What Should I Expect from a Urology Treatment?
Whether you’ve recognised some of the easier-to-spot symptoms, or if you’ve been recommended by another doctor, visiting a Urologist can (quite understandably) be a bit of a daunting prospect. The best thing you can do to alleviate any worries or questions is to learn, and communicate. Our staff are always on hand to offer information if you’d like to get in touch. Alternatively, if you’d like to learn a little bit more about what to expect, read on (if you’re in the dark about the subject of Urology itself, click here).
The important thing to keep in mind that our Urology Specialists will not act before first a) gaining a detailed medical history from you b) committing to a thorough physical examination. The latter point can involve typical physical checks, as well as pelvic examinations for women (depending on the symptom) and a digital rectal examination for men to assess the condition of the prostate. Trust that our specialists are highly experienced and ensure to make comfort and ease one of their top priorities when making these checks, as they are understandably quite distressing prospects. As with all treatments, we consider the mental wellbeing in our patients, as well as physical.
After the completion of the examination and assessments of the results, our specialists will go over a treatment schedule specific to your own condition. Bear in mind that at this point you may still be in the examination stage, and part of the treatment will involve ongoing checks to see what treatment is most effective. In most cases, these additional checks can begin on the same day or during the current visit, although you may have to revisit us at a later date depending on scheduling and the kind of check that needs to be performed.
Some of these extra checks may include an imaging study of the kidneys and bladder, or a cystoscopy, which involves the careful insertion of an instrument into the urethra. Once again we take the comfort of our patients extremely seriously and all of these checks are performed with the utmost care and delicacy.
For more questions or queries, please contact our staff. We are happy to continue speaking with you on the subject.