Trans-urethral resection of the prostate

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The prostate is a small gland, normally about the size of a walnut, located under the bladder and surrounding the urethra (the urinary canal). With age, the prostate often widens and compresses the urethra, making it more difficult for the bladder to empty. It has been determined that your difficulty in urinating is due to an ….  Read More

Hormonal supplement in aging men

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Many organic functions are controlled by hormones, chemical agents produced by a variety of glands. Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone. Produced largely by the testicles, it is essential to trigger the development of male sexual characteristics that appear at puberty in boys. In men, it helps to maintain muscle and bone strength as well as ….  Read More

Testis not descended

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In young boys, we sometimes notice an undescended testicle. Surgical treatment may be necessary. Your child has been diagnosed with an undescended testicle (cryptorchidism). This condition occurs in about four percent of newborn boys. The testicles, organs that produce male hormones and sperm, first develop in the abdomen, close to the kidneys. During their growth, before the boy’s birth, ….  Read More

Vesicoureteric Reflux

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Vesicoureteric reflux is a common problem in children with urinary infections. Surgical correction is possible in the few who will require treatment. Vesicoureteric reflux (VUR) is a condition, commonly detected during the investigation of urinary tract infection (UTI) in children, in which urine can flow back from the bladder toward the kidneys. Urine produced by ….  Read More

Foreskin Care for Boys

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The foreskin (or prepuce) is the sheath of thin skin normally covering the head of the penis (glans). The inner foreskin is attached to the penile shaft just beyond the glans, with a small band (the frenulum) approaching the opening of the urinary passage (urethral meatus) on the undersurface. Its function and natural development must ….  Read More

Kidney stones

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The kidneys play an important role in eliminating body waste. This waste usually remains dissolved in the urine as it passes through the kidney drainage system (calices, pelvis and ureter). Kidney stones are crystalline particles that form in the urine, often producing pain when they prevent the evacuation of urine from a kidney. In Canada, about one ….  Read More

Scrotal pain

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Scrotal pain is defined as any discomfort in the scrotum and its contents, the testicles, and their structures. This is a relatively common problem for men of all ages, but especially for young adults and middle-aged men. Although they may be boring in the long run, scrotal pain is rarely a sign of a more serious health ….  Read More

BCG treatment for bladder cancer

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You have been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder mucosa. You have been cauterized or scraped using an instrument that has been passed through the urethra (the urinary canal). Even if all traces of cancer have been removed, microscopic cancer cells may have been left in the bladder and new tumors may develop. Your doctor has recommended BCG ….  Read More

Retropubic radical prostatectomy

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Localized prostate cancer can be cured by radical prostatectomy. Most men will resume normal activities within a few months of surgery. The prostate is a gland that surrounds the urethra, the urinary canal. It is located between the bladder and its controlling muscle, the urethral sphincter. Its main role is the production of semen that is ejaculated during ….  Read More

Urethral strictures in men

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The bladder stores the urine produced by the kidneys until the proper time for emptying. At the moment of urination, the bladder muscle contracts to evacuate urine through the urinary canal, the urethra. The opening and closing of the urethra are controlled by the muscles that encircle it, the urethral sphincter. The urine is evacuated outside the ….  Read More