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Visit Urologist Expect
Depends upon problem: Urologist or associate will take detailed medical history followed by physical examination including genitalia & possibly a digital rectal exam. Urine sample will be requested. Possibly uroflow test, possible an ultrasound examination, depending upon problem. Don't leave before all questions have been answered or at least UR aware of any plans such as diagnostic tests or possible surgery. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Surely, you will be professionally and courteously cared with detailed history-taking so to define why you go to see and what may cause your problems in genitourinary tract + physical exams including skillful DRE (digital rectal exam) to palpate your prostate and to inspect & palpate your penis, scrotum, and its contents + tests such as UA, residual urine or ... ; then discuss what is found & plan ...Read more
Here are some...: Like going to see any doctor, you will be greeted and registered with inquiry about your general health, the health of urinary/genital tract, insurance policy, etc. and wait. At seeing the urologist, s/he will go over the above as needed, and delve deeper into your urology-related question, and then inspect and palpate the whole external genitalia (penis + scrotum + its contents), and do DRE... ...Read more
Here are some ...: What you may expect may include: register in correctly stressing payment; obtain detailed general and GU-history; review voiding pattern; do physical exam focusing on genital-urinary tracts; do urinalysis from properly collected urine and residual urine, others such as PSA, ?testosterone, etc. depending upon your age and clinical conditions; and others as needed. More? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more
Relax: Discuss your problem as thoroughly as possible. Ask questions about the urologists suggestions and recommendations. If a diagnostic or surgical procedure is suggested (it will most likely be scheduled for another time) ask questions about risks, benefits and complications. ...Read more
I have never been to a urologist. I would like to know what to expect from my visit whether it be details about an exam or test. I have hypospadias.
History & exam: Will ask about family history, about 15% of males with hypospadias have relative with similar condition. Will ask how you urinate, if penis is bent with or without erection & sexual history. Should perform complete physical examination including chest, abdomen & genitalia (penis, scrotum & testicles. May advise surgery. If so ask experience or consider superb pediatric urologists in Atlanta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just got referred to a urologist for pain when erect and ejaculate, what should I expect on first visit?
???: If you are a man and have trouble with erection the Urologist would ask general question about your health, sexual history, when problem first started, might do a genital exam & even a prostate exam, and obtain some blood test & imaging. The most common cause of painful erection is Peyronie disease which patches of scar tissue (fibrous plaques) develop and that could cause deformity of penis. ...Read more
Fiance wants to know. Do men hav to visit a urologist yearly like women visit gyno?? Or do they only have to visit when theres something wrong??
Exam : Evaluation should include thorough pelvic exam including attention to estrogen status of tissues, prolapse or retention and possible mass (growth) or constipaiton. Any labs, such as prior urinalysis or urine cultures should be brought to first visit as these provide valuable information. Cystoscopy or evaluation of bladder lining with small telescope may be performed. ...Read more
Post-TURP "?"'s: 1) will i "bleed"? - how often/heavy - what should I do if i see blood? 2) when will my voiding be "normal"? 3) what did the pathology report show? 4) antibiotics? 5) when should I come back (with/without psa)? ...Read more
Hydronephrosis in left kidney found by accident. 20yrs. and never had symptoms. Going to visit urologist. What do you think outcome will be?
Wait and see....: Apparently, you have been lucky with no symptoms from the incidentally found left hydronephrosis over the past 20 years. Clinically, doing nothing with a watch and see would be the most reasonable thing to do after a set of evaluation with history+urinalysis+blood test for kidney function and renal US as base line info. Meanwhile, avoid vigorous contact sports so to minimize injury to such kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I expect during my first visit with a urologist if i just had a physical, blood test and urinalysis?
Specialty Care: A complete review of the specific reason you are there and then the appropriate examination and testing to complement the medical symptoms or history that would lead to the appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more
I am looking at having a vasectomy and need to know if I have to visit my GP first or can I book directly with a urologist?
Yes and no: Call the Urologist unless your GP is a gate keeper and will need to approve it ...Read more
I am nervous about an upcoming visit to a urologist. I have not had a genital exam since I was a kid. I want to know what the procedure is.
I visit a urologist due to frequent urination. I was diagnose having inflame prostate, 2nd visit overactive bladder. My symptom persist. Please help?
Many Treatment optns: I would may sure you have blood test done to ensure no other conditions like diabetes. Otherwise the DX you were given may not be wrong- you just may not be on the right med to treat yet. An antibiotic may be needed for prostate or a medicine that works on bladder. Culture should be done to be sure no infection present. Otherwise they can try different bladder med. ...Read more
I have phimosis will the urologist perform circumcision on the first visit. My hole in the foreskinin is on the botton of my penis. It ballons up?
2 answers: No. Urologist will not perform circumcision at first visit. It can be a pre-operative visit at which time circumcision under anesthesia will be scheduled in hospital or at surgicenter. Hole at bottom of penis is likely hypospadias and will require a urologist to correct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have erectile dysfunction \u0026#40; mental \u0026#41; my urologist askd me to visit a sexologist . I have no hope of getting cured. Deprssd. Pls hl
Don't be depressed: There are many causes for male erectile dysfunction and many are medical related to abnormal endocrine, vascular, or neurological function. More importably they can very often be treated. Visit a urologist that truly specializes in ed for a consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A f/u visit w/urologist in jan. Showed i had blood in urine again. Had cystoscopy done last week & was told i likely had a ureterocele. Implications?
Depends ?obstruction: Ureteroceles usually dianosed by bladder ultrasound. No intervention unless ureterocele is causing any significant obstruction evidenced by hyrdonephrosis (kidney swelling) on that side. Is it simple single system ureterocele or ectopic with duplex kidney? Simple cystoscopic incision, to allow uretrocele to drain. Why not done at cysto? Would be happy to review us for 2nd opinion if sent by email. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a ER visit I was diagnosed with kidney stones I had a cat scan done the urologist said I have a Tumor 1.9 CM on my adrenal gland now what?
Adrenal tumor: Requires further evaluation - most of these are not carcinoma but are adenoma - not malignant. However, malignancy is possible. The tumor can be functional - secreting excess hormones -- or non functional - just a growth. Workup requires blood and urine testing and additional imaging tests. Work up Is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer