4 Questions to ask your Urologist

4 Questions to ask your Urologist
January 27 06:10 2021 Print This Article

Toxic substances and waste products, from the food or beverages we consume, are eliminated out of the body in the form of urine. While the kidneys generate urine, the ureters transport it to the bladder where it is stored before sending it out of the body through the urethra. Further, the urinary system is closely related to the reproductive system in men.

Both the urinary system and the male reproductive system are vulnerable to a wide range of ailments and conditions ranging from urinary tract infection (UTI) and resulting complications, kidney diseases, kidney failure, cancer of the kidney, bladder, testicles or prostate, penile fracture, erectile dysfunction, etc. An urologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ailments related to the urinary system and the male reproductive system.

If you or any of your dear ones are suffering from any of these conditions, it’s advisable to meet an urologist at a reputed hospital. The urologist will educate you on your condition and its treatment, along with guiding you on how to prevent the same. Make the best of the appointment by asking relevant questions.

Diet-related

  1. How much water should I drink every day?
  2. What are the risks of UTI? What can I do to prevent UTI affecting me?
  3. What foods should I avoid to prevent kidney stones from occurring?
  4. Will high blood-sugar or high BP affect my kidneys?

Also Read: Know the Signs of Kidney Failure

Ailment or condition-related

  1. What is the possible cause of my current condition?
  2. How will the condition look like over the next few days? Are there any other symptoms that I should watch out for?
  3. Are there any dos and don’ts that I should follow now? Are there any diet restrictions?
  4. What are the chances of the ailment recurring after some time?

Family related

  1. Is there a risk of members of my family developing this condition too?
  2. What are the precautions they must take?
  3. Is the condition hereditary?
  4. Should I check with my parents/close family members if they had this condition?

Diagnosis related

  1. What tests be conducted to diagnose the condition?
  2. How should I prepare myself for these tests?
  3. When will the results come? Should I consult you again with the test results?
  4. Are there any risks from these tests itself?

 Treatment (Medication) related

  1. Are medicines enough to cure this condition? What is the time-frame we are looking at?
  2. How do I know if these medicines have any side-effects or not? What care should I take while taking these medicines?
  3. I am also taking medication for other ailments. Should i discontinue them?
  4. Will these medicines aggravate my allergies?

Treatment (Surgery) related

  1. How long will the incision be? Will it leave a scar afterwards?
  2. How expensive is the procedure?
  3. Is the procedure done on anaesthesia?
  4. Will somebody advise me on how to prepare for the surgery?

Recovery and rehabilitation related

  1. What is the timeframe to recover fully from the ailment?
  2. What care should I take while getting back to a normal life?
  3. What is the average time taken to resume a normal life?
  4. Is there some activity that is forbidden for me now?

Lifestyle and prevention related

  1. What is the connection between lifestyle and this condition?
  2. Will any of that change now that I have had this condition?
  3. Once I make these changes, will I be safe from this condition?
  4. By not making these changes, will I be putting my health at risk?

 

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