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Dr. Paul Turek

Urology
Beverly Hills, CA
35 years experience male

Locations

The Turek Clinic

San Francisco, CA

Address

55 Francisco St Suite 705, San Francisco, CA, United States
Directions

The Turek Clinic

Beverly Hills

About

Bio

Dr. Turek is Director of The Turek Clinic (www.TheTurekClinic.com), a men’s health clinic in San Francisco. He is a former Professor of Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology at the UCSF and held the Academy of Medical Educators Endowed Chair in Urology Education. He is recognized as an international authority on men’s health issues. Dr. Turek attended Yale College, followed by Stanford University Medical School. Following a urology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Turek was fellowship trained at Baylor College of Medicine. His 175 publications include basic research that focuses on germ and stem cell genetics, and epidemiologic studies of men’s sexual and reproductive health problems. He is on the Advisory Board of the national Men’s Health Care Network and the NIH Reproductive Medicine Network and he is the Editor of the Reproductive Volume of Netter’s Images, 2nd Edition, due out in 2011. He also maintains an active blog at www.TurekonMensHealth.com He is Past-President of the American Society of Andrology and the Northern California Urology Society, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Société Internationale d'Urologie and the Royal Society of Medicine (London). In San Francisco, he recently founded a volunteer medical clinic powered by retired physicians for the working uninsured (www.ClinicByTheBay.org) . His hobbies include vintage cars and longboard surfing.

Specialties
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Urology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

