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Dr. John Tillett

Urology
Cape Coral, FL
23 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

Wednesday: 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

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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

Doctor Q&A

484 Answers
299 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
No : I am not aware that this is associated. Masturbation is harmless, and is a normal behavior.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Yes and no: Urinary tract infections can sometimes be treated successfully by amoxicillin, if the causative organism is sensitive to this antibiotic. Usually oth... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
It depends: Urine odor can be affected by how hydrated you are (how much you're drinking), and foods that you eat (e.g. Asparagus). Medical conditions can also a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Yes: Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: Some offices do, but for a simple post-vasectomy test, usually the specimen is collected at home and brought to the office within the hour for examina... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: The most common cause of scrotal enlargement in an infant is a congenital hernia or hydrocele. Some of these will resolve on their own, usually by 6-... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Evolution!: This is caused by your sympathetic nervous system. This mechanism allows your body to minimize the risk of damage to the genitals during physical exe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: If the person is your sexual partner, avoid intercourse when he or she has active lesions, and use condoms at all times to minimize your risks ( altho... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
No: No. After puberty, what you've got is what you've got.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
STD: Unprotected intercourse of any kind, whether or not ejaculation occurs, can result in transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: I agree with my colleagues who have answered this question thus far, but i would add that your boyfriend should also see his doctor and be evaluated f... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Pretty small,: But if you want to be sure, i would recommend purchasing and using a home pregnancy test. Good luck!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Short answer...no: I think it is important to understand that supplements and herbal remedies differ from traditional medications, both prescription and over-the-counter... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Maybe indefinitely: Hydroceles that are not bothersome do not require surgery. Only have a corrective operation for this benign condition if it is painful or it is cosme... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Maybe....: But if you want to be sure, i would recommend purchasing and using a home pregnancy test. Good luck!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Maybe: Did you have a kidney ultrasound, or just a kub ( plain x-ray)? This diagnosis cannot be made by kub alone, but an ultrasound is more definitive. I ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: Usually it will produce a bowel movement within a few hours of taking it.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Probably normal: But if you are concerned, have a urologist examine you to be sure. It is almost certainly not cancer.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Possibly: 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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Yes: Glycerin is not absorbed through the rectum, which is why it draws water out of the body into the stools and helps one have a more productive bowel mo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
You may have a UTI: I would recommend seeing a doctor to make sure you don't have an infection of the urinary tract.
A member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
I : I suspect the stent was placed in his ureter, not his urethra. When an urologist performs ureteroscopy, there is often edema and swelling of the uret... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: This sounds like a condition known as prostatitis to me. To be sure, and to get treated, please see your primary care doctor or, if possible, a local... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Yes: The condition you describe is known as a symptomatic bacteruria. This is a common finding in the elderly. It does not require treatment unless she i... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
This : This may be a condition known as phimosis, where the foreskin is inflamed and may become difficult to retract. When the glans, or head, of the penis ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Be careful...: I think it is important to understand that supplements and herbal remedies differ from traditional medications, both prescription and over-the-counter... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Probably not...: But if you want to be sure, i would recommend purchasing and using a home pregnancy test. Good luck!
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: You may have a condition known as balanitis xerotica et obliterans (aka b.X.O.). I recommend you see your urologist or a dermatologist for an examinat... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Hmmm...: Many conditions can cause these symptoms. You may have prostatitis, epididimitis, varicocele, or even a hernia. I would recommend that you see your p... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Impossible?: Impossible? No. Improbable? Yes. When used properly and consistently, condoms are 98-99% effective in preventing unwanted preganancy and sexually tr... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: Having sex with a sex worker is a high risk behavior for developing sexually transmitted infection, HIV and otherwise. Using condoms properly and con... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Probably not: But blood in your bowel movements could be a serious problem, and you should see your doctor asap.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Maybe: Norfloxacin, and other fluoroquinolones, can have side effects causing tendonitis or inflammation of ligaments in joints. Rarely, they can result in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Probably: I must admit, however, that i've never seen such a case. You should consult with an urologist or a dermatologist.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
No: According to guidelines published by the american urological association, if there are no mobile sperm observed on a single post-vasectomy semen analy... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: Your question is not completely clear to me, but i think you mean that you are having a semen-like discharge during bowel movements. This is a common... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below: It could be a stricture or scar in the urethra due to effects from radiation, or it could be bladder dysfunction from another cause. Please see a uro... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
This is ED: What you describe is exactly what ed is - the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. It doesn't have to happen every time. It is common in yo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
May be blood...: Sometimes bloody urine can look slightly orange, and it also sounds like you may be passing some blood clots. You may have a UTI or something else - ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
It varies: Based on how much fluid one is drinking, but i would say that the average would be 3-6 times per day.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Infection?: It sounds like this has been going on for a while now, and you gave it a good try on your own. You may have an urinary tract infection. You should s... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See below...: Semen consistency and color vary widely based upon diet, hydration status, and, most importantly, frequency of ejaculation. This may be normal.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
See an urologist: This should be evaluated if the pain has been present for over 3 months.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Probably not: Usually kidney pain, also known as renal colic, is higher, near the rib cage angle on your back.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Usually not: Testicular cancer typically does not metastasize to the groin/inguinal lymph nodes, as it has a fairly predictable pattern of spread to the nodes in t... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Unrelated?: The urinary symptoms may well be unrelated to your respiratory infection. I would recommend seeing a local urologist for evaluation if your urinary s... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
MSUD: Msud is a genetic, inherited disorder that involves an abnormality in the way your body processes amino acids. It is inherited in an autosomal recess... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Maybe: Some men wear their foreskin in the retracted position where the glans, or head, of the penis is exposed. As long as this is not painful and he can e... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
Urology 23 years experience
Hard to say....: In general, if a pain is occurring that persists despite conservative measures (e.g. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc...) more than a few days, you should... 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.
HealthTap member
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! Thank you Doc. After hearing the actor Michael Douglas talk about throat cancet from HPV , I have serious concerns after finding out my girl
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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.

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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