Urology Services at Greater Lancashire Hospital
Are you experiencing urology issues & looking for expert care?
Look no further than Greater Lancashire Hospital, where we offer consultation and treatment for a range of urology problems.
Our highly skilled urologists are dedicated to providing personalised and effective solutions to help you overcome issues like incontinence and other urinary problems.
We also offer flexible cystoscopy and vasectomy procedures to help diagnose and treat various conditions.
Additionally, we offer Bladder Botox treatment to help alleviate symptoms of an overactive bladder.
Book a consultation with us today and take the first step towards better urological health.
A flexible cystoscope is a thin fibre-optic tube with a camera at the end that examines the bladder and the urinary system during a cystoscopy. We offer this procedure at our private Hospital.
A Vasectomy is a procedure to cut and seal the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis. This procedure is usually performed to prevent fathering anymore children.
Symptoms you may have?
Symptoms such as frequent urination, urgency (a strong and sudden need to urinate), nocturia (waking up at night to urinate), hesitancy (difficulty starting urination), weak urine flow, or dribbling after urination can indicate a urological issue. These symptoms may be associated with conditions like urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), or urinary tract obstruction.
Blood in urine
The presence of blood in urine, known as hematuria, should never be ignored. It can be visible to the naked eye (gross hematuria) or only detectable under a microscope (microscopic hematuria). Hematuria can be a sign of various urological conditions, including urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bladder or kidney infections, or even bladder or kidney cancer.
Erectile dysfunction or sexual problems
If you experience persistent difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, it’s advisable to consult a urologist.
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by physical or psychological factors and may indicate underlying conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or hormonal imbalances.
Urologists can help diagnose and manage erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems.
Symptoms of kidney stones can include severe pain in the back or side (known as renal colic), blood in urine, frequent urination, and urinary urgency. If you experience these symptoms, a urologist can help diagnose and provide treatment options for kidney stones.
Couples struggling with infertility may seek the expertise of a urologist specialising in male reproductive health. Urologists can evaluate and provide appropriate treatment for conditions that may affect fertility, such as low sperm count, abnormal sperm function, or blockages in the reproductive system
What should I expect during my first urology consultation?
During your initial consultation, one of our Consultants will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and recommend any necessary diagnostic tests based on your symptoms and health concerns. They will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.
What should I wear to my urology appointment?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing to your urology appointment, as you may be asked to change into a gown for certain tests. If you have any concerns about what to wear, feel free to contact us for guidance.
Will my insurance cover the cost of cardiology services?
This depends on your insurance policy and the specific services you require. We work with a wide range of insurance providers and can help you navigate the process of determining your coverage and any associated costs.
What can I do to maintain good urological health?
To maintain good urological health, stay hydrated, practice good hygiene, empty your bladder regularly, maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, practice safe sex, limit alcohol and caffeine intake, quit smoking, manage chronic conditions, and schedule regular check-ups with your healthcare provider.
Taking these steps promotes urinary function, reduces the risk of infections and urological issues, and supports overall urological well-being.
Can I get a private urology check near me?
Yes, you can get checked privately at our hospital, located in Preston Lancashire.
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