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Dr. Howard Usitalo

Urology
Chelsea, MI
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chelsea, MI

Address

515 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI
Directions

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Insurances accepted

CIGNA HMO

About

Bio

Trained at the University of Michigan under Edward McGuire, 16 years on staff at University of Michigan,private practice since 1986. Solo practioner

Specialties
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Urology

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

168 Answers
235 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Yes : Bothare common complications of long term diabetes esp if control has been poor.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Never: Never pass up the opportunity to urinate and void frequently.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Yes: Most liquids can penetrate clothing so it's possible that viable sperm may be found.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Yes: Prostate cancer cells generally require testosterone for growth so orchiectomy or medications can remove testosterone from the male system and this ar... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Not indicated: Botox will most likely not help ic are you on elmiron, (pentosan) prosed, or DMSO yet. Cystoscopy and hydrodistention may help think about a second op... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Future: A 6mm stone is unlikely to pass on own, so many people opt for lithotripsy to break it up before you have a problem. Also a good idea to establish a r... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Only if red: If it's red and inflamed, yes
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Need surgery?: 4 ER visits for a stone, my recommendation is tamulosin and fluids or ureteroscopic removal
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Unlikely: Most likely a functional cyst which is related to ovulation and is benign.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Hot: A hot bath helps many pelvic symptoms. 20 minutes twice a day is reasonable.
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Probably: If your psa is nondetectable i would have no trouble treating low t with testosterone replacement therapy, but your ed probably has nothing to do with... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Mesh: Although the complications of mesh are not common, they can be devastating to the woman who has one. Talk to your doctor about his/her experience with... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
ED: There is no specific test to differentiate the root cause of ed. Clearly, stress, performance anxiety, underlying depression, etc can lead to erectile... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Masterbation: Masterbation should feel the same. Uterine contraction plays little if any role in the sensory experience of orgasm. Pelvic muscles contract during or... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Age: If one has a family history of prostate cancer, a psa blood test and rectal exam should start at 40, otherwise 50. All men should start having prostat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Mets cancer: Unfortunately the 2 year survival of someone with metastatic prostate cancer is 40% and 5 year survival is 10%. Sorry.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Yes: Surgery, medications or a pessary may be appropriate interventions. No 58 yo needs to put up with this see a urologist or urogynecologist for options.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Maybe but rare: Possible but rare. If your symptoms persist, see md.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
No: The main causes of incontinence in men is prostate enlargement and overactive bladder. Prostate cancer is a small percentage of incontinence in men. I... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Masterbation: Many urologists feel that ejaculation on a regular basis can reduce the incidence of prostatitis in those prone to such, but i believe there is no act... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
PE: Ssris like Prozac can help those with premature ejaculation. Viagra, (sildenafil) etc may also help.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Cystometrogram: In the old days we gave a drug during some studies but now no injections are given.
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Surgery: What procedure do you need? If you have had multiple prostate procedures, you need a new urologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Spina bifida: If you have no neurologic symptoms from spina bifida now, you are unlikely to have them in the future. Symptomatic spina bifida has very complex urolo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Urine hot: You may have the sensation of hot urine if your estrogen levels are low. Atrophic vaginitis and urethritis will cause thinning of vaginal and urethral... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Circumcision: Within the jewish faith, circumcision is important part of becoming a man. The only option for religious reasons.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Bladder pain: In general, discomfort early in am is not a problem. Many people either sleep thru or disregard bladder symptoms at night. As long as you have no pain... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
PE: A technique called the squeeze technique may help where the base of the penis is compressed immediately prior to ejaculation. Drugs such as Prozac (fl... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Cloudy urine: Cloudy urine may be caused by an infection, usually associated with frequency or burning. More commonly cloudy urine may be from elevated phosphate le... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Yes: The sacral nerves are necessary for bladder contraction. Overflow incontinence and sphincteric incontinence is possible with severe nerve dysfunction.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Lemonade: Lemonade helps to keep calcium from forming crystals 2 glasses per day is a good start.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Not unusual: As long as fluid is clear or white, should not be problem.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Yes: Autopsy statistics say that 30% of 60 yo have cancer but the question is "is this significant" ? Many cancers may be insignificant depending on psa le... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
No: You may have prostatitis from the biopsy. Talk to your doctor.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Mets prostate cancer: The 2 year survival of the average person with bone mets is 40%. This may range from 6 months to 10years depending on the aggressiveness of the cancer... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Alcohol: Most people who crave and can not stop drinking alcohol require some type of outside help to stop. Talk to your doctor whether you need to go to an al... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Colored urine: Pyridium (phenazopyridine) turns your urine orange. The active ingredient acts as a local anesthetic on your bladder surface to reduce burning.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Burning: This may be due to concentrated urine, scarring at tip from trauma, infection, or prostate infection. If it occurs every time you urinate, see your do... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
No: Sounds like you may have prolapse of your uterus or bladder see your doctor if this continues to bother you.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Cancer: The most common cancers in men are prostate, lung, colon, and skin.Regular annual physicals can help to find these early.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Very well: Ureteroscopy is a very safe and reliable means of removing a stone. Either flexible or rigid ureteroscopy with or without laser lithotripsy should be ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Yes: May see bleeding up to 6 weeks after surgery.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
See your dr: This maybe as simple as cervicitis, an inflammatory condition of cervix or something more significant like a polyp or tumor see your md for exam and p... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Only if has Gout: If his stones are uric acid stones he could have gout. Otherwise unlikely connection.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Yes: Trauma to these delicate tissues can lead to swelling. Lube it up!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
ED: Priapism can lead to long term erectile dysfunction if not treated in a timely manner. Drugs such as trazadone can lead to this. Priapism from pd5 inh... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Antibiotic ointment: Antibiotic ointment may help but deep infection requires antibiotics. See your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Urology 41 years experience
Yes: Vaginal delivery is most common cause of stress incontinence.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Usitalo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Usitalo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I always wondered and was kinda worried but this makes me feel better at least till I get to a dr. Thanks so much
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! But it is a defect anyway despite it is not harmful?
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Dr Howard Usitalo Thank you for the information,I just learned something once again thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Ann Arbor, MI - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Ann Arbor, MI - Winter
2013
Top Urologist , First Place, Michigan - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Associates in Urology
Chelsea Community Hospital
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