Most men do not know what to expect on their first visit to the urologist. A lot of questions surface before their visit like is it going to be stressful? Are there any precautions I need to know? But it shouldn’t be! Your first visit to the urologist shouldn’t be anything scary, especially when you know these 3 things that you should expect before meeting your Phoenix Urology doctor. Let’s go over them one by one and discuss why you shouldn’t worry about anything.
You will be required to give a urine specimen
This one may or may not be common knowledge to everyone, but your first visit to the urologist will require a urine specimen. Because of this, it is heavily advised to not go to your doctor just yet when you have an empty bladder. Drink a glass of liquids or two before heading out so you wouldn’t be wasting time waiting for you to feel the urge of urinating. It’ll make everything go quick and smooth, and most important will avoid you and your doctor from encountering hiccups.
You will be asked for your medical history
It will mainly be about your genitourinary system, but any underlying or past diseases you may have had will also be asked for. Just be ready to fill out the form and remember any major illnesses you have had, especially when it is related to your genitourinary system. Be sure to also bring a list of all medications and over-the-counter tablets that you take or have taken as they will also be a requirement. If you find it difficult to remember or too time-consuming to make a list of your medicine, then bringing them along to the doctors isn’t a problem.
The physical and genital exam
This part of the visit is what some men dread. Some induce anxiety and stress over the fact that they will need to be naked in front of a stranger and that they would need to be examined on their genitalia, but it shouldn’t be this way! Remember that you are consulting with our doctors – Phoenix Urology professionals who have done these thousands of times with different individuals. It is totally okay to feel nervous at first, but it shouldn’t be the reason why you won’t pay your urologist a visit. It’s part of the process that cannot be skipped and you’ll just have to finesse your way through it.