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Dr. James Krick

Urology
37 years experience male

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Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

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CHAMPUS

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About

Bio

Dr. Krick is board certified in Urology and has been in the private practice of Urology since 1995.After being graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1985, he trained in Family Practice and was employed as an Emergency Physician until beginning his Urology residency.   He completed his Urology residency at Michigan State University COM consortium in 1995.  He has particular interest in Female Urology, kidney stone treatment, BPH treatment, surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction but practices the full spectrum of urology.  Dr. Krick's passions in life are spending time with his wife and three children and his extended family.  He is also a marathon runner and avid cyclist.  

Specialties
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Urology

Licenses

United States: Florida, Kentucky, Ohio

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Urinary stones: it sounds like you need a thorough evaluation for urinary stones by a urologist. Urinalysis is rather nonspecific for stones. I would suggest you hav... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Not an issue: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) very common in men after the age of 50. There are no dietary issues that exacerbate this condition for the most par... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
No: The best way to evaluate penile and cavernosal blood flow is with Doppler ultrasound. This can generally be done in the office by a urologist
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A male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Hydrocele: A hydrocele is a cyst surrounding the testis. It has no relationship to sexual function or masturbation
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Common variant: Complete or partial duplication of the ureters is actually fairly common as a congenital variant. When there is a single opening into the bladder suc... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Counterproductive: Zoladex (goserelin) eliminates all production of testosterone by the testes. Hormone replacement therapy would be counterproductive
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Prosthesis: Most urologists recommend that newly implanted inflatable penile prosthesis not be used for intercourse for the first 6 weeks.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Torsion: very little happens to the testicle during erection stimulation and orgasm. It shouldn't really be a problem within a few days of the surgery
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Hematuria: Blood in the urine is never normal although microscopic blood in the urine is somewhat common. you should see a urologist and have a complete work u... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Semen: The characteristic odor of semen is caused by a chemical known as spermine. The substance is quite common in nature and is found in a variety of plan... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Normal: The Doppler ultrasound has assessed the bloodflow to the testicles and found it to be adequate and symmetrical
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Urologist: if you have not already done so, it's time to see a urologist. in addition, all possible "UTIs "need to be documented with urine culture. Pyelonephri... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
No: that's not how it works. Semen must enter the vagina for pregnancy to occur
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Possible: It is possible that a febrile illness could temporarily reduce sperm count in a male. It is unlikely that prednisone in short course therapy would do... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Priapism: treatment of priapism often involves injection of vasoactive medicines into the erection chambers of the penis with needles. Sometimes it involves irr... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Epididymitis: Primarily by palpable enlargement of the epididymis and tenderness or pain
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Doubtful: overactive bladder is generally not related to physical activity
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Yes: Yes. No health issues associated with daily masturbation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Varicocele: In general no, it is not feasible to remove the coil from a small vessel such as the spermatic vein. I think the larger question is, why would you wa... Read More
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A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
BPH treatment: Both of the treatments you describe can inadequately address the problem in very large prostates by failing to remove enough prostatic tissue. For v... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Uti: yes, doxycycline can be effective for simple urinary tract infections. The best way to treat a urinary tract infection is to submit a urine for cultur... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
No effect: Cialis will not effect ejaculatory or orgasmic function or dysfunction. It only improves quality of erections. It is also used to improve urination ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Not likely: I know of no over-the-counter substances that will significantly improve legitimate erectile dysfunction
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Nothing good: it is the opinion of the American Urologic Association that there is no such thing as a penis pill that works. These are all things that are sold for ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
BPH: Prostatic enlargement should be evaluated by a physician when symptomatic. The mere size of the prostate is not as significant as the voiding and bla... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Risk: PSA is not a lab value to be manipulated. Not is a lab value that indicates risk of prostate cancer. in other words, trying to artificially manipulat... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Same: Assuming no anatomy altering previous surgery, they are the same since the entryway to the bladder is through the urethra
