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The actual culprit: his health and usually the blood supply to the penis.

The actual culprit: his health and usually the blood supply to the penis.Vasculogenic erectile dysfunction?which means his lack of erection is due to a blood flow issue, as opposed to erectile issues caused by neurological, psychological, or endo...

Will it hurt?

Will it hurt?When the local anesthetic is injected into the skin of the scrotum, vou will feel some discomfort, but as soon as it takes effect you should feel no pain or discomfort. Afterwards, you will be sore for a couple of days and may want t...

Erectile Dysfunction Is Not Always an Affliction of Old Age

Erectile Dysfunction Is Not Always an Affliction of Old AgeWhen you think of erectile dysfunction (ED), there are two assumptions that often come to mind: first, that ED only happens to old men and, second, that your sex life or appearance is to ...

How does the vasectomy prevent pregnancy?

How does the vasectomy prevent pregnancy?Sperm is made in the man’s testicles. The sperm then travels from the testicle through a tube called the vas into the body where it enters the prostate gland. In the prostate, the semen is made and h...

Common reasons given for having a vasectomy.

Common reasons given for having a vasectomy.You want to enjoy sex without worrying about pregnancy.You do not want to have more children than you can care for.Your partner has health problems that might make pregnancy difficult.You do not want to...

No-Scalpel Vasectomy-Almost Painless Male Contraception

No-Scalpel Vasectomy-Almost Painless Male ContraceptionVasectomy is the process of dividing the vas (the tube that delivers the sperm from the testis to the prostate) in order to prevent conception. It is the most common method of male contracept...

So what’s the difference?

So what’s the difference?Typically, the only significant difference after a vasectomy is that the sperm normally produced is missing from the semen. The glands that produce semen are not changed by a vasectomy. Sperm is such a tiny portion ...

Two important cautions!

Two important cautions!It’s important to note that a man will not be sterile immediately following a vasectomy. Talk to your doctor, who will test your semen for sperm before you can have unprotected sex. It may take up to 20 ejaculations o...

Vasectomy and Potency-Facts or Fiction

Vasectomy and Potency-Facts or FictionDoes a vasectomy effect a male sex life? The straightforward answer to this question is a “No.” A vasectomy does not reduce a man’s sexual drive or his ability to have or enjoy sex. The proc...

The Prime Cut-A Vasectomy For When You Are Done Having Kids

The Prime Cut-A Vasectomy For When You Are Done Having KidsThough their circumstances vary widely, millions of men have asked themselves two questions: Do I have all the kids I want and can afford? If so, should I get a vasectomy? Men have one su...

What Could Go Wrong?

What Could Go Wrong?A report in a medical journal pointed out that women were 20 times more likely to have a serious problem related to a tubal ligation than men who select to have a vasectomy. In addition, men tend to recover more quickly from a...

So what’s the difference?

So what’s the difference?Typically, the only significant difference after a vasectomy is that the sperm normally produced is missing from the semen. The glands that produce semen are not changed by a vasectomy. Sperm is such a tiny portion ...

Two important cautions!

Two important cautions!It’s important to note that a man will not be sterile immediately following a vasectomy. Talk to your doctor, who will test your semen for sperm before you can have unprotected sex. It may take up to 20 ejaculations o...

Vasectomy-The Big Snip Does Not Affect Your Sex Drive

Vasectomy-The Big Snip Does Not Affect Your Sex DriveIt’s a natural concern, for both husband and wife. Couples often want to know, but sometimes don’t know how to ask the question. Will things be the same ? especially for the man ? f...

How Much Does It Cost?

How Much Does It Cost?In terms of cost, a vasectomy is definitely more cost-effective. In general, a tubal costs about three times as much as vasectomy.If you have health insurance, check on whether it will cover the procedure and what costs may ...

What Could Go Wrong?

What Could Go Wrong?Women were 20 times more likely to have a serious problem related to a tubal than men face from a vasectomy. In addition, men tend to recover more quickly from a vasectomy than women do from a tubal ligation. A tubal ligation ...

The Sterilization Decision-Vasectomy vs. Tubal Ligation

The Sterilization Decision-Vasectomy vs. Tubal LigationYou have had all the children you would like and you like to ensure that you won’t have another pregnancy then you need to make the sterilization decision. So who is going to become ste...

