Regular preventive examination in urology is an important aspect of maintaining good urological health. The goal of these exams is to identify potential urological problems early, before they become serious, and to prevent the development of urological conditions in the first place.
The American Urological Association (AUA) recommends that men over the age of 40 should have a baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and a digital rectal exam (DRE) as part of their regular preventive urological examination. Men with a family history of prostate cancer or other risk factors may need to start screening at an earlier age.
In addition to prostate cancer screening, a urological preventive exam should include a thorough history and physical exam, which may include blood and urine tests, ultrasound imaging, and other tests as needed. The exam should assess urinary function, sexual function, and other aspects of urological health.
Women may also benefit from preventive urological exams, which can include screening for urinary tract infections, pelvic organ prolapse, and bladder control problems, or urinary incontinence.
It is important to note that the frequency and type of preventive urological exams may vary based on an individual’s age, medical history, and other factors. We recommend consulting with our doctor in order to determine a suitable screening schedule.