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Visiting a urologist: Find more on symptoms and first appointment experience

For the uninitiated, urologists are specialists, who treat conditions related to male reproductive organs and urinary systems. It is a common misconception that only men need urologists. Also, people have weird ideas about seeing a urologist for the first time. In this post, we are sharing some of the common symptoms on when to see a urologist Brooklyn New York, and things you can expect on the first appointment. 

When to see a urologist?

You may have been asked by your primary care provider or physician to see a urologist. Just because you have been referred to a urologist doesn’t mean that the problem is always serious. Sometimes, physicians recommend seeing a urologist just to rule out certain conditions. However, you should also keep an eye for common symptoms related to the urinary tract and male reproductive system (if you are a man reading this).

Men may want to see a urologist, if they have

  • Issues like burning sensation while urinating, or bloody/cloudy urine
  • Unexpected change in urine color or odor
  • Urinary leakage
  • Pain in lower abdomen
  • History of kidney stones
  • Low sperm count
  • Issues like testosterone disorders
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • ED

Most of these symptoms are more common than people think, so even if you have ED, don’t feel embarrassed to talk to a urologist. 

Women should see a urologist, if they have

  • Urinary incontinence 
  • Unexpected change in urine color or odor
  • Issues like burning sensation while urinating
  • overactive bladder 
  • History of kidney stones
  • Suspected urinary tract infection

What to expect in the first appointment?

Meeting a urologist is no different than seeing your physician. Leave behind whatever preconceived notions you have in mind and feel at ease. Your urologist will ask a bunch of questions to understand your condition better, and they may recommend a urinalysis or other diagnostic tests to rule out certain health issues related to the urinary tract. As the patient, you can also ask as many questions as you want, and you may have to come back for a second appointment after the tests are done. 

Finding a good urologist

There are some amazing and known urologists in Brooklyn, and you can expect to get an appointment without delay. Make sure that the urologist has good reviews, and the first meeting is important, because you can understand the comfort level you share with a doctor, which paves way for trust-based treatment. Don’t shy away from asking about the experience and expertise of your urologist in depth.