The Importance of Regular Urological Check-ups: Early Detection and Prevention

Data has shown that in women, urinary incontinence is estimated to affect nearly 50% of middle-aged and older women, leading to significant distress, limitations in daily functioning, and poorer quality of life. Urological complications are common and major health problem in men and women. However, there are lack of awareness. Due to the lack of awareness, people tend to avoid regular check-ups. Many times they ignore the early signs as well, which increases issues for them. In this blog, we will inform some common urological issues and the importance of regular check-ups. Additionally, we will focus on how early detection can help you to live a healthy life. For expert medical support, connect with Neotia Getwel Multispecialty Hospital. Neotia Getwel Multispecialty Hospital has 24*7 emergency services.

What are the common urological issues?

1. Urinary incontinence: It is the loss of bladder control which leads to vocational leakage of urine. Although it is common due to an age factor, studies have shown that urinary incontinence is higher among the people above 55 age group. However, it has been diagnosed in every age group.

In 20 & above it is almost 7.6% while the percentage rise almost to 11.6% in the age group 31–40 years and it is almost 20% in the age group 70 years. The highest cases have been registered among the age group 61–70 years which is 42.8%.

1.1. Symptoms:

  • Stress incontinence: In this, the patients tend to leak urine by coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy.
  • Urge incontinence: In this, patients, have a sudden and intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. A patient may also need to urinate often, including throughout the night.
  • Overflow incontinence: Frequent urination happens due to overflow incontinence.

1.2. How do early check-ups help in managing urinary incontinence?

If you connect with a doctor at an early stage, the doctor will first conduct various tests and then will guide you on the amount of water you should take in a day or your suitable dietary habits etc. along with the right medication.

2. Erectile dysfunction: A decrease in the erection quality with age is normal. However, it can happen before time and in that case an individual needs medical support.

2.1. Symptoms:

  • Only sometimes being able to get an erection before sexual intercourse.
  • Being able to get an erection before sexual intercourse, however, not being able to maintain it during sexual intercourse.
  • Complete inability to get an erection.
  • Requires a lot of stimulation to maintain an erection.

2.2. How can early detection help?

This can happen due to various reasons such as circulatory system issues, nervous system-related issues, endocrine system-related issues etc. It can also happen due to diseases such as:

  • Diabetes and diabetes-related neuropathy.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension).
  • High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia).
  • Vascular disease.
  • Chronic kidney disease.
  • Atherosclerosis.
  • Peyronie’s disease.
  • Low testosterone (testosterone deficiency).
  • Stroke.
  • Epilepsy.

If you visit a doctor at an early stage, it will help you to know the root cause and will help in treating it with the right medication. Sometimes it also happens due to lifestyle disorders such as excessive consumption of alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine etc. In that case, the doctor will suggest you the right lifestyle as well.

3. Kidney stone: Kidney stones (also called renal calculi, nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis) are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.

3.1. Symptoms:

  • Severe, sharp pain in the side and back, below the ribs.
  • Pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and groin.
  • Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity.
  • Pain or burning sensation while urinating.

3.2. How can early detection help?

Kidney stones can be treated by medicine or by surgery. Early detection helps reduce suffering and easy treatment.

4. UTIs: Data has shown that 60% of women have faced UTIs at least once in their lifetime. It is a bacterial infection and occurs when bacteria travel into the urinary tract and can cause a painful, burning sensation while urinating. Frequent or severe infections can indicate dangerous but correctable problems.

4.1. Symptoms:

  • Pain in your flank, abdomen, pelvic area or lower back.
  • Pressure in the lower part of your pelvis.
  • Cloudy, foul-smelling pee.
  • Urinary incontinence.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Urge incontinence.
  • Pain when you pee (dysuria).
  • Blood in your pee (hematuria).

4.2. How can early detection help?

Easy detection of UTI helps in resolving the issues ear. If it stays untreated then it can lead to bladder infection and can become a kidney or prostate infection. These infections are more serious because they can travel through the bloodstream causing sepsis. In short, early detection can save you from a big disease .

5. Prostate problems: Prostate problems are very common among men, especially those who are old. It happens due to enlargement of the prostate. Although the reason for this enlargement is still unknown.

5.1. Symptoms:

  • Frequent urge to urinate.
  • Need to get up many times during the night to urinate.
  • Blood in urine or semen.
  • Pain or burning sensation during urination.
  • Painful ejaculation.
  • Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs.
  • Dribbling of urine.

5.2. How can early detection help?

In the early stage, it can be handled by oral medicine. However, if left untreated, it can lead to permanent damage to the kidneys and bladder.

6. Pelvic floor dysfunction: Pelvic floor dysfunction is an inability to correctly relax and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles to poop. This dysfunction also includes urine (pee) or stool leakage and experiencing a frequent need to pee.

6.1. Symptoms:

  • Leaking urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing or running.
  • Failing to reach the toilet in time.
  • Passing wind from either the anus or vagina when bending over or lifting.
  • Reduced sensation in the vagina.
  • Tampons that dislodge or fall out.
  • The distinct bulge at the vaginal opening.
  • A sensation of heaviness in the vagina.
  • A heaviness or dragging sense in the pelvis or back.
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections, or recurrent thrush.

6.2. How can early detection help?

Early detection & education helps in preventing further complications such as loss of bladder control or anal incontinence.

Final words: Do not wait to make it more complicated and painful for you. Connect with Neotia Getwel Multispecialty Hospital for the best medical assistance.


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