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Dr. Darren Mack

Urology
Aiken, SC
12 years experience male

Locations

Office

Aiken, SC

Address

410 University Parkway, Suite 1520, Aiken, SC, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Fax

(803) 716-8713

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Darren Mack is a graduate of The Univesity of Georgia and The Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. He completed a Urology residency at the SUNY-Downstate Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn, New York in 2014. His clinical interests include many aspects of Urology including stone disease, urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, oncology, pediatric urology, BPH, erectile dysfunction, andrology, male infertility, and miminally invasive surgery.

Specialties
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Urology

Pediatric Urology

Urologic Oncology

Licenses

United States: Georgia, South Carolina

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

170 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Ignore: Stay hydrated and avoid sugary caffeinated sodas or coffee. Get a workup to know underlying cause.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
It depends.: If you are on medication continuously, ask your prescribing physician what the potential side effects of stopping the medication would be. Then you w... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Depends: The stone & urine composition would need to be evaluated to assess the possibility of medications to dissolve it. For example, small uric acid stones... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Yes: Renal cell carcinoma that has not spread is often cured through surgical removal or ablation of the tumor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Yes: Type ii diabetes causes damage to peripheral blood vessels and nerves that are primarily responsible for erectile functioning.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Effective & safe: Penile prosthesis surgery is reserved for men with ed that is refractory to all other non-surgical trestments. There is a small chance of infection, ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
You can stretch it: This sounds like peyronie's disease. Stretching may only help if used in conjunction with injectable medication. There are two different opinions on... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
No: Gangrene is the end result of tissue damage from the bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. There is no predisposition to gangrene... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Quantitative test: A 24 hour oxalic acid quantification test is used to diagnose if there is an elevated amount of oxalate in the urine over the course of a 24 hour peri... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
See your doctor: A primary care physician can evaluate your symptoms most effectively initially because urinary frequency/flank pain can be a manifestation of many thi... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Try slowing it down: Any habit, anything, that makes us feel good - food, drugs, tv, internet, and yes, masturbation, can become a destructive habit. Theres no way to kno... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Not directly, no.: Hiv does not cause a lesion on the penis itself, but there are several other associated penile lesions that are more common in people with hiv. These... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Variable results: Rarely, surgery is performed for penile enlargement by a plastic surgeon or urologist. Allografting fat or synthetic compounds can increase the girth... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Go to ER: This could be several things. The most concerning diagnosis with an abnormal lie of the testicle and sudden onset pain is testicular torsion, when th... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Not likely, but ask: To prevent an infection from a procedure docs will often prescribe prophylactic antibiotics. Usually this begins the day prior, sometimes with except... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Yes: Circumcision can safely and effectively be performed at nearly any age. Doctors experienced at circumcision don't make a lot of money doing it, but t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Several things: The complications of hydrocelectomy are bleeding, infection, damage to nearby structures indlucing the vas deferens, testicle, epididymis, and scrotum... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Pregnancy possible: Any time unprotected vaginal intercourse happens, pregnancy is possible whether the male ejaculates inside the female or not. Using the withdrawl met... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Multiple things: The differential diagnosis for testicular pain is very broad and can include pain referred from the groin from hernias or structural problems with the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
No, not at all.: Stress incontinence can occur due to any disorder in which the pelvic floor cannot support the increased intra-abdominal pressure that precedes stress... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Yes.: Testicular pain should get you to your primary care doctor's office for an evaluation. An ultrasound, urine tests, & a history & physical examination... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Stone in the toilet: If you see a kidney stone pass accompanied by relief of your pain, the storm has probably passed. Sometimes fragments or multiple stones will pass an... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
No: Urethral stents are not commonly used secondary to their side effects. If you are talking about a ureteral stent, one from the bladder to the kidney,... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Can't say for sure: You need a complete evaluation by a urologist. If you have questions after checking with the doc that did your surgery, absolutely seek a second opin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Maybe: There is a distinct difference in ejaculation, erection, and orgasm and difficulties with each are often treated independently. Ed medication may hel... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
No.: Kidney stones may not always be noticeable in urine. Some other signs of stone disease other than actually seeing a stone may be frequent urinary tra... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
See your doc: Penile lesions can range in etiology from inflammatory, infectious, or malignant causes. There are also other possibilities. See a primary care phys... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
UTI possible: Your symptoms could be explained by a simple urinary tract infection, but a doctor can tell you for sure if there is something else, like a kidney sto... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Maybe: Sildenafil is a potent vasoactive chemical that causes dilation of blood vessels throughout the body, including the penis. When used in combination w... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
See a doc tor: Talk with an internist, neurologist, or family medicine practitioner about your symptoms and get a physical exam and further testing if indicated to k... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Sure, either one.: Urologists certainly specialize in the evaluation of patients with erectile dysfunction and would be perfect to address and treat the issue if needed.... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Maybe: Take a pregnancy test, sometimes urinating frequently is the first symptom of pregnancy.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
No.: Sexual arousal without ejaculation would not present a problem to your health.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
No: The diagnosis of testicular cancer is made on pathologic tissue analysis after the testicle has been removed. Physical exam alone should not be the o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
No: Epididymal cysts can occasionally cause pain or discomfort but would not likely be responsible for the other symptoms you are describing. A physician... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Depends on the type: Testicular cancer is usually confined to the testicle, but spread to other organs, metastases, do occur. The type of primary testicular tumor and it'... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Yes.: Totally normal for a testicle to hang a little lower.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Penile bend: It is normal for the penis to have a predilection to lay more to one side or another. Sometimes fibrotic curvatures of the penis progress, termed pe... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Urology referral: I would recommend talking to your primary care doctor about a referral to a urologist, for pelvic/scrotal/penile pain as these symptoms could be due t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Could be a lot: Erectile function is dependent on multiple systems in our bodies facilitating the dilation of the erectile chambers of the penis, called the corpora c... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Still obstructed?: You need further evaluation to determine if your kidney is still obstructed. If not, then your pain is not from the kidney. It is completely normal ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Not likely: Sexual activity is not likely to worsen symptoms of bladder outlet obstruction from BPH in the long term.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Testicular exam: A testicular examination is performed first by inspecting the external appearance of the testicles and palpating the testicles with the hands. Someti... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Yes: This situation can lead to pregnancy.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Penile discharge: Fluid passed through the urethra that is not urine or semen. In most cases penile discharge is a symptom of an infectious process in the urethra, te... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Temporarily, yes.: Vacuum pumps will temporarily draw blood into the erectile chambers of the penis and increase its size, but this effect will not last long term. Surg... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
About every 2 days: In order to acheive the maximum number of sperm in the ejaculate a man should ejaculate about once every 48 hours. The underlying cause of oligosperm... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Later, yes: You should not feel anything during the surgery, but after the surgery is complete and any local anesthetic wears off, it is normal to have mild pain ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 12 years experience
Phimosis: The inability to fully retract the foreskin is called phimosis. If it causes a problem during sexual activity or pain with erections, then circumcisi... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mack is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mack is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jul 21, 2017
hydrocele side effect on sexual life please tell me details
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Great answer! So many doctors now a days act like it's a sin NOT to masturbate! And you're a urologist saying this! Thank you, Dr. Darren Mack!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks doctor for your time.. Washing the skin with soap and water is enough to wash out sperms ? After drying sperms are dead?
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Thanks, ill have to do with the local doctor, no urologist for miles!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

SUNY Downstate Health Science Center Brooklyn, NY

Awards

Top Urologist , Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

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