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Foamy Urine: What It Means and When to See a Doctor

In most cases foamy urine is nothing to worry about, but in some situations, it could be a sign of an underlying health issue.

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Why Do Men Choose Vasectomy Reversal?

Many men who have undergone a vasectomy have later expressed a desire to have it undone. Experts estimate that 6% to 15% of men who have vasectomies eventually have a change of heart and undergo a vasectomy reversal, a procedure that makes pregnancy possible again. Vasectomy reversal, while a complex procedure, offers many men a second chance at natural conception.

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Oral Medications for ED – An Overview

When seeing a urologist for erectile dysfunction (ED), many men ask about oral medications. Many men find them effective and convenient.

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Erectile Dysfunction: Coping Before and During Treatment

It can take time to find the right treatment for ED. And with lifestyle changes and surgery, it takes time for the situation to improve. What can men do in the meantime? How can they cope with ED in the here and now?

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Penile Implants

A penile implant (also called a penile prosthesis) is a surgically placed, mechanical device that helps a man get an erection—and keep it—for as long as he likes.

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Sexual Supplements: What Patients Should Know

Around the world, people spend millions of dollars on dietary supplements each year. Many of the products are advertised as sexual enhancement products, claiming to boost libido, increase sexual pleasure, or give a man firmer erections.

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Talking to a Partner About Peyronie’s Disease

Sex can be a sensitive topic for any couple. Some people are shy about their bodies or feel embarrassed discussing a subject so private and personal. But there are times when sexual issues need attention, and Peyronie’s disease can be one of those times.

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Vasectomy: Your Questions Answered

Our Q&A goes over many of the questions many men have as they’re contemplating having a vasectomy.

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Mediterranean Diet: Can It Improve Erections?

A balanced, nutritious diet can lower risk for a variety of health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes. And a diet full of fast food and TV dinners could have the opposite effect. This notion applies to sexual health, too.

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Prostate Cancer Myths and Popular Beliefs: What’s True and What’s Not True?

The goal of this article is to debunk false information and clarify some of the issues medical scientists still debate. For topics still in debate, we put this information into context using current, peer-reviewed research on Prostate Cancer.

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Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer typically have many questions. Perhaps the most common question: What can you expect from treatment?

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Kegel Exercises

Just like any muscle group, your pelvic floor can weaken over time. Kegel exercises help to keep your pelvic floor muscles in shape.

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Pregnancy and Kidney Stones

Kidney stones can be a particular challenge for pregnant women. The way stones are diagnosed and treated may need to be adjusted during pregnancy for the safety of the mother and her baby.

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Physicians have been using urinalysis as a diagnostic tool for about 6,000 years. Nowadays, with updated and improved methods, it remains an effective, quick, and easy way to find out more about your overall health.

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Urine Leakage During Exercise

Urinary incontinence while you’re exercising is pretty common. The good news is that there are treatments available to resolve incontinence.

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Psychological Stress and Male Infertility

You probably know that stress can have some negative effects on your health. Stress might have an effect on your fertility as well. While the scientific data isn’t firm, several studies have suggested a link between stress and male infertility.

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Hematuria is the general term for blood in your urine. Microhematuria (sometimes called microscopic hematuria) is a subtype of hematuria.

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Vasectomy Alternatives: Information for Men

Perhaps you and your partner are finished having children. Or you just know you don’t want children in the future and want to make sure no unplanned pregnancies happen. If this is the case, you might be looking for permanent methods of birth control.

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Choosing a BPH Treatment

There are lots of ways to treat an enlarged prostate. Choosing a BPH treatment can be a challenge. It’s normal to have lots of questions.

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Safe Sex During COVID

No doubt you’ve been trying to stay healthy in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While it can be a confusing, unsettling time, scientists are learning more about the virus every day. You might be wondering how COVID-19 may affect your sex life. Let’s take a look at some common questions.

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