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Dr. Andrew McCullough

Urology
NY
45 years experience

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Dr Andy McCullough joined the Urologic Institute of Northeaster New York in January of 2011. After 17 years in the Big Apple Dr McCullough has settled into a more pastoral life in Albany. He attended The Johns Hopkins University as a Biophysics undergraduate major. His medical career began in Baltimore at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine where he attended medical school, followed by a urologic residency at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital. After residency he went on to practice general urology on the clinical urology faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine for 10 years. In 1993 he joined the full time faculty at New York University School of Medicine where he specialized in Andrology, the field of urology that deals with male sexual health, fertility, and hormonal imbalance. He was one of the original clinical investigators of Viagra and has conducted nearly a hundred clinical trials ranging from gene therapy for erectile dysfunction to the treatment of premature ejaculation. He has published widely and lectured nationally and internationally on the treatment of sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer surgery. “The successful treatment of prostate cancer frequently leaves a lifetime of sexual dysfunction that is frequently left untreated. Many men don’t realize the options that they have. They and their partners console themselves in the fact that the cancer is cured, but for many, the loss of their sexual function and intimacy is devastating”, he says. Dr McCullough has frequently donated his time as speaker at prostate cancer support groups throughout the New York Metropolitan area. In 2009 he became a talk show host on the “Men’s Health Show” on the NYU-Sirius Doctor’s Radio Channel, Sirius Channel 114. This weekly, 2 hour, radio show featured nationally renowned guests and fielded questions from callers throughout the US and Canada. “Every week I was amazed how quickly the time passed. Many patients are afraid to ask their physicians questions; afraid to challenge them and afraid to be embarrassed that there question might be perceived as silly. The anonymity of radio empowered patients to ask any questions without being embarrassed. It was so gratifying to educate so many people. The radio show was always the highlight of my day” Currently he is a Professor of Urology at Albany Medical College.

