Five Interview Questions with Dr. Jump You Won’t Want to Miss
Urology Associates of South Bend’s very own Dr. Roger Jump was interviewed on 103.9 by The Bear’s Jason Lee & Kluck for “Hey Bro Should I Go?” The radio station addresses pertinent urology-oriented questions on what type of visits a urologist handles, what symptoms indicate a potential urological problem, and even code for asking the urologist about erectile dysfunction without having to use the phrase. Take a look at how Dr. Jump tackles some of Michiana men’s most common and difficult-to-ask questions.
Dr. Jump Addresses Five Not-So-Easy-To-Ask Questions on Urology
Asking questions regarding the male genital system just got easier Michiana men can turn to the candor, experience, professionalism, and skill sets of UASB’s Dr. Jump, an expert in addressing and promoting men’s health and sexuality.
- What is a urologist, and why should you go see one?
Dr. Jump: “A urologist is a specialist in the urinary tract and the male genital system. We take care of any problems associated with kidney stones, kidney disease, masses of the urinary tract, bladder cancers, prostate cancers testicular cancers, and erectile dysfunction. If it’s part of the male genital system, we take care of it.”
- Why should you visit the urologist for a screening?
Dr. Jump: “We recommend men go through screenings for a couple specific types of cancers. Men should get checked for testicular cancer starting right at puberty—a once a month testicular screening—to make sure there are no lumps or bumps present. If anything doesn’t ever feel right, talk to your primary care physician or come in to see a urologist.” There is some controversy surrounding when to screen for prostate cancer. The national guidelines says to start at age 55; however, if you have a family history of prostate cancer or if you are of African American descent, you may want to check earlier.
- Are there any signs to look for concerning prostate cancer?
Dr. Jump: “There really are no signs of prostate cancer. There are signs of prostate enlargement, but those do not correlate well with cancer. All men should be screened for prostate cancer after the age of 55, as well as if they exhibit symptoms such as difficulty urinating or blood in the urine. If you have any of these symptoms, we are happy to have you see a urologist for further evaluation; we offer a number of different treatment options.”
- What are some factors that can cause erectile dysfunction (ED?)
Dr. Jump: “Men can have some trouble starting as early as their 20s to 30s. Factors such as heart disease, cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking, and diabetes call all put you at risk for ED.”
- Is there a code word that men can use if embarrassed to discuss ED?
Dr. Jump: “‘Things aren’t working the way they used to be,’ is one of the most common.”
Never Be Afraid to Ask
Dr. Jump and the entire Urology Associates of South Bend staff are on standby for any and all questions relating to the urinary tract and male genital system. No matter how embarrassing a question seems, it’s always a good idea to ask. Our doctors have decades of combined experience and are accustomed to addressing a diverse range of conditions, problems, and queries. In asking a question regarding your urological health, you could potentially end up saving your life!
To set up a screening or exam, or for more information, contact us at (574) 234-4100.