Dr. Roscoe Nelson

Urology
Glendale, AZ
30 years experience male

Locations

Arizona Urology Specialists

Glendale

Address

6320 W. Union Hills Dr., Ste. B 2600, Glendale
Directions

Practice website

Fax

8889

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Cigna

Health Net of Arizona

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Roscoe S. “Rocky” Nelson is a nationally recognized, Board Certified Urologist. His practice encompasses all urologic conditions with a strong focus on prostate cancer, incontinence, kidney stones and male sexual health. He has a special interest in virtually painless anesthesia for vasectomies using the No-Scalpel and No-Needle techniques. His goal is to provide personalized, state-of-the-art care for all patients. "I grew up in Escondido, CA, and received my undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University where I graduated as the valedictorian of my class. I completed my doctorate of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, followed by training in general surgery and urologic residency at the University of California, Davis. I am Board certified by the American Board of Urology (ABU) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I began practicing urology in Arizona in 1999 and am a partner in Arizona Center for Urology."

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Urology

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Languages spoken

English, Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Doctor Q&A

251 Answers
47 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
1 day to many: A simple UTI in a woman may be treated in some cases with a single dose of antibiotic. More complex infections (organism, length of time infected, ge... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Debatable: There are many options. I am more aggressive with younger patients and more aggressive disease (surgery). As a man ages a little i lean towards radiat... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Got it somewhere: You had to get it somewhere. Either your current partner or a prior partner. Sometimes it doesn't have symptoms and you can pass it on without knowi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Need exam: It's probably pearly papules - check out pictures on internet. These are benign. Could also be sebaceous cysts which are also benign. Either way yo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Other Infection?: While it may just take time to resolve when you have one std there is often another. I'd get checked again.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Other infection: There are many type of infections that can cause this. Antibiotics can make a yeast infection worse. You should see your pcp.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Probably not but...: It's possible, you've just exposed your entire body to whatever she has and visa versa. There are things worse than herpes. That being said, usually t... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Test again: I'd check std test again or consider a course of antibiotic. It could be trichamonas. If those all negative it could be seminal emissions.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Possibly: Most men are sterile within 3 months if vasectomy. That being said its possible to have residual sperm or regrowth (rate). I'd check an over the count... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Depression: Depression can be a symptom of low testosterone in men, have your doctor check it.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
How does blood smell: Not sure how blood smells. You could have your doctor do a urinalysis and see if there is microscopic (blood you can't see) in it.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Void frequently: It means you are urinating more frequently than normal and it's because your bladder is sending premature messages that you need to void. For more se... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Ouch!: Wash with soap and water. Some benadryl cream or cortisone cream may help with itching. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. Se... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
CT or MRI: It's probably a fold in your bladder. CT with contrast or MRI with contrast would give you similar findings. If urologist didn't figure it out the fir... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
See your doctor: You may be describing a skin bridge with smegma under it. You should see a urologist.
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A male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Needs work up: How high is it? Normal values cover about 95% of patients so it may be you're just outside, or an outlier. You need exam and other labs. Why was it ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
No!: I only treat it if the patient is symptomatic of the disease. Fatigue, low libido, bone or muscle loss, anemia, difficulty sleeping, moodiness, and e... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Try it.: I've tried a fake one that was a demo and it was a little annoying. I usually start with the gels (androgel) as it's easiest to titrate. Occasionall... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Need a culture: It usually is an infection but sometimes the seminal fluids (usually clear) or prostatic secretions (usually milky white) can come out. This most oft... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Probably not: In a 25 year old i question why you're on testosterone. It will likely decrease your sperm count and render you infertile. If this is not an issue t... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Depends.: You'll have to ask the doctor who gave you the injection how long it last because there are different types of meds. As far as your ic i would go bac... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Get checked: Could be a fungal infection or balanitis xerotica obliterans (bxo). www.peedoc.com.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Maybe: More likely this is a sebaceous cyst. These are not infected but can be removed if unsightly. Get checked out to be sure.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Many causes: You need to get it checked out. Could be yeast but it could be another infection including std. I would see your doctor.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Get checked out: It could be many things. Scabies, yeast, reaction to condoms. I would change condoms (if you're using them), try an over the counter jock itch medic... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
