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Prostate-Shrinking Medications

In 1992, Merck introduced a revolutionary drug finasteride (Proscar). This drug was the first drug introduced that reduces the size of the prostate, rather than treating the symptoms (like doxazosin and tamsulosin do). By reducing the volume of the p...

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How Does Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Affect Me?

The prostate is located immediately beneath the bladder, and surrounds the urethra, the structure that brings the urine from the bladder to outside of the body. It is also located immediately in front of the rectum. The prostate provides a portion of ...

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Will Viagra Work if my ED is Psychological?

My doctor has told me that because I have erections during my sleep and when I wake up, there is no physical cause for my erectile dysfunction. How effective is Viagra in a situation where the factors may be more psychological? When there is no physi...

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Why Do I Get Erections During the Night?

In the context of testing for erections during the night, you stated that this is a normal male function. I can’t seem to find anyone who will tell me what causes erections during the night. I know they are not sexually stimulated, and remember that ...

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Vacuum Devices Used for Erectile Dysfunction

Vacuum erection devices are viable alternatives for men with erectile dysfunction, or impotence, who cannot take ED medication. VEDs have been in use for many years, and prior to the introduction of the oral pharmacotherapies, were very popular treat...

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Meet Dr. Jay Motola

Dr. Motola will bring his extensive experience with prostate issues to bear in regular written updates to this site. Jay Motola, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been practicing general urology since 1992. He has particular interests in urologic oncology, minimall...

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Comparing Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis

The treatment of erectile dysfunction is part of our daily lives as a result of the mass media advertising campaigns that have been undertaken. here is a comparison of the top three ED drugs.

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I've been using FLOMAX for approximately 5 or 6 weeks and...

I’ve been using FLOMAX for approximately 5 or 6 weeks and have seen dramatic improvement in flow and reducing my occurrence to go. However, if I get up at night (which has been greatly reduced to once or maybe twice) I experience a real hard time sta...

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I am a healthy 49 year-old male. For the past 4 years, I have had

I am a healthy 49 year-old male. For the past 4 years, I have had had chronic problems with the following: I get up 1-2 times a night to urinate (if I take 4 Advil, I sleep almost the whole night, 6-7 hours). I do not have urgency just a dull discomf...

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When I reach orgasm, I do not ejaculate. Is that a symptom of ED or is it something more serious??

When I reach orgasm, I do not ejaculate. Is that a symptom of ED or is it something more serious?? **Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to obtain and maintain an erection for sexual activity. The lack of orgasm is not part of erectile d...