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Answered questions from the past 2 years:
I have discussed premature ejaculation with my doctor. I tried Viagra and Cialis. I have had limited success with both. I read that certain antidepressants can help. What is your opinion?
What is an effective laparoscopic surgery for obesity?
I have swelling just above my groin, in the lower part of my belly. It seems to go away when I lie down, but returns when I stand up? What could it be?
I consider myself a healthy 42-year-old man. But recently I have become anxious and I can't figure out why. What do you suggest?
The number on my pain prescription bottle shows 7.5/325. What does the 325 mean?
During intercourse, I can’t maintain an erection. I have high blood pressure and take two different blood pressure pills. My blood pressure has been great. I am otherwise in good health and exercise regularly.
Can coronary bypass surgery cause erectile dysfunction?
A recent blood test showed I had low testosterone – the number was 242 ng/dl. Should I be concerned?
What does it mean when you have a high level of testosterone?
I have HPV, with flat genital warts. I've had the Gardasil shot, and I use condoms. Can my immune system overcome this infection?
I take Coumadin for atrial fibrillation. Would taking Viagra be dangerous?
I am 77. My brother died of prostate cancer. My doctor says I don’t need PSA testing at my age. But because my brother died of the disease, my doctor will order the blood test if I want it. I’m not sure what to do. What is your advice?
What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
My husband is getting severe back spasms in his lower back, possibly as a result of twisting wrong while doing sit-ups. He is getting no relief from ibuprofen. Is there an over-the-counter alternative?
I am a 52-year-old man. When I finish urinating, I drip much more then I used to. And I have a stinging sensation in my urethra. I have had the same partner for 32 years so I don’t think it’s a sexually transmitted disease (STD). What might cause this?
I do computer work, so most of my day is spent sitting. Over the past few months, I have been noticing a small bump just around my anus. There’s no pain or itching. And it’s not inside the anal area. It seems to get filled with blood when I put more...
What would cause a male in his mid-50s to feel soreness in both breasts? There is no apparent hardness or lumps.
What are the symptoms of a yeast infection in a man? How is it treated?
I have had problems in the past with penile discharge. The doctor thought it was a sexually transmitted infection. But my tests were negative. What else could cause this?
My boyfriend has been chewing tobacco regularly and drinking alcohol occasionally since he was 18 years old. He's 42 now and coughs a few times a day. Could the nicotine be the cause of the cough? Can a person who chews tobacco get a "smoker's cough?"
I can’t urinate in a public restroom. I’ve heard of a condition called “bashful” or “shy” bladder. What is that and can it be treated?
I commonly have discomfort when I urinate and aching in my pelvic area. My doctor thinks I have chronic prostatitis. I have taken two different antibiotics without relief. Are there other treatments?
I have been told that I have a congested prostate. Can you please explain what this is?
What causes blood-streaked semen?
I'm 48, and weigh 240 pounds. I'm on a weight-loss plan but I'm struggling with what is my best options for breakfast.
I used to take pseudoephedrine (standard Sudafed) for nasal congestion. But I have an enlarged prostate and find that it restricts my urine flow. Is there an alternative over-the-counter decongestant that will not affect the prostate and restrict urine...
I consider myself a healthy man. I haven’t seen a doctor in 4 years. Do I really need to go for regular check-ups?
When I visit my doctor, my readings are always high at first. The doctor has me relax for about 10 minutes and the repeat is at the top of normal (140/90 or close to it). Do I have hypertension that needs to be treated?
What are the risk factors for testicular cancer?
I’ve been active in sports my entire life. I had debridement surgery on my right ankle one year ago. It’s still painful. Have there been any medical advances to either replace the cartilage (synthetic or real) or re-grow cartilage?
Is it possible to cure Type 2 diabetes?
At 78 years old, I am in pretty good shape. A couple of years ago, an echocardiogram showed a small leak in my mitral valve. A year later, a follow-up test showed some leakage in my tricuspid valve.
There is blood in my semen. What could this be? Do I need to see a special doctor?
I am a 52-year-old man with a family history of heart disease. My doctor says my blood pressure and cholesterol are great. My latest LDL cholesterol was 98 and my HDL was 45.
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