It can be hard to know when an issue requires medical attention. But, any time you start experiencing urinary symptoms or reproductive problems out of the ordinary, a urologist can help. These health care professionals have advanced training in conditions affecting your urinary tract and the male reproductive system.
As an experienced urologist, Dr. Eric K. Seaman is a leading expert in the New York metropolitan area on male reproductive health and microsurgery. He also specializes in treating issues affecting the urinary tract. Here are just a few reasons to schedule an appointment at Male Fertility Doc.
One of the most common reasons to see a urologist is because of issues affecting your urinary health. These symptoms might include:
- Urinary incontinence, or leaking urine
- Blood in your urine
- Difficulty urinating
- Severe lower back pain, especially near your kidneys
- Radiating pain in your groin
When you have symptoms like these, they can be due to minor issues — like infections or kidney stones — or more serious problems like bladder or kidney cancer. After diagnosing your condition, Dr. Seaman can develop a personalized treatment strategy to help control your symptoms.
It’s easy to assume that you only see a urologist for urinary problems. But, just like a gynecologist specializes in the female reproductive system, a urologist has advanced training in the male reproductive system.
While it’s common to have erectile dysfunction (ED) from time to time, if it becomes chronic or more pronounced, it could be a sign of an underlying condition.
Signs of ED include:
- Difficulty achieving an erection
- Problems maintaining an erection
- Decreased sexual desire
You should also schedule an appointment with Dr. Seaman if you’re having problems conceiving. While male infertility can be frustrating, there are several effective treatment options available, including medications, hormone therapy, or assisted reproductive technology.
Most men pay little attention to their testosterone levels. But, as these male sex hormones decline with age, they can cause a variety of uncomfortable side effects.
Symptoms of low testosterone often include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Erectile dysfunction, decreased sex drive, and infertility
- Less beard and body hair growth
- Development of breast tissue (gynecomastia)
- Reduced muscle mass
- Loss of bone mass (osteoporosis)
This condition is typically harmless, but it can impact your quality of life. It can also be a sign of an underlying issue, but Dr. Seaman can determine its cause and recommend treatment strategies to help, like male hormone replacement therapy.
Preventive health care
You don’t have to wait until problems arise before scheduling an appointment with a urologist. In fact, you should plan on making this visit part of your preventive healthcare strategy sometime after turning 40.
For most men, Dr. Seaman recommends regular prostate cancer screenings at 50. Prostate cancer tops the list as one of the most common cancers in men, with 174,650 new cases diagnosed in 2019 alone. Unfortunately, it doesn’t cause many symptoms in the earliest stages, so early detection through preventive screenings is crucial to successfully treating this disease.
Because some men have higher risks of developing prostate cancer, Dr. Seaman makes recommendations on when to begin your screenings on a case-by-case basis.
For more information on when to see a urologist, schedule an appointment at our office in Millburn, New Jersey, by calling 973-259-6695 or by booking online today.