Christie Clinic’s Department of Urology features specialists who treat urological diseases and malfunctions of the bladder, prostate, and kidneys in adults and children. Our urologists are specifically concerned with the function of the male urogenital tract (reproductive organs) and the female urinary tract.
Christie Clinic urologists have received additional training in laser surgery, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (for the treatment of kidney stones), and ultrasound applications in urological surgery.
Knowing when to see a urologist is crucial for maintaining urological health and addressing any potential issues promptly. Urologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the urinary tract and male reproductive system, making their expertise invaluable for individuals experiencing a wide range of symptoms and concerns.
One common reason to consult a urologist is the presence of urinary symptoms. These may include frequent urination, urgency, burning sensation during urination, difficulty starting or maintaining urination, or blood in the urine. Such symptoms could indicate underlying conditions such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bladder issues, or even prostate problems, all of which require medical attention and appropriate management.
Men experiencing symptoms related to their reproductive health should also consider seeing a urologist. Issues such as erectile dysfunction, infertility, testicular pain or swelling, and abnormal growths or lumps in the scrotum may warrant evaluation by a urologist. These symptoms could be indicative of conditions like prostate enlargement, hormonal imbalances, sexually transmitted infections, or testicular cancer, among others.
Those with a family history of urological conditions or those at higher risk due to factors such as age, gender, or lifestyle should be proactive in seeking urological care. Regular check-ups with a Christie Clinic urologist can help detect potential issues early, allowing for prompt intervention and optimal treatment outcomes.
Routine screenings for certain conditions, such as prostate cancer in men over the age of 50 or earlier for those with risk factors, may also prompt a visit to a urologist. These screenings typically involve discussions about symptoms, physical examinations, and, if necessary, diagnostic tests like blood tests or imaging studies.
Consider consulting a urologist if you experience urinary symptoms, reproductive health concerns, or have a family history of urological conditions. Early intervention and regular urological care can help maintain urological health, detect potential issues promptly, and improve overall well-being.