Men go to their primary care physician when they’re sick, their dentist for cleanings and dental work, and an ophthalmologist to get their eyes checked. But who should they see for such sensitive issues as erectile dysfunction or a lump in their testicle? For these and other male-specific conditions, a urologist is the best choice.
If you have a possible urological issue, even if it seems like no big deal, it’s important to visit a urologist to get it checked out. If it’s minor, it can often be treated quickly and easily, and if it’s something more serious, the earlier it’s detected, the better your chances of a positive outcome and full recovery. At Westchester Health, we remind our male patients all the time, particularly as they get older, how crucial it is for them to pay attention to warning signs. To help men everywhere know what to look for, we put together this list of signs and symptoms to look out for.
As a urologist, I see a lot of male patients with erectile dysfunction, or ED—the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. There are many factors that can cause ED, such as medications, chronic illnesses, poor blood flow to the penis, cigarette smoking, drinking too much alcohol or simply being too tired.