Published On: Thu, Aug 16th, 2012

Why Seeing a Urologist is Important for Men’s Health

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Why Seeing a Urologist is Important for Men's HealthYour health is something not to mess around with.  If you feel that there is something wrong with your body, there probably is.  Even if it something very small and not serious you should schedule a visit to your doctor.  In some cases your doctor will tell you that you need to visit a specialist.  Here we will focus on reasons to see an Urologist.  Please note that your Family Doctor is so very important to maintaining your continuing health.  However in some instances a specialist needs to be seen.  When your Family Doctor refers you to an Urologist it will be because you need to see a doctor who specializes in male sexual health, male infertility, and genitourinary conditions.  Urologists are experts in these fields and you’ll receive the exact care you need.

Men’s sexual health is a sensitive subject and an Urologist understands that.  They are compassionate doctors who understand the embarrassment that may come with a visit to his office.  Unfortunately, many men are too embarrassed to seek the help of an Urologist and that puts their health at risk.  They may avoid or delay the treatment they need by not visiting their doctor when they needed to.  Early detection of some disorders can save a patient needless pain down the road and it can ultimately save their life.  The sooner you see a specialist, the sooner you can get back to normal and your life will be vastly improved for doing so.

Some of the main reasons men should see an Urologist are quite serious.  If you are having trouble conceiving, problems with sexual performance, ED, suffer loss of urinary control, are taking Viagra or similar mediations, or see blood in your urine, you need to see a specialist.

Unfortunately, some men aren’t going to get the positive results that they need and deserve.  In the case of fertility, women receive most of the focus despite the fact that 30% of infertility issues are found in men.  A Gynecologist, also a specialist, only focuses on the women, not men.  So while trying to conceive, the real problem will go unnoticed and untreated because the GYN will solely be treating the woman.  An Urologist will focus on BOTH partners while trying to find a cause and cure for the couple’s infertility.

Another reason some men will receive the short end of the stick is because insurance companies put tremendous pressure on General Practitioners to limit the amount of referrals they give out.  This may cause a man to not get the specialized care they need.  Most GPs aren’t up to speed on the current solutions and treatments for urological conditions and misdiagnose which leads to mistreatment.

Anxiety also plays a role in why a man does not seek out treatment with an Urologist.  Sexual health and private physical matters are stressful for any man to talk about.  This stress, this anxiety will keep some men from seeing a specialist.  Urologists are dedicated to you reaching your health goals and understand the issues at hand.

It is so important for every man to receive the necessary checkups they need.  If a specialist is needed, go see him or her.  All you’ll gain is your life, healthy.  There is a lot more to lose if you don’t take care of yourself.

Mercedes Potter is a part of an elite team of writers who have contributed to hundreds of blogs and news sites. To learn more about urology clinical trials, follow her on Twiitter @CedesPotter.

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