Movember Makes Men's Health Front and Center
It's that time of year again – Movember. Clean-shaven men begin to look scruffy, and bearded men reach for their razors.
Movember is a light-hearted way to raise awareness for some serious issues. Moustaches aren't the only thing unique to men–certain health problems are, too.
Most health problems are more treatable when they are detected early. So, men, it's important to consult your doctor regarding any changes in your health and to set a plan for physicals and screenings.
Don't be embarrassed to talk to your doctor about any health problem you are experiencing. If you have discomfort urinating, pain with your urinary track, problems with sexual function or infertility, contact our urologists at (608) 417-8800.
What is a Urologist?
A urologist is a physician who specializes in problems of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the reproductive organs. Most often, patients are referred to urologists for symptoms including abdominal pain, urinary tract infections (UTI's), blood in urine, incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels.
Our outstanding urology team at UnityPoint Health - Meriter is led by Brian Le, MD, MA and Andrew K. Graf, MD.
Our team would be honored to partner with you in health, and look forward to developing a relationship centered around your needs. Your urology team will work closely with your primary care doctor to ensure your care is holistic and well-coordinated.
When Should I See a Urologist?
Please call us if you experience any of the following:
- discomfort while urinating
- a sense of difficulty in completely emptying the bladder
- incontinence, a loss of urinary control
- hematuria, the appearance of blood in the urine
- the sensation of pain appearing to be related to one of the structures of the urinary tract
- problems with sexual function
- infertility, difficulties involved in conceiving a child