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Dr. Simon Kimm

Urology
Dublin, CA
17 years experience male

Locations

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Dublin, CA

Address

4000 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Dublin, CA

About

Bio

Simon Kimm graduated from the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University, and his residency at Stanford University. At the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine he conducted basic science research in diseases of the prostate, and was awarded an American Foundation of Urologic Diseases Fellowship. He was accepted to Stanford University Medical Center's six year residency program in Urology, serving as chief resident in 2010-2011. He served as a Clinical Instructor and Fellow in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He currently is an attending physician and surgeon at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

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Urology

Urology - Oncology

Licenses

United States: California

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
It's possible, but..: Infection with hpv can occur after sexual contact with any infected individual. The prevalence is in widespread, since men & women can carry the virus... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Not possible.: Despite all the claims of different supplement companies, and internet lore about penile stretching techniques, there is no way to substantially chang... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Get evaluated.: Penile curvature can be normal with an erection. However, there are certain disorders, such as peyronie's disease, which can cause penile curvature as... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Get checked.: Some men are born with anomalies of the urethra called hypospadias. Sometimes it is severe, but sometimes it is subtle and go unnoticed for many years... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Altered filtration.: The kidney normal has a complex filtering & absorption system that retains almost all of the protein in the blood to conserve it. When the cells that ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Depends on the test.: If you smoked tobacco cigarettes, then the answer is no, since this is not tested for in any standard urinalysis or toxicology screen. If you smoked ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Get it checked. : Diabetes does not cause swelling directly, but can predispose you to a number of conditions that could lead to scrotal swelling. Infections of a testi... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Urine storage & void: The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during volunta... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
A: A low-fat diet high in fruits and vegetables is the best way to prevent prostate cancer.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Yes, its possible.: Certain kinds of testicular cancer (choriocarcinoma, embryonal carcinoma, & 10% of seminoma) can produce beta-hcg, the compound that home pregnancy t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Sensation of moving: Vertigo is the sensation that you are moving when you are not. It can present as spinning dizziness, swaying, or tilting. It is a symptoms of a number... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Will vary.: Population based studies have found adult 95% of testes to be 4 to 8cm in length & 18 to 25ml in volume. Two ways to assess volume are commonly used. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Rarely.: A ureteral stent is a pliable tube inserted to keep the ureter, & therefore the passage from the kidney to the bladder, open. They possess a curl on e... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
No.: Smegma is not dangerous, but poor penile hygiene does increase your risk of foreskin problems such as phimosis and paraphimosis, and also increasing y... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Yes.: After the initial period of healing, all sexual activity can resume after a stricture incision or dviu. If the stricture returns or worsens ejaculator... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Seek evaluation.: Neurologic problems of the bladder and bowel can be quite complex, and show up as a very wide range of symptoms and problems. I'd seek the evaluation ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Burning, itching: A yeast infection of the skin of the groin, called tinea cruris, presents as intensely red, itchy, with occasionally in burning pain sensation. If you... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Relationship complex: Hpv does not automatically mean cancer. The relationship between cancer formation & hpv infection is complex, as there are many subtypes of hpv: some ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
See your physician.: Kidney infections are serious infections that can progress rapidly if inappropriately treated. Antibiotics should be chosed based on urine & blood cul... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Epididymal cyst.: The feel and location of what you describe is consistent with an epididymal cyst. This is a benign and common swelling of the epididymis, a tubular st... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Metastasis.: Prostate cancer, when it spreads, can often metastasize to the bones of the spine. If this happens, there may be no symptoms at all, but may eventuall... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
It can.: Androgen deprivation therapy (adt), or hormonal therapy for prostate cancer, seeks to eliminate androgens like testosterone which can be fuel for pros... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Testicular asymmetry: There can be some variation in size between the testicles. If you have significant variation, or if the change is recently noticed, it is worth gettin... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Not generally...: But any pain caused by kidney stones—called renal colic—can cause loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. If you are experiencing symptoms from your k... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Get evaluated.: After having a Foley catheter for over a week, the bladder could be irritated or inflamed, provoking bladder spasms. These spams are uncontrolled cont... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Get evaluated. : A reddish tinge to the urine could signify blood, or hematuria. Flank pain and a temperature point to a possible urinary tract infection. See your phy... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Possibly 1 week. : A 1997 study in the journal of infectious disease demonstrated that hpv-16 showed 100%, 50%, and 30% of infectivity when dehydrated on a surface for 1... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
