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Urologists are physicians who focus on the male and female urinary tract, and the male reproductive organs. But when should men see a urologist? WakeMed urologist, Dr. Ian Udell, MD, discussed some of the most common things he sees in men at various ages.
The average age a man is diagnosed with testicular cancer is 33, and it usually has a 95% five-year survival rate. Self-exams are important in early detection. If something doesn’t feel right, see a physician as soon as possible.
One in every 11 Americans will experience a kidney stone during his/her lifetime. Most stones occur because people don’t drink enough water.
While infections are more common in women, men can get infections too. They are easily treated with a visit to a physician.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more common in men over the age of 50.
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime, and approximately one in 39 will die.
Early detection is key, and it is very treatable when found while still contained in the prostate. To detect prostate cancer, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests should be done regularly based on your individual risk factors. The results should be tracked to identify abnormal elevations in the results.
Kidney cancer is usually discovered incidentally, and has a high survival rate if found early.
The biggest risk factor for bladder cancer is smoking.
Erectile dysfunction can occur for many reasons, including: nerve damage, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, medications, and low testosterone.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is when the prostate is enlarged. It is common among older men.
Enjoy better urologic health by following these tips:
Dr. Ian Udell is a board certified physician in urology. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery of the kidney, ureter, bladder, and prostate. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Udell by calling 919-350-1570.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610