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How to prepare for an urologist appointment?

The preparation for an urologist appointment may vary depending on your symptoms, the doctor's instructions, and specific requirements for the examination itself. However, as a general rule, no special preparation is typically needed for a urological examination.

However, to ease the entire situation and arrive at the urological examination more prepared and relaxed, we recommend following these steps for preparation:

  • Prepare medical documentation

Gather all relevant medical records and medical history before visiting the urologist. This may include results from previous laboratory tests or other examinations, a list of medications you are taking, etc. Also, consider your family history of urological issues (e.g., bladder problems, kidney diseases, family history of prostate cancer, etc.).

  • Prepare a list of symptoms, questions, and concerns

Write down all symptoms related to the health of your urogenital system that you have noticed, when you first noticed them, and how long they have been present, as well as any other specific details you believe are important to mention to the doctor. Additionally, make a list of potential questions you have and would like answers to from the specialist in order to ensure that you leave the urological examination without any doubts or fears.

  • Mentally prepare for the examination

An urological examination can be uncomfortable for some individuals, but it's important to prepare as best as possible to approach the examination feeling relaxed and calm. Familiarize yourself in advance with what the urological examination entails, what it includes, and what to expect. Prepare all relevant medical documentation you have, as well as questions for the doctor. The better prepared you are before the examination, the more relaxed you'll likely feel when the time for the examination comes. If you still feel fear or discomfort or have questions, feel free to discuss them with the doctor before the examination begins. This can help you feel more comfortable during the physical examination.

  • Prepare for the physical examination

Since it's likely that the urologist will need to perform a physical examination, depending on the condition and symptoms, be aware that this is a standard part of the urological examination. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are easy to remove and put back on.

• Perform basic hygiene before the examination

It's advisable to perform basic hygiene before an urological examination, including washing the urogenital area. However, avoid applying lotions or powders to this area after washing to facilitate the examination.

• Be open to communication with the doctor

Lastly, be prepared to communicate with the doctor and medical staff. Communicate openly with the doctor about any concerns or fears you may have, and don't hesitate to ask questions to get answers to anything you're curious about. Similarly, be honest when answering the questions the urologist asks you, as this will help ensure an accurate diagnosis and enable the doctor to provide assistance you need. Also, if you experience any discomfort or pain at any point during the physical examination, inform the doctor immediately.

If you think you need specific guidelines for preparation before your urologist appointment, we recommend contacting our medical staff at the following phone number: +385 1 2867 400 or via email at to request additional instructions.

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