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Why and When Should a Man See a Urologist?

Oct 22, 2023
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Why and When Should a Man See a Urologist?

Do you have to pass urine too often? Is your issue related to sexual performance? Perhaps you’re having premature ejaculation. Maybe fertility is at the top of your mind. You and your partner may be trying to conceive but not succeeding. All of these are reasons to see a urologist.

Our board-certified urologists at Gulf Coast Urology in Houston and Nassau Bay, Texas, have more than 30 years of experience treating male urology concerns. Our team has invested in the latest diagnostic technology and is trained in the most advanced therapies available today related to male sexual dysfunction, urinary tract disorders, and fertility issues.

At Gulf Coast Urology, you receive careful attention and an individualized treatment plan. We’re here to help you live your best life. Here’s the skinny on why and when you should see a urologist.

When to see a urologist

If you’re having fertility, sexual performance, or urinary tract problems, it’s time to see a urologist. You may have these troublesome symptoms:

  • Having to empty your bladder too frequently
  • Urine stream stops and starts intermittently or dribbles after urination
  • Unable to reach or maintain a normal erection
  • Pain or blood when urinating
  • Discomfort and worsening pain in your flank (kidney) region
  • Suspected fertility issues

Conditions that fall under a urologist’s care include:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Cancers of the bladder, kidneys, prostate gland, or testicles
  • Male infertility
  • Peyronie’s disease, abnormal curvature of your penis that may cause pain and interfere with erections
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Varicocele, enlarged veins within your scrotum
  • Kidney disease and stones
  • Bladder stones and/or dysfunction

Infertility in males

If you and your partner are having trouble conceiving, both of you should get tested. You may have an issue with sperm delivery or sperm production. Abnormal sperm production refers to both the quantity and quality of your sperm. Problems may be linked to genetic conditions, diseases like diabetes, sexually transmitted infections, having had mumps, or varicocele.

Problems with the delivery of sperm may be caused by any of the following:

  • Premature ejaculation
  • Genetic diseases
  • Blockage in your testes or the tubes carrying sperm from your testes (epididymis, vas deferens)
  • Injury to your reproductive organs

There are also environmental causes for poor sperm production and delivery. Exposure to chemicals, toxic pollutants, very hot water in hot tubs, and cancer treatments can also negatively affect male fertility. At Gulf Coast Urology, we treat your fertility issues with compassion.

For expert urological care, call our office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today.

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To access the best, most comprehensive urological care, partner with the team at Gulf Coast Urology. Request your appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

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