208 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Correct: Sperm need to prepare themselves for egg penetration by first undergoing the acrosome reaction (to expose the enzymes that will dissolve the egg shell... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Sure: It might hurt if there is weight on the scrotum but there is no danger.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
It could.: A large enough inguinal hernia can certainly cause testicular pain and can can cause scrotal swelling. I imagine it might also compress or push on the... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Average 7 mos: In our study (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11912402) of over 500 men after varicocele repair, the average time to conceive naturally was 7 month... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Minutes: After intercourse, the ejaculate is initially gel-like. Over 30-60 minutes, it becomes a liquid. It is during the liquefying process that sperm escape... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Maybe: White cells are usually diagnosed by microscopy in urine and are not visible. White colored urine could be residual ejaculate that did not clear compl... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Could be: Pyuria or elevated wbcs in urine can mean infection, inflammation or stones. Infections can be in the urine, prostate, epididymis or elsewhere. This s... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Yes: Before puberty, urine can enter the ejaculatory ducts. However, with growth of prostate at puberty, this usually subsides. However, with cysts or scar... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Yes: Pckd is an inherited disease that occurs in families. It is best that you get checked out with a renal ultrasound and also genetic blood tests as it r... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Oh yea!: You bet you can! when the semen drains out, it just means that liquefaction over time after ejaculation has occurred and the semen is not jellylike an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
It may: Depends on what you are used to. Condoms always help.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Because it is!: The penis fills with blood under high pressure during an erection. It literally "pumps" up with blood.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Normal: After ejaculation, semen is tapioca-like and clumpy. It then liquifies over a 1 hour period and becomes stringy like molasses. Stringiness, to some de... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Not specifically: If you are medicating with relaxants, sleeping pills or pain pills while travelling then maybe. If you are in the window seat and reluctant to get up ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Ultrasound is safe: The pain from the ultrasound is likely not due to the device cutting off blood supply but instead is due to the underlying problem.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Quit smoking!: Think of it this way. If you quit smoking, two things happen: (1) fertility is improved and (2) you live longer. So, do it for the kid and do it for t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Yes: They are similar. Clean the area of skin exposed to urine in the same way for both.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Unlikely: Sounds like a hangover! STDs are transmitted when condoms are NOT used. Risk factors for prostatitis are unclear.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
May be true: The relationship between ejaculation frequency and prostate cancer was outlined in a single study, and may not be true. There is no recommended freque... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Not to worry: Blood in the ejaculate, termed hematospermia, is usually due to sexual trauma and is self-limited. It can be due to sexually transmitted diseases or a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Nope.: If you have fevers or a prolonged and complicated recovery after a tonsilectomy as and adult, then maybe.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Take care of you!: Stress, sleep disorders, prolactin, and many others causes of low t exists besides the ones tested. Read more at: http://theturekclinic.Com/thoughts-t... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
?Varicocele: Young active men with scrotal discomfort (sounds like no pain) could be varicocele (see: http://theturekclinic.Com/services/male-fertility-infertility... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Yes.: Stent induced irritation is very common, as is blood in the urine. He will be very happy when the stent is pulled (assuming all the stones are gone).
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Yes, kinda.: Manually expressing fluid from the seminal vesicles is not the same as ejaculation (which is a reflex) but may get some of the fluid normally found in... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Drinking more?: Generally, when you are swimming, it is hot and when it is hot, your drink more. When you drink more, you pee more.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Its possible.: Urine and semen containing sperm are emptied through the same tube in males (urethra). If this is happening often, though, then it is not normal.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Should resolve: Neither blood nor stds typically cause testicle pain. Traumatic sex could do this though. If it continues, consider an examination by a doctor for epi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Yes and No: There is not a penis shape that is more prone to peyronie disease. However, peyronie disease can alter penis shape.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Yes: Any instability in the thyroid (hypo-, hyper-) can alter reproductive hormone balance. However, once the thyroid disease is stabilized for 3-6 mos or ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
How tight?: If you are painting on your pants, then maybe, but otherwise, no.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Complicated: The bladder is a poor witness to a urinary problem: it acts the same way no matter what is causing the issue. Urinary frequency and urgency may not be... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Not usually: An injury to both the penis and scrotum can cause discoloration to both organs. However, a hydrocele should not affect the penis in any way except to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Not sure, tell us.: Urine is a way of disposing of the body's toxins. You might want to avoid drinking unpurified urine.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
A huge one: Your diet should keep your body weight normal (bmi 19-25) and provide good, balanced nutrition and a boatload of antioxidants. See: http://theturekcli... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Sperm DNA: Antidepressants, as a class of drugs, have been shown to possibly effect sperm dna/genetic integrity. No issue with birth defects, only infertility. O... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Three approaches: In addition to the two surgical approaches mentioned above (of which the subinguinal microscopic procedure is my personal favorite [http://www.Theture... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Needs evaluation: Painful urination may mean incomplete emptying, obstruction, infection, stones, blood or a number of other things. A urologist should be seen in this ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
No: Best sexual abstinence interval for conceiving is every 2 days, which is the time it takes for most men to fully "recharge" their systems.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Best way: pregnancy: Male fertility is evaluated by a specialist with a history, physical exam and a semen analysis. See: http://theturekclinic.Com/services/male-fertility... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
It can: Unstable thyroid disease (either low or high, underactive or overactive) can affect male hormone balance and therefore fertility. Once a stable thyroi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
It can: Some of the newer snri/ssris have been shown to alter sperm dna integrity but not the usual semen analysis numbers (i.e. Count and motility). Less is ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Can be.: Otc fertility tests for men need confirmation by a formal semen analysis. If they return abnormal, you should see a urologist for further evaluation: ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
No: What increases the chance of having a child with bipolar disorder is older age of the father.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Weeks: A true infectious or traumatic orchitis can take 4-6 weeks for swelling to resolve and discomfort to end.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
No: Depends what you mean by "bad." it is not physiologically unhealthy to masterbate often. However, psychologically it may interfere with relationships.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Nature does it: Involuntary erections occur several times nightly for 30-60 min for men with normal erections. This is probably the equivalent of the penis taking a b... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Nope: These tests usually detect whether a minimal number of sperm or motile sperm are present. Even 1 day of abstinence (had he ejaculated day prior) shoul... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Still possible: If sperm are present in ejaculate, then pregnancy is possible. Sperm counts being low just means that the likelihood of pregnancy is lower than normal... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
Urology 36 years experience
Normal: Men your age (assuming 19 years old and not 45 years old) can have several hundred erections a day. It has to do with your hormones and your age. Unle... Read More

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Dec 22, 2013
Dr. Turek is a leader in men's health.
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May 17, 2014
Dr. Turek is a knowledgeable and compassionate doctor, I'm very thankful to him for his help.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Turek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I have been to several urgent care doctors and they evaluate really fast. So fast that I forget to ask them that same question, thank you.
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Thanks for insight. Not sudsy all the time and I've been std free since I started having sex. But my health is the most important, especially while I LOVE to have sex. Thanks again.
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Thanks for your quick reply! the urologist ruled out bell clapper.the right testicle was lying horizntal on blanket support.i twisted say 90 degrees.this caused trouble.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Urologist , Second Place, California - Winter
2013
Top Urologist , Second Place, California - Summer
2013
Top Urologist, First Place, California - Spring
2014

Affiliations

Ucsf medical center
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