Urology

At LivingCare we have several specialist Urology consultants and nurses who can help diagnose your urology condition and find the best treatment to suit your needs.

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections


Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common. They can be painful and uncomfortable, but they usually pass within a few days or can be easily treated with a course of antibiotics. UTIs are more common in women than in men. It's estimated half of all women in the UK will have a UTI at least once in their life, and 1 in 2,000 healthy men will develop one each year. Children can also get UTIs, although this is less common. Read more about UTIs in children. If you develop a UTI, you're likely to feel:

  • pain or a burning sensation when urinating (doctors refer to this as dysuria)
  • a need to urinate often
  • pain in the lower abdomen (tummy)
Urinary tract infections usually get better on their own within four or five days. Antibiotics can usually help speed up recovery time and are usually recommended for women who keep getting UTIs. In some cases, long-term use of antibiotics help prevent the infection returning. LivingCare can offer a number of different procedures for patients who have constantly recurring UTI’s to investigate the cause. These include a Cystoscopy and an Ultrasound examination if required .




Haematuria


The medical name for blood in the urine is haematuria. If blood in the urine is obvious with the naked eye, it is called "macroscopic", or "visible haematuria". If the blood can only be detected with laboratory testing, it is called "microscopic", or "non-visible". The blood will have come from somewhere within the urinary tract – the kidneys, bladder or the tubes that urine passes through. It is often the result of a urinary tract infection (UTI), such as cystitis. Common causes for blood in urine:

  • a bladder infection (such as cystitis) – which typically also causes a burning pain when you urinate
  • a kidney infection – which may also cause a high temperature and pain in the side of your tummy
  • kidney stones – which may be painless, but can sometimes block one of the tubes coming from your kidneys and cause severe tummy pain
  • urethritis – inflammation of the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra); it's often caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as chlamydia
  • an enlarged prostate gland – this is a common condition in older men and nothing to do with prostate cancer; an enlarged prostate gland will press on the bladder and may also cause problems such as difficulty urinating and a frequent need to urinate
  • bladder cancer – this usually affects adults aged over 50 and can also cause you to urinate more often and more urgently, as well as pain when urinating
  • kidney cancer – this also usually affects adults aged over 50, and can cause persistent pain below your ribs and a lump in your tummy
  • prostate cancer – this is usually only seen in men aged over 50 and usually progresses very slowly; other symptoms can include needing to urinate more frequently and urgently, and difficulty emptying your bladder
LivingCare can provide an Ultrasound examination and Cystoscopy procedure for people presenting with Haematuria to investigate further.





You may need to see a Urologist at LivingCare if you suffer with any of the following:

We can also see patients suffering with: Bladder dysfunctions, renal pain, incontinence, scrotal pain and lumps, penile conditions, prostatitis, lower urinary tract symptoms

Your 

appointment at

LivingCare

During the appointment you will be asked questions about your symptoms and the Urologist will discuss and advise you about what can be done to support you. This may include further examinations and treatments. 

 

If you require another test or procedure as part of your treatment, this will be organised by the nursing and administration team for you. Instructions and details of the test and when to expect an appointment will be discussed with you at the time. You will also have the chance to ask questions.

The appointment will last approximately 15 minutes. You may be asked to undress so that the doctor can examine you appropriately. You will be allowed to do this in private behind a screen to respect your privacy and dignity. You will also be asked if you would like a chaperone to be with you throughout your examination. After the examination you will be allowed time to dress in private before further discussion is held about your further treatment or any questions you may have.

If the urologist advises you that further tests are necessary e.g. Ultrasound scan, MRI or X-ray, the results of these will be discussed with you at a follow up outpatient appointment. If you require tests such as flexible Cystoscopy, (a look inside the bladder) or bladder function tests, the results of these will be discussed with you at the time of the test.

We also offer a Vasectomy service.

  • We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - the independent regulator of health and social care in England. 

  • Free, on-site parking 

  • Clean, modern facilities with the latest technology

  • Easy access of the M62 and M1

  • You will only ever be seen for scans, tests and follow up appointments at the same site, unless you specify otherwise

  • All our treatments will not require an overnight stay. You will always recover from the comfort of your own home.

  • Your waiting time is much shorter than a regular hospital or NHS practice.

  • You will only ever be seen by a local consultant who is an expert in their field and also works within Leeds and Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals. 

  • Your aftercare will not stop when you leave our clinic. We're here to help every step of the way.

Why

Choose

LivingCare?

LivingCare have provided high quality, safe, consultant-led care to thousands of patients and has an excellent local and national reputation. We are recognised by all medical insurers and also welcome non insured patients who wish to self pay for their treatment. LivingCare have also been working with the NHS to provide care for patients since 2002. 

How can I be seen at

LivingCare for an NHS

treatment?

At LivingCare we provide the following services for all NHS patients:

  • Gastroenterology

  • Gastroscopy

  • Sigmoidoscopy

  • Dermatology

  • Minor Surgery

  • Ear, Nose, Throat

  • Ophthalmology

  • Urology

  • Cystoscopy

  • Vasectomy

  • Ultrasound

To be seen through the NHS for any of the above services, we just require a referral from your GP. Alternatively, if you would prefer to be seen privately, please visit our private healthcare page here

Your Urology appointment can be at any of the following sites:

Thorpe Park Clinic (Colton)

Fountain Medical Centre (Morley)

If you have already received an appointment from us and you wish to change

to a different site, you will need to call us on 0113 249 4655 to rearrange this. 

A new letter will be sent to you with appropriate directions and appointment 

information.

Where can I

be seen for my Urology

appointment?

Contact us today. We'll be in touch within 24 hours.

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