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Dr. Stuart Flechner

Urology
Cleveland, OH
48 years experience

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Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave./Q10, Cleveland, OH
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Professor of Surgery Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

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Urology

Languages spoken

English

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Pretty broad: Really not enough space to answer. The kidney ultimately effects the metabolism of the entire body, and renal disease can effect the bone marrow, ski... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Several variables: It can vary based on the cause of liver failure, source of the liver, and the condition of the recipient at the time of transplant. Overall about 70... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Need diagnosis: Pain on right side may or may not be related to your kidney. You should initially be examined by a primary care physician to localize your symptoms a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Need to unblock: Not sure of the question. A blocked ureter should be unblocked. Depends on the disease causing the problem. Can be something outside the ureter-ext... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Yes: While quite unusual, a cancer can be transferred with the transplanted organ. For example, there have been cases of melanomas transferred from the do... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Close: They are not the same, but close. Since a normal gfr-glomerular filtration rate-is about 100ml/minute, the % term is often used. So a GFR of 30 cc/m... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Drink lots of fluid: Ureteral stones often pass spontaneously when <6mm, but not always. The amount of pain they cause when traveling from the kidney to the bladder ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Yes: If you have a positive urine culture , you should be treated with an antibiotic for which the bacteria in the urine is sensitive. Men, just as women,... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Possibly: It would depend on the cause of the lung failure that led to transplant. Asthma may persist, resolve or be mild after the transplant.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Not likely: Bruising has many causes that need attention, especially if it occurs without recalling trauma to the area or taking anticoagulation drugs. You need ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Not really: Not that i know of. But of course it depends where the collagen is injected, or what is contained in the supplements?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Best of luck: Firstly. Congratulations; that is a wonderfully generous thing for you to do for someone else. You should feel proud. Just stay healthy by eating a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Not really : Not that i know of. However, chest burning is not only due to a disease in the chest. For example, reflux of gastric contents, can cause these sympt... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
To a degree: Interesting question. The various body parts and organs are dependent on the blood flow or cardiac output from the heart. Depending upon the degree ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Transferring a lung: Removing the entire lung (or both) from a deceased individual, taking out the diseased lungs of another, and replacing them with the transplanted lun... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Have it examined: Have it examined by a urologist. It may be a small skin bridge that needs to be divided, resulting in a small pocket of bacterial infection.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Many things: What you describe is pain on your right side. It may or may not be due to a problem with your kidney. I would suggest you see your local physician t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Depends on disease: Hard to answer. It depends on the type and severity of the kidney disease. Controlling blood pressure, salt intake, and urinary tract infections is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Called Prostatectomy: In general there are two types. For benign disease the enlarged glandular portion of the prostate is removed--like removing the fruit of an orange an... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Metabolic product: Uric acid is a is a waste product of purine metabolism that is excreted in the urine. If blood levels are high, it may deposit in the joints and caus... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
B cell proliferation: Ptld for short are benign and malignant inflammations caused by proliferating lymphocytes (usually b cells) , in many cases it is initialed by infect... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Necessary informatio: The recipient has a right to know as much about the liver donor that can affect the outcome of the transplant. Usually age, gender, cause of death, a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Keep fit.: It really depends on your current condition and the reason you need a new lung. In general you should should eat a balanced diet and keep up your nut... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
No.: The reason is primarily that recipients take immunosuppressive drugs that are in the blood, and would be transferred with the donated blood which is n... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Check the urine: Could be from local urethral trauma or even a polyp or inflammatory lining. Have your docs check a urine analysis and visually check your urethra.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Yes: Any male at any age can have a low sperm count for a variety of reasons. One wonders why a 16 year old would be focused on this, but if that is the c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Check with UNOS: In the United States go to http://optn.Transplant.Hrsa.Gov/members/search.Asp look for the closest centers to your location and call them for the i... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Many things: There are a number of causes; a partial list includes, stones, neurological diseases, inflammation of adjacent gastrointestinal or gynecological organ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Yes: Nicotine can be measured; as well as a metabolite called cotinine.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Comples Question: Hard to answer. Do you mean you had a kidney transplant and took no anti-rejection drugs the first 10 years? Or you have been taking continuous anti... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
No rejection: In principle replacement of joints with a deceased donor source is logical. However, the larger the tissue, the more difficult to create adequate blo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Should be fine: To my knowledge kimchee is an asian vegie dish. I know of no reports where it was thought to interact with immunosuppressive drugs given to transplan... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Need evaluation: Many factors involved if your question is why do I have low libido? You should consult a local urologist to get evaluated for this. Your transplant ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Not usually: But with an extensive and recurrent uti, there may also be epididimitis or orchitis, that chronically injure the testes. This would have to be a proc... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Usually do well: The operation is often done as an outpatient or in a surgi-center. A general anesthetic is usually required. It will be hard to offer more informati... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Currently yes: The practical answer is yes. The blood supply and nerves to the globe of the eye would be too hard to reconstruct. Remember the lens can be removed... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Several groups: You can group them into anti-rejection drugs, anti-infective drugs, antihypertensive drugs, diabetic medications, vitamins and iron, possible anticoag... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Yes: Yes, has been done. Children from mothers taking immunosuppression are often small for gestational age and deliver prematurely (less that 40 weeks). ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
If untreated: Those with alcoholic liver failure (cirrhosis), usually have to demonstrate the condition is resolved over time. Discuss the particular requirements ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Bile Duct Blockage: The bile duct carries the bile formed in the liver to the small intestine. Any disease that narrows, scars, or obstructs the duct can be called atresi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
About right.: It is age and body size dependent. Considering most kidney donors have a GFR of 80 to 120 cc/min when they donate, and lose about half of the GFR whe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
For kidney failure: A kidney transplant is needed if an individual no longer has sufficient kidney function to produce urine and remove waste products. There is a long l... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Over 20 years : Trials of the drug in the us started in the late 80s. It was fda approved for kidney transplant in the 1990s.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Not gross hematuria: In fact not common at all. One form called IgA nephropathy or berger's disease is the one most associated with hematuria. In many instances there ca... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Any symptoms?: Scrotal pearls are benign calcified usually small nodules bear the testicle. If it causes pain or bothers you, it can be surgically removed with a sm... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Depends on the cause: There are a number of foods or drinks that if excreted into the urine can change the usual color or smell. Of more concern would be an infection in t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Fluid sac: A cyst is a fluid filled sac anywhere in the body. They are benign. Sub capsular means under the kidney capsule (surface). Parenchyma means in the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Small risks: Donating a kidney doesn't protect you from any diseases you are programmed to get in the future. However, if you are healthy when you donate, surgica... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Yes: Yes vegan diets are fine; limit added salt and get into an excercise regimen.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Not really: As long as there is no unusual pain or bleeding.
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Flechner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Flechner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for the info. I hv kidney transplant for 7 or 8 year already. seam my transplant kidney a bit hurt now. do u know what may happen.
HealthTap member
Thank you sir. The CMV test was negative.BK VIRUS negative.pretently all blood tests were normal except platelets which falls down to 90,000
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'm in a situation where the bilateral hydrocele repair is still swollen 3 weeks after surgery.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Best Doctors in America
America's Top Urologists
Most Influential, Third Place, Cleveland, OH - Winter
2013
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