When to See a Urologist

When to Book an Appointment With a Urologist

When it comes to your urinary health, it is important to know what signs and symptoms may warrant a trip to the urologist. The health experts at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital are here to shed some light on the telltale signs of a urinary health issue.

What is a Urologist?

Urologists are medical doctors who can diagnose and treat diseases and conditions that affect any part of the urinary tract. Urologists can also address a number of health concerns that affect male reproductive organs.

You can see a urologist for ailments affecting the following:

  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Urethra
  • Ureters
  • Adrenal glands
  • Penis
  • Prostate
  • Testicles

What Urologists can Treat

Because urologists can treat a variety of organs, they can also help to treat a wide range of urinary health issues. Some of the most common include:

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Bladder prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Kidney stones
  • Prostatitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Certain cancers
  • Infertility issues
  • Erectile dysfunction

Signs & Symptoms of Urinary Health Issues

While your primary care doctor can help to address minor urinary health issues like UTIs, others may warrant a trip to your urinary health specialist. If you experience any of the following symptoms, try scheduling an appointment with a urologist to get proper care right away:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Urinary urgency
  • Frequent urination
  • Trouble emptying your bladder
  • Burning during urination
  • Bladder leakage
  • Dribbling urine flow
  • Pain in your abdomen, lower back, or sides
  • A lump in your testicle
  • Erectile dysfunction

Urological Care in Ridgecrest, California

At Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, we have partnered with one of the nation's leading urology programs to bring you comprehensive urologic treatment close to home. With the support of Keck Medicine of USC, we are able to offer evaluation and treatment, as well as some surgical procedures.

To learn more about our urology clinic or schedule an appointment, visit our website or give us a call at (760) 446-3551 (Mon-Fri 8 AM-4:30 PM).