A urologist does so much more for men’s health than you may realize. You can visit a urologist at Urology Associates Medical Group if you’re concerned about:
Your urologist will sit down with you and discuss all of your concerns. This is your time to go over your medical history and let him or her know about your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications you take, and any supplements you use. You’ll need to go over your family medical history as well. Once your practitioner gets to know your health, he or she will conduct a physical exam. Usually that includes listening to your heart, taking your blood pressure, feeling for lymph nodes, and other routine tests.
You might have a prostate exam during this visit, depending on your needs and prior screening. Most men also need to have blood drawn and provide a urine sample before leaving the office. If you have recent lab or physical results, bring those in with you for comparison.
Yes. Having a dedicated urologist is essential for keeping you healthy. He or she can keep track of your lab work — including the cancer-screening prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test — and can check your prostate, penis, and testicles for early warning signs of any abnormalities. Plus, when you’re an established patient, it’s easier to get in to be seen if you do have an urgent need, like kidney stones or gallstones.
Though it’s not common, infertility can stem from testicular cancer. Frequently, testicular cancer is missed by both primary care doctors and in-vitro fertilization doctors. Your urologist at Urology Associates Medical Group can check you for testicular cancer. There are fertility drugs available, but success rates vary and they should be discussed with your doctor.
So if you and your partner are struggling to conceive, make an appointment with a urologist at Urology Associates Medical Group to get screened for infertility issues.
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