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 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Kidney stones: Most kidney stones are produced by a combination of factors: excessive excretion of calcium and possibly uric acid in the urine, combined with dehydra... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Kidney disease: High blood pressure, protein in urine, ultimately renal failure leading to dialysis and eventually death.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Syphilis: Syphilis can definitely get into your blood and brain if not treated.
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A member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Circ: Im not sure what you are asking. If you are asking, does doing a circ on a baby causes pain, the answer is yes. I normally use an anesthetic cream or ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Bladder : It acts as a reservoir for urine produced by the kidneys. After a period of time it will contract and expell the urine through the urethra, .
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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Sperm ct.: A varicocele ligation is not going to help his problem. It appears he has primary testicular failure and at this time there is no treatment. He should... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
PSA: Psa is produced by the prostate, it can be elevated due benign increase in size of the prostate, prostate infection, and cancer of the prostate. Infer... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Kidney infection: Usually fever, chills, flank pain, sometime associated with burning on urination, frequency and blood and white cells in the urine.
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A member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Masturbation: Usually nothing other than ejaculation.
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A male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Kidney stones: Depending on the size of the stone, you may need surgical intervention, see a urologist.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Alcohol: Drinking and sex do not mix no matter what stories you hear.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Urologist: Good care for whatever problem you have.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Cholesterol: Cholesterol can clog the small arteries of the penis as well as your heart arteries. You may need to use meds to increase flow to your penis like viag... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Wiping: If you are a female, you may be introducing bacteria into your vagina.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Sex: You need to have a conversation with your wife and maybe see a marital/ sex counselor.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Zero sperm: You have primary testicular failure, in other words, your testicle does not function, no treatment available.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Flomax (tamsulosin): It is hard to say, according to the pharmaceutical company is reversible. In your case, there maybe other reasons, for example, diabetes can cause ret... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Pregnancy: If you are concerned, do a pregnancy test.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Varicocele: A radiologist puts a catheter into your testicular vein and place plugs or sclerosing material to plug the backflow of blood.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Hyperventilate: Sounds like anxiety or panic attack.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Energy: Rest and eat right.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Pain medication: Pain medications cause constipation. You may need a laxative or fleets enema.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Bladder hurts: Could be several causes: urinary obstruction, an overactive bladder, bladder stone, urinary tract infection. Seek help.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Kidney stones: You could be passing stone fragments or irritation from the instruments used to remove your stone. See your doctor.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Viagra (sildenafil) : Viagra (sildenafil) stays in your system about 4 hours, so potentially that long.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Eat: Eat healthy diet, avoid salt, check blood pressure, check blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Water: Depends on your age, size, weight and renal function.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Frequent urination: Even though youtr prostate is small it does not mean that you don't have a prostate problem. A urologist can help you with medication or other tests t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Dark urine: Urine that color could be related to dehydration, blood in the urine, breakdown products from, muscle injury, liver damage causing bilirubin in the u... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Patella: Ct or mri.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Possible infection: The foreskin and glans penis need to be cleaned regularly to prevent infection. Diabetics specially are prone to infections of the penis due to phimos... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Blood in urine: Blood in urine does not signify a uti, but many physicians regretfully treat it as such. Your other symptoms you have may be related to side effects f... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Large testes: You could be normal or you could have hydroceles (fluid around the testicles).
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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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Penis: If you are talking about tummescence, it is by increased blood flow.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Pink urine: If you suspect blood in your urine you should see a urologist.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Testosterone: Testosterone boosters can decrease your sperm count and lead to infertility.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Testicular pain: Poor oral hygiene indirectly through blood borne bacteremia can lead to chronic prostate infection/inflammation and that can cause referred pain to te... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
ED: Ed can occur at any adult age. Age is not the main factor. Diabetes, hypertension, drug use, medications, smoking are the main causes.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Kidney stones: It would be unusual but bloating can be associated with kidney stones and renal colic which can make you feel like your abdomen is swollen.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Weight: Lose weight and you will eventually find them again.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Back pain: If no intraabdominal pathologyn is present, the chances are that is musculoskeletal in origin.
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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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Masturbation: Stop doing it so often if it is a cause and effect.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Rib FX: Should heal fairly quickly in an infant. The real question is, how did this happen to a 16 day old baby? See a pediatrician.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Ear buds: When ever noise is excessive or uncomfortable.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Kidney stones: Not knowing what symptoms you have is hard to say. You could have bone/joint/muscle pain, constipation, cramps, ibs, gall bladder problems, etc. You n... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Varicocele: Right sided varicoceles are rare. The size of the testicle may or may not be affected by a varicocele. I would see a urologist..
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Intercourse: One bad experience should not mean the end of your sex life. You might need to seek help from a sex counselor.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 11 years experience
Elevated sed rate: Elevated sed rate is an indication of an inflammatory response in your body. Only a complete exam can help you.
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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
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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
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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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