Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Whitstable Medical Practice offers a Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Clinic which is accessible to any male patient registered within East Kent aged 18+.

Upon referral from your GP, you will be sent an appointment with either our Consultant Urologist or GP with a special interest in Urology.

Consultation taking place


What is the LUTS Clinic?

You may be referred to the LUTS Clinic by your GP due to Urological symptoms. Often referrals are due to a suspected problem with the prostate gland or any other urinary symptoms. It may also be necessary if a person develops changes to their normal bowl habits, which could indicate a problem with their digestive system.


The Appointment

To prepare for your appointment, wear a comfortable two piece outfit. You can eat and drink normally before and after the test but please make sure your bladder is full upon examination. You will likely have a physical rectal examination where the GP will insert a finger into the rectum to feel for any abnormalities such as hardening or swelling. It is often a quick and painless experience. The prostate gland is a small gland found only in men. Often, in older men, the prostate becomes larger which can place pressure on the bladder and urethra causing problems with urinary flow.

A detailed report of your prostate examination will be forwarded to your GP within days of having the test. Your GP is the person to discuss the findings with you in more detail.


The Team

  • Mr Edward Streeter - Consultant Urologist
  • Dr Elliot Ruff - GP with special interest in Urology


If for any reason you cannot make your appointment, or if you have any queries following an appointment, please contact our Clinical Services Patient Coordinators  on 01227 284314 or 01227 284315 (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm).

Whilst you are under the care of the LUTS Clinic, please ensure that you inform us of any change to your address or telephone number.


Clinic Location

Estuary View Medical Centre
Boorman Way