No: There are ARs found all over the body. It's a type of nuclear receptor, that is, it binds to T or DHT in the cytoplasm and then translocates into the... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
It's not normal.: There are several possibilities but a ph of 9.0 is very high. Possibilities include: diet breathing issues uti gi issues toxicities medicatio... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
High Risk: You run a high risk of ending up with scar tissue in the urethra, something that can plague you the rest of your life. Go natural.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
? stone or other: It could be a stone. The bladder is next to your abdominal cavity so it could be an appendix issue or something else. I'd get checked out.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Get checked: The 2 issues are probably unrelated. Best to get your sugars under better control. The skin issue can usually be treated by anti-fungal/steroid cream ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Why do you have med?: I think the Flomax (tamsulosin) is reasonable if it was prescribed to you before. I'd usually want a culture before treating with antibiotic (not tha... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
See Urologist: Depends on what urodynamics showed. Nerve issues can cause over and under active bladders. Get the cysto and then follow advice. Good meds to calm ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Multiple answers: If your prostate was removed for cancer psa should be <0.1. If you had radiation we like it below 0.5 but anything below 1.0 is acceptable. If you a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
See urologist : There are several options. If the pills don't work then you can try injections, the pump, or muse (alprostadil). If nothing else works a prostheses.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
? More infection: It may still be healing or you could have a yeast infection. Try some over the counter yeast medicine (monistat). If that doesn't help see your gyn.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Fatigue, LUTS, ED: While undergoing the radiation you will have some fatigue, maybe some urinating irritation and bother with erections. Most go away when treatment ove... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
More water: Best way is to stay hydrated. You want to make about 2 liters of urine a day. Moderation in your diet also helps. Depending on the type of stone ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Start with PCP: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. Carbonated fluids, juices (cranberry) and spicy foods can all bother the bladder... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
2 weeks to 6 months: Depending on the med in can take longer than just a few weeks. Most meds show improvement at 2 weeks but go on to be doing a better job and helping m... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Testicular atrophy: If you keep your levels normal and not really high you can minimize side effects. Side effects can be elevated red cell counts, testicular atrophy an... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
See below: The muscle is the muscle you use if you were to stop your urine midstream. Don't do the exercises though while you're voiding. It's not your stomach a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Depends: If you're referring to testosterone replacement it would be contraindicated for prostate cancer patients. If you're referring to something that block... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Watch your intake: First option should be behavior modification. Cut out caffeine etc. Carbonated fluids, juices (cranberry) and spicy foods can all bother the bladder... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Yes but expensive: Yes but you'd have to get sperm from your testicle. If you haven't had surgery yet you can donate and save it. If you have had it they can harvest s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Check again: Men with low testosterone usually don't have the stamina for that kind of workout. I'd check on a monday morning about 7am and see what it is. If he... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Lots: Treatment of prostate cancer should be tailored to the patient. There is no right and a few wrongs. Prostatectomy is good if you have >10 years to li... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Yes: Chronic steroids will inhibit your natural testosterone and this can effect penis in a variety of ways.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Flomax (tamsulosin): Tamsulosin now generic. More specific and fewer side effects. Allhat study showed ? Cardiovascular probs in certain people with cardura (doxazosin). F... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Yes: It is normal to find sperm in a biopsy of the testis. We sometimes harvest sperm that way. For more info see www.Peedoc.Com. @thepeedoc.
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Thank you notes
Jul 8, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly. Dr.Ali
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I have a condition that requires I see a Urologist on a regular bases. In the last 4 years I have seen 4 different doctors. A year ago I found Doctor Nelson. Now I'll never have to look for another Do...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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testosteron didnt help. Checking thyroid now. beginning to fear the depressing thought that this just goes with being 80. I just spoiled being so healthy fo 80 years. Thank you all.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Is there a way to stop them. Any food habits / less tension.bcos.,If I masturbate after a long gap, the jells are big & not coming out.
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Thanks a lot Doctor. Since no blood and the feeling is like a stone is coming out. Changed my diet to veg months ago so might be that. Thx

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Urologist , First Place, Arizona - Winter
2013
Top Urologist , First Place, Arizona - Summer
2013
Top Urologist, First Place, Arizona - Spring
2014

Affiliations

Arizona State Urology
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