Dr. John Tillett

Urology
Cape Coral, FL
24 years experience male

Locations

Specialists in Urology, PA

Fort Myers, FL

Address

4571 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30am
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Fax

2393225610

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

CIGNA Health Care

Medicaid

Other

UnitedHealthcare

Specialists in Urology, PA

Cape Coral, FL

Office

Cape Coral, FL

About

Bio

Hi! I am an urologist practicing in Southwest Florida. My areas of special interest are in genitourinary oncology (cancers of the kidneys, bladder, testes, and prostate), robotic surgery, testicular pain disorders, and male-factor infertility. I am from Florida originally, but I grew up in Atlanta, GA, where I also went to medical school and trained in my specialty (Emory University). I am also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. In my free time, I enjoy fitness, reading, and college football.

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Urology

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484 Answers
299 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Yes: The answer is, any sex act that does not include a condom! protect yourself, every time!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Yes: Holding one's urine has been implicated in uti. The best policy is to drink plenty of fluid and empty your bladder on a regular basis.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
You may have....: A condition called balanitis, which is an inflammation of the glans, or head, of the penis. It can be caused by bacterial infection, fungus, or chemi... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Sperm counts: Clomid, (clomiphene) which is used by women to increase ovulation, has been shown to improve sperm counts. Recently, antioxidants have also been show... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
See your doctor: It is generally not advisable to stop any prescription medication "cold turkey", especially not antidepressants. These medications are typically star... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Getting pregnant: Ky jelly can inhibit sperm motility and movement, as can other popular sexual lubricants like astroglide and vaseline. This effect is not significant... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Debatable: The most important, measurable semen parameters are total sperm count (should be >40 million/ejaculate), sperm concentration (should be >20 million/ml... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Delayed ejaculation: Sertraline, and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors that are used to treat anxiety and depression, frequently cause a side effect known as d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Probably not...: But if you want to be sure, i would recommend purchasing and using a home pregnancy test. Good luck!
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
No: None that have been proven to work, anyway.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
It depends...: I would have to know, do you ejaculate before you lose your erection? It is entirely normal to lose your erection following ejacualtion. If you do n... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of suture used by your surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will use what is known as "non-absorbable" suture to perform the orchio... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Herpes: Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a virus. There are two types, hsv1 and hsv2. Hsv1 typically causes cold sores on the lips, whil... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
It depends: Probably not longer than it takes you to shower or bathe. If an odor persists after thoroughly cleaning oneself, there may be something else going on... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Depending : Depending on how long this lump has been present, it could be many things. Most likely it is a spermatocele or an epididymal cyst, which are benign c... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
It's possible: But the precautions you list will minimize the risk of hsv transmission as much as possible. Unfortunately, the only way to guarantee no transmission ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Trichomonas?: I am assuming you mean "trichomonas"? This is a common genital infection, typically of the vagina/vulva, thta may cause pain, itching, or a vaginal d... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Yes: One can only transmit hpv to another person if already infected by hpv.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Definition: Ovarian torsion is a condition in which a woman's ovary twists upon its arterial supply, thus depriving it of oxygenated blood. Untreated, this will ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
I would see your doc: You may have an urinary tract infection. The symptoms you are describing are common in this condition. I would recommend that you see your physicia... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Pretty accurate: The newer urinary tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea use dna technology and are fairly accurate.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Yes: 30% of adpckd patients have stones, compared to about 10% of the normal population.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Yes: Antioxidants have been shown to improve sperm count/quality. There are also medications such as Clomiphene that can also increase sperm counts.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Probably not...: But if you want to be sure, i would recommend purchasing and using a home pregnancy test. Good luck!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
No: Prostatitis is a clinical diagnosis, not a laboratory diagnosis. Urine tests may show infection or inflammation, but usually not. The psa may also b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Yes.: Semen color can vary naturally from bright white, to gray, to pale yellow.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
See below: This may actually be blood. If it doesn't go away, see your doctor. In most cases, blood in the semen is harmless and goes away on its own.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
See your doc: You may have an imbalance in your hormone levels, or some other issue. The only way to find out is to make an appointment.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Viagra (sildenafil): Currently, viagra (sildenafil) is fda-approved for on-demand use before a sexual encounter. There is no data to my knowledge to support daily use dos... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
No: Swimming should not affect your fertility.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Yes: There can be sperm (not many) found in pre-ejaculate fluid, so women can get pregnant even when ejaculation occurs outside of the vagina if not wearin... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
No: I wouldn't think so. I would still recommend daily or every-other-day intercourse during the ovulation cycle to maximize your chances of conception.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Yes: The so-called "rhythm method" is fairly effective if done properly, but still prone to failure from time to time. There are sperm (not many) found in... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Probably not...: But if you want to be sure, i would recommend purchasing and using a home pregnancy test. Good luck!
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Yes: This is the way most stds are transmitted!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Maybe: Medications called Alpha blockers have been shown to increase the likelihood of spontaneous passage of kidney stones in the distal ureter. I would re... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
See below: Yes, but typically not. Usually discharges are associated with sexually transmitted infections or urethritis/prostatitis, not bladder infections.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Hmmm...: I'm assuming you are referring to the ph of your urine? A urinary ph of 8 is high, but inconsequential if you aren't having issues with utis or stone... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Enlarged prostate: Ep is a normal part of aging. It is only problematic if it causes urinary symptoms that are bothersome to you. If you are at increased risk of prost... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Testis pain: Most cases of pain in the testicle will resolve on their own. If this pain continues for more than a few days or gets worse, i would see your primary... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Probably not...: But if you want to be sure, i would recommend purchasing and using a home pregnancy test. Good luck!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Testis pain: Most cases of pain in the testicle will resolve on their own. I would see your primary care doctor to make sure you don't have an infection first. A... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
See below: This medication and others like it are called androgen deprivation therapy, and they work by shutting down testicular production of the male hormone t... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
See below: How do you know he won't be affected? If you wish to minimize his risk, be sure to use a condom.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Interesting question: How long a penis looks has little if anything to do with satisfying your partner. If she or he thinks that it looks too short, you should probably fi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
It depends....: On the specific type of prostate operation, as there are many different ones done for various reasons. Can you be more specific?
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
Prolapse: Unfortunately, vaginal prolapse can only be corrected surgically. It can be managed with a device called a pessary that is worn in the vagina, but on... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
After: After age 65, the rate of getting up at night to urinate is actually equal between men and women.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
See below: 10% (roughly) of normal, fertile couples will not conceive after a year of well-timed intercourse intending to get pregnant. It's just not going to h... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 24 years experience
See you doctor...: Urine dipsticks and microscopic urinalysis can suggest uti, but the definitive test is a urine culture, which can take 36-72 hours to come back. If y... Read More
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Apr 7, 2013
I recommend Dr. John Tillett. He is knowledgeable caring and dedicated professional .
May 31, 2013
Dr. Tillett provided prompt and helpful input on a case. Many thanks.
Nov 15, 2013
Very accurate and useful responses.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! We live in Taiwan, and although the health care here is quite good and affordable, I really wanted another opinion about what's going on.
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Thanks for your quick reply! When I was a young boy under 12 y old, I would often be diagnosed with U.T. Infections and usually treated with flagyl if I rem. correctly.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you Doc. After hearing the actor Michael Douglas talk about throat cancet from HPV , I have serious concerns after finding out my girl

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Jacksonville Magazine
Best Poster - Trauma - AUA annual meeting, American Urological Association
Resident Achievement Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Urological Association
Society of Government Service Urologists
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