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Dr. Darren Mack

Urology
Aiken, SC
14 years experience male

Locations

Office

Aiken, SC

Address

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

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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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

140 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Yes.: Yes, urinating more frequently during pregnancy is normal. Increased cardiac output, circulating blood volume, and glomerular filtration rate affect ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
With a few things...: Your doctor should take a full history and complete a physical exam. Other tests that prove helpful include a urinalysis, urine culture, measurement ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Testis tissue sample: A testis biopsy is simply sampling the tissue of the testis gland for further analysis. For example, testicular biopsies are performed to evaluate in... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
See a urologist now: Your symptoms could be from a few things, topping my list is a testicular mass given the type of symptoms and your age. This could also be something ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
A lot of things: Erectile functioning is dependent on multiple systems in our bodies coordinating to facilitate dilation of the erectile chambers of the penis, called ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Lots: Hyperparathyroidism, paget's disease, renal tubular acidosis, genetic causes, cushing's disease, immobilization, excess calcium intake/viatmin d exces... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
No: Pyuria, or white blood cells in the urine, is a nonspecific sign and can be present in other inflammatory disorders of the urinary tract. A true infe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Get the stent: Stents prevent small fragments of stone from temporarily blocking your ureter. The stent may cause some temporary urinary urgency and mild discomfort... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
No.: Consuming semen does not cause pregnancy, however having unprotected sexual intercourse does lead to pregnancy, as some fluid expressed from the penis... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Scrotal swelling: Swellings in the scrotum can be several things. Possibilities include hydrocele, epididymitis, hernia, testicular torsion, testicular cancer, varico... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Safe, but effective?: No studies I am aware of have shown turmeric to slow prostate cancer. I personally do not recommend supplements for my patients but I do not discoura... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Depends: Viagra (sildenafil) is commercially available in 25, 50, or 100mg tablets. These agents should always be used cautiously, especially in patients with... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Trospium chloride: Sanctura is the brand name of trospium chloride, an anti-spasmodic used in the treatment of overactive bladder. Trospium chloride is a quaternary amin... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Break the habit: Like quitting any habit, your friend should avoid entiely behavioral, emotional, or environmental triggers that lead to the behavior he is trying to a... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
A narrowing: A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, infla... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
To remove foreskin: Circumcision is the act of removing the foreskin in a male. It is done for religious/cultural reasons, cosmetic purposes, and functional problems bec... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Yes: After the tissue of the glans is exposed for the first time to the outside world it will be very sensitive.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Not likely.: The cdc quotes condoms as 82-98% effective when used correctly, but there is always a small chance of a malfunction that results in a pregnancy. So p... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Many things: The cons of the operation are multiple. Specifically, the surgery could lead to bleeding, infection, damage to nearby structures such as the bladder,... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
See a urologist: A mobile, non-tender, penile mass on the shaft is likely something benign, possibly a cyst, but there is no way to know for sure without a doctor seei... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Oligospermia: Low sperm counts can be caused by a variety of causes. There is no way to make specific recommendations without a full uroligic consult for causes pr... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Yes.: There are no direct contraindications to having a stone removed while menstruating.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Yes: Circumcision is a safe and effective option to remove the foreskin no matter what one's age is. With proper pre-operative evaluation and counseling ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Problem possible: Testicular atrophy is a problem that can be due to a variety of factors. Genetic causes, low hormones, varicoceles, and history of trauma can cause t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Talk to your doctor: The first step is to determine if a living related kidney donor is a match for your body's immune system. This can be done through tests that a trans... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Could be a lot: Penile lesions range from benign to malignant causes. The spots could be warts, molluscum contagiosum, and std, or a more serious condition. He need... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Varies.: The fact is that secretions from the penis prior to ejaculation do contain sperm. Inside the body, sperm can live for several days. Outside, it's li... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Pneumaturia?: Air in the urine, pneumaturia, is caused by an infectious process, instrumentation of the urinary tract, or an abnormal connection (fistula) between t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
None: It is my belief that supplements will not help incontinence any more than a sugar pill will. Urinary incontinence needs to be accurately diagnosed be... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Scrotal mass: Scrotal masses can be many things from a cyst, a dilated vein, a tumor, or more. There's no way of knowing what the mass is without a thorough evaluat... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Possibilities: 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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Nothing bad: There are no deleterious side effects to your health from refraining from sexual activity.
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A member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Penile lesion: Lesions on the penis sometimes warrant a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis after an evaluation from a knowledgeable doc. Pcp's, dermatologists, or urol... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Penile Lesion: Penile lesions range in their cause from inflammatory, infectious, or malignant. A doctor can evaluate you, send tests, and recommend a urological ev... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Few things possible: Pain directly in the testicle could be from testicular atrophy, a consequence of having the varicocele or from how the nerves healed. Also, hydrocele... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
No: These medications do not necessarily help all men with erectile dysfunction. These medications help draw more blood into the erectile chambers of the... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Yep: A ph of the urine less than 5.5 certainly predisposes uric acid crystals to form. Simple urine tests will help you determine if you are at risk for de... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Wait it out...: It's normal for an obstructing kidney stone to cause crampy intermittent pain, and unfortunately until the stone is managed pain can arise. Pain that... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Multiple: If a large stone is in the kidney, the urologist may recommend a percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pnl) where the stone is blasted with an energy device t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Nope.: That is a very important question. There are no tests to predict if men will get clinically significant prostate cancer even with a family history, n... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Not hard: This requires evaluation by a urologist prior to the surgery. Circumcision has a low incidence of side effects. Expect some mild pain/swelling immed... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Unknown: Flaky material in the urine could be many things. It could be infectious material, or clumps of white blood cells, for example. A doctor should take... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
An ER doc, Urgent!: An emergency physician is equipped to handle emergent conditions of the testicles, including testicular torsion, which is a true emergency, and they c... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Infection likely: Dysuria, or pain during urination, is a specific symptom of inflammation of the urethra. This finding can be seen in infections which need a history,... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Several things: After prostatectomy, some men suffer difficulty with orgasm. Occasionally, Alpha blockers can be used to allay pain or obstructive symptoms. To impr... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Dysuria: Dysuria is the sensation of discomfort with urination. Often it feels like burning but can also feel like pressure or cramps inside the urethra, geni... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Urologic Cancers: Urologic oncology is the field of urology that pretains to cancers of the genitourinay system in both men and women. This includes the adrenal glands... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
Nephrology/urology: In addition to primary care providers, nephrologists and urologists specialize in kidney disorders. Nephrologists are the medical specialists, urolog... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
None: Over the counter medications may alleviate some of the symptoms of urinary tract infections, but a symptomatic infection needs to be treated with cult... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 14 years experience
History, exam, labs: One needs to see a doctor to determine if signs or symptoms are from prostatitis or bph. The gold standard to diagnose these conditions of the prost... 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

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