Dr. Stephen Chinn

Urology
Aiea, HI
40 years experience

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Urology

Licenses

United States: Hawaii

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

334 Answers
112 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
"Beta-Prostate": Beta-sitosterol seems to have some activity within the prostate similar to a 5-ari. As a naturally occurring compound, it may be of benefit to men in... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Nuclear Medicine bon: A patient receives an injection, and then returns to the scanning center where a monitor detects deposits/accumulation of the radionucleide presumably... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Fish smell: First of all, are you circumcised? Second, genital hygiene is very important in men - you should wash yourself after intercourse and at least once da... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Painful intercourse: Painful intercourse is an oxymoron - sex should always be pleasurable. There are conditions associated with dyspareunia ("painful sex") in women; the... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Best fluid: Water - everyone (average 70 kg person) should drink enough water to produce 2 quarts or urine a day: otherwise you are clinically "dehydrated." (act... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Urine odor: I agree with dr. Haddad; but caution that certain foods (eg asparagus) can cause urinary "odor", as well as dehydration.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Sharp groin pain: More likely to be musculo-skeletal (eg "groin pull") in origin.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Erectile dysfunction: You may be masterbating but not fully stimulated - do you have normal erections otherwise? If so, thern there should be no problem......
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Little red spots: Usually hemangiomas (dilated blood spots - probably not dangerous but should be evaluated by a urologist.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Shooting back pain: "no;" people with normal anatomy should not have regular shooting back pain when peeing - consider an evaluation for problems such as vesico-ureteral ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Medicines for UTI's: Oral antibiotics or antifungal agents depending on the infection. Certain antibiotics may be too strong for certain patients: eg women with simple b... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
IC vs UTI: Many times you can't tell the difference; and often a "flare" if ic can be precipitated by a uti. Check the appearance of your urine through a clear ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Infrequent voiding.: With adequate hydration, most men will void 5-6 x's/day (350-500 ml/void) and most women 7-9 x's/day(300-400 mls/void). You haven't said how much uri... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Recycling PD bags: Never a good idea!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Leak after 'PEEING": You need to be more specific - are a man or a woman/how old/previous surgery/"urge" vs no urge.................
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Premature ejaculatio: Possible some topical agents could help (as long as it doesn't affect your partner. There are also certain oral medications that can be prescribed to... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Kidney Tx success: ~ 95 - 98%.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Bladder mesh problem: The incidence of bladder mesh complications (infection/pain/erosion/retention/....) is actually very "low" if properly applied/implanted. One should ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Venereal warts: The latency or dormant period of viruses is extremely variable and subject to outside influences such as the host's well-being - in times of "stress w... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Alpha-blockers: Both are alpha-blockers used to relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck resulting in improved urinary flow (can be used in both men a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Dialysis vs CAPD: Conventional dialysis is the "washing" of venous blood drawn from a vein and returned to the body. Capd-cont ambulaory peritoneal dialysis is washing ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
"Oxybutinin": Oxybutinin is solely a "by prescription" only medication and cannot be acquired "over-the-counter.".
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
1st Time sex: Relax; best that your first partner is experienced, well-versed and patient.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
GFR @ 59 ml.min: Gfr is a measure of kidney function, but is affected by many factors, especially the pt's state of hydration. Once true renal function is compromised... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Too much sex?: If you're implying that you have engaged excessively, recently, then yes; no sex for awhile.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Yes to Urocit-K: Commonly used brand name form of potassium citrate in the management of uric acid stones. Comes in a wax-matrix tablet - since the human body cannot ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Abn sperm/defects: Abnormal sperm shape suggests "defective" sperm/abnormal sperm content which could result in infertility or possibly "defective" conception: you woul... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
"Virgial" "HPV" Sex: First, after your first "encounter" you're not a virgin. Second, any "encounter" with a partner potentially "+" for hpv puts you at risk - there is n... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Men and BPH: Virtually all men have some degree of BPH throughout their lifetimes!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Ejaculate volume: Either way, ~ 3-5 mls.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Sperm p varix surg: Typical transit time in the epididymis is 78-82 days: most physicians recommend a waiting/recovery period of at least 3 months after varicocele ligat... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Shoering after sex: I disagree: you should void immediately after sex to "clear" your urethra. Showering after sex (especially if done together) can be a real "turn-on.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Stones both kidneys: Bilateral means "both sides:" stones in both kidneys.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
HPV/sex: Only with protection; better yet, any obvious lesions should be addressed/treated. And even, thereafter, you should consider always wearing a condom ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Stone formers: Nephrolithiasis means kidney stones.Nephrocalcinosis is a condition of depositing calcium into the tissue/collecting systems/tubules of either the cor... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Blood vs peritoneum: Both are equally effective in "washing"/"clearing" the blood - the differences are more of cost and convenience (av fistula vs peritoneal access cathe... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Inclusion cysts: Still likely to be sebacous cysts that usually need to be removed surgically.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Cyclic stones: Probably due to environmental/exertional and lifestyle changes that occur throughout the year - more active/need more fluid intake, warmer(colder) wea... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
OTC ED supplements: While there is no specific "natural"/otc preparation to "treat" ed, l-arginine is a precursor for the synthesis of Nitric Oxide - the vasodilator whic... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Sperm after ejaculat: Sperm are constantly being produced and presented via the epididymis/vas deferens - while sperm counts may be slightly decreased after consecutive eja... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Probably not: Genital warts do not usually spontaneously resolve. These are probably small skin irritations - likely irritated "penile pearly papules.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
No: Testicular massage has no effect on testosterone production.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Contamination: There is no suggestion of an infection: rather, the epithelial (skin) cells and bacteria are falling into your urine. Another important component of... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
No.: But, if you have a problem with phimosis, you really should consider a circumcision, or at least a dorsal slit, for both hygienic reasons, and to avoi... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Yes.: Main contraindications against the use of Lasix (furosemide) are: Anuria, hypovolemia (dehydration), or hypersensitivity.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Individualized: Every insurance program has multiple program/plans, each with its own formulary ("allowabe" medication panel). ED is a recognized risk/side-effect ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Many things....: "blood" is often recognized in the "chemical" portion of a ua, but may represent one of several different proteins in the urine and not truly blood or... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Alpha agonist: Assuming you are not also on a medication to shrink your prostate as well (5-ari), there is virtually no way to "reverse" retrograde ejaculation. Th... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
Yes: Any physical stress that involves damage to muscle (protein) can result in a "flare" (acute exacerbation) of gout.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 40 years experience
If obstructive: Kidney stones can cause renal damage based on obstruction. A small stone residing in the kidney does not injure the kidney. But, if the stone enlarge... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chinn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chinn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! i dont have ED but im continuously trying to avoid it. thank you very much for mentioning that it is a barometer of an individual's overall health. i should make more ef...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you so much if you only knew how important and how helpfull you are by answering these questions your so awsome!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks, I have a similar condition 8mx7.2mx6m. Scheduled intervention by Johns Hopkins in two weeks, hoping I my pass it sooner.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, HI
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Hawaii - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Hawaii - Summer
2013
Top Urologist , First Place, Hawaii - Summer
2013
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