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Catheter Care

A urinary catheter or a Foley’s catheter is a flexible plastic tube used to drain urine from the urinary bladder when a person cannot urinate. The catheter is held in place without slipping by a small balloon. The catheter allows urine to drain from the bladder into a bag. It can be used for both men and women. A catheter may be ...

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Good bladder habits for all

Do you Go to toilet more than 8 times in a day? Get up night to pass urine more than twice? Drink less than cups of water per day? Go to toilet “Just in case”? Wet yourself when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise? Urgency to pass urine and leak before you reach the toilet? Strain to pass urine? Good ...

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Male Infertility

Male infertility is male inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female. It accounts for one third of cause of infertility in couples. It affects about 7% of all men. Male infertility may be due to Poor quality sperm Small volume Blockage in the sperm pathway Risk factors are Men above the age of 35 Smoking Alcohol Illicit substance abuse ...

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A varicocele is an enlargement of veins within the scrotum. Mostly on the left rarely both sides. They are very similar varicose veins on the legs. Varicoceles are common. It can be found in 15% of general male population. Varicocele can cause Decrease sperm production Effect the quality of the sperm Shrinkage of testicles Symptoms can be Lump in the ...

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Vasectomy is also called male sterilization. Vasectomy is done by blocking the tubes that carry the sperm from testis to the penis. Following vasectomy male semen will not contain sperm to fertilize the women’s egg. It takes 30 minutes to do the surgery and it is minimally invasive without any significant pain. It can be done as day care surgery. ...

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Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy is a male sterilization done blocking the tubes that carry sperm from the testis to the penis. Vasectomy reversal is restoring the passage of sperm from testis to the penis. Vasectomy reversal is also called vasovasostomy. Vasectomy reversal has 50% success rate when done within 10 years of vasectomy and it drops to 25% if done after 10 years. ...

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A urologist is a surgeon who operates for diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system Specializes in disease of Bladder Urethra-tube that brings urine out of the bladder Ureter- pipe that connect the kidney to the bladder Kidneys Adrenal glands Epididymitis- which stores the semen Penis Prostate Seminal Vesicle Testis Urology is commonly regarded as a surgical ...

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Urethral Stricture

  The urethra is the opening that allows the passage of urine from the bladder. Urethral stricture refers to narrowing of the urethra. Any inflammation of urethra can result in scarring, which then can lead to a stricture or a narrowing of the urethra. Causes of urethral stricture Trauma from injury or accidents with damage to the urethra Pelvic fracture ...

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Surgical removal of skin covering the tip of the penis is medically called circumcision. Risks (Usually minor common in young) Narrowing of the opening common in children. Advantages Hygienically better Reduces the risk of urinary infection Reduces the risk of sexually transmitted infection Reduces the risk of penile cancer Medical benefits outweigh the risks. FAQ Can it be done in ...

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Aging men undergo hormone changes leading changes in sexual function, physical features and quality of life, called male menopause or andropause. The changes are due to progressive decline in testosterone production. Common symptoms Fatigue Reduced muscle mass Erectile dysfunction Loss of libido Incidence 30% of men between the age of 60-70 70% of men 70-80 years of age have low ...

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