Dr. Howard Tay

Urology
Phoenix, AZ
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Phoenix, AZ

Address

19646 N. 27th Ave, Suite 403, Phoenix, AZ
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About

Bio

Grew up on the east coast; Attended a six year residency at UCSD Medical Center. Interests in prostate surgery (robotics) ; kidney stone / tumors ; Bladder conditions; Urinary incontinence ; Men's sexual health ; kidney stone; VASECTOMY. Hobby: Spend time w family; restore & collect cars; travel.

Specialties
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Urology

Licenses

United States: Arizona, California

Languages spoken

Cantonese, English

Doctor Q&A

64 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
UTI: Your symptoms are suggestive of a urinary tract infection (uti). The best recommendation is to see you physician or go to an urgent care for an evalua... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Vasectomy: The cost of a vasectomy varies from practices. I encourage you to check the price around the community especially if you want to pay cash. There are n... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Go back 2 doctor: Certain dressing may come off more easily when they are wet . Check w the surgeon who performed circ. @drhtay.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Morning erections: Loss of morning erection can be the first sign of erectile dysfunction. I recommend that you see a urologist for an evaluation and also discuss the po... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Kidney stone: Only a minority subset of kidney stone can be dissolved by the ingestion of certain medication(s). Radiographic and lab studies will usually tell whe... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Urodynamics (UDS): Uds helps us understand your baldder function by providing relatively objective information such as: 1. Bladder capacity 2. Which muscle (abdominal, b... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Pyelonephritis: Other symptoms: high fevers that come and go along with chills / rigor. Pt are usually very very sick and require immediate medical attention as this... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Holding urine : Holding urine for a long period of time can potentially damage your bladder. Bladder muscle has unique ability to contract as well as "stretch." sus... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Radiation : Potential radiation side effects on the bladder include: gross hematuria / urgency & frequency from decrease bladder capacity / urinary obstruction f... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Kidney stone (KS): If a ks is causing a blockage then a stent or a nephrostomy tube is indicated especially in light of an infection +/- intractable pain. Surgical inte... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Penile length: The simple answer is yes for most folks who are overweight. The adipose tissue ie fat hanging over the "belly" tends to shroud the penis. Fatty tissue... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Bed wetting: Bed wetting in an adult can be a serious problem and should be evaluated by your doctor. Bring a detail list of your medication / precise outline of m... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Testosterone : Your testosterone level can be measured by a simple blood test. The test should be drawn during the early morning before 10 am because that is when t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Nephrostomy tube: A percutaneous nephrostomy tube is indicated to drain an obstructed kidney. Decision to place a nephrostomy tube is usually selected when placement of... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Testosterone: The amount of body fat can influence the ratio between testosterone and estrogen in your body. Adipose tissue (fat) has the ability to convert testos... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Prostatitis: Antibiotic along w non steroidal anti inflammatory (NSAID) are the most common medications used to treat prostate infection. Common antibiotics : cip... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Phimosis : The condition is called phimosis. It should be eval n treated by a urologist. Hygiene and infection are main concerns when dealing w this condition.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Nephrons tony tube : Flushing the tube w 10 cc sterile 0.9% Normal Saline daily will reduce blockage. Changing your nephrostomy tube as scheduled (usually 2-3 mth). Cleani... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Dark urine: Dark urine can mean many things. The main concern is blood in urine will create a dark "tea-colored" urine. I recommend that you see your doctor and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Continence: The prostate is located in a position in the urinary tract where any disease process can affect urinary control. I suggest that you see a urologist t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Nightime urination: Honestly the best suggestion is to go see a urologist. We need to perform both laboratory studies along with functional voiding tests such as uroflow... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
BPH: BPH is usually an inherited trait although some studies have shown a diet high in red-meat and fat content (western diet) can increase the risk as wel... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Hrmaturia: See your family physician right away or go to an urgent care. You will need to see a urologist if blood in the urine persists or if your physician rec... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Small bladder: A formal evaluation by a urologist is the best recommendation as a first step in dealing with a "small bladder." once decrease capacity is determined ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Varicocele: Discomfort from a varicocele is usually located in the groin / scrotal region. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Sperm life span: Sperm ejaculated into the vagina can live 3-5 days in general. Non-fertile cervical mucus depending on the circumstances (time of cycle) prevents sper... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Testosterone: Exercise and weight loss are the two methods that may help.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin and other penicillin like antibiotics are excreted via your kidney. It will make your urine "smell like medicine." www.Peedoc.Com @drhtay... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Prostate infection: Signs: fever / chills / back pain along with urinary frequency / urgency and burning with urination. Some patient will also complain of a discomfort ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Cystocele: A mild cystocele is consider a mild bladder prolapse that does not extend into the vaginal opening when asked to "bear down." common causes include p... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Priapism: Priapism if not treated within 4-6 hours of presentation will lead to permanent impotence. Go to the nearest emergency room that has urology physicia... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Penile growth: It is generally accepted that penile growth stops after puberty. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Scrotal pain: This question can't be answered properly on this forum. I recommend that you seek immediate medical attention to ensure that you don't have torsion. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Libido: Libido is determined by the amount of testosterone in your body. Testosterone is made primarily (90%) by the testicles while the remaining amount is m... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Dmsa test: Dmsa test is a functional renal scan where you injected with the isotope and it is cleared by the kidney. Functional renal tissue will pickup the iso... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Skin bumps: It is really too difficult to answer this question in this forum. You need to have it evaluated by your family doctor or a urologist. Lesions can ran... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Paraphimosis: Head to an emergency room for an treatment and evaluation right away. Make sure they have a urologist available if the emergency physician cannot red... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Protein in urine: A small amount of protein in the urine is not unusual but it is not detected by a urinalysis. The number one concern for the finding of urine is kidn... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Finasteride: It is not advisable to donate blood while taking finasteride. If you discontinue Finasteride there is a 6 month washout period before you are eligible... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Supra pubic catheter: 1/2 strength hydrogen peroxide diluted w sterile water or saline. Apply antibiotic ointment if the cathether was recently placedl as well. Of course c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
UTI: In most cases, pts should begin to feel better after 3 days of treatment. I recommend that you check with your doctor as soon as possible. www.peedoc.... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Neuropathy / kidney: Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of neuropathy and kidney disease. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Phi vs. para: Phimosis - inability to retract the foreskin over the glans penis. Paraphimosis is a condition when the foreskin is trapped behind the glans penis an... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Penile curvature: Your symptom suggests that you have a condition called peyronie's disease. Damage / scar tissue from sexual activity is the leading cause. See a urolo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Testalgia: You have the classic signs of "blue balls." it is caused by the built up of ejaculatory / seminal fluid in the vas deference / epididymis / prostate ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Blood in urine: Random finding of blood in urine upon wiping is not a likely indication of kidney disease. It does warrant a work up by your doctor / urologist. www.... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
UTI : If a urine culture was taken then chk to see if the bacteria was sensitive to nitrofurantoin. Otherwise you may have to be given a "stronger" abx. @dr... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Cystadenomas : Ovarian cystadenomas are usually very large cystic tumors arising from the ovaries. As a result of their size and origin, they can cause direct compr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Spermatocelr: Spermatocele will rarely go away and is a dilated tubule within the epididymis. Some will increase in size while other remains unchanged in size. I re... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 33 years experience
Nephrectomy : " open" means a procedure performed through a relative large incision. Radical means they will remove not only the target organ ie kidney but also som... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Sep 13, 2021
I have a suprapubic catheter and what do I do if the suprapubic catheter hole close with the catheter is in
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks doc. I was worried to death. I thought I have a problem
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Thanks for your quick reply! A stone of that size would be visible correct?
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Thank you but then no sperms can b due to wat reason

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Phoenix Magazine TOP DOC 2005
Phoenix Magazine TOP DOC 2012
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Arizona State Urology
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