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Dr. Raul Hernandez

Urology
San Francisco, CA
39 years experience male

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Urology

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Possible: If there is true skin breakage of integrity and there is fresh semen on the clothing....and if your open skin comes in true contact with that semen...... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Yes: You can get a bladder infection at any point in time. Some women are more sensitve at certain times of the month or in fact during sexual activity. T... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Tunica vaginals: The testicles are protected by a membrane called the tunica vaginalis. For reasons that are sometimes obscure, this membrane starts secreting fluid(p... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Yes: If you are being treated for chlamydia with a course of antibiotics, you should continue. It should not be interrupted just because you are going thr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Mass: Scrotal enlargement with hardness or firmness should be considered seriously. Possible explanations can range from a simple hydrocele or hernia as we... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Pressure gradient: Amongst a number of potential theories and explanations for a varicocele, this is a strong one. The gonadal vein enters the renal vein at a 90% angle... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Unclear: The question is somewhat unclear. I believe you are referring to the inside of the foreskin in a man without a circuncision. If that is the question... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
No: There is great debate on whether more or less sexual acitvity has any effect on prostate health. The truth is this is largely an individual factor an... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
No: Masturbation will have nothing to do with your weight or height.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Yes: Yes you can. Depending on the type of std, you may have some burning but not much more.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Anytime: Ed can occur at any age depending on how you look at it... True syndromes of erectile dysfunction can have many presentations and ranges. They can b... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Yes: Although the presence of any inflammatory process may change your sensations and experience, there is no contraindication to masturbation during a uti... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Yes: Intra-vaginal ejaculation is a normal part of sexual activity. There is no time of the menstrual cycle during which it is considered unsafe.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
No worries if....: If your testosterone levels are normal naturally, the elevation is not of great concern. On the other hand if you are using injectable or topical test... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
None: Scalp dryness is not a basic or specific symptom of any STD in their standard presentations
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Absolutely: Std's that go untreated and even some after treatment can generate several types of long term complications. Some are simple things but others are se... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
STD TRANSMISSION: Yes. Depending on the various std's, the phase of the disease and the virulence of the virus or bacteria, you can transmit an std during oral sex or ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Yes: If you are talking about penetrating two different people while using the same condom...Yes! this can lead to transmission of several conditions.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Exam: The real and definitive answer to this would require an exam to be fair to you and the person answering the question! in general terms , if you are f... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Masturbation: No, masturbation is not harmful. The symptoms you are having are highly unlikely to be related to it....Unless, you are in some particularly unusual ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Anytime: Hydrocele surgery is simple but it can indeed cause many days of swelling and discomfort in some few patients. As long as you are recovering well, th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
None: First make sure you are truly talking about large testicles and not a large scrotum!...It is different! large testicles cannot be reduced in size by ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Safe at all times: Ejaculating intravaginally is safe (assuming no medical conditions on either partner) at any time of the menstrual cycle. This is true for both partn... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Not usually: Oral reception of ejaculate is not in any way harmful except when your partner has a disease. Like for any other sexual activity, knowing your partne... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Not usually: Dhea is a precursor and the elevation of testosterone it causes is not substantial. On the other hand, you should measure your testosterone again and... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Don't need more: The usual dose of this antibiotic is 1 gm in a sin glee dose. This is usually enough to eradicate a usual Chlamydial infection. Many patients remain... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Yes: Depending on hygene, sexual practice,duration of excessive moisture...yes, fungal infections can happen on an uncircumcised penis. They are less comm... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Unlikely: A used condom filled with your sperm could potentially be used for this. It would have to be used rather quickly before the sample becomes unusable. ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
No testing: If you consider yourself a practitioner of truly safe sax, if you have no symptoms and if you have no physical findings....Then no, there is no need t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Not usually: If you are truly safe and have no physical or functional symptoms, there should be no reason for you to need an std evaluation at any particular inter... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Yeast???: If you were on antibiotics, sometimes these cause a yeast proliferation in the vaginal area. While you could be symptom free, he can get the infectio... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Not normal: At 32 and in the absence of any medical issues, it is not normal to have blood when you wipe. A urological/gynecological evaluation is in order.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Physical stress: Erections, arousal and sexual activity are accompanied by increased muscular tone and states of increased muscle and fascial tension. It is also a ti... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 39 years experience
Nothing: If you have no erectile issues, taking any of the available ed drugs will simply lead to some enhancement of your already normal erection. It will be... Read More

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Oct 31, 2013
One of the best urologists I know. He cares for his patients enormously.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hernandez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hernandez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Honor Society Membership, Alpha Omega Alpha

Affiliations

American Urological Association
Seton Medical Center
St. Mary's Medical Center
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