Urologists are best trained to treat any condition involving the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. A urologist may work with an oncologist to treat prostate cancer, or with a gynecologist to treat pelvic pain in women.

Very few people like going to see a doctor. Even if nothing is wrong and it’s just a routine visit, it can still be uncomfortable. Men in particular often don’t go to the doctor as much as they should, and this seems to be especially true when it’s a urologist.

However, some certain ailments and conditions should never be ignored. Given below are some reasons that help you to consult a urological surgeon.

If you are experiencing any of these, it’s time to consult a urologist

Blood in the urine
While blood in the urine doesn’t necessarily mean something serious – it may be related to kidney stones, for example – you need to get checked out. It could be a symptom of kidney or bladder cancer.

Testicular pain or lumps
If you have been having testicular pain for a couple of weeks, you need to see a urologist. The same is true if you’ve noticed any lumps, which could be testicular cancer. The good news is that when treated early, testicular cancer is very curable.

Issues with urination
If you’re having trouble urinating, it could be related to an enlarged prostate, which is not uncommon in older men. Typical treatment involves medication to help with the symptoms or shrink the prostate. Pain while urinating is generally caused by an infection in the urinary tract, which is also not difficult to treat. Frequent urination or the urge to go often is another reason to see a urologist.

An irregular prostate exam
If any sort of abnormality is detected after a prostate exam, such as a nodule, it could be related to cancer. This is why men in their 40s must get a prostate exam every year so any changes can be closely monitored.

Infertility problems
If you and your significant other are having trouble conceiving, it is time to seek help for both you and her, as around a quarter of infertility issues are linked to the male side of the equation.

Erectile dysfunction
While perhaps a little embarrassing to talk about, erectile dysfunction is something that can be discussed with a urologist. It may be a sign of a bigger health problem, such as hypertension, renal failure, or vascular disease.

It can be easy to ignore a problem or hope that it goes away, but this is something you never want to do when it comes to your health. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, get in touch with the urological surgeon.

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