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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez

Urology
TX
11 years experience male

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Urology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

697 Answers
208 Agrees
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 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
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Dialysis: Obviously you have a nephrologist and you should discuss with him what your ideal weight is and what diet you should be on.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Transberse colon: It runs from the area of your liver (proximal) to the area of your spleen(distal), transverse colon runs from the right side to left side of your uppe... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
UTI: Right flank pain in the presence of a UTI which kees recurring could be a sign that you need to see a urologist asap because this may indicate a kidne... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Swelling: Intermittent swelling of the testicle could be related to a hernia or hydroelectric ( fluid around the testicle). You should be examined when the swel... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Urgency: If there is no evidence of uti, this is due to hormonal changes that occur during menstruation that affect the lining of your urethra.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
UTI: Obviously you did not take the medication like you were told because you still had some left. That means that is possible that you were left with a pa... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Exercise : Any type of exercise will burn calories and help lose weight. Any walking you can do will help.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Sex and UTI : Yes you can, is it advisable, no.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Cancer: This is something that your mother needs to discuss with her cancer specialist.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Bladder thickening: Thickening of the bladder by u/s is not an unusual finding, depends on how full your bladder is when doing the test. Your frequency of urination may b... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Kidney stones: Obstructing kidney stone or passage of a kidney stone can cause blood in the urine. The color of the blood depends on the acidity of the urine and ho... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 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
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Urethral stricture: There are 3 ways to treat urethral strictures: urethral dilation; visual internal urethrotomy; and open surgical repair. The first two are minor proce... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Urologist: I'm sure there is, henderson is pretty good size city..
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Viagra (sildenafil): Be more careful the next time and drink plenty of water.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Liquid diet: Liquid fast diet is anything but healthy. Eat healthy, moderate portions and exercise and you will lose weight.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Azo: Usually gets rid of the symptoms but many uti's in women clear by just drinking fluids.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Kidney: What it means is that you have kidney problems possibly glomerulonephritis which can lead to renal failure.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Urge to pee: Urgency is caused by bladder spasms which can be result of several things. Uti is one of the common ones, even constipation can cause it. If it persis... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
OAB: Is not uncommon to have a negative examination and tests with these symptoms. As long as nothing physically wrong is found, and is not frequent , you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Testis size: Cold weather can cause retraction of the testicles but no shrinkage. Epididymitis can lead to testicular atrophy and decrease in size.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Sciatica: You should have a neurological examination to rule possibility of nerve damage to your bladder. Nerve pressure can cause both incontinence and urinary... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
UTI: It should not affect the duration of the uti.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Pregnancy: Pregnancy requires ovulation plus presence of sperm. No sperm, no pregnancy.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Frequency: As your prostate enlarges you may retain urine and is harder to empty the bladder causing frequency.. A urologist can help you if it becomes a problem... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Erections: First, get a physical examination and lab work to rule out heart disease, diabetes, hypertension which are common causes of ed. If any of those condit... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
ED: Depending on the level and severity of your spina bifida, you may still be able to obtaing erections by several different methods: medications like vi... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Low testosterone: Symptoms: loss of muscle mass, low sexual desire(libido), depression, impotence may be a secondary symptoms. The only known way to increase it is with... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 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.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Urgency: Antispasmodic medications can help, you can get Oxytrol otc patch. Drink plenty of water, sometimes diluting your urine will relieve the irritation to... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Absent testicle: Several possibilities: it may have been removed as a child; it maybe undescended(did not migrate into the scrotum), it may have atrophied from infecti... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Prostatitis: Usually antibiotics, avoiding spicy foods and excessive caffeine. Evaluation for possible obstruction.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Gleason score: Gleason score is a determination of aggressiveness if prostate cancer as determined by a pathologist interpretation of tissue from a prostate biopsy.... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Bleeding from penis: By holding your urine you may have caused a UTI or prostate inflammation that led to the bleeding. See a physician and have your urine checked, you ma... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
thricomonas: It may not be hard if you look at a centrifuges sample of the first portion of voided urine.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Dehydration: I don't what types of tests you have had but diabetes insipid us and diabetes mellitus need to be ruled out. Also other endocrine abnormalities includ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Cialis: As long as you do not have severe heart diseas or angina requiring nitroglycerine, it is save to use.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Circumcision: Definitely, but you still have to maintain good hygiene.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Retractile testis: No, it should not affect your fertility
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Kidney stone: Not usually but immobility and dehydration can be factors.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Prostate cancer: A cystoscopy can help but normally a psa, digital rectal examination and prostate biopsy is the standard method.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Testosterone: Testosterone deficiency during development will affect the size of your penis.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
varicocele: If the embolization failed, you should see a urologist and see if you are a candidate for a minor outpatient procedure that has a very small chance of... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
testicular pain: You may have scar tissue from the fixation of the testicle. Have an examination by a urologist to rule out other problems.
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 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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