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Urology

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Many other reasons: "look to the semen" 20-30% of infertility is purely male. Semen analysis:it's relatively cheap to get and enjoyable to produce!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
No way: Would be immaculate conception.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Get checked: Can be psychological, realtionship related or a hormonal imbalance.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
NEI: Not enough information. Suspect something else. Your symptoms are probably not related.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Does it matter?: If you are producing a sample for a smen analysis make sure there are no sperm killing drugs in the condom. The best sample is done in the semen lab ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
It depends!!!: As with any surgical procedure it depends on who is doing it an the underlying problem. Most implants are done by less than 7% of urologists. Many ur... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
The Viagra (sildenafil) effect!: Caffeine is a nonspecific phosphodiesterase inhibitor (same family as viagra). It's been shown to increase sperm motility in the test tube. Viagra (si... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
See a sex therapist: It really depends on your age.If you are young in your "sex life" it will probably straighten out. If this a lifetime problem with all your partners y... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Yes: Torsion can sometimes be "untorted" manually. If it can't be untwisted you shoul have surgery to untwist it. You have 6 hours to save the testis. If y... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Very very unlikely: Unfortunately as many as 30% of men never get their sperm checked after vasectomy. Isn't that incredicle! men are not great at that stuff. So all yo... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Sometimes: About 30% of men with klinefelters will have sperm in their testes. They are hard to find and require a microsurgical testicular dissection. Even if s... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
NO: Get check out though. Hpv is a virus that lives in the skin. The more worrisoem problem is the possibility of other STDs (chlamydia, HIV etc). Get che... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Infection: Prostate biopsies are very well tolerated. They are done in the office transrectally under ultrasound guidance. Usually 12 cores are taken after numbi... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
6 weeks or more: Recovery depends on how complicated the surgery is. Small diverticulae can be easily removed. Large can be more complicated and result in some stres... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Not necessarily: Retracting the foreskin is not needed. Good general hygiene should be sufficient with daily cleansing of the area. At that time the foreskin should be... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Many things: Question best answered by medical professional sawing the spots. Answer ranges from cancer to nothing. See someone!
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
It depends: Studies suggest that there is no one answer for everyone. Get multiple opinions. Remember surgeons will tend to recommend surgery, radiation therapist... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Details, Details!!!: Like anything else it depends on the details. The penis is made of different parts, the shaft, the urethra and the head. Pain in each part means dif... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Priapism: An erection lasting more than 4 hours is called priapism. Young men (teenagers) will frequently get erections at embarassing times. That is normal. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Yes shouldnt need to: Vasectomies can be reversed. The success rate is very high in the the right hands. It requires microsurgical training that most urologists do not ha... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Sometimes: Testosterone decreases1.5-1.8% every year after age 40. It's not just about sex and sex drive! testosterone is important in many areas including bone... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
See a urologist: Strange symptoms but unbearable testicular pain is a worrisome symptom.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Could or could not : Depends on whether its new or old. Many things can cause a red spot.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Thanks for asking!: I was an investigator in an nih study adressing this question. The results were published and there was no difference between placebo and saw palmetto... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Don't do it: Penile enlargement rarely serves the purpose as most men who want a larger have a distorted sense of their penile size. Many time this is caused by a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Possible: Though not fda approved for raynauds , there are several scientific paper supporting the use of the pde-5 inhibitors such as cialis, viagra, and Levit... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
It can happen: Friction during prolonged sex can irritate the penis.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Many things: Low sperm count , low testosterone , varicoceles, drugs, medications , genetics bottom line: get checked out.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
No can do: Too many possible causes : hernia, infection, inflammation, trauma, cancer. Bottom line= see your doc.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Unlikely: I assume that you have orgasm without ejaculation. That is rarely psychological. Lack of orgasm is a different story. Leading causes are neurological ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Agree with No: It does require a partnership betweenthe urologist and the female reproductive endocrinologist. It is an involved expensive process. If cost is an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
No: There are of course different type of prostate surgery. Postate removal for cancer has a severe incontinence rate of 3-5% and a mild to moderate inco... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
No way: Only 10% of the ejaculate (fluid that comes out at orgasm) comes from the testis. Most of it comes from the prostate and seminal vesicle. After the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Not an easy answer: Erectile dysfunction can have many causes. Many of our treatments address the symptom and not the cause. As i tell my patients "the penis is the bar... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
YES: Dark urine usually means dehydration and concentration of the urine. Some diets result in "spilling ketones" in the urine which can cause dehydration.... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Lot of ways: Sounds like you have erectile dyfunction. Many guys think that if they can get erections they don't have it. Erectile dysfunction (ed) is defined as "... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Yup: They usually don't need treatment.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
NEED MORE FACTS: There are so many different types of sugeries for different degress and types of incontinenc all are associated with different degrees and types of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Probably: Peyronies disease is not really a "disease" with a clear cause. It is a condition where the penis is bent. The medical treatment is all over the MAP i... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
60,000 men a year: Make sure you need it.Many men die with their prostate cancer rather than from it.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
No: No one should need it unless they have a problem like pain in testis, mass in testis, new enlargement in testis.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
NO!: Unless you're having pain, infertility, or low testosterone it need not be treated. Last time i checked none of those conditions were lethal.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Wait and See: Urine flow issues tend to get better and worse on their own. If you have good kidneys and drink enough fluid, you will be up and down all night. That ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Emphatic NO: Sildenafil or viagra (sildenafil) is approved for men with erectile dysfunction. Its use outside of this indication for "sexual boasting" could result... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Get em treated!: Yes depending on the stone type. If you have very large stones you and your doctor should know what kind they are. You can sometimes tell what kind of... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
STOP TAKING HUZ MEDS: Bad move! you might be harming yourself. It is never a good idea to take someone elses medications. Go get a proper checkup.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Not usual way: Anejaculation means nothing is coming from penis during sex. If you are having orgasm without ejaculation (yes that does happen) that means either it... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
Bladder infection?: Blood in the urine should be treated seriously. Possible causes: bladder or kidney infection kidney problem kidney stones kidney tumor bladder tu... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
He needs help: There are many medical reason that may cause this. The first thing that pops into my mind is diabetes! he needs to see a health care provider pronto.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Urology 45 years experience
OUCH: He needs to be check out asap. Painful testes are not a good sign and could mean an infection, among other things. Do not delay.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. McCullough is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McCullough is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McCullough is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you dr. i asked to be refered to a urologist but they told me due to my age at the time (24) it was mental and i have had no change since and im now (28)
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thank you i am finding this to be very helpful for the future family i wish to have
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Thanks for seconding this. I am considering TURP for BPH relief.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
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