A urologist is a doctor who specializes in the genitourinary tract – the kidneys, ureters, urethra, bladder, prostate gland, male and female reproductive organs and male and female fertility. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, it’s best to seek out a specialist who is knowledgeable in these areas.
5) Blood in Urine
If your urine is not yellow colored but brown, pink or tea colored, immediately contact your doctor. Do not wait to see if it goes away, it could possibly contain blood. This could be due to over vigorous exercise or an injury but it could also be symptoms of a serious illness such as bladder infection, kidney infection, kidney stones, bladder, kidney, or prostate cancer.
4) Poor Bladder Control
Urinary in consistence is when a person cannot prevent urine from leaking out. This ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having a strong and sudden urge to urinate. But even an overactive bladder (OAB), a frequent need to urinate could be a sign of something more severe such as a urinary tract infection. If it interrupts your daily routine, it is a problem. Nearly 53 percent of women experience at least one UTI in their life.
3) Sexual Problems
There are many reasons men may be experiencing erectile dysfunction, the inability to maintain an erection, from psychological distress to atherosclerosis. In any case as embarrassing as it maybe, it is important to have it examined by a urologist. It could be a sign of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, bladder stones, sexually transmitted diseases, kidney stones and other serious medical conditions.
2) Pelvic Pain
If you are experiencing pain in the area below your belly button but above your groin, it could possible be digestive issues. But if it is prolonged, frequent and severe see a urologist. Pelvic pain could possibly be a symptom of prostate inflammation, prostate infection, sexually transmitted diseases, bladder cancer and kidney cancer.
1) Testicular Pain or Mass
If you are feeling pain in your testicles for a prolonged period of time or have felt a mass, make an appointment with a urologist. Testicular cancer is rare but it is possible. It is also one of the most curable forms of cancer especially if caught early.