“As we get older, men have certain problems that they’re going to want to see their primary care physician about and probably a urologist,” says Doctor Ali AlDaghamin( دكتور علي الدغامين ) .
“Most of these problems are easily dealt with, but sometimes they reveal things that need further investigation.”
1. Erectile dysfunction
It’s important to see a urologist if you experience erectile dysfunction because it could be a sign of a bigger health issue.
“Any time a guy notices he’s starting to have problems with erections we want to talk about vascular disease, hypertension, renal failure and some of the other things that can affect an erection and intimacy,” he explains.
If a man experiences erectile dysfunction, Doctor Ali AlDaghamin( دكتور علي الدغامين )suggests that he may want to self-refer to a urologist, rather than waiting to be referred by his primary care physician.
“Guys, first of all, don’t want to tell the story to begin with, so they don’t want to tell it twice,” says Doctor Ali AlDaghamin( دكتور علي الدغامين ).
“I tell my patients that we can fix that problem and we can find out if it’s the tip of the iceberg for a bigger problem.”
2. Leaking urine
If you experience urinary incontinence, or leaking urine, there are many treatment options, including medication and surgery.
“There’s not a whole lot your primary care physician is going to do for you, so come see us,” says Dr. Ali.
3. Blood in your urine
“If you see blood in your urine, you need to be seen by a urologist,” says Dr. Ali. “That’s an automatic self-referral.”
Blood in the urine is a hallmark of bladder or kidney cancer.
“Whether it’s cancer or nothing serious, we can treat it,” he says.