Patient Info

A urologist is a physician who has a specialized knowledge and skills regarding problems of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Becouse of the veriety of clinical problems encountered, knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and other specialties is required of the urologist.
Urology is the surgical specialty that, in the last 20 years, has greatly felt of the progresses in the diagnostic, therapeutic and research fields.
The enormous development in the knowledge of the urinary and genital tracts allowed to realise an effective program of early diagnosis, more important since the majority of the urologic pathologies are commonly faced and solved with medical, physical, and minimally invasive surgical therapies.
We believe that this brief auto-questionnaire could help you in recognising some signs and symptoms, which if present, should be reported to your doctor.

       

The Kidney

  • Do you have backache or experience flank pain?
  • Do you have back or flank pain that radiates into the groin area or into the genitals?
  • Have you passed any dark brown urine?
  • Have you experienced chills or fever?
  • Have you had any nausea or vomiting?

         

 

The Prostate

  • Has there been a decrease in the size and/or force of your urinary stream?
  • Do you have frequency or urgency of urination?
  • Do you awaken at night time to urinate?
  • If “yes”, how many times do you void at night time?
  • Do you have to wait for your stream to start? If “yes”, how long is the wait?
  • Does your stream stutter when you urinate?
  • Is the stream a “stop and start” stream?
  • When you are through urinating, do you feel satisfied as if you have emptied your bladder entirely?
  • Do you have pain in the perineum?
  • Has there been blood in the semen?
  • Do you have urgency and ejaculate prematurely?
  • Do you have pain during ejaculation?

 

The Bladder

  • Have you passed blood in the urine or experienced pink urine?
  • If “yes”, was the discoloration at the beginning, middle, or at the end of urination?
  • Do you have frequency or urgency with urination?
  • Do you have to strain to pass urine?
  • Do you have burning or pain at the end of urination?
  • Do you lose urine if you cough, sneeze, laugh, or strain yourself?
  • Do you lose urine while at rest?

         

 

The Testicles

  • Have you had any pain in your testicles?
  • Has either testicles become larger than the other?
  • Have you felt any lumps in your testicles?
  • Do you have tenderness or pain in the scrotum or in the inguinal area while standing?

 

The Penis

  • How firm is your erection?
  • Is your erection lessening?
  • How long has the erection been weakening?
  • Do you lose your erection during intercourse?
  • Is there a significant curvature to your penis?
  • Do you have pain with erection or during sexual intercourse?





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