A urologist is a physician who specializes in the urinary tract and the male reproductive system diseases and ailments. Patients may be referred to a urologist if their general physician suspects they may need treatment or a consultancy of a specialist for a condition relating to bladder, urethra, ureters, kidneys, and adrenal glands. Moreover, urologists treat disorders related to the epididymis, penis, prostate, seminal vesicles, and the testes for men.
Before visiting any physician, not only a urologist, there are certain preparations to be equipped with. It is not only about being mentally ready for a certain visit but also to be ready with al needed documents or tests to make the most out of the visit. This will help the specialist assess your condition better and help you understand what to expect. Make sure that you have all the information that you need, including:
Referral numbers (if it would be needed).
Results from prior blood and urine tests (if it would be condition related).
During the visit to a urologist or a consultant urologist in Dubai or anywhere around the world you should, expect to:
You might be asked to provide a urine sample. Try to make sure that you do not have an empty bladder upon arrival. If you are unable to hold urine, let your urologist know.
Share your medical history and detailed descriptions of the symptoms you are experiencing. Make sure also that you share any medications you might be taking. The urologist would likely express an interest in asking you in order to know when symptoms started. Furthermore, what makes it worse or is it related to your family medical history.
Go through a physical exam is expected. The doctor concentrates on the genitourinary system, including kidneys, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and reproductive organs. Depending on symptoms explained previously, additional tests might take place.
Post examination, the urologist will discuss treatment plans including medication, additional tests, and any procedures that might be needed or present as an option on the table. Ask any questions that you may have related to the condition, so after the visit is over, you are fully informed and understand the benefits and risks of the different treatment plans available.
Dr. Noor Buchholz is an accomplished, world-renown experienced consultant urologist in Dubai, who deals with all diseases of the urinary system. Moreover, he sits on the board of the Stone Section of the European Association of Urology (eULIS-EAU). Get an appointment at German Heart Centre and confidently uplift your life quality.
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