View Full Version : I have an appointment with a female urologist next month
09-19-2004, 04:09 AM
on Oct. 5 and I have to go for a renal and abdominal ultrasound the week before. Is there anything I should be getting ready to bring for my appointment? Should I be starting a diary? I have already cut out the most offensive foods, and have been using Prelief daily. I just want to be prepared to try to get answers as soon as possible.
09-19-2004, 04:24 AM
I think it's always helpful to begin a voiding and pain diary to bring to a new doctor. Record how much and how often you void, and also when you have pain and how bad it is. In addition, it may help to record everything you eat and drink, and if you are having any other symptoms during the month (ie, diarrhea, constipation, etc).
In addition to the diary, it could be helpful to get a little notebook, and whenever you think of a question you'd like to ask the doctor, jot it down. Then leave space between it and the next question in the notebook so you have room for notes on the answer you get at the appointment.
Doctors usually find this extremely helpful.
Oh, and if you have medical records from previous doctors you've seen regarding your urinary problems, you could ask for copies of those to bring with you to your new doctor so that she can see what's been done before and what hasn't.
If you want to be really thorough, you can print out some IC info from our handbook and go armed with that in case you or the uro needs to refer to it.
I hope this helps, and good luck :) :grouphug:
09-19-2004, 04:29 AM
I hope every thing goes well... Jen gave you excelent advise.. :)
09-19-2004, 08:02 AM
I also kept a diary of voids ,pain, what helped what did not. It helped me good luck with your appointment
Hi wishing you well at your appointment, and the gals have posted some great advice for you to use. I know it always helps me a lot to write down things I need to know, or questions I want answered. Iris. :hi: :grouphug: :flower:
09-19-2004, 11:29 AM
I have a list of ideas to ask a doc....I don't think they are that good...usually need to adjust them and change them ....but they do give some ideas.....do with them what you will. Good luck!!!
Questions to ask your doctor:
1. Is this an emergency or do we have time to talk?
2. What would be the benefits of doing this?
3. What would be the risks of doing this?
4. If we do this, what other procedures or treatments might we end up needing as a result?
5. What else could we try first or instead?
6. What would happen if we waited an hour or two before doing it?
7. What would happen if we didn't do it at all?
09-20-2004, 05:37 AM
Thanks for all of the ideas :)
I started a diary...and the notebook to write down questions is an excellent idea. I also found this article, I don't know if anyone goes to this doctor but he describes how I think I started and the ages to a T. I printed it out to bring with me.
09-23-2004, 11:08 PM
I see a female uro. She's one of my mom's friends at work. She's a very good doctor. I really like her a lot. Very nice lady. :) Chelsey
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