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What to Expect on Your Visit to a Urologist

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There are many different reasons why you might need to visit a Miami urologist. While all of these reasons are different, what you can expect during a visit to the urologist remains the same. It’s helpful to understand what will be happening during your visit in order to ensure comfort.

  • When you first arrive to a urologist’s office, you will be asked to provide a sample of your urine. Never go into a urologist’s office with an empty bladder. Coming in on empty can result in you waiting around for hours, or rescheduling your appointment. If you arrive ready to go, be sure to inform the office staff that you are ready to provide your specimen.
  • Paperwork is standard at any doctor’s office. Some of the paperwork might be questionnaires while the rest of it may be personal information the urologist needs about you. From your birthdate to family history, be sure to include all of the information you know. Anything can be helpful to your urologist when trying to diagnose you.
  • Even after you have filled out paperwork, there will be more. You will enter an exam room where a nurse will record a detailed version of your medical history. They will focus mainly on your genitourinary system, but they will also take a complete review of your body and any former diseases or conditions people in your family may have had. They will ask you to give a complete list of any medications that you may be taking. That list will include over-the-counter medications and vitamins. Make sure you don’t forget anything. It could be crucial information if your urologist needs to prescribe any medication to help you.
  • The urologist will soon come into your exam room and perform a physical exam. He or she will focus on your genitourinary system for most of the exam. You can expect a genital exam and a rectal exam in order to examine your prostate.
  • After your exam, the urologist will discuss with you any information they may have found during your exam. They will discuss a treatment plan for you, and explain exactly what is happening to your body.