When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor right away if:
- You cannot urinate.
- You have symptoms of a urinary infection. For example:
- You have blood or pus in your urine.
- You have pain in your back just below your rib cage.
- You have a fever, chills, or body aches.
- It hurts to urinate.
- You have groin or belly pain.
- You have pain in your back or hips.
- Your pain isn't controlled.
- You are vomiting or nauseated.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
- You have pain when you ejaculate.
- You have trouble starting or controlling your urine.
Who to see
The following health professionals can evaluate
The following doctors treat prostate cancer:
You may want to get a second opinion from a different
specialist before making your treatment decision. For example, if your doctor
is a family medicine physician, you may want to talk to a radiation oncologist,
a urologist, or a urologic or medical oncologist.
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
September 12, 2012
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