A urologist is an expert at diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions related to the organs of the urinary tract. There are many reasons why someone may need to visit a urologist. The expert team at Urology Clinics Manchester provides a wide range of urology services to help you stay healthy.

Urinary conditions ranging from a urinary tract infection or UTI to urinary incontinence are quite common, especially as you age.

Urinary conditions can occur if you are sexually active too. You may experience a sexually transmitted disease or urinary tract issues associated with low testosterone levels.

You should see a urologist if you:

  • Have blood in your urine
  • Experience pain when you urinate
  • Have difficulty urinating
  • Leak urine when you sneeze or cough
  • Have pain in your pelvis, groin, or abdomen
  • Have pain during intercourse
  • Experience lower back pain
  • Experience side back pain
  • Experience erectile dysfunction

These signs and symptoms could mean that you have:

  • A hernia
  • An overactive bladder
  • An enlarged prostate
  • Kidney or bladder stones
  • A bladder, kidney, or urinary tract infection
  • Bladder, kidney, or prostate cancer
  • A sexually transmitted disease or infection
  • A vaginal or yeast infection

Early and prompt treatment of urinary tract diseases or conditions can help protect you from permanent kidney, bladder, and urinary tract damage or cancer.

During a urology exam, your urologist may order lab work to check your:

  • Overall kidney function
  • Blood cell counts
  • Hormone levels
  • PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels

Your urologist may also recommend medical imaging studies to check the overall health of your:

  • Kidneys
  • Prostate
  • Bladder

Urological issues can be serious if not treated. Your urologist can help you stay healthy with regular exams. It’s important to know when to see your urologist, so if you have any of the signs and symptoms listed above please do not hesitate to contact us.

To learn more about how a urologist can help you stay healthy, contact us.