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Dr. James Fishman

Urology
Phoenix, AZ
35 years experience

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1983 graduate of Stanford University (B.S) 1987 Graduate Univ of AZ College of Medicine (M.D.) 1993 graduate Urologic residency Univ of California, Davis. Private practice Phoenix, AZ approaching 20 years. Interest in Prostate diseases, Vasectomy, Kidney stone management.

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Urology

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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UTI?: Having your urine checked for a UTI is the first objective. If a UTI is present then antibiotics can be prescribed. There doesn't have to be significa... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Pathology eval: A biopsy means to acquire representative tissue for pathologic evaluation. In the case of testicular tissue, a biopsy would be useful for male-factor ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Stents can cause bld: Your urologist probably mentioned that ureteral stents can routinely cause gross hematuria (i.e. Blood in the urine). Patients are advised to drink fl... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Need to be examined: A urology exam should be able to quickly diagnose the reason for the "lump". Is there any pain? Does the lump move or is it fixed to the skin? Does t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Spermatic cord twist: Testicular torsion is actually the abrupt twisting of the spermatic cord attached to the testicle. Blood flow to the effected testicle is disrupted du... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Velocity vs time: Urinary flow rates can be measured in a urologist's office using urodynamic equipment. The flow rate will measure the velocity of the urine versus tim... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Balanoposthitis: Balanoposthitis is the inflammatory condition you have described. It can be caused by untreated fungal/monilial infections. Topical anti-fungal creams... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Unlikely: Severe bacterial utis are commonly associated with dysuria (burning). You need to be seen by a urologist to further investigate the bleeding source fr... Read More
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UTI?: Some pain (dysuria) can be experienced after removal of a Foley catheter. But if pain persists more than 2 days after removal of the catheter, i would... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Highly improbable: While there are reported to be non-sexual routes for hpv transmission, the overwhelming majority of hpv transmissions are via sexual contact. Advice t... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Medical evaluation: Your primary care doctor or urologist can be a resource to determine underlying causes for the erectile dysfunction, and the optimal treatment. A basi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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TUR: Transurethral resection is the surgical/urologic method to remove tissue from the lower urinary tract (usually prostate or bladder) using specialized ... Read More
A member asked:
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Not kidney related: Kidney pain, especially stone related, radiates to the sides/back, and down towards the groin. It does not radiate to the midline sternum area (and it... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
Need more info: 19 year old males are uncommonly afflicted with prostate problems. So you may have other urinary tract issues that you perceive as "prostate" in origi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Seek out an exam: Candida might be an issue if the penis is uncircumcised and the foreskin is repeatedly infected. I am concerned why a 28 year old male has experience... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
Meatitis or UTI: First thing is to have your urine tested for any bacterial uti, especially after having a recent catheter. You can also have inflammation at the penil... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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No active effort...: You cannot directly influence the composition of the semen. Abstinence from ejaculation may build up the seminal fluid volume, but the "thickness" and... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
30ml/hr: Minimal urine output of 30ml/hr is noted in healthy adult population. That would translate into less than 800 ml of urine output in a day....Most peop... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Circumcision: Please seek attention with a urologist. The doctor can determine whether circumcision is necessary to treat the condition you describe (i.e. Phimosis)... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
Pain: Larger hydroceles can be more cosmetically unsightly and cause pain/discomfort due to the size.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Needs an exam: This "red bump" needs to be seen by a qualified physician to make a decision about diagnosis and treatment. Redness suggests an inflammatory type of p... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Yes w/ docs approval: Presumably your physician has placed you on both medications to improve your lower urinary tract symptoms. Are you interested in stopping the medicat... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Different condom?: There are condom manufacturers who market a more fitted condom for "smaller" penises. I would suggest you querry the internet, acquire a sample or two... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Urine drainage tool: Foley catheters are usually manufactured from latex rubber. They are used to drain urine from either male or female bladders. The catheter will often ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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More details: Is that question or a statement? If burning is occuring, are you referring to urethral burning, or some other anatomic area? Burning (or dysuria) is ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
Prostate surgery: "prostate removal" implies a surgical intervention to remove prostate tissue. The entire removal of the prostate is a "radical prostatectomy", whereas... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
UTI...need to check : Uti (i.e. Urinary tract infection) is highly probable and can be easily checked for by your primary physician. Urinalysis +/- culture makes the diagno... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
Alkaline urine + UTI: Phosphate crystals are usually formed (precipitated) in alkaline urine. Urine infected with ammonia-producing organisms will also lead to complex ston... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
Could he have hernia: First thing is to make sure there is not a hernia or other anatomic problem referring pain towards the penis area. Second is whether pain occurs at re... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Needs an exam: A medical visit to either the dermatologist or urologist would allow a thorough exam of the involved genital skin to arrive at a diagnosis/treatment. ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Flow vs volume: The volume of the distended bladder can influence the force of urination. Your perception of a "slow" stream at night may just reflect a low voided vo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
UTI?: See your physician to have a urinalysis and/or urine culture to evaluate for a urinary tract infection.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Yes: Amoxicillin can effectively treat utis. If there are problems with recurrent utis it would be important to check the antibiotic sensitivities of the c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Yes.: The only absolute contraindication for viagra (sildenafil) use is simultaneous use of oral nitrates (e.g. Nitroglycerin) which can cause fatal drop in... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Renal imaging needed: Have you had images taken of your kidneys? Pain in the kidney area can be caused by kidney stones which are fairly straightforward to diagnose. Otherw... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
UTI?: First thing is to have your urine tested for an UTI (i.e. Urinary tract infection). Depending on that result different therapies can be explored, whet... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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Venous blood drain: Male patients will vary in the appearance of the veins on the penis. Some may have very pronounced veins that run the length of the top or side of the... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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No: There is insufficient scatter radiation from the ct to affect the testicular function.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Fishman
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No...the SSRIs help: No otc products are helpful for premature ejaculation. Urologist have had good success using the ssri class of medications (i.e. Paxil, (paroxetine) z... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fishman
35 years experience
Needs to be examined: This sounds like a congenital problem. Needs to be examined to determine if a previous circumsion has created scar tissus that needs removal. The urol... Read More

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Dr. Fishman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fishman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! We saw the urologist yesterday and hegave us vesicare for bladder spasms. We got a new catheteralso
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I ended up finding out the UTI triggered interstitial cystitis. Thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your answers
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