Subtle Signs You Should See a Urologist as a Man

Urologists are experts at diagnosing and treating urinary tract problems in men. One challenge of their profession is the fact that many men don't always realize when they should be seeking the services of a urologist. They may not realize certain symptoms are cause for alarm. Other times, they may be a bit embarrassed by symptoms, causing them not to mention it. So, when should you call a urologist as a man? Here are the key indications.

Never feeling like you empty your bladder.

You go to the bathroom and urinate as much as you can, but then you still feel like you need to go more. Does this sound familiar? It's probably not just you "being crazy" or "imagining things." There may be a mass in your bladder, or there may be a growth pressing on a nerve associated with your urinary tract. A urologist should take a look before the problem becomes any worse.

Pain during urination.

Men who experience pain during urination often shrug it off with words like "it's not that bad" or "it only hurts sometimes." But pain during urination is always concerning. It may be caused by a urinary tract infection, a mass in the bladder, a nervous system disorder, or even an injury to your bladder or kidneys. See a urologist, and tell them as much as you can about the pain: its location, its severity, and what it feels like.


Incontinence is not only an issue for women. It can also be a problem for men. If you find that some urine dribbles out without you having intended to urinate, this counts as incontinence. If you have trouble holding your bladder just minutes after realizing you have to urinate, that also counts as incontinence. This can be caused by a UTI, prostate problems, or any number of other issues. 

Pelvic pain.

Men sometimes assume pelvic pain is due to an issue with their digestive tract. This can be true, but it's also possible that your pelvic pain is bladder or ureter pain. It's a good idea to have a urologist take a look. They can refer you to a gastroenterologist if they feel it's needed.

As a man, it's important to know when something might be wrong with your urinary tract. If you notice any of the signs or symptoms above, make sure you see a urologist for a prompt diagnosis and care.

To learn more, contact a urology health center in your area.