Dr. Craig Smith

Urology
Covington, IL
37 years experience male

Locations

Dupage Medical Group

IL

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IL
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Thursday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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Specialties
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Urology

Pediatrics - Urology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

213 Answers
84 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Mostly water: Urine is mostly water (about 95% water), however, the rest of the contents of urine can vary depending of what you've eaten, drank, breathed or been e... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Which organ: If you are an individual donating organ for the benefit of another ones life, I commend you and may you be blessed. Most often in this scenario it is... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Many: Human urine consists primarily of water, with organic solutes including urea, creatinine, uric acid, and trace amounts of enzymes, carbohydrates, horm... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Serum titers: Often a liver fuction panel ~ 6 serum tests, one blood draw will see if there is any indirect evidence of a liver problem. If these are elevated or th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Yes: It does not indicate that they have an std. Symptoms are variable and if one is unsure they should a through evaluation and specific blood tests or u... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Yes levaquin (levofloxacin) : Quinolone antibiotics ( Levaquin (levofloxacin) ) may have the side effect of joint aches and pain and to a lesser extent but of greater consequence ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Possibly: Only should take if your immunity is proven to be low by a serum titer. Patients with multiple sclerosis may develope an exacerbation secondary to th... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Unlikely: Over the counter tests may have some false positives and therefor if in question confirm with a urine or a serum test.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Ignore: Inability to void to completion is often associated with constipation.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Solution: Solution to pollution is dilution, need to urinate 6-7 times per day. Citrate, magnesium, and vit b6.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Possible urinary infection: Ureteral stents in and of themselves do not cause fever's. Your stone may have been treated with eswl or by cystoscopy, ureteroscopy with laser lithot... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: A nephrologist is the specialist who organizes care of renal ( kidney ) preservation or function. Depending on the underlying diagnosis he can help or... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Decrease symptoms: This medication is used to treat certain bladder/urinary tract symptoms. Flavoxate is a smooth-muscle relaxant. It works by relaxing the muscles in th... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Old blood: Without any other symptoms this could be old blood that is being discharged. This should be evaluated by your primary care physician or a gynecologist... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Concealed?: Sometimes the perceived length and girth our compromised because of the condition called penile concealment. Being a little bit heavyset also contribu... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Ignore: There are very good medical and minimaly invasive therapies for successful treatment.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Examine testes: Unfortunately not enough information to expand on what could be causing all three areas of concern. Make sure there is no mass present or tenderness t... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Residual hydrocele: A residual hydrocele sac is the most likely cause. Your procedure was likely performed through a scrotal incision. In adults a hydrocele is a fluid ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
See primary surgeon: If the hernia is a direct hernia this just a weakening of the fascial structures and this often repaired by a general surgeon with the mesh. Early rec... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Bladder neck incisio: Transurethral resection of the bladder neck ( TURBN ) should be a bladder neck incision in most all cases. It is often indicated for patients for symp... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Ignore: Do not let your bladder control you, learn to control your bladder with a variety of therapies.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Hematospermia: It's hard to discern if the blood was in the ejaculate which is by definition hematospermia or if the blood was present a period of time after the eja... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Keep looking: A thorough history and physical examination is necessary and i assume that is already been done. Various radiographic evaluation testings for the abdo... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Ignore: Define the condition, stress, urge or mixed incontinence. Good options to markedly lessen symptoms.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Phimosis: This is not uncommon and may be facilitated by application of a topical steroid cream such as betamethasone. How to apply this appointment and to reas... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Hard to say: The local physician would need to see it first and assess and see if it could be performed in the office or require going to a surgi center, pending ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Ignore: "i feel lightheaded when urinating." ask to check BP sitting and standing, hold BP and prostate meds.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
testicular torsion: At the age of 21 if one is having intermittent testicular pain that is fairly severe and then subsides you have to exclude intermittent testicular tor... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Need medical attention: The compilation of the several symptoms are concerning. I am so sorry about the loss of your spouse. Low testosterone or hypogonadism can lead to musc... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Need further evaluat: Sorry for your fall and the very uncomfortable symptoms that you are having. With a history of stones, a kub x-ray and at least a renal bladder ultra... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Yes: Studies have evaluated the the percentage of viable mobile sperm present in the pre-ejaculate fluid which was found to be as high as 37%. You're under... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Most likely will pass : Stones then the urinary tract that are 2 mm inside have a 80-90% chance of passing spontaneously. Next question is do you have any other stones or was... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Ignore: Most common in elderly men, don't get out of bed to quickly and sit to urinate. Have doc check meds.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Creamy oK: If one has diverticulosis crunchy peanut butter would have small pieces of peanuts in it that could occlude the diverticulum and lead to the inflamma... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
See Urologist: Could be as simple as a local yeast infection that can be corrected with a topical antifungal ointment or could be as serious as a bacterial celluliti... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Either or is fine: The primary location for application of the transdermal testosterone therapies is ideally to a non-hair bearing skin service. Either of those location... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Renal scarring: The upper and lower poles of the kidney or more vulnerable to scarring secondary to reflux. This may have occurred earlier in life secondary to a febr... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Need evaluation: This could be as simple as benign nevus or as complicated as a melanoma. Cannot make the call with just a comment but rather a thorough evaluation by ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Depilation : Depilation is a therapy then removes the hair and hair follicle to prevent recurrence. A dermatologist would be a good resource to evaluate that with.... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Good question: Transvaginal removal of ovarian cyst would be difficult but percutaneous aspiration of the cysts under ultrasound or ct guidance may be very beneficia... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Do not apply again.: Toothpaste left on the skin can be very irritating and can lead to some skin breakdown on occasion. It should be used as directed for cleansing teeth ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Something can be done: Large volume stone disease may be problematic however defining the anatomy of the collecting system and obtaining a systematic approach to removal of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Ignore: What is the underlying cause? What can i do? What are the options for management?
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Possibly: If you have pain behind your breastbone, it is important to make sure it is not caused by a problem with your heart. The burning sensation caused by g... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Ignore: In addition to pelvic floor exercises dietary changes what are the best options for bladder control.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Concentration: The first voided urine was probably concentrated as you were taking in the fluid it became more dilute then less concentrated therefore appearing more... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Unlikely: If the stones are in the kidney seldom would you have discomfort similar to the pain originating from the uterus. However typically stones do one of t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Depends on the std in herpes simplex ii women do not often present with open vesicals but more often have genital puritis and groin crease irritation... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Thanks for asking!: It is the base of the urethra and prolonged sitting can irritate this region.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 37 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Urethral meatitis may be present. In some women, more often in the afro-american population urethral prolapse may bee the cause, sometimes a skene's d... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Sep 15, 2014
Helpful knowledgeable expert in Urology. Highly recommend.
Thoughtful, accurate answers.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Smith is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was told by er to get a referal for one but my doctor refuses. I'm unsure of what to do at this point.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you doctor my meatus doesnt have any burning sensation anymore
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This saved my life. Thank You! THANK YOU SO SO SO SO MUCH DR. REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR QUICK REPLY.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Urbana, IL - Winter
2013
Top Urologist , First Place, Indiana - Winter
2013
Top Urologist , First Place, Indiana - Summer
2014
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