Urologist? Or Doctor?

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  1. mattbuddy

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    S0 about a year ago I wrote a thread on here about having to go into the hospital because I found a lump on my testicle. I had to go in and get an ultra sound and thank god it was only a epidimal cyst. Which I guess is completely normal for guys.
    Now that a year is coming up on when I last got it checked out, someone suggested to me that I should go see a urologist instead of my regular physician. I know that the urologist specializes in that area and all, but has anyone been to one? Do you think I should try that instead of going to my regular doctor? I personally dont know why they would be better than my doctor i have now.... but if they are then I guess it would be nice for a peace of mind.

    any thoughts?:smile:
     
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    yes i've been to one...GO to a urologist. Maybe you'll be lucky and they'll be EXTREMELY hot like mine was too... makes the whole experience much nicer. hahahha

    Think about it tho...seriously...wouldn't you want someone that specializes in that area messing with your balls? Normal Dr.s do not have the same education on that lvl. ERGO the specialization. General Practioners do less time in school than someone that specializes in a certain area.
     
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    If your insurance allows it, I would always go for the specialist of the area in question. The urologist just knows the area better and might be better off diagnosing any potential problems.
     
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    I'm thinking about going to medical school and specializing in urology just so I can be your urologist, OCMJ! :biggrin1:


     
  5. feel thick

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    a urologist is a medical doctor. Don't fool around with your nether parts, man. Go to him right away. Probably harmless but you never know.
     
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    What are the urologists exams like? are they more time consuming than regular physicals, or basically the same with the exception that they know more about what they're looking at? I always wondered why women go to their gynos every year, but men don't have a specific doctor that checks their stuff particulary every year.
     
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    I'll with the others who advise you to go to a urologist with your "privates", mattbuddy, for the reasons which have been given. I would add that finding a reputable urologist who will be available to you for future years when you are even more in need of keeping these things working well for you, will put you a step ahead in the game.
     
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    Perhaps it's a different ailment, but a few years ago I found a lump on one of my nuts. Freaked me out. Saw my GP. He felt it for a bout 5 seconds, diagnosed it as epididymititis and prescribed Cipro for 5 days. It went away and has never come back.
     
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    You're fortunate, red7.5, and I'm happy for you. My son experienced an enlarged testicle which, over a two week period of thinking it was due to fungus, grew to the size of a small grapefruit before finally going to an oncologist. After the removal of the testicle and radiation on a couple of glands, he, too, was fortunate and is free of any cancerous cells. Total cost paid by insurance -- a quarter of a million dollars.
     
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    You're such a sweetie Roy. I'm glad you're here, low key as you are.:hug:

    And yes, I second the bit about seeing a urologist. They know what they're doing.
     
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    I've been to the Urologist due to real bad epididymitis. He sent me to do an ultra-sound on my testicle to make sure nothing else was wrong. Painless procedure.
     
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    I want your insurance company!
     
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