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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

What Causes Kidney Stones ?  

The basic cause of kidney stone occurrence is unknown, but wrong food habits and inadequate fluid intake are to be blamed. Other conditions such as urinary tract infection, gout, arthritis, hypercalciuria (increased calcium levels in urine), enlarged prostate, thyroid disorder, etc are also known to cause urinary stones.

What Are The Symptoms Of Kidney Stones ?

Symptoms constitute problems with the normal urinary process including discomfort, pain and irritability. When the stone obstructs the urine flow, the ureter dilates and stretches causing muscle spasms giving rise to immense gripping pain (renal colic); felt in flank, lower abdomen, groin or leg of affected side. Some stones are called ‘silent’ as they cause no pain. Other symptoms include blood in urine (hematuria), increased frequency of urination, fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, pain/burning during urination etc.

What Should Be Done In Pregnant Females With Kidney Stone ?

Stones during pregnancy demand conservative treatment. Surgery, if required may be done – ureteric stenting/PCNL, but only during the first half of the pregnancy term. ESWL is absolutely contraindicated.

What Type Of Doctor Should I Visit For Prostate Cancer Screening ?

Screening for prostate cancer is a simple procedure. One may begin with a visit to the urologist. Urologist will be able to help you learn more about the screening process.

Will my results be confidential ?

Yes. At each visit you will be given full details of the screening and laboratory tests for your own records. All clinical data kept by the Centre for Men's Health is entirely confidential.

Can I have an orgasm with a penile implant ?

You should be able to have an orgasm with a penile implant if you were able to have one before your procedure. Consult your physician about your expected outcome.

Will anyone notice that I have an implant ?

Since the implant is completely placed inside your body, no one will see the implant. In fact, no one will know unless you tell them.

Will I be able to have spontaneous erections with a penile implant ?

No. In order to place the implant in the body, the corpora containing the spongy tissue is removed to make room for the cylinders. If you are still able to have erections on your own, which are satisfactory for intercourse, you should consider very carefully whether or not an implant is the right fix for you.

Are there risks associated with the penile implant ?

As with any surgery, there are risks associated with the penile implant procedure including pain, anesthesia reactions, repeat surgery due to infections, damage to surrounding tissues, or mechanical problems with the device.

What are the benefits of the minimally invasive penile implant surgery ?

There is less surgery involved, which equates to a faster recovery time – most patients can resume normal sexual activity within 4 to 6 weeks.

Are the implants discreet?

Yes. They are concealed completely within the penis and scrotum. The small scars left behind from the penile implant surgery will be covered by the natural regrowth of hair and should not be visible to the naked eye.

What should i do if i am having problems achieving/keeping an erection ?

If you suspect you have erectile dysfunction, please see your primary care physician or a urologist. He or she can perform tests to find out what is causing your problem and refer you to a specialist if needed. Once the cause is identified, there are several treatment options to choose from.

What erectile dysfunction treatments and solutions are available?

If you are unable to engage in intercourse that is satisfying for yourself and your partner that lasts more than 1-2 minutes prior to orgasm, you have a problem with Premature Ejaculation.

Does age play a role in erectile dysfunction ?

As men get older, sexual function is more likely to decrease, making ED more common. Getting older by itself does not lead to ED can be treated no matter your age. ED is often caused by other health problems that your doctor should know about, like heart disease or diabetes—which are also more common with age.

How does Testosterone Deficiency fit within normal aging?

Testosterone naturally declines in men at a rate of 1-2% each year beginning at age 30; this is completely natural and holds true for most men. Lost testosterone can be easily replaced, however.

What are the clinical indicators of low testosterone?

An experienced, specialised male health provider such as Men’s Health Clinic can determine your actual levels of testosterone. Our doctors are equipped with the latest technology to measure your blood and ensure an accurate reading.

Can TD exist alongside other men’s health conditions?

Testosterone Deficiency is often a direct cause of Erectile Dysfunction and there may be ties in certain cases to Premature Ejaculation. Aside from sexual health and performance, healthy levels of testosterone are also a crucial part of optimal physical and emotional health.

Can medications for ED be taken during treatment for TD?

Absolutely, treatments for both difficulties can be successfully managed simultaneously. Recent studies even point to an increased effectiveness for ED medications that results from simultaneous TD treatment. A Men’s Health Clinic specialist can help plan your treatment to achieve best outcomes.

How old is too old to successfully treat Testosterone Deficiency?

Advancing age is no barrier to benefiting from testosterone replacement. No matter how old you are, you can turn back the clock on Testosterone Deficiency and enjoy improved health and sexual satisfaction.

What are the medical risks involved with treatment for Testosterone Deficiency?

Risks are typically minor and only seen infrequently in treatment patients. These treatment risks include: Elevated cholesterol,High blood pressure,Elevated red,blood cell count, infertility, Sleep apnea,Acne,Increased risk of cardiovascular disease

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