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Vasectomy: Your Questions Answered

Our Q&A goes over many of the questions many men have as they’re contemplating having a vasectomy.

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Mediterranean Diet: Can It Improve Erections?

A balanced, nutritious diet can lower risk for a variety of health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes. And a diet full of fast food and TV dinners could have the opposite effect. This notion applies to sexual health, too.

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Prostate Cancer Myths and Popular Beliefs: What’s True and What’s Not True?

The goal of this article is to debunk false information and clarify some of the issues medical scientists still debate. For topics still in debate, we put this information into context using current, peer-reviewed research on Prostate Cancer.

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Prostatectomy

Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer typically have many questions. Perhaps the most common question: What can you expect from treatment?

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Kegel Exercises

Just like any muscle group, your pelvic floor can weaken over time. Kegel exercises help to keep your pelvic floor muscles in shape.

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Pregnancy and Kidney Stones

Pregnancy and Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can be a particular challenge for pregnant women. The way stones are diagnosed and treated may need to be adjusted during pregnancy for the safety of the mother and her baby.

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Urinalysis

Urinalysis

Physicians have been using urinalysis as a diagnostic tool for about 6,000 years. Nowadays, with updated and improved methods, it remains an effective, quick, and easy way to find out more about your overall health.

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Urine Leakage During Exercise

Urine Leakage During Exercise

Urinary incontinence while you’re exercising is pretty common, but that doesn’t make it any less inconvenient or embarrassing. The good news is that there are treatments available to resolve incontinence.

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Psychological Stress and Male Infertility

Psychological Stress and Male Infertility

You probably know that stress can have some negative effects on your health. Stress might have an effect on your fertility as well. While the scientific data isn’t firm, several studies have suggested a link between stress and male infertility.

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Microhematuria

Microhematuria

Hematuria is the general term for blood in your urine. Microhematuria (sometimes called microscopic hematuria) is a subtype of hematuria.

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Choosing a BPH Treatment

Choosing a BPH Treatment

For some men, prostate growth squeezes the urethra and disrupts urine flow. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to treat an enlarged prostate. Choosing a BPH treatment can be a challenge. It’s normal to have lots of questions.

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Safe Sex During COVID

Safe Sex During COVID

No doubt you’ve been trying to stay healthy in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While it can be a confusing, unsettling time, scientists are learning more about the virus every day. You might be wondering how COVID-19 may affect your sex life. Let’s take a look at some common questions.

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Urological Conditions

BPH

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Getting older is inevitable, and it can be hard to accept the way our bodies change. For many older men, that often includes prostate enlargement and, for some, the urinary trouble that goes along with it.

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the United States, according to the Urology Care Foundation. More men than women get bladder cancer, and while it can happen at any age, it’s more common in people age 75 and older.

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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

ED the most common sex problem men discuss with their doctors. The American Urological Association estimates that 30 million men have ED. It is more common if you’re older, but younger men get it, too. If you’re not as healthy as you could be, the odds you’ll be dealing with ED go up.

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Interstitial Cystitis/ Bladder Pain Syndrome

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is sometimes called bladder pain syndrome in large part because a painful bladder is one of the most prominent symptoms. People with IC can also feel a frequent, urgent need to urinate.

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Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a small mass that forms from crystallized substances in your kidney or, in some cases, one of your ureters (the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder). These chemicals aren’t able to dissolve in urine, so the crystals stick together and get larger, forming the stone.

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Low Testosterone/Testosterone Deficiency

Low Testosterone/Testosterone Deficiency

Produced by the testicles, testosterone is what’s known as an androgen—a hormone responsible for masculine traits. Sometimes, men don’t produce enough testosterone.

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Male Infertility

Male Infertility

If you and your partner have been having unprotected sex for a year without conceiving, you might want to consider scheduling a consultation with us to explore the causes of your potential infertility and the medical options available to address them.

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Overactive Bladder

Overactive Bladder

People with overactive bladder (OAB) experience the constant, urgent need to urinate—the feeling that there’s little time to spare and you need a bathroom ASAP.

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Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's disease occurs when areas of hard scar tissue called plaques form on your penis, just below the surface of the skin. In fact, you might be able to feel them.

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Prostatitis

Prostatitis—inflammation of the prostate gland—is a painful condition that can make urination and sexual intercourse difficult.

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

People with urinary incontinence have trouble controlling their bladder function and leak urine from the urethra. The experience is of course unpleasant and affects a person’s daily life.

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Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur when bacteria enters your urethra. UTIs are common. In fact, the American Urological Association estimates that 8.1 million doctor’s visits each year are due to UTIs.

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Vasectomy

Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure performed to block sperm from leaving the body. It’s a highly effective and common birth control option.

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Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy reversals are routine nowadays, and although success isn’t guaranteed, many men go on to father children.

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