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Latest by Jay Motola, M.D.

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Nervous System & Bladder

Learn how our nerves play a role in bladder function and what happens with nerve damage.

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Are You Part of this Boys Club?

It was not so long ago that prostate cancer was a taboo topic. But perhaps it is still not being discussed enough, as more than 200,000 Americans are told each year that they have prostate cancer.

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What Causes Kidney Stones?

Here’s the lowdown on how kidney stones are formed and your treatment options.

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What to Expect at an Urologist Visit

You have just been told by your primary care doctor that you need to see a urologist, or perhaps you are experiencing symptoms that you think are related to your urinary tract and you have decided to make an appointment on your own. You may have some ...

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Surgery and PSA Testing

Although PSA testing does have some drawbacks, it is the only test that we presently have that helps us to diagnose prostate cancer.

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Can You Exercise With OAB?

Learn how to deal with frequency and urge at the gym while still maintaining a fitness routine.

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LIfe After the USPSTF Decision About PSA Testing

In February 2013, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed the contemporary recommendations for prostate cancer screening, they felt that there was convincing evidence that PSA-based screening programs resulted in the detection o...

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New Guidelines for PSA Testing

By now you must really be confused by prostate cancer. To be honest, many urologists are also confused. Let me review some of the facts with you. Prostate cancer will affect one of six men during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates ...

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): Overview of Medication Options

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition that refers to the enlargement of the prostate, the walnut-sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system. The prostate contributes part of the fluid that semen consists of. Additionally, th...

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PSA Testing: The Controversy Continues

The PSA test seems fairly straight-forward. So why should there be a controversy? Having been involved in urology prior to the widespread use of PSA testing, I and many other urologists have unfortunately spent time on the wards of hospitals that had ...