Common issues men can seek help with from an urologist

Many people suffer from conditions they may be able to find help with. A good urologist can properly diagnose and prescribe proper treatment for. Here are some of the most common issues that urologists can help with.

1. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH is the condition of having an enlarged prostate, which is quite common in older men. Men will have difficulty urinating and some may feel full in the bladder because they aren’t completing urination.  It can be very uncomfortable, disrupt sleep and cause issues when traveling.

2. Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction is when a man has issue getting or maintaining an erection. There are many ways to treat this condition, including medication, psychological counseling, or lifestyle changes to reduce stress and increase overall blood flow.

3. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Men can get urinary tract infections too. If you experience pain while urinating, see a urologist to make sure it’s not a sign a of a bigger issue. In most cases, a round of anti-biotics will treat the UTI.

4. Prostatitis

Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate and may cause pain while urinating, a fever or pain the abdomen or lower back. Get this checked out and can usually be taken care of with medication.

5. Infertility

Quite often, men aren’t checked when it comes to couples having difficulty conceiving. Men can have low sperm count or other conditions that causes infertility. An urologist can make the proper diagnosis and get you on the right program.

6. Kidney stones

Kidney stones are a result of mineral and chemicals accumulating in the kidney or along the urinary tract. It can be very painful for the stone to pass if left untreated. Medication to reduce the size of a stone may be an option, and for more severe cases surgery may be the solution.

The bottom line: Don’t hesitate to check a condition that’s bothering you checked out by a qualified urologist. Many conditions can be treated fairly easily and early detection is always very important if the condition is more serious such as in the case of prostate cancer.