Dr. Tin Ngo

Urology
San Jose
16 years experience male

About

Bio

In my day job, I am an academic urologist affiliated with a large medical school. I take care of patients, teach medical students and residents, and do research. One of my areas of interest is to use technology to reach patients more efficiently without sacrificