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What Does a Men's Physical Exam Involve?

Are you curious about what happens during a men’s urology physical exam? If you’re 40 or older, this important visit should be an annual appointment. 

It’s completely normal to wonder or even feel a little anxious about these appointments. The good news is that understanding the process can help ease your nerves. 

At Urology Associates Medical Group in Burbank, California, our urology team is dedicated to your well-being. That’s why we offer comprehensive men’s health exams

We also know that discussing delicate health issues can be tough — especially when accompanied by an exam of your more sensitive areas. To help you prepare, we’ve put together this guide outlining what you can expect from a men’s physical exam at our practice so you can get the best care possible.  

Reasons to have a urology exam 

Visiting a urologist is about more than a routine checkup. Whether it’s discomfort during urination, concerns about infertility, or managing chronic conditions like Peronie’s disease, our urology team, led by Philip Weintraub, MD, is equipped to help.

Exams are crucial for addressing specific male health concerns, including sexually transmitted diseases, male contraception, erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, low testosterone, as well as more serious conditions like testicular cancer and prostate abnormalities

Having regular urology exams is key to early detection and management of issues like these, helping maintain your long-term health and giving you peace of mind. 

What to expect during your exam

Your exam starts with a conversation with Dr. Weintraub. This is your opportunity to discuss any concerns and review your medical and family history. 

He listens to any problematic or concerning symptoms and takes time to understand your medical history, including any medications or supplements you're taking. Your physical exam also includes routine checks, like blood pressure and heart rate.

In addition, we include a genital exam and other specific evaluations relevant to urology. Depending on your individual needs, this might include a digital rectal prostate exam, assessment of your lymph nodes, and other evaluations. 

Most men also have at least one diagnostic test, like bloodwork or urinalysis, so we can gain deeper insights into your health and identify any potential issues early. If you have recent lab results, bring them along for a comprehensive comparison.

Urgent appointments and regular screenings

Having a dedicated urologist means consistent monitoring of your urinary and reproductive health. By establishing a relationship with us at Urology Associates Medical Group, you get timely care, especially for urgent needs like kidney stones or bladder infections.

And since one key to maintaining your urological health is proactive care, we can recommend the best schedule for regular screenings, including the PSA test for prostate cancer. This helps you get care early, when treatments are more effective. 

Are you ready to take charge of your urological health? Schedule an appointment for a men’s health exam at Urology Associates Medical Group in Burbank, California, today.

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