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Men's health refers to health conditions experienced by men that relate to male reproductive organs or male-specific hormones, and also conditions that affect both sexes that have particular effects in men. Men's health also encompasses external factors that affect their well-being that are not related to male physical traits.

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Urologist Reveals 7 Reasons For Male Infertility and the Treatments Available

Urologist Reveals 7 Reasons For Male Infertility and the Treatments Available

When a man consistently fails to impregnate a fertile woman, he may be suffering from what is known as male infertility. In infertility cases, 40-50% of them are due to male infertility. About 7% of men from all over the world suffer from it.

I am Dr Lee Fang Jann, a urologist with a subspecialty in male fertility at StarMed Specialist Centre. Over my years of practice, I have come across many men troubled with various causes for their infertility. Hear from me as I share about male fertility trends, the common reasons and the treatments available.

82 views 24 Jan 2020

8 Causes of Testicular Pain Explained by a Urologist

8 Causes of Testicular Pain Explained by a Urologist

Testicular pain is a sensitive topic, as not all men are open to talk about such a personal issue.

However, as there has been an increase in sexual awareness when it comes to urological diseases, more men are willing to come forward when they have these issues.

The testicles, commonly referred to as the "family jewels", are important and delicate organs that should not be ignored when one feels any pain or discomfort down south.

There are many different conditions that cause testicular pain. Worryingly, the symptoms are so similar that it is crucial for one to head to the doctor.

In this article, I will discuss the 8 different types of conditions that may cause pain in the testicles.

50 views 22 Jan 2020
Dr Ronny Tan Ban Wei
"Urologist fellowship trained in Andrology & Prosthetic Urology"
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Vasectomy involves cutting off a segment of the right and left vas deferens thus disrupting the transport of the sperms from the respective testicle to the prostate gland. This would result in the sperms never reaching the semen that a man ejaculates. This has no effect on a man&r...
20 Jan 2020

Anonymous HIV Tests in Singapore: Where, How and Costs

Anonymous HIV Tests in Singapore: Where, How and Costs

You are likely to have heard of HIV before. Or perhaps you are sexually active and wonder if you are HIV-positive. Although there is no cure for HIV, people are reluctant to get tested mainly due to the social stigma surrounding people with not only HIV but other STDs as well.

HIV is a virus that negatively affects the immune system, thus increasing your risk of other diseases and infections. However, without diagnosing and treatments, the infection will progress to an advanced disease stage of HIV called AIDS.

If you want to get tested for HIV but want to keep it under wraps, I have good news for you -- anonymous HIV testing is available.

206 views 15 Jan 2020
Dr Ronny Tan Ban Wei
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The symptoms of prostatitis can range from perineal pain or discomfort to pain during ejaculation to lower urinary tract symptoms eg slow stream, frequency and urgency of urination. It is difficult to differentiate fungal UTI from bacterial UTI. Most STD in men would present with...
13 Jan 2020
Dr Ronny Tan Ban Wei
"Urologist fellowship trained in Andrology & Prosthetic Urology"
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BPH treatment ranges from oral medications to minimally invasive procedures to surgical procedures. Minimally invasive procedures available recently include urolift (prostatic urethral lift) where implants are placed in the prostate to open up the channel for th...
13 Jan 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Seeing a Urologist in Singapore (2020)

The Ultimate Guide to Seeing a Urologist in Singapore (2020)

Most of us don’t realise the importance of our urological health.

Your urinary tract filters waste from your bloodstream and expels them from your body along with excess fluid as urine, so a healthy urinary tract is vital for maintaining your physical well-being. 

Having healthy kidneys, which are part of the urinary tract, helps to:

  • prevent metabolic waste products from building up
  • remove excess fluids in your body
  • maintain balance of electrolytes
  • produce hormones that help regulate blood pressure
  • make red blood cells
  • keep bones strong

As our urinary tract plays such important functions, we cannot afford to take it for granted.

However, urinary tract infections (UTIs) can still happen even if you have done all that you could do to prevent it. You may then start wondering:

  • Who should I see?
  • At what point should I see them?
  • What happens when I see them?

In this article, I will be covering all your doubts about seeing a urologist. Hopefully, after reading this article, you can make the most informed decision when it comes to your urological health!

312 views 13 Jan 2020
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In my clinical practice, I have come across quite a number of patients who become extremely worried and anxious after being diagnosed with herpes infection. Oftentimes, the anxiety is fuelled by misinformation. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HS...
2 Jan 2020
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What is a fetishistic disorder? Fetishistic disorder is an intense sexual attraction to either inanimate objects or to body parts not traditionally viewed as sexual, coupled with clinically significant distress or impairment. The term "fetishism" originates from the Portuguese ...
31 Dec 2019
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What does it mean to have "blue balls"? "Blue balls" is a colloquial term and it refers to the condition of temporary fluid congestion in the testicles , and it is accompanied by testicular pain. It is thought to be caused by prolonged sexual arousal in males without ejaculati...
30 Dec 2019
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