RESOURCES FOR GPS

 

PROSTATE CANCER AND PSA

Please find below a link to useful information regarding prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, including links to NHS and other sites.

TREATING LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS (LUTS)

Some simple advice on assessing and treating urinary symtoms, when to refer and links to NICE guidelines.

INVESTIGATING HAEMATURIA

This page includes an algorithm for the investigation and follow up of haematuria, and an advice sheet about cystoscopy.

TREATING RECURRENT UTI

This page gives simple advice on assessment and management of UTIs for both men and women

PELVIC / BLADDER AND PROSTATE PAIN

People with pain syndromes represent a difficult group of patients to treat, but key is excluding other conditions, then working out a tailored series of options based on the presentation.

SCROTAL SWELLINGS

Examination determines whether the swelling is scrotal or inguinal (can or can't get above). Exclude testicular cancer - a mass indistinguishable from the body of the testis itself needs urgent assessment. An ultrasound scan will help if there is diagnostic uncertainty for all scrotal swellings and pain. Simple cysts, hydrocoeles and varicocoeles don't need treatment unless bothersome. Refer for assessment if required and offer patient information sheets via link below.

STONES

How to investigate, some treatment options, stone prevention and patient advice leaflet.

BLADDER CANCER

Information regarding the disease, its treatments, information booklets and links to external sites, plus a risk calculator for recurrence and progression of disease.