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Latest by Jay Motola, M.D.

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Prostate Surgery for the Overweight: How Big is Too Big?

Dear Dr. Motola: I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and am 51 years old. I weigh 385 lbs at 6’1". My urologist told me that at my weight he felt that surgery would be difficult because of the size of the laproscopic/robotic surgical inst...

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Painful Burning after Ejaculation?

Dear Dr. Motola:** I am 62 years old. In August of 2007 I had PVP surgery after suffering for 9 years with symtoms of an enlarged prostate. The operation was successful. My stream is strong and I get up only once at night to urinate. I got my life ba...

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Can Anal Intercourse Harm an Enlarged Prostate?

Dear Dr. Motoloa,** Can anal intercourse harm an enlarged prostate?** The physical act of anal intercourse should not theoretically have any harm on the prostate. The act of anal intercourse can cause some minor trauma to the prostate that could resu...

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Can Enlarged Prostate Occur in a Young Man?

Dear Dr. Motola,** What causes the prostate to enlarge in a man who is only 35 years of age? How can it be prevented?** Prostate enlargement is a function of aging- the older you are, the more likely that you are going to develop an enlarged prostate...

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Bleeding from the Penis: What Can Cause It?

Dear Dr. Motola,** I underwent brachytherapy and HDR treatments for advanced prostate cancer 16 months ago. This past week I’ve been experiencing off and on bleeding, with some clots, from the penis. I consulted both family doctor and urologist, but ...

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Why Would PSA Still Rise after a Prostatectomy?

Dear Dr. Motola,** My prostate has been surgically removed and radiation was given out of concern for a slowly rising PSA. After this was done, we went back to the doctor to find out the results and learned that my PSA was still rising slowly. Is the...

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Flomax for Kidney Stones: Can it be Used by Women?

Dear Dr. Motola, Can Flomax be prescribed to a female to help pass kidney stones? I am a female patient who has been passing kidney stones for several years. Today I was prescribed Flomax to help me pass kidney stones. I have had two episodes of urin...

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Avodart, Flomax, and Decreased Ejaculate: When Will it Stop?

Dear Dr. Motola, Should Flomax/Avodart permanently affect ejaculate volume even after discontinuing medication? I am a 61 year old who had fairly normal ejaculate volume prior to taking Flomax and Avodart. I took these two drugs for three months, but ...

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What is a Normal Testosterone Level?

Dear Dr. Motola,** Four years ago I had surgery for a left inguinal hernia, which unfortunately resulted in uncorrected internal post-op bleeding causing ischemia and subsequent atrophy to the left testicle. Until recently, I’ve never had my testoste...

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Pain After Prostatectomy: What is the Cause?

Dear Dr. Motola,** I’m experiencing coccyx pain 4 to 9 weeks after radical prostatectomy and it is very debilitating. Is this a reported problem with some patients after such surgery?**** Histopathology indicated that cancer is specimen confined and ...