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Coming to clinic
What to bring
- A list of all your current medications
- A list of questions you want to ask the doctor. You can give this to the doctor at the start of the consultation
At the reception
- Check in at the reception
- Ask the nurse if she needs a urine sample (don't empty your bladder before as this can delay the doctor seeing you)
- Tell the nurse if you think you have a current infection in your urine
Flow studies or urodynamics
If you are attending the outpatients for flow studies or urodynamics try to not have been to the toilet to pass urine for at least a couple of hours. Try to drink plenty of fluids in the morning of the test or late morning if the test is in the afternoon.
If you are attending for urinary incontinence symptoms it would be very helpful to the doctor if you could download and complete the following form
A bladder diary asks you to record 3 days of when you go the toilet to pass urine. The time is on the left and to the right are 3 boxes labelled F, U and W.
- Box F is to record the fluids you drink, note what you drank and the volume in mls.
- Box U is to record when you passed urine. Measure how much you void in a container and record the volume in mls.
- Box W is to record if you were wet at any time. If this was associated with coughing, sneezing or lifting mark it with an 'S' and if it was associated with a feeling of urgency then mark with a 'U'. A rough measurement of the ammount of urine leaked would also be useful for example
+ for loosing a drop or two of urine
++ for a small cupful or wetting a pad
+++ if you emptied your bladder completely
Increased difficulty voiding related to the prostate
If you are seeing a doctor for increased difficulty passing urine or because you are having to get up at night to void then by completing an IPSS questionnaire the doctor will be better able to understand and quantify your symptoms. IPSS stands for international prostate symptom score. You should also complete a bladder diary (see above for instructions)
Prostate cancer follow up
Please make sure you have recent PSA blood test done at your GP practice before attending the clinic. This is usually done about a week before your appointment to make sure the result is back on time. This gives the doctor an indication on how well things are controlled on your current management
If you are seeing a doctor for problems with your erections it would be helpful for you to download and fill out the below form. The Sexual Health Inventory for Men form (SHIM form questionnaire) also known as the International Index of Erectile dysfunction Short Form (IIEF-SF questionnaire) will help your doctor better understand and quantify your problem