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Dr. Joshua Stein

Urology
New Britain, CT
19 years experience male

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Urology

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English

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36 Answers
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Cystitis: If you no longer have any symptoms of UTI (burning, blood in urine, frequency) then it is ok to stop the macrobid. However, if you stop it too soon, t... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Proteinuria: As a young female with hematuria and proteinuria with no signs of kidney stones, I would see a nephrologist to be evaluated for medical renal disease,... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene): At age 16, I would strongly discourage you from using Clomid (clomiphene), (clomiphene) or any testosterone supplementation. Clomid (clomiphene) has n... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
RP complications: You have presented a difficult case of complications following RP. Your pain could be related to a number of different factors - post surgical, infect... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Testis pain: I would recommend ibuprofen. It is probably just inflammation from the ejaculation, but in the worse case scenario the testicle could have become twis... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Deflux: Yes, Deflux could produce a mass of material in the ureter which could mimic a ureteral tumor on CT scan.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Torsion: Typically if one testis is detorsed, or removed for torsion, the other testis is stitched into place so that it cannot twist in the future. If that wa... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Semen consistency : After ejaculation, the semen is typically thick and milky-white. After approximately 10 min, it should become thin, clear and runny.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Abdominal pain: Some younger men have a tight opening of the bladder (called the bladder neck) which causes difficulty or pain while passing urine. Other possibilitie... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
BP: That is a very good blood pressure for a 36 year old male.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Semen quality: The appearance of semen is typically thick and milky-white, but then turns clear and runny after 5-10 min. However, there is normal variation to this.... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Advanced CaP: It sounds like you have developed metastatic, castrate resistant prostate cancer (where depriving the cancer of testosterone is no longer effective). ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Renal masses: CT scan with and without IV contrast is the preferred test to evaluate renal masses. It is more sensitive and specific than US. With regards to the ad... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Premature ejac: You have asked two different questions. You describe premature ejaculation - treatments may include certain SSRI's (antidepressants), drugs to treat e... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Penile lesions: Depending on the size and location if the lesion, it is possible that it could be removed, either in the office or operating room. You should contact ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Kidney stones: Kidney stones form due to supersaturation of minerals, stasis (lack of flow) of urine or infection. Think of it like pouring salt into a glass of wate... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Penis pump: Bruising or swelling is not uncommon with use if a vacuum erection device. However, it would be extremely unlikely to injure any muscles or other peni... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Penis lesions: It sounds as thought you may have developed thrombophlebitis, a condition where a blood clot forms in a vein and can become infected. You can try warm... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Low sex drive: If your sex drive is low, you should have your testosterone levels tested. Without having the blood work done, it is difficult to make any general rec... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Ejaculate strength : Daily ejaculation may decrease the volume and strength of your ejaculate. For best results, abstain from masturbation for 2-5 days to allow your semen... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Stone position: Exercise will not "aggravate" kidney stones. However, if you have a stone in the lower pole (bottom) of the kidney, then the activity could change the... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Cialis timing: Cialis should be taken at least 1 hour prior to intercourse. It does not specifically need to be taken on an empty stomach because it is a 36 hour do... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Lichen sclerosis: Lichen sclerosis can cause scarring and whitish patches on the penile skin, especially around the meatus, or opening of the urethra. In some cases thi... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Atrophy: This question is difficult to answer with the info provided. As you are a bodybuilder, I am wondering if you have ever taken any steroids or testoster... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Testicular pain: Intermittent testicular pain occurs after approximately 5% of vasectomies. It is typically intermittent and flare-ups can be treated with NSAIDs (such... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Stone passage: When a stone enters the last inch of the ureter, it can irritate the bladder and cause urinary symptoms. Drink plenty of fluids. Call a urologist if t... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Safe sex: It is impossible to estimate your chances of conceiving a pregnancy in that situation. However, if even a small amount of semen found its way into the... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
BPH Tx : There are several papers which have outlined the safety and effectiveness of combining a medicine like tolteridine (Detrol) with a med like tamsulosin... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Testicle development: If the testes are not in the scrotum at the time of birth, they should descend by 1 year of age. If they have not done so, consult a pediatric urologi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Birth control: Saliva will not prevent conception. So, regardless of the saliva, if his penis was in your vagina when he ejaculated and there was no barrier (ie. con... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Kidney injury: Fortunately, a kidney needs to be completely obstructed for a prolonged time (ie. 1 month) before any permanent damage occurs. However, frequent stone... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Male estrogen: Testosterone may be converted to estrogen by an enzyme called aromatase, which is produced in adipose (fat cells). This can be treated - I suggest tha... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
T shot: That depends on your height, weight and endocrine function. In general, we recommend 200-300mg every 2-3 weeks. So, I would expect that 500mg may last... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Varicocele: In general, the closer to the testicle that a varicocele procedure is performed, the greater chance for success. Embolization may be minimally invasiv... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Kidney stones : You may be passing a kidney stone. Drink plenty of fluids. You should see a urologist if your symptoms do not resolve in a few weeks, or if you develo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Stein
Urology 19 years experience
Bleeding urethra: If the bleeding is minimal, I would apply Bacitracin ointment so that the cut does not become infected. It should heal on its own. If the bleeding is ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Clomid's mechanism isn't dangerous,I think.It is only feeding back "+"
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Thanks for your quick reply! What about small renal masses? (7mm) and 1cm? I want to catch early!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have gone for the KUB yesterday. Fragments are bet 1-2 mm.
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