Wake Family Medicine
Primary Care Physicians & Family Medicine Physicians located in Cary, NC
Wake Family Medicine in Cary, North Carolina, led by Mrinalini Kodumagulla, MD, understands men’s individualized health needs. The practice offers comprehensive care for men’s health to help you maintain proper health, or address disease or other health issues. To schedule a consultation about any of your health concerns, book an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
Men's Health Q&A
What type of health issues does men’s health address?
Men’s health covers gender-specific needs that should be routinely monitored to achieve your overall wellness.
Men’s health services cover:
- Reproductive health
- Digestive health
- Sports medicine
- Primary care
At Wake Family Medicine, the team treats all men’s health issues with comprehensive care.
What men’s health symptoms should concern me?
One of the main conditions the team at Wake Family Medicine treats is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Symptoms of BPH include:
- Incomplete emptying of your bladder
- Frequent urination
- Constant urge to urinate
- Weak urinary stream
- Straining to urinate
- Painful urination
- Frequent urination throughout the night
If you’re experiencing any of these signs, schedule an appointment to see the team at Wake Family Medicine as soon as possible. You can trust their expertise and experience to help you get well.
When should I see a doctor for my men’s health concerns?
To monitor and maintain your overall wellness, you should have a physical exam yearly.
Once you reach 40, Wake Family Medicine suggests digital rectal exams yearly for early detection of prostate cancer. If your results are abnormal, Dr. Kodumagulla then performs a prostate ultrasound, which offers a more in-depth test.
During your ultrasound, Dr. Kodumagulla performs a needle biopsy to see if cancer is present. Wake Family Medicine also provides a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, which can detect cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends that all males get a PSA screening for prostate cancer every year starting at 50 years old. Dr. Kodumagulla talks to you about the frequency of visits and testing needed depending on your health and age.
What is a routine men’s health exam like?
When you visit Wake Family Medicine, Dr. Kodumagulla evaluates your overall physical, mental, and sexual health. During your exam, the team checks your:
- Ears, eyes, and throat
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Assessment of your sexual organs
Additional tests might be required, including taking your blood, getting a urine sample from you, or performing an electrocardiogram.
Dr. Kodumagulla may want to update your vaccinations, in addition to recommending supplements to your diet. You might also need prescribed medications depending on results from your examination and test results.
Whether you have a concern about your health or would like to schedule your annual men’s health exam, call the office or book an appointment online today.