Dr. Michael Yu

Urology
Dayton, OH
28 years experience male

Locations

Dayton Physicians Network

Centerville, OH

Address

2350 Miami Valley Drive, Suite 500, Centerville, OH, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CareSource

Cigna

Medical Mutual of Ohio

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Assurant Inc

Dayton Physicians Network

Dayton, OH

About

Bio

A.B., Dartmouth College 1991 M.D., NYU School of Medicine, 1995 Internship: General Surgery, NYU/Bellevue, 1995-1996 Residency: General Surgery, Washington University (MO), 1996-1997 Urology, Washington University (MO), 1997-2001

Specialties
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Urology

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
447 Agrees
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Testing needed: The answer depends on the cause. If it is a bladder issue, such as over active bladder, then medications might be useful. If it is a sphincter issue... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
More specific: More specific information is needed, lots of disease states can cause back and abdominal pain. Kidney stones, infection, muscle strain, colitis, etc.... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
See a urologist: Hematospermia is usually benign and goes away on its own. If it occurs again after the initial episode is done, which may take a few weeks, then you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Need evaluation: Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine or alcohol. You need to be evaluated to determine why the kidneys hurt. There may be an obstruction or infection... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Medication?: Some medications can cause retrograde ejaculation, which would result in little or no semen emission. The semen goes back into the bladder and is uri... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Not necessarily...: Ct is the most sensitive test to look for kidney stones. Very small stones or stones outside the kidney (i.e., in the ureters or pelvis) can be misse... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Cyst: It's most likely an epididymal cyst. Since its been there for 13+ years, the chances of it being cancer are very small. Check with your doctor for a... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Um...no: No. It can result in priapism, or prolonged erection. If severe, it can require surgery to fix and can result in scarring of the corpora and impoten... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Intake?: How much fluid are you taking in? It could also be an issue of not drinking enough fluid.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Common: Renal cortical cysts fall into 2 categories: simple and complex. A simple cyst usually requires no further treatment and are fairly common. They may... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Maybe: It may, depending on which medication.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Unusual: You will probably urinate fairly frequently if you are taking in 2-3 liters of water a day, but 15 times seems a bit excessive. You should check with... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Related...: Fix the constipation first and see if that helps. If not, then go see your doctor. You may need to be evaluated for various conditions depending on ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Cellulitis: If it is the scrotal skin that is red, warm and tender, it could be cellulitis, or a skin infection. Epididymitis or orchitis can also make the skin ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Depends: Usually BPH is treated with medications first. These are alpha-blockers like flomax, or 5-aris like avodart (dutasteride). If unsuccessful, then a p... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Cyst: It is most likely a sebaceous cyst but you should have your pcp or a urologist look at it to be sure.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
The truth: You need to tell her the truth and exactly how your acquired it, because she will need to be treated as well. She deserves to know even if you are af... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Not usually: Traumatic catheterization can cause hematuria (bloody urine), but this is not common.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Spasm: After a stone is passed you can still experience the same symptoms for up to a week afterwards. This is due to swelling from the trauma of the stone ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Need more info: More information is needed to provide any useful answer. There are many potentially embarrassing issues with erectile dysfunction...
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Anxiety: More likely you have performance anxiety. Unless there is an actual physical issue, such as injury, the most likely issue is performance anxiety. At... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
No: A Foley catheter can cause urethral discomfort and bladder spasms. They usually resolve after the first several times you urinate.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Bumps.: A lump on the scrotum is usually a sebaceous cyst, which can become red if infected. Also, if you shave, it could be an infected hair follicle. Chec... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Pain: You should be under anesthesia for ureteroscopy, so you shouldn't feel anything during the procedure. Afterwards, you will likely have a ureteral ste... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Saw palmetto: Omega-3 most likely will not change the psa, but saw palmetto may be helpful. Some studies show improvement in urine flow due to usage of saw palmett... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Needs eval: If it is a single infection, then probably no long term issues. If they are recurrent, then he/she should have a full evaluation, including cystogram... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Usually not: There should be no scrotal swelling after hernia repair. That may be a sign of infection or bleeding, or hydrocele. Check with your surgeon if this ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Depends: Any erectile dysfunction medication can be used. It depends on any other medications you may be on, so check with your physician.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Normal: Foamy urine can be normal, or be caused by protein in the urine. If they tested it and told you it was fine, then you should just have it checked fro... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Possibilities: Bladder infection, kidney stones, inguinal hernia, or stds can all cause the symptom you are mentioning. Get in to see your pcp.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Circumcision: If the infection continues to come back, then eventually there will be scarring and phimosis, and will require circumcision. Also, the recurrent infe... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
UTI, stone: A stone, especially in the portion of the ureter that runs through the wall of the bladder, can cause the symptoms you're describing. It can also be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
2-8 weeks: The standard recovery for most abdominal laparoscopic surgery is about 2 weeks before you feel more or less normal. The usual for open abdominal surg... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Infection?: Enlargement of the prostate is usually thought of with bph, in older men, but can be seen (usually temporarily) with infection of inflammation of the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Maybe something else: You should see some improvement with Flomax (tamsulosin) within several days, in most cases. If you are not seeing any improvement, there may be somet... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Normal: If you were diagnosed with pyelonephritis, the pain may last for several more days before completely resolving. Normally, you would likely be on anti... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
VED: There is some evidence that the Soma (carisoprodol) erect stf vacuum erection device an be used to slowly correct the deformity over time. Check with... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Varicose veins: A varicocele is essentially varicose veins seen in the scrotum. It can affect fertility. If you're having fertility issues or pain, then consider se... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Infection: Sound like it might be a candidal or yeast infection. This usually is more common in uncircumcised males but you should talk to your doctor.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
No: Bladder infection, or cystitis, may be related to sexual activity, especially in women, but this is not chlamydia or gonorrhea. Both would require di... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
The usual...plus: Annual checkups are recommended, and the american urological association guidelines recommend a baseline psa screening and digital rectal exam beginni... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Pain!: The most common symptoms associated with kidney stones are renal colic, or spastic pain which usually radiates from the back down to the groin, blood ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Yes...and no.: There are several different ways to get rid of stones. Eswl, or blasting, is one method. Endoscopy and laser lithotripsy is another, as is percutane... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Spermtocele: If it's located behind or above the testicle, it's most likely a spermatocele or epididymal cyst. They are benign but may require removal if they are... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Phimosis: Phimosis can occur at any age but usually requires circumcision to correct.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Phimosis: Phimosis can occur at any age but as it worsens the thickening of the skin and further scarring can occur. Sometimes it will remain stable but more o... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Need to see doctor!: There are many reasons for blood in urine. Urinary tract infection and kidney stones are the most common but other potentially dangerous problems, li... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Skin tag or wart?: Either can be removed by laser or surgical excision, but i would recommend evaluation. Genital warts are transmissible to your partner. There are al... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Yes: Just make sure you wear adequate support, and make sure you examine yourself at least on a monthly basis (you should, to check for testicular cancer, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
Urology 28 years experience
Extremely low: If i'm reading this right, you're asking about the mortality rate of surgery in general. That would vary from hospital to hospital, according to a st... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Yu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 26, 2012
very informative answers to my questions.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you so much i will try to do your advise tnx
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Thanks for your quick reply! I passed a stone while urinating will it happen again
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thank. u for answering my question

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER

Residency

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL

Awards

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Most Influential, Third Place, Dayton Region, OH - Summer
2013
Top Urologist , Second Place, Ohio - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Medical Association
Dayton Physicians Network
Society for Robotic Surgery

Publications

Laparoscopic nephrectomy and nephroureterectomy in the pediatric patient
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