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Dr. Robert Bennett

Urology
wilmington, NC
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

wilmington, NC

Address

2512 delaney avenue, wilmington, NC
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About

Bio

I am a child of a long line of firefighters, first to go to college in my generation, third generation Italian American. Though i was destined to be a pediatrician until I experienced surgery in medical school. I was hooked on pediatric urology after spending time as a medical student with some of the founding fathers of pediatric urology and reconstructive urology. love to fish with my children and cook for my beautiful retina-neuro-ophthalmologist wife. We live in paradise in coastal North Carolina.

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Urology

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518 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
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BALANITIS: Yeast or bacteria often sparked by high blood and urine sugar levels.
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PROSTATITIS: There are several known causes of prostatitis and many more unknown causes. Diet and stress mgmt are important if a bacterial cause or anatomic cause ... Read More
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BALANITIS: Usually with increased hygiene, close monitoring of the blood sugar and antifungals/topical steroids.
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TORTION: Tortion, after surgical correction or relief can result in a smaller, atrophic testis. Often the other side is tacked to the scrotal wall to prevent i... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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PROSTATITIS: It can be tough, stress reduction and strict restrictions in the diet along with increased urine production with fluid intake can be helpful. Sometime... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
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MUCH: The alfuz reportedly has less blood pressure influence.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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EJACULATE: It takes 2-3 days to to recover ejaculate volume after an ejaculate. The majority of the fluid is from the prostate gland and if you are under 16 yrs ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Zinc: Zinc does not help erections.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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YEAST: Yes, especially if there have been several different rounds and types of antibiotics.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
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E.d.: It can occur at any age. The definition is very vague. Many medical problems can increase the risk but there are plenty of fit 80 y/o's w/o e.D.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Chlamidia: There is no by chance, practice protected sex. Treatment often prevents long term complications but not always.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
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E.d.: There are many treatments a urologic specialist or a sex therapist can offer but none new recently.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
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Control: There is someone for everyone out there. There is no proper in love. There are several things you can do behaviorally that can help with premature eja... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Testis pain: The left testis is susceptible to america seal. This is a swelling of the spermatic veins. This is usually palpable above the testis as a bag of worms... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Protrusion: Could be a hernia. See if you can gently push it back in when its out.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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CARUNCLE: Could be a caruncle, have it looked at by a gynecologist.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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MASTURBATION: It is a natural activity with no known untoward effects.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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BURNING: Could be a yiest infection or other dematitis. It should be looked at. Topical drying powders can be ehlpful.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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NORMAL SEX: There is no normal and partners will have a wonderful time learning about each others bodies as the experiences continue. Be open with him.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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LUMPS: They could be skin tags but could also be hpv. Have them looked at by primary care, dermatology or urology.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
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NEUROGENIC BLADDER: I had a type 24 y/o female with 500cc residuals and hypotonicity with little or no sensation and q max of 10. Timed voiding and cic helped but eventu... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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THEY CAN: Infrequently is there enough lubricant to cause this and many are not very thick at body temperature. The semen liquifies in the vagina after a few mi... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
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SPERM COUNTS: The strict world health organization definition of normal is quite stringent. This along with many people's samples changing even week by week can mak... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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PROSTATITIS: There are several known causes of prostatitis and many more unknown causes. Diet and stress mgmt are important if a bacterial cause or anatomic cause ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
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YES: This is normal and as men age the abd. Fat lowers over the pubic bone sometimes hiding the shaft some.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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NO: The sperm is found in the ejaculate.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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Penile growth: This is one of the last changes of puberty.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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Sperm count: It depends on how low it is and the reasons for same. Many times when the count is slightly low the motility and anatomy of the sperm is more importan... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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HE WILL NOT: There are no signs, the hymen slowly abraids with age and changes of puberty not just intercourse.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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SPERM IS NEEDED: Sperm is needed along with many other things found in the fluid that comes out with ejaculation for pregnancy.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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BLUNTED KIDNEY: It is likely they are discribing a renal scar from infection and not intercourse. This will not likely resolve but a typical healthy person has lots o... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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KEGEL: They are flexing and relaxing exercises for the pelvic floor muscles. The ones that when contracted stop the urination or finish a stool. They are mos... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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KEGELS: If you are doing them for urine leakage then you should wear a pad or liner and weigh them to see the weekly decrease in pad weights. If it is for sex... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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URETHRA: If it has subsided then there is nothing to worry about. Bacteria or yeast can cause this and treatment for same often relieves this.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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BLADDER DIVERTICULUM: Hutch diverticulae are a certain types seen at the junction of the ureter and bladder and, by themselves are harmless if there is no reflux. They are ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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Erections: Proper is a subjective thing. Healthy males and females both get erections starting in infancy.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Emg: It measures the signal transmition of the nerves.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
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TESTES: They are all estimates and there are many factors that go into the estimate. Adult males ave testis length vs vol. Estimate.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
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Clamidia: If that is all that tested positive the sxs should resolve in r to seven days if it was treated promptly. It can also cause urethral strictures.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Cysts: Renal cysts are present in nearly 50% of the population over 50 y/o. They have a classification system that estimates the likelihood of them being ben... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
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E.d.: There are several for inability to attain and maintain an erection. Cialis.Levitra (vardenafil) viagra and staxin are some.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
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HEMATOSPERMIA: Blood in the semen is often benign but needs to be worked up. It often starts out red and changes to a brick color prior to going away. Here is a link... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
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SPERM: On or in what? Several hours at body temperature, much less at room temperature or colder/hotter. Needs to keep moist also to live.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
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SEBACEOUS CYSTS: The most effective way is to excise them entirely removing the knis tissue within that caused them.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Drawbacks: Lower sperm counts for intercourse and if :desensitization of the phallus if done in excess.
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Blood blisters: These are likely small telangectasias or benign dilated veins. They can be treated with a laser likely with a dermatologist in office.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
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MASTERBATION: There are likely psychological issues causing this desire. Mania is a psychological disorder that has this as a symptom.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
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IMPOTENCY: Often timed the disease that caused end stage renal state effects the flow and erectile function. There are many viable options for treatment
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
31 years experience
LOW PATASSIUM: It depends on the cause of the deficiency. If you are on blood pressure medication it can take a while to get it back up. A few bananas or cups of ora... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
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Uti: This gery common and treatable without long term effect to either of you. Need a culture done, preferrably a cath sample so the i.D. And sensitivities... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bennett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bennett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for being on healthtap & helping people. i wanted to just let you know i have had kidney disease for over 15 years and i have a special cream because of itchy legs because of it. Just a ti...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you so much. At this point I'm very desperate for an answer. I am on the oxalate diet. If this is my diagnosis how can it be treated?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. I am in need of some way to get my sons father to go to the ER. This has been coming in going for months and getting more frequen

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Wilmington, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Wilmington, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Wilmington, NC - Winter
2013
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