No.: The CBC or complete blood count is not a test for cancer. Certain cancers of the blood, like leukemias, can be detected by elevations in the number an... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
A fistula.: A vesicovaginal fistula in an abnormal connection between the bladder and the vagina. This could lead to a constant leakage of urine from the vagina. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
A few possibilities.: Optimal treatment of a UTI includes identification of the bacteria, determining which antibiotics it is susceptible to, and undergoing a full course o... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
No.: Despite all the claims of different supplement companies, and internet lore about penile stretching techniques, there is no way to substantially chang... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Different drugs. : Chemotherapy for a hematologic cancer such as AML differs in the drugs & regimens from an epithelial cancer like prostatic carcinoma. AML typically us... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Itching.: The essential lesion is a small, erythematous papule, often excoriated and tipped with hemorrhagic crusts. It is not a dramatic lesion and not always ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Slowly.: But much more important than the size is the grade, or gleason sum, assigned to the cancer by the pathologist evaluating the biopsy. Grade, psa level,... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Indirectly.: The pain caused by obstruction of the urinary system by stones can cause the blood pressure and heart rate to rise. This can also occur if there is an... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Its possible, but...: Infections of the kidney usually present with fever & flank pain and are usually not subtle, except in certain more rare cases such as diabetes or imm... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
To drain the kidney.: Unfortunately i don't know the details of your procedure, but if a tube was left it is most likely a nephrostomy tube. These tube drain urine from the... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Visualizes ureter.: A ureteroscopy is performed in the operating room with general or spinal anesthesia to inspect the ureter for tumor or stones. A small, flexible, fibe... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Many reasons.: A healthy libidio is normal for both men and women, and is influenced by many factors. The primary influence is neurohormonal, especially levels of an... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
It may not be. : Your regimen is not in line with current cdc recommendations, which is worrisome due to the alarming increase in drug-resistant gonorrhea. If you have... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Possibly. : Whether bladder function can improve or not depends on the reason for the loss of function, the severity, and duration. See your urologist or a specia... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
See a specialist.: I'm sorry your symptoms sound so bothersome, but i would avoid self treatment with garlic and vaginal douching. It's important that the cause of your ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Penile curvature.: Penile curvature can be normal with an erection. However, there are certain disorders, such as peyronie's disease, which can cause penile curvature as... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Yes and no.: Cancer is all genetic in that is arises from genetic changes that lead to the uncontrolled growth of cells. But these changes arise from a complex int... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Bowel prep.: Magnesium citrate, which is a liquid that comes usually in a green bottle at the drug store, is often used before laparoscopic surgery to prep the bow... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
See your physician.: Kidney infections are serious and require prompt treatment with the right antibiotic. Hopefully you have a urine culture result by now which will show... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
A: A heart healthy diet, low in fat and cholesterol will prevent erectile dysfunction.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Unclear.: The pharmacokinetics of Finasteride do vary according to route of administration, but its unclear which is superior. An open label, randomized compara... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
See the pediatrician: The way you describe it, these findings could describe a condition called a patent urachus. During fetal development, a tube from the bladder to the b... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Depends on age.: Testicular torsion has two peak incidences: a small one in the neonatal period and a large one during puberty, but it can occur at any age. The incide... Read More
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Mar 4, 2013
Thoughtful and knowledgeable responses to difficult questions make Dr. Kimm one of the best physicians to whom such issues can be addressed.
Oct 23, 2013
Fast, Fantastic answers to often complex questions, truly an asset to the Medical Community. A true national leader in Urology.
Mar 31, 2013
I appreciate Dr. Kimm's comprehensive approach and learn from his thoughtful answers. A real HealthTap asset!
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There are still some vague burning issues but the CIPRO seemed to have improved them. my Dermatologist Rec. Doxycycline. He said it helped him through his bouts..
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Tnkx dr can u suggest me a medicine for prevent pre ejucation bcoz when i use condoms i & my partner canot enjoy (&
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They did this some time ago. I do not know what the procedure is called but they put gel on me and saw everything on a mini TV. They ruled out cancer.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

Stanford University Medical Center

Awards

American Foundation of Urologic Disease Research Fellowship
International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP), Top Urologist 2013
Top Urologist , First Place, New York - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Urologic Association
Society of Urologic Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
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