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Drying agent: Uribel has a number of components. One of the components causes significant loss of saliva tears and other secretions. if you truly have interstitial ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Urologist: Ureteral colic pain has been described as the most intensely severe pain one can experience. My advice to you is to see a urologist and discuss treat... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
No: there are no adverse health issues associated with masturbation!!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Cause determination: large clots in the bladder will either dissolve and be voided out or can be evacuated cystoscopically. The more important question is what caused the... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Likely neurogenic : It is far more likely that the neurologic symptoms associated with your bladder are related to your known neurologic conditions such as syringomyelia.... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Frequency: only by doing so more often
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Simple exam: Cystoscopy is a common diagnostic procedure performed by urologists routinely. Most often it is done in the office with local numbing gel anesthetic. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
If: If you make urinary stones, try to drink enough fluid to make 2 liters of urine daily.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Mg: A milligram is larger than a microgram. 1 microgram is equal to .001 mg.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Balanitis: One can be allergic to the neomycin component of neosporin. The other possibility is that whatever you are attempting to treat with the neosporin is ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Doesnt: in general, a low sperm count has nothing to do with sexual function. I would recommend you be evaluated by a urologist to determine your pituitary fu... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Possibly: It is possible for anesthetic agents to cause temporary urinary retention, particularly in older males with large prostates.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Relax: Discuss your problem as thoroughly as possible. Ask questions about the urologists suggestions and recommendations. If a diagnostic or surgical proc... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Perhaps: weak flow in a female can be due to narrowing of the urethral or weak bladder contractions resulting in a weak flow. You should see a urologist for e... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
No: Only uric acid stones can be dissolved with medication. Rather than acidic or fatty substances those are usually dissolved with alkalinization of the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Possibly: in general, it is a good idea to do the urinalysis before a digital rectal exam of the prostate. It's impossible to know if the white blood cells woul... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Unlikely: Neurontin (gabapentin) can decrease white blood cells and therefore decrease immunity but otherwise does not cause "infection" in the urinary tract or... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
No: that would make no difference
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Prostatitis: Elmiron is not indicated in treatment of prostatitis, either bacterial or non-bacterial. Flomax (tamsulosin) is only helpful in relaxing an enlarged ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
No relation : I assure you there is no relation between ejaculations and the size of your penis or testicles.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Skin bridge: A bridge between the skin of your penile shaft and your glans penis needs to be addressed by a urologist. it generally is a quick outpatient procedur... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Caruncle: Urethral Carmichael is a common condition in the postmenopausal female. Urethral diverticulum is a fairly uncommon condition which is not related to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Variable: It can take many weeks or months for the varicose vein's known as varicoceles to reduce in size following ligation.
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Testimonials
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Mar 23, 2014
Dr Krick clearly has an outstanding knowledge of urology. He provides concise, accurate, compassionate & understandable information to the public via Healthtap. I endorse Dr. Krick !
Mar 11, 2013
I have been very impressed by Dr. Krick's excellent, thoughtful, reliable & accurate answers and thus am pleased to recommend him very highly.
Mar 11, 2013
Dr Krick gives excellent and reliable answers regarding all aspects of urology. Am thus very pleased to recommend him
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. For me 2 weeks with the catheter in. 12 days since removal. Urine is clear no blood, but abdomen still sore from surgery and feels like I can't pee normally ...Read More
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Thank you for your quick response and time! An ultrasound was done but my husband see a Physians Assistant and I am uneasy about his diagnosis. Thank you for the suggestion of a Urologist. Blessings...Read More
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thank you. can this cause any sort of testicular atrophy? I suffer from chronic prostatis. Keeps recurring infection in both epidymis. Want to have kids, then have them removed? Good solution?pls res...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, OH
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Mich. State Univ. COM/Botsford General Hospital

Residency

Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital

Awards

Ohio University COM
Clinical Instructor
Top Doctor, Second Place, Kentucky - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Urologic Association
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American Medical Association
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