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Dr. Stephen Chinn

Urology
Aiea, HI
38 years experience

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Urology

Licenses

United States: Hawaii

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

416 Answers
142 Agrees
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Vascular reaction: Is it you or an older relative? If it's you and you are otherwise young and healthy, it is probably a vascular reaction with vaso-constriction which s... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Hydration: Adequate hydration (especially during an illness) would result in a urine output of 2000"+" mls/ day. If an individual cannot maintain adequate oral ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
EtOH = diuretic: Since alcohal is a diuretic and accelerates urine production, it is logical that you should avoid alcohal if you have an "overactive" bladder. Plus, ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Phimosis: You have Phimosis which can traps meg a, and can put you at higher risk for UTI/urethritis and possible penile cancer. Your genital hygiene is compro... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
"Healed" fx: I'm not sure why a 10 month old should be exposed to full body irradiation. Regardless, the study suggested a "healed" fracture." when was there any ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Calcified remnant: With a history of unexplained pain at the capture of your epididymis, it is possible that you had torsion of an appendage (appendix epididymis vs appe... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Ignore: Kidney-healthy diet=Prostate-healthy diet=Heart-healthy diet; less red meat/cholesterol/sugar/salt.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
30-50%: With proper "screening, " most reports suggest a 30-50% positive biopsy result (currently with 10-12 cores obtained). Newer technology/approaches suc... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Genes/diet/lifestyle: A genetic predisposition, dietary factors and lifestyle excesses all contribute to stone formation. Since you can't do anything about your genes, you... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Pyelonephritis?: Urinary tract infections that reach the kidney(s) is called pyelonephritis. While she could have other causes for "kidney pain" (such as a kidney ston... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Yes and no: While 40% of "infertile" men have at least a one-sided varicocele, 10% (1/10) of all men have a unilateral varicocele, and 1% (1/100) have bilateral v... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Endorphins: I believe that endorphins are released which can drive an individual to repeated episodes of "pleasure, " but one does not need to use that as an excu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
STD: Ureaplasma falls into the category of sexually-transmit table diseases and should always be treated (both/all partners).
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Dehydration: Do you mean a heavy "urine" odor, or that of an infection? If your urine is dark yellow/amber, but is otherwise "clear" (no sediment/"cloudiness"), t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Yes!: Likely, you could transmit/ transfer the virus to a partner and infect them. Use caution (snd a condom).
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
No: No - certain tablets are designed for a "timed" release. By cutting the tablet, you are destroying the mechanism and would absorb all of the 5 mg at o... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
"itis"=inflammation: "cystitis" means that you have inflammation or an infection in the bladder. Most commonly it will be because of a bacterial infection. You can soldo ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
? Hypogonadism: 1 in 4 men experience "hypogonadism" (male "menopause"/"menopause"/viro pause/....... In their lifetime (compared to every woman who will experience m... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Fasciitis: May be akin to plantar fasciitis in distance runners: excessive/repetitive use can result in severe irritation that may take anti-inflammatory agents... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Yes: Any physical stress that involves damage to muscle (protein) can result in a "flare" (acute exacerbation) of gout.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Urologist: Average person "passes" a 5 mm stone 1/2 the time: bigger the stone, the less likely it will pass. Alpha blockers (tamsulosin) have been shown to imp... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Adequate UOP: It's not how much you take in; but rather, you need a fluid intake adequate for a urine output ("uop") of ~ 8 cups (64 ounces) per day. Caffeine is a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 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
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Bacterial infection: Chlamydia trachomatis is a sexually-transmittable bacterial infection that should always be treated.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
> 2 L of urine/day: Need to have an overall fluid intake to achieve a urine output of at least 2, 000 mls/24 hours. It is dependent on your activity, environment, clothi... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Yes!: If you're taking supplemental testosterone, the answer would be "yes." but you should be cautioned (no, make that a severe warning), that as (i am ass... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Frequency/nocturia: Very broad question: likely causes are dm, pregnancy or uti. You should have a ua performed. A utiwould show up as wbc/bacteria/leucocyte esterase.... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Yes! Yes!: I'm not sure how your partner can "pre-ejaculate" into you - it's more of a lubricant that allows/facilitates penetration/intercourse. His "pre-ejacu... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
No relationship: There is no relationship between masterbation and your health status; unless you are so active that it detracts from your daily activities and product... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
REM sleep: Men normally experience 6-8 cycles of rem sleep, and erections will occur during these cycles.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Unrelated.: Likely, the Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin was given for presumed prostatitis. The red mark/lesions are probably unrelated to the Cipro (ciprofloxacin... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
No: No. Typhoid fever should not manifest in your semen. By definition, you probably have subclinical prostatitis that you may want to address if you are... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Hypofertility: A sperm concentration of 200, 000/ml is quite "low." 40% of sub-fertile men have varicoceles. While you may not see significant improvement in your ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Like finasteride: Avodart (dutasteride) is similar/in the same class of meds as Proscar (finasteride) which is the same medication as rogaine, (minoxidil) but at four t... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Yes.: But at 43, I would ask what the indication(s) are for you to be on tamsulosin. Is it for BPH symptoms or stone disease?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely, if used appropriately; but it is recommended that he try no more often than every other day. Also, most units don't allow for "over" disten... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
No, and No!: The answer in "No" to both of your questions. Sperm don't have a brain and cannot "swim" toward the vagina. There is no chemical or magnetic attracti... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Weeks to months: Hematospermia/hemospermia is very common immediately after a PNBx, but may continue for up to several months afterwards as well. Of course, other fac... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Nothing: Unless you're allergic, probsbly nothing will happen. But why are you using a medication unnecessarily?
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Relax: You should be comfortable in your relationship. If it is purely a problem with libido, current trials are suggesting that estrogen and testosterone r... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Possibly: 40 % of men with infertility have a varicocele as the cause. Often, the discomfort is associated with exertion (eg lifting/straining). Best to get a ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Epididymitis/cyst: Likely epididymitis or a cyst (epididymal cyst vs spermatoceole). Possible torsed testicular/epididymal appendage. Rule out hernia. Best you be see... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Probably not...: Frequent masterbation/ejaculation may result in a lower concentration of sperm per ejaculate, but should not impact on-going sperm production. Should... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Urachus: The urachus is the remnant of your yolk sac and umbilicus connecting you to your mother. It is attached to the dome of your bladder, and when irritat... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
No restrictions: There should be no specific restrictions (preparation) required for your "contrasted" mri.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Tx'd at age 10?: I cannot imagine the type of pathology that you could have initially at age 10 that wouldn't be a near-reportable case (that wasn't a malignancy). Reg... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Ask your doctor: That question should be asked of your physician that did the surgery: he/she has the most knowledge about what was done (cautery(?)/what type of sut... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Yes!: PDE5 inhibitors are just a tool to help you achieve/maintain an erection: you still need stimulation to a respond - PDE5 inhibitors like Cialis only ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chinn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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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