medical attention immediately.
Here are a few signs that it’s time to see your urologist that you should never ignore:
Blood in the Urine
One of the most obvious signs of a problem is blood in the urine. If your urine is anything other than the usual shade of pale yellow, it could include blood and you should seek medical attention immediately. This could be a sign of a bladder or kidney infection, kidney stones, or prostate cancer, so don’t put it off or wait to see if it goes away on its own. While you might think of this as a minor annoyance—it could actually be a sign of a life-threatening condition. Make an appointment with your urologist immediately.
While many men may feel embarrassed about discussing their sexual problems with a medical professional, there’s no reason to be shy. It’s important to tell your doctor about problems like erectile dysfunction since it can be a sign of a more serious issue like kidney stones, prostate inflammation, cardiovascular disease, or other conditions. We can help diagnose the real problem and find you treatment so that you can get back to living your life.
If you experience pain urinating, have to urinate frequently, or experience urinary incontinence, you could benefit from a trip to the urologist. For both men and women, these symptoms can be indicative of anything from a UTI to bladder stones or STIs, so do take these symptoms seriously if they start to affect your daily activities. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s definitely time to see a urologist. Contact our offices today for more information about these conditions and how we can help you combat them.
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We’re only sort of kidding. Regular checkups and maintenance are an essential part of maintaining your health, along with proper nutrition, not smoking, and other elements of a healthy lifestyle. By getting regular checkups, you’re getting in the driver’s seat and taking charge of your health once and for all.
These are just a few reasons it can be time to see your urologist—but there are certainly more out there. If you’re struggling with your weight, fertility issues, or are just looking for a partner in taking care of your health, we can help. Don’t wait until it’s urgent! Taking proactive measures and seeing a doctor sooner rather than later will help keep you in good health for years to come.
Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.