When is it recommended to contact a urology specialist?
- If you have urination problems or abnormal urine (bloody or odourous)
- If you are experiencing of lower back cramping or lower abdominal pain
- In the case of complaints and pains at the region of the testicles and at the perineum
- If there are any palpable lesion in the testicles
- If you suffer from potency disorders or premature ejaculation
- If your partner has recurrent urological or gynecological complaints
In asymptomatic cases
- For men above the age of 50, yearly screening is recommended
- In case of a previous urological disease, regular control is required
What happens during the urologist's visit?The specialist's examination starts with a detailed history taking. The specialist collects information about your complaints if any. The urological physical examination includes inspection and palpation of the abdomen, the region of the kidneys and the genitals, as the well-experienced urology specialist can visually detect such lesions which are not conspicuous for you. The procedure with the most reservation on behalf of the patients is the rectal digital palpation examination of the prostate. This part of the examination can be of course omitted in the case of the explicit request of the patient, so this should not be the reason for not visiting the urologist. However, please note that our specialists are enough sympathetic not to cause significant pain for their patient. By ultrasound examination, it is possible to perform a detailed examination of the kidneys, the bladder, the prostate, the seminal vesicle and the epididymis. The urological examination includes also urine and blood tests – above the age of 45 the latter includes the determination and evaluation of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level as well. In the case of prostate enlargement or other urination problems, examination of voiding may be required: the patient voids urine into a cone and the specialist can collect information on the amount and rate of voiding.