Pay attention to the color and smell of your urine

Pay attention to the color and smell of your urineMost of us are uncomfortable talking about our waste products, urine and feces. However, changes in the color and odor may signify disease that can be treated or prevented. This article will revie...

A Walk A Day, and Not An Apple, Keeps the Doctor Away

A Walk A Day, and Not An Apple, Keeps the Doctor AwayThe baby boomers have arrived in large numbers. They are taking responsibility for their health and are eager to stay well and out of the doctor’s office. This blog will discuss the importance ...

Pain in the Pouch- Scrotal Pain May Be Coming From Somewhere Else

Pain in the Pouch- Scrotal Pain May Be Coming From Somewhere ElseBy far, most causes of pain in the pouch is from the testicles and the epididymis, the gland behind the testicle where sperm are nurtured and mature. But there are other causes of s...

Vasectomy reversal

Vasectomy reversalPutting the vas back together or a vas reversal has helped a number of men with chronic testicular pain. Unfortunately a small number of patients who fail to respond to medical or more invasive treatment will ultimately undergo ...

Not just for urinary infections-Other benefits of blueberries

Not just for urinary infections-Other benefits of blueberriesAntioxidants consist of a group of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that have health enhancing effects for our bodies. Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals before they do harm to...

Watching The Results On Watchful Waiting For Prostate Cancer

Watching The Results On Watchful Waiting For Prostate CancerI have seen many changes in medicine during my 35 year career but nothing has changed more dramatically than the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. When I was a medical student ...

Prostate Cancer-Watch, Wait, and Not Whither

Prostate Cancer-Watch, Wait, and Not WhitherProstate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second most common cause of death in men after lung cancer. The diagnosis is made with a PSA blood test and a digital rectal exam and if either o...

Treatment

TreatmentSurgery is to be avoided if possible. Even if infection has not been identified a small number of patients may respond to a combination of antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants, such as imiprami...

Post vasectomy chronic pain syndrome

Post vasectomy chronic pain syndromeIt is not common but there is a possibility that following a vasectomy an obstruction or congestion of the vas or in the epididymis may be the cause of the pain.If the man has an injection of local anesthetic, ...

Blueberries Beat Back Urinary Tract Infections Plus Other Medical Benefits

Blueberries Beat Back Urinary Tract Infections Plus Other Medical BenefitsRecent studies have shown that blueberries have compounds similar to those of cranberries and can also be used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Epicate...

Prostate Cancer: A New Test To Determine if Watchful Waiting is Appropriate

Prostate Cancer: A New Test To Determine if Watchful Waiting is AppropriateProstate cancer affects 1 in 6 American men and causes over 25,000 deaths per year, making prostate cancer the second most common cause of death due to cancer in men (firs...

When You Have A Tack In Your Sack-Chronic Testicular Pain

When You Have A Tack In Your Sack-Chronic Testicular PainChronic testicular pain is a common malady causing havoc in men with this problem. The pain can be so debilitating that men lose productivity in the work place, have sexual problems and eve...

No Sperm, No Baby, No Problem

No Sperm, No Baby, No ProblemWomen have received a bad rap. The assumption that most problems associated with the difficulty to conceive and have a baby is the fault of the female partner. However, let the truth be told, 1\3 are a result of fem...

Caveats on grapefruit

Caveats on grapefruitAs with any medication, there are considerations about the use of grapefruit with medications. More than 50 prescription and over-the-counter drugs are affected by grapefruit juice, including some of the most commonly prescri...

Candidates for Active Surveillance

Candidates for Active SurveillanceMen with early stage prostate cancer that is confined to the prostate gland are the best candidates for active surveillance. Also, good candidates are men without symptoms and have prostate cancer that is slow g...

Vasectomy-The Prime Cut, Most Men Are Satisfied With The Decision and the Procedure

Vasectomy-The Prime Cut, Most Men Are Satisfied With The Decision and the ProcedureI have performed nearly 6000 vasectomies in my career and I have found very few men are disappointed with the procedure or the results. The majority of men don&rsq...

A Grapefruit May Be The New Apple-But Be Careful

A Grapefruit May Be The New Apple-But Be CarefulFor generations we have been encouraged to eat an apple-a-day in order to stay healthy and keep the doctor at bay. Today, the new apple may just be the grapefruit.Let’s look at the benefits of grape...

Vasectomy and Other Medical Issues-Prostate and Testicular Cancer

Vasectomy and Other Medical Issues-Prostate and Testicular CancerThere isn’t a day that goes by that men ask me about the consequences of having a vasectomy.These reports were prompted by concerns that vasectomy, which involves surgery to c...

What you need to know

What you need to knowThe prostate gland is a walnut-sized organ at the base the bladder and surrounds the urethra or the tube in the penis that transports urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The prostate gland’s function is to mak...

Vasectomy And Prostate Cancer-What’s the Risk

Vasectomy And Prostate Cancer-What’s the RiskI often receive calls about the relationship between prostate cancer and vasectomy. There have been many studies that have looked into this relationship and this blog will shed some light on the ...

Frequent Urinary Tract Infections>> Pee Your Way to Fewer Infections!

Frequent Urinary Tract Infections>> Pee Your Way to Fewer Infections!UTIs (urinary tract infections) are one of the most common infections in women. Women with UTIs complain of frequency of urination, burning on urination, and getting up at...

Watchful Waiting May Be An Option for Low-Grade Prostate Cancer

Watchful Waiting May Be An Option for Low-Grade Prostate CancerA recent report coming from research at Johns Hopkins University demonstrated that men with very low-grade prostate cancer may be able to be observed closely for any progression and a...

Vasectomy For Male Contraception-What Are the Alternatives?

Vasectomy For Male Contraception-What Are the Alternatives?A vasectomy is a method of male birth control that should be considered carefully as it is, for the most part, a permanent form of sterilization. The procedure using the no-scalpel, no ne...

A Burn In the Urine-Managing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

A Burn In the Urine-Managing Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)One of the most common afflictions affecting most women and many men are urinary tract infections. UTIs are eight times more common in women than men. Initial symptoms typically include b...

Urinary Tract Infections in Men

Urinary Tract Infections in MenUrinary tract infections (UTI) indicate inflammation anywhere within the urinary system. In men it can occur in the kidneys, bladder, prostate or urethra. UTIs are more common in women, but they also affect men, e...

Treating Prostate Cancer By Close Monitoring or ActiveSurveillance

Treating Prostate Cancer By Close Monitoring or ActiveSurveillanceProstate cancer is the most common cancer in older men and second most common cause of death due to cancer in men over the age of 50. This year more than 180,000 men will be diagn...

Post Vasectomy Advice

Post Vasectomy Advice1. The vasectomy procedure lasts anywhere from 10-12 minutes. 2. Patients do not require any general anesthesia and often take a Valium tablet before the procedure to remove the anxiety often associated with the procedure. 3....

Urinary Tract Infections-Help Without Medication

Urinary Tract Infections-Help Without MedicationUrinary Tract Infections Are One of the Most Common Maladies affecting women and is a source of pain, discomfort, and inconvenience. There are several action steps that most women can take to help r...

What You Need To Know About Water

What You Need To Know About WaterDid you know that water makes up about 65% of a person’s total body weight. After oxygen, there’s nothing more important to our survival than water.DehydrationThe primary mechanism that we maintain our proper hydr...

What Happens After A Vasectomy?

What Happens After A Vasectomy?A vasectomy, using the no-scalpel, no needle technique takes just a few moments to accomplish in the doctor’s office. However, there are some precautions that are necessary after the procedure. Most often, men...

Advice on Daily Living From Lululemon Athletica

Advice on Daily Living From Lululemon AthleticaI seldom go shopping but I did visit Lululemon Athletica with my wife and I was very impressed with the carrying bag that was given to each shopper. I would like to share the wisdom on Lululemon with...

My advice

My adviceWhenever possible, opt for filtered tap water. Not only will you save money; you’ll also reduce your exposure to toxins like Bisphenol-A (BPA), which may get into water that’s sold or stored in plastic bottles. Play it safe by keeping yo...

Early Complications

Early Complications Shortly after the procedure there may be mild discomfort, and most men are able to return to work in 1-2 days. A small amount of oozing (light bleeding, less than the size of a quarter) and swelling in the area of the tiny ope...