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Dr. Rolando Rivera

Urology
Bonita Springs, FL
26 years experience male

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Bonita Springs, FL

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Bonita Springs FL 34134
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Bio

University of Florida residency training, fellowship in female pelvic medicine and urogenital reconstructive surgery from University of Miami

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Urology

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English

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57 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Voiding diary: Frequent urination defined as going to void more than 8 times per day has many reasons such as drinking too much fluids, bladder overactivity, respon... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Size and location: Kidney stones are somewhat unpredictable, but size and location are important factors. Stones may block your kidneys and cause infection and loss of k... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Stay healthy: If you are waiting for your resection, not much that you can do other than to take the best care of yourself. Eat well with healthier foods, rest, avo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Bacteria: E coli, or escherichia coli is a bacteria that can cause infections in the human body. One of the common places is the urinary tract. When a bacteria ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Repeat: Complete male evaluation is important. You should obtain another semen analysis after period of abstinence of at least 3 days. Fructose level of speci... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Not usually: Not usually. Get a pregnancy test to be sure or get checked by your doctor. Cloudy urine may be related to different sediments in urine and sometimes ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Talk to OB: Most medications for ic need to be stopped during pregnancy, however some are safe such as nonalkalized anesthesics for instillation, some of the anti... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Erections straight?: Other than inflammation and infections, conditions that cause scar formation of the penis or urethra may cause painful erections. One such condition i... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Not normal: Pain with urination may have multiple causes, the most common being a urinary tract infection. You should seek evaluation by a provider that can exami... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Hydration: The specific stone composition will determine the specific therapy, however hydration will always decrease your risk of stone formation. Stones are cr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Controls bladde urge: Urinary antispasmodics are medications or supplements that control bladder spasms, which may occur due to bladder irritation caused by multiple of thi... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Prostate inflammed: Pain after ejaculation may related to prostate inflammation and/or prostatitis. Your medical provider can perform an exam and determine if that is the... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Get checked: Stream and voiding problems in females may be related to narrowing of the urethra, prolapse of the bladder, or dysfunction of the bladder due to nerve... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Rare : This a rare but reported complication of epididymal surgery. Please discuss specifically and thoroughly with your surgeon about his particular outcome... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Options: Penile adhesions after circumcision can occur and can be treated with local steroids and mechanically retracting it like you have been instructed if i... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Depends: Hydrodistention is done for diagnosis and treatment of interstitial cystitis, laparoscopy for many reasons, usually short procedures. More important i... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Symptoms and labs: If you are using AndroGel for treatment of low t, your symptoms should improve as you use the medications. It is important to recheck your hormone lev... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
See a urologist: Post prostatectomy erectile dysfunction is treatable. An evaluation by a urologist may determine the reasons, talk to you about chances for recovery ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Check testosterone: Changes in ejaculate volume may be related to certain medications, such as Flomax or alike, and avodart, (dutasteride) finasteride, as well as some an... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Varicocele: Varicocele is a collection of varicose veins on the spermatic cords. Symptoms may be non existent, some men experience aching. Their relationship to i... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
What symptoms?: Bladder cancer usually presents with symptoms localized to the bladder, such as bleeding, urgency/frequency, and pain. If you are experiencing other s... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Infection: If this is a recent event, you may have an infection. Get evaluated and see if you need treatment.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Kidney pain possible: Though not as commonly felt to be a cause of renal colic due to lack of obstruction, some new studied suggest that renal stones depending on size and... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Exam and US: Varicocele is a collection of varicose veins on the spermatic cords. Symptoms may be non existent, some men experience aching. Their relationship to i... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Bladder irritant: Caffeine has a diuretic effect, so it may make you go to urinate more often, but also it has an irritating effect on the bladder as well. If by weaker... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Get checked: You may have a small penile fracture or tear. See a urologist so you can be evaluated.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Happened before?: Has this happened to you before? Have you slowly lost sexual energy and ability to have orgasm? Or has it just happened once? There are many factors ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Pt and MD preference: Though eswl is less invasive than ureteroscopy and cystoscopy, for the location of your stone ureteroscopy may be most effective and definitive treatm... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
You need more info: Thrombocytosis or platelet elevation can occur for many reasons other than cancer. You need to get retested and checked for all of the potential reaso... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
It is common problem: Premature ejaculation is a common sexual disorder. Techniques for control include the squeeze technique, utilizing topical anesthestics, and utilizing... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Pain?: Painless hematospermia is usually self limiting. If it persists it should be evaluated by a urologist. If you have pain with ejaculation it may be rel... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Post op swelling: This may be part of normal post op recovery after hernia surgery, of course if its on the same side as the surgery. If your surgeon manipulated the co... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Yes, but....: Peyronie's disease causes curvature of the penis. If the curvature is less than a year old you could use vit e tablets which basically slows down the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Urethra worse: Though bladder and urethral cancer may sometimes have same cell origin, occasionally urethral cancer can be of a type that is more aggresive and inva... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Not reliable: Urine contains some chemicals such as ammonia, and may be acidic and these may affect sperm properties such as motility. But it may not kill sperm, so... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Blood test: You can check your testosterone level by a simple blood test. Having low testosterone does not neccessarily mean you have low sperm counts, although s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Yes: Infections may cause changes in your body that may alter your hormonal balance, therefore affecting your menstrual cycle. You should see your gynecolo... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Cause?: If a younger man is having ed and a trial of medication has failed, i would suggest that a more in depth evaluation by a specialist should be perform... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Possible: If you have prostatitis symptoms and a properly collected specimen of seminal fluid was obtained then this bacteria could be the culprit. Many infecti... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Safe: You should be fine to resume your normal activities now.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Safe: Macrobid is consider to be safe to use during most of pregnancy, but it is not recommended beyond the 36 week of gestation. A urine culture should be ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Please rephrase?: The glans penis is the most distal portion of the phallus, it is the so called "head of the penis", thus most men that have a normal penis will have i... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Guidelines: The guidelines for surveillance of bladder cancer are dependent on the characteristics and pathology of the cancer more so than age. Your urologist sh... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Shoulders: The recommended best area for application is the shoulders.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Could be Peyronie's: Peyronie's disease causes curvature of the penis. If the curvature is less than a year old you could take vit e tablets which basically slow down the ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Anticholinergic: Detrol (tolterodine) is a medication indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder. It is an anticholinergic drug, meaning that it works by blocki... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Get check: Though you could have an overactive bladder, in a man your age these symptoms should be evaluated by a physician before taking any bladder medications... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Yes: If you had both your ovaries removed then your main production of estrogen has been taken away, and this hormone does play a role in libido in women. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Team approach: Ic management during pregnancy has not been fully studied. Pregnant ic pts for the most part need to stop their medications. However you could use som... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
Urology 26 years experience
Not normal: This is not a normal event. You should seek an evaluation with your medical provider as soon as possible.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rivera is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rivera is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! But is mastrunating harmful when suffering from Uti?
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Thanks sir but fructose is present nd how to corelate with reports
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thank you. wasn't sure if he should just let it heal by itself...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1996MD

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NCH Downtown Naples Hospital
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