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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez

Urology
TX
9 years experience male

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Urology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

862 Answers
254 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Testosterone: If you are an adult, the size of your penis will not enlarge except by having erections but it will not add length or girth to your penis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Circumcision: Definitely, but you still have to maintain good hygiene.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Kidney stone: A stone can move at any time; non obstructive means that you have a stone in your kidney that at the time the x-rays were done was not obstructing you... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Burning sensation: Burning sensation during urination can be a sign of infection but sometimes it can be caused by concentrated urine from lack of fluid intake, sometim... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Semen analysis: What do you need help with? Why was the semen analysis done? Except for the volume that is low, your sperm count seems normal. White cells may or may ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
IC: Ic is a condition of unknown etiology and can be affected by hormonal changes that occur during menstruation. Removing the uterus will not change thos... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Surgery: Not knowing the type of surgery is hard to determine how long you should be out of work. The usual recommendation is that if you still have pain and s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Swollen testicle: Can mean anywhere from a benign condition called hydrocele(fluid around the testicle), infection, inflammation and a tumor.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Kidney: What it means is that you have kidney problems possibly glomerulonephritis which can lead to renal failure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Swelling: Bleeding can occur after vasectomy, depending on severity it can resolve in a few days to several weeks. Infection or inflammation can occur that may ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Penis enlargement: There are no natural ways to enlarge the penis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Varicocele : They may occur in about 10% of the cases. They are recurrence, hydrocele(fluid around testicle), atrophy of testicle
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Sphincterotomy: I would need more imformation as to the problem. This is a rare procedure done in patients in urinary retention from neurogenic bladder and can lead t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
TURP: There is not space here to explain the procedure but there are videos on youtube that show the procedure and also you can google it. Is an operation f... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Oxybutinin: It was the original medication for oab, has been around for at least 60 years. Is effective but side effects are a problem, mouth dryness, blurring of... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Chlamydia: Wrong antibiotic, usually treated with tetracycline.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
UTI: First, the urine culture should be repeated to rule contamination specially if you are a female. Vaginal contamination is very common if the urine is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Andropause: It is the equivalent of the female menopause in female. As men age they may have decrease in their testosterone level giving symptoms of loss of sexua... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Testis: Believe me you will know, redness, swelling, pain, possibly draining abscess.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Semen analysis: The motility is adequate but you do not mention the sperm count or morphology and volume. All these factors have to be considered if you are concerned... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Kidney stone: Not usually but immobility and dehydration can be factors.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Testicular pain: Multiple causes from, mild trauma, tight pants, infection, inflammation, kidney stones.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Retractile testis: No, it should not affect your fertility
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Varicocele: A varicocele can cause a decrease of number of sperm and motility of sperm. Not every varicocele will cause this changes but if you are having fertili... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Scrotal pathology: None of these conditions will go away on their own. Most varicoceles and hydroceles are not usually painful. An epididymal cyst can be painful due to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
UTI: It should not affect the duration of the uti.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Testicles: There is muscle (cremaster) and skin around the testicles. Cold temperature can cause the cremaster muscle to contract and retract causing tightness ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Swollen testicles: If there is no pain, you could have hydroceles which is fluid around the testicles. Most of the time is a benign condition and nothing needs to be don... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Bladder prolapse: This is a very general question that requires more than the space provided here to discuss. I would suggest that you google it and if you have any spe... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Burning: The chances are that the increased concentration of your urine is causing it.. You may want to have urinalysis to rule an infection.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Blood in urine: You probably have a UTI that needs to be treated. See your doctor, if blood persists in your urine, he needs to do a workup to rule out something more... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Dark urine: If it is dark yellow, it can be a sign of dehydration, if it is dark red, it is a sign of blood in the urine and you should see a urologist.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Bedtime urination: You may be retaining fluids during the day which at night, when you are in bed may increase urination due to increased blood flow through your kidneys... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Sex and UTI : Yes you can, is it advisable, no.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Peyronie's: You may or may not. Without an examination is hard to say. Whether it will lead to ed, it depends on the severity, how far in the future is anybody's ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
CKD: There is no cure for CKD except kidney transplant and dialysis that will not cure but sustain life.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Azo: Usually gets rid of the symptoms but many uti's in women clear by just drinking fluids.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Semen: You may have retrograde ejaculation as a side effect of the medication. Why are you taking the medication?
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Testicular pain: Causes of testicular pain: 10 injury or trauma; 2)heavy lifting can cause reflux of urine into the prostate and cause inflammation of the epididymis(s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Kidney and BP: Renin is produced in the kidney and helps regulate your blood pressure.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Kidney disease: Make sure your blood pressure is controlled, maintain hydration, maintain a normal wait, control your diet, avoid a lot of protein, follow your nephro... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Prostatitis: Like any other type of prostatitis, it can take a 7-10 days for symptoms to improve depending on the severity of the symptoms. Also if you continue to... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
UTI: I think you are helping yourself already by going to the doctor.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Ache testis: What the gp felt might not have been examined by the u/s. See a urologist for a second opinion.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Hernia repair: Check with your doctor, you may have nothing to worry about. He can give you instructions as to when you can workout.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Low sperm count: It is very difficult to improve sperm count because is usually produced by an intrinsic deficiency of your testicles. Some medications have been tried... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Penis: If you are talking about the small glands around the head of your penis, don't.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Ejaculation: You had what is commonly known as a wet dream. Enjoy.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Leg pain: After such a prolonged hospital stay, you may want to have a doppler u/s of your leg to rule out a blood clot.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Lump in penis: That could be a small clotted vein or lymphatic which are usually inconsequential.

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Nov 28, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
HealthTap member
Yes obviously dreaming! Everyone has heard of we dreams. But to actually be doing it and not knowing?! He was sound asleep snoring. Shocking
HealthTap member
I started feeling this today. It started with hot flashes. Now my chest feels congested like I'm catchinga cold from being cold then hot
HealthTap member
Thanks. Believe me I'm trying. I've been in this state for 5 months & not getting anywhere fast with my urologist. Very frustrated!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1964MD

Residency

WILFORD HALL USAF MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Kidney Foundation Citizen of the Year
Top Doctor, First Place, El Paso, TX - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, El Paso, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Texas Medical Society
El Paso County Medical Society
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