Do I Need a Urologist?
This is a very common question and in most cases, we’d recommend seeing one of our specialists – if only for peace of mind. However many put off seeing a doctor for various reasons, the most common of which being that they consider their urological issue a nuisance or annoyance, rather than a pressing problem that could develop into something nasty. As with most medical issues, treatment is most effective in the early stages, before the problems are exacerbated into a much more serious health issue. This is the reason we recommend receiving a check-up! At best, you’re being careful and getting reassurance that everything is fine. At worst, we’ve caught a nasty medical problem in its earliest stages.
There are many reasons why one might need to speak to one of our Urology Specialists, however if you are wondering about whether to get in touch, here are some of the more common tell-tale signs you might encounter at home.
Blood in Urine
This is one of the most obvious signs of urological problems, and one which requires immediate attention. Blood in the urine is medically referred to as “Hematuria”, and can indicate an early warning sign of kidney or bladder cancer. Even if you are not experiencing pain or discomfort in your torso or genitals, any blood in your urine can not be ignored, and waiting for it to simply “go away” is not a good idea!
Infertility is not just brought about as a side effect of aging, but also has ties to testicular cancer. What is particularly deceptive about this sign, is that many men expect that any related problems will be picked up by their GP or fertility specialist, when this is very often not the case.
Repeating Groin Pain or Unusual Testicular Mass
Surprisingly, many will consider these symptoms as due to “sleeping funny”. Men are notoriously averse to going to the doctor, even when pain persists in such delicate locations. If these symptoms are indeed linked to developing testicular cancer, the good news is that these symptoms are a very early sign, and testicular cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer if caught early. In other words, these symptoms are the best early warning you’ll receive when it comes to cancer, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Urology Specialists just to make sure you’re in the clear.
Do bear in mind that these are just some of the most obvious symptoms. For a complete comprehensive examination or treatment, make sure to contact us to arrange a booking.