You might be unsure of what to anticipate if you are a male who has never been to a Brooklyn urologist office before. It’s important to first comprehend what urologists do. They are medical professionals who focus on male fertility and the genitourinary tract, which includes the kidneys, urinary bladder, adrenals, urethra, and male reproductive organs. The surgical and medical management of conditions that impact these organs is another area of training for urologists.
During your appointment with a urologist, you can anticipate the following:
- Don’t arrive at the urologist’s office empty-handed since they will ask you for a urine sample. The ability to hold urine in may be compromised by a variety of urological diseases. Therefore, let the office staff know that you are prepared to deliver a specimen when you come.
- Assorted paperwork is the first step in every urologist office appointment. This can involve filling out questions to determine the severity of your condition. You “grade” topics like lower urinary tract discomfort, incontinence, and sexual wellness on the surveys.
- As you enter the examination room, a staff member will thoroughly document your medical history. It will include a thorough examination of every body system and will concentrate on your genitourinary system and the nature of your underlying issue. The diagnosis of urologic issues can be aided by illness in other systems.
- Carry all of your prescription drugs with you if you fear that you might not be able to name them all.
- A physical examination will be done by the urologist. They will assess various systems in addition to focusing on the genitourinary system. To evaluate the prostate, the doctor will perform a digital rectal exam in addition to a genital examination.
- The urologist will go over a treatment plan with you following the examination to help you figure out what is going on. Additional testing will typically be required, either at this appointment or, more frequently, at a subsequent visit. The urologist may decide to test PSA (prostate-specific antigen) or testosterone levels in addition to blood counts, kidney function, and kidney function.
- Your urologist could request imaging tests. This can involve imaging scans to see particular organs, or sonography of the kidneys, bladder, and/or prostate.
- The urologist might advise an outpatient, office-based procedure. It might involve a biopsy, urodynamics, which evaluates bladder performance in patients with incontinence, or cystoscopy, a slightly invasive technique that looks at the bladder and urethra.
The doctor will be able to decide on the most appropriate approach to address your problems after a concentrated, thorough office session with them.