Prostate February 16, 2015

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Testing

Most men are worried about PSA test result particularly if it is raised; because the test is extensively used (or misused) to detect prostate cancer all over the world. In the UK it is not used as a screening tool as it is done in the USA. The internet is awash with information on prostate […]

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Testes and Scrotum September 29, 2014

Varicocele And Male Infertility

Varicocele is the name given to the condition affecting the veins draining the testis. The testicular veins are called ‘pampiniform plexus’ (PP). The PP is a network of small veins in the spermatic cord. It is thought that these veins surround the artery and reduce the temperature of the blood flowing into the testis. Temperature […]

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Bladder May 29, 2014

Bladder Cancer (BC): Symptoms

Due to the contact between the growth in the bladder and urine, the most common symptom of bladder cancer is presence of blood in the urine also known in medical terms as haematuria. Even if blood appears only once, medical advice should still be sought as soon as possible. Sometimes bleeding may not be seen […]

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Penis May 12, 2014

Male Circumcision (MC) and Prostate Cancer

A few weeks ago there was a news item on the role of circumcision in prostate cancer. This was based on a research paper published in the British Journal of Urology International (March 2014 issue) by researchers from the Biostatistics Department, Quebec University, Canada. Similar studies have been published before in other journals. What is […]

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Kidneys December 3, 2013

Incidentally detected kidney cancer (Small renal mass-SRM)

Information on kidney cancer treatment Kidney cancer in the last decade has seen an increase in detection through the finding of small renal masses (SRMs) or tumours with an average increase of 2% to 3% per year. Now almost 40-50% of renal tumours are detected in early stages. Nearly half of these patients are above the […]

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Testes and Scrotum November 26, 2013

Premature Ejaculation (PE)

PE is considered to be one of the commonest male sexual problems but it is often an underdiagnosed and undertreated condition. It affects nearly 30% of the male population.

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