If you're a male experiencing fertility or erectile problems, your GP may refer you to a consultant specialising in male pelvic health issues. These consultants are medical professionals who specialise in diagnosing and treating conditions such as infertility and impotence.
Common reasons for referral include infertility, erectile dysfunction, prostate problems, testicular pain or swelling, and urinary incontinence. They can also provide preventive care, such as prostate cancer screening.
During your appointment, they will conduct a thorough examination and develop a personalised treatment plan. Treatment may involve medications such as antibiotics, hormones, or alpha blockers, or procedures such as vasectomy, prostate biopsy, or sperm retrieval.
At Blackrock Health, we know that urinary or reproductive health issues can be very challenging - both emotionally and physically. Our team of specialists – including gynaecologists and urologists is dedicated to providing compassionate and supportive care to the men and women that we treat. We provide access without delay to cutting-edge diagnostic and medical technology. This includes minimally invasive and robotic surgical solutions where required and when possible. Our team will ensure that you receive the best possible care and treatment plan, tailored to your own needs. With decades of experience and expertise, we are committed to helping you. Working with us, we want you to achieve the most optimal outcome possible for your urinary and reproductive health. Whether you need routine care or more specialised treatment, we are here to support you every step of the way.
Urology is the surgical specialty which deals with diseases and conditions relating to both male and female urinary tract and male reproductive systems. Our urologists treat kidney disorders such as stones, cysts or tumours, and condition as affecting the rest of the urinary tract; the ureters, bladder and urethra. Some urologists specialise in female urinary tract problems, particularly incontinence. Abnormalities of the prostate gland is one of the most common reasons to see a urologist. The prostate can enlarge in a benign fashion (benign prostatic hyperplasia), but prostatic cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. You can find more details on our dedicated urology page. [LINK]
Andrology is the medical specialty which deals with diseases and conditions specifically concerning male reproductive or endocrine health. Men might be referred to a consultant andrologist with problems relating to infertility or impotence.
The andrologist joins the urology team within our hospital setting, and is available for consultation via GP or consultant referral. Services we provide includes treatments for Erectile Dysfunction.
Physiotherapy for Men's Pelvic Health
There are many bladder, sexual, pelvic floor, abdominal, bowel and musculoskeletal conditions that benefit from pelvic health physiotherapy and our men’s pelvic health team is here to help you. We appreciate that it can sometimes be hard or feel embarrassing to ask for help in these areas of our body. Our consultations will always take place in a separate closed room and we will always do our utmost to make you feel at ease.
Our pelvic health team works closely alongside consultants and can provide onward referral if necessary.
Not every procedure is available in all our hospitals. Please check with your preferred location to confirm that the treatment you seek is carried out there.
Male pelvic health conditions that can be treated include;
- pre/post any urological, prostate or abdominal surgery,
- pain with attempted or completed penetration,
- diminished or difficulty with orgasm and ejaculation,
- erectile dysfunction,
- painful bladder syndrome,
- bladder & bowel incontinence (leaking),
- bladder frequency and urgency (day or night time),
- joint problems (hip, thoracic, lumbar, pubic, sacro-iliac, coccyx, abdominal),
- chronic pelvic pain,
- pudendal nerve problems,
- adhesions and scars.
How do I get this?
You do not need a referral before you make an appointment - simply contact the physiotherapy team in your nearest Blackrock Health hospital. Alternatively, your GP or Consultant can refer you. Please see our Request Appointment Form here.
Is this insured?
Not all services are covered by health insurance. To find out if you're covered, please check your health insurance before your visit. You can do this on our health insurance Cover Check page here, or by contacting your health insurer.
How do I pay?
If you do not have health insurance or your health plan does not cover the full cost, you will need to pay the balance due before your treatment or procedure. You may be able to claim back some fees on your insurance. To pay an excess not covered by your insurance or any other inpatient fees, please visit our payment page here. If you have any queries about paying for your care, please contact the finance team in your hospital.