What You Need to Know About Passing Kidney Stones

Statistics suggest that one in 10 Americans develops kidney stones at some point. If that person happened to be you, you might want to know a few things. First, you may want to know why you’ve developed a kidney stone. Most people also want to know what to do to get rid of the formation.…

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Strategies for Living Well with Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is a type of incontinence in which physical activity or movement causes the accidental leakage of urine. Often affecting women, stress urinary incontinence may occur when exercising, lifting heavy objects, laughing, sneezing, or coughing. Any activity or movement that puts pressure and stress on the bladder could cause urine leakage. Inside the…

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The Many Myths of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction is an uncomfortable subject for many men and one that has far too many myths surrounding it. One might think that the development of the internet would provide more clarity on this important men’s health issue but the fact is there continues to be a lot of false information regarding ED out there.…

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BPH Influenced by Several Factors

BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a common condition for which there are no clear answers. Experts have yet to discover a distinct cause for enlargement of the prostate but they have established that several factors may influence the development or worsening of this condition. As is usually the case, some of these factors are…

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Robotic Surgery Seems to be Here to Stay

The area of surgery, like most of medicine, has evolved quite a bit over the years. Many of the procedures that used to require significant incisions and a lengthy recovery period are now performed using robotic surgical techniques. Robotic surgery is a type of minimally-invasive surgery that involves a robotic device that is operated by…

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Is the Keto Diet the Magic Key to Sexual Health?

We hear quite a lot about the ketogenic diet these days. Recently, 16 celebrities, including Tim Tebow and Al Roker, were featured in a People magazine article touting the fad diet. On the other hand, some health experts and celebrity trainers call Keto one of the worst diet protocols around. Outside of the controversy, there…

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What if a Vasectomy Reversal Fails?

Thanks to several improvements in surgical techniques in recent years, the success rates of vasectomy reversal have never been better. Generally, between 40 and 90 percent of men who undergo this procedure regain fertility without much delay. This rate is somewhat dependent on factors such as the surgeon’s experience and the length of time that…

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Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer

Each year, a few hundred thousand new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed. This cancer of the male reproductive system is the second most common male cancer in our country. It is estimated to cause more than 30,000 deaths this year. As much as we need to be aware of the risks and potential seriousness…

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What is Cystoscopy and Why Might I Need One?

Experiencing symptoms in the urological system, such as painful urination, can be alarming in and of itself. In light of symptoms, it is vital to obtain a thorough health examination. In addition to performing a comprehensive health history, a urologist may also suggest certain tests to better understand the nature of the current physical condition.…

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Stress Urinary Incontinence: What to do Before Seeking Surgery

Many women develop stress urinary incontinence at some point in their life. This condition, in which urine leaks from the bladder during physical stress, has historically been associated with age. In truth, there are a handful of factors that contribute to this unwanted change in bladder control. When women come to our Palm Desert urology…

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