Category Archives: Male issues

HPV

I took notes at the Nevada Family Medicine meeting when expert Dr. Trudy Larson spoke about HPV. Here are the take-home points… Who gets HPV? 80 % of adults have a strain of HPV. “HPV happens.” There are 40 subtypes … Continue reading

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Testosterone replacement. Do you (or your man) need it?

Testosterone replacement.  Do you (or your man) need it? I recently attended a medical conference discussing the subject of testosterone deficiency (and replacement!),  risks and benefits.  I’d like to share what I learned… Direct-to-consumer advertisements.  There are MANY ads to … Continue reading

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Who should get screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?

 It depends on your age… The US Preventive Services Task Force is the organization that reviews the most cost-effective, efficient treatments. They suggest that all sexually active women, ages 24 or younger, should be screened for both gonorrhea and chlamydia.   … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer screening. To screen or not to screen?

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. The PSA test was introduced in the late 1980s. This lab test showed us that the incidence of prostate cancer increased dramatically compared to when we could … Continue reading

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Over the counter treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy symptoms

Benign prostatic hypertrophy?  BPH symptoms in men are urinary frequency, difficulty starting and stopping stream of urine, weak urine stream, and needing to get up from bed at night to urinate. Who gets this?  Only men.  More than 80% of … Continue reading

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Need sexually transmitted infection screening?

If you are a sexually active woman under the age of 24 you most likely need STD screening.  A federal task force is suggesting that STD screening should be regularly done in all American women who are sexually active.  Gonorrhea … Continue reading

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Erectile dysfunction. The canary in the gold mine?

Indeed impotence can be the first sign of cardiovascular disease. A new study of 600 men showed that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) had a better than threefold improvement in erectile function after receiving a statin drug. Statins are most … Continue reading

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