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Recurring UTIs, Incontinence, and Other Issues: When Should You See a Doctor

Updated on March 10, 2014

When You Need to See A Urology Specialist

Problems such as recurring urinary tract infections or incontinence are often ignored due to embarrassment. However, the warning signs that maybe a sign of problems coming their way. In most cases, it’s because they are simply embarrassed to discuss this issue with their doctor or pediatrician. Or they may think that problem is a small one and which can easily be remedied with home methods. However, you need to realize that in the case it could be a major problem, detection at early stages is very important. So, being embarrassed about your health should be the least of your worries.

Here are three symptoms signaling a visit to an urologist for checkup (if you are in NY/NJ area, check out this NYC urologist for appointment).

Recurring Infections In The Urinary Tract

Women are more prone to contracting urinary tract infections.

If you've ever had an infection, you know it's no fun. A person that has suffered a really bad bladder infection can attest to how bad the experience can get. Constant impulse to drain the bladder, even when empty can leave you very uncomfortable and uneasy. Good thing is that there are medicine and natural remedies that can be used to remedy this issue. However, the key to a healthier bladder is drinking plenty of liquids. Liquids flush all infection-causing bacteria out of the body, leaving you healthier and stronger. While many say that drinking cranberry juice or yogurt helps a lot. While these may help, medication most often will be the best remedy to tract infections.

If you experience bladder infections quite often, visiting a doctor or specialist will be vital to diagnose the underlying problem. An urologist will conduct tests to help ascertain what the main cause of your infections is. Then, the specialist can prescribe the needed medication that will help in getting rid of this infection.

Nutrition plays an important part in preventing formation of kidney stones.
Nutrition plays an important part in preventing formation of kidney stones. | Source

Kidney Stones

It is said that the passing of a kidney stone can be very painful; extremely painful! Kidney stones are usually as a result of body-produced minerals fusing with salt to create small crystalline stones.

This range from small pebble-sized ones to some as big as golf ball. It is not a wonder why the passing of kidney stones has been compared with childbirth. These stones are not uncommon; however, it is in your best interest to be medically supervised when passing them. This is essential as you may not know the size of some of these stones or why they are being formed. At times, intervention will be needed. This may call for ultrasound scans or x-rays to determine where they are located, and how big they are. Overall, you will really need to consider urologist assistance in a healthcare center when passing kidney stones.

Kidney stones can form as a result of diet high in animal foods. The passing of these stones in urine via the tract is where the pain is truly felt. Pain levels will depend on the stone sizes. So what you want is to prevent them before they happen.

Incontinence

Suffering from incontinence is not a matter to joke around with. Levels of incontinence can vary greatly. At times, it could be a small leak, and in others being totally uncontrollable. Incontinence is mostly blamed on weak muscles, vaginal infections and other urinary tract infections.

When faced with incontinence, an urologist will be required to diagnose the issue. Tests, including x-rays, blood works physical examinations will be conducted to get to the root cause of the problem. At times, you will be required by urologist to keep a diary on episodes as you experience them. When it comes to remedying incontinence, management may include diet changing, exercising, weight loss, or even medication. Overall, it is essential to ensure that you have approached a doctor to determine what the main cause of the problem is.

When it comes to your health, never be ashamed. If you are often experiencing any of these symptoms, consider visiting a doctor.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      So true, water flushes out most toxins. I am glad that I have not had to suffer kidney stones, but I know that they can be painful because my sister gets them on occasion.

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