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Urology, also known as genitourinary surgery, is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary-tract system and the male reproductive organs.

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.

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Patients whose kidneys have failed completely (end-stage renal disease) require some form of therapy to replace the function of their kidneys in order to sustain life. Haemodialysis is one of three forms of renal replacement therapy, with the other 2 being peritoneal dialysis and ...
23 Jan 2020
The long term benefits from circumcision are: Easier penis hygiene Lower risk of urinary tract infections Lower risk of sexually transmitted infections (STI/STD) - however, this is not a replacement for safe sex with condoms lower risk of cancer of the penis ...
22 Jan 2020
The role of radiation therapy in prostate cancer is in : Localised disease - i.e prostate cancer that is still confined to the prostate and has not spread beyond the prostate. In this stage of the disease, the goal of treatment is a cure. Both surgery (radical prostatectomy) a...
22 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.

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Screening for prostate cancer can be started at age 50 onwards . A family history of prostate cancer confers an increased risk of prostate cancer, especially if the affected relative was young. Men with a family history of prostate cancer can be screened 10 years before the ag...
21 Jan 2020
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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
The kidneys' function is to remove the waste in our blood by acting as filters. These filters (called glomeruli) prevent the excretion of the protein in the blood. Normal kidneys excrete very small amounts of protein in the urine. Albumin is the most common protein in the urin...
13 Jan 2020
If UTI symptoms do not resolve with antibiotics, these are the possibilities: That you have a UTI that is resistant to the antibiotic used . Often, antibiotics are prescribed empirically (meaning without laboratory evidence of the type of bacteria that is causing the infectio...
13 Jan 2020
Dr Ronny Tan Ban Wei
"Urologist fellowship trained in Andrology & Prosthetic Urology"
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A sensation of urine leakage sometimes may not mean urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is the inability to control your urination. It can be stress incontinence, where urine leaks when he/she stands up from a sitting position, when he/she coughs or sneezes or when he/she exe...
13 Jan 2020
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