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Do Men Get Urinary Tract Infections?

When most people hear about urinary tract infections (UTI) they think of women with bladder infections. But there are a significant number of men who develop UTIs for a variety of reasons. And while we generally don't hear men complaining about having an infection, various conditions in both young and older men can result in…
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Should I Get a Vasectomy?

As a Urologist, I see many men each year who are considering getting a vasectomy and I perform many as well.  In fact over 500,000 vasectomies are performed each year in the United States, making it the fourth most commonly used form of contraception. Other forms of contraception include condoms, birth control pills, IUD and tubal…
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Getting Your Testosterone Levels to Normal – The Right Way!

Low Testosterone levels, commonly referred to these days as Low T, are a frequent cause of men's sexual dysfunction along with other effects. Symptoms include: Erectile Dysfunction Low sexual desire Fatigue Loss of muscle mass Increased waist girth Depression Other less obvious but just as important effects of Low T are osteoporosis, increased risk of…
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Is Cialis Not Working for Your Erectile Dysfunction?

If you watch any television you're bound to see an ad for Cialis with the omnipresent warning "If you have an erection that lasts more than four hours call your doctor." For most men with erectile dysfunction that would be a welcome side effect but in reality it is a dangerous condition known as priapism…
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The Truth About Bladder Cancer

With all the publicity around Prostate Cancer it seems that other cancers don't get as much attention.  A good example of this is Bladder Cancer. Each year approximately 70,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer. Most of these cases of bladder cancer (about 70%) are "superficial" cancers which only involve the surface of the bladder…
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How to Stop Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation (PE) is the most common male sexual complaint and occurs in 20-30% of all men. PE may be lifelong or acquired later in life. While there are many definitions of PE, the International Society for Sexual Medicine defines lifelong PE as ejaculation which always or nearly always occurs prior to or within about…
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Premature Ejaculation or the Vicious Cycle and What You Can Do About It

Premature ejaculation is felt to be the most common male sexual dysfunction affecting 20-30% of all men. There is no single definition of PE but most agree that it is a lack of control of ejaculation and inability to maintain intercourse long enough to sexually satisfy oneself or ones partner.  It's important  to recognize that…
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What About My PSA?!

Recently the USPSTF (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force) made a recommendation against ANY man getting a PSA for the purposes of detecting prostate cancer. This unleashed an enormous amount of media attention which unfortunately is quite confusing for the average man. Why would such a recommendation be made and what actually is the controversy behind "screening…
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The Importance of Lifestyle Modification in Men’s Health

I'm often asked, "Hey Doc, what can I do to keep my Prostate healthy and my erections normal?"  My response is always, "Keep your heart healthy and you'll keep your Prostate and erections healthy." That's because men are more likely to die of Heart Disease than Prostate Cancer and become impotent for the same reason.…
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Peyronie’s Disease or Abnormal Penile Curvature

Some degree of penile curvature is not unusual but if a significant, often painful onset of new curvature occurs this could signify the development of Peyronie's Disease.  Peyronie's Disease can occur in men of any age but most frequently in men in their 50's. The worst aspect of Peyronie's is that it could result in…
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