When it comes to the female and male urinary tract as well as the male reproductive organs, any concerns that an individual has should be directed towards a urologist who is a physician that has specialized knowledge in these areas.
There are a wide variety of problems that can be encountered in these areas though so there are sub-specialties associated with the discipline that include: oncology, pediatrics, renal transplantation, urinary tract stones, infertility and impotence. Determining what type of concerns you have will narrow down whether you need to visit a general urologist or one that has been trained in a sub-specialty. If you are unsure, you should discuss your options with a general urologist at our Houston urology clinic.
Once you have made an appointment to see a urologist, you should expect to answer a host of questions that surround topics like: how is your sexual health or incontinence been, have you had any urinary tract symptoms, how has your urination been and what type of medications are you taking including over-the-counter medications, supplements and vitamins?
During your visit, you may be asked to provide a urine sample and you will be required to provide a detailed medical history. Finally, the physician may want to do a physical exam and discuss treatment plans for your issue. If it is just questions that you have or concerns about your future health, then you may not be provided with treatment plans and you may not need to give a urine sample.
Keep in mind that the physician can also answer questions related to kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer as well as stones and cysts.
In terms of urological symptoms that you should be watching out for, any amount of blood in the urine, pain when you go, or if you have any urinary pattern changes should be well documented. Our Houston urology clinic can help diagnose problems associated with the inability to urinate, incontinence, or infertility. Urinary tract infections and impotence can also be treated with personalized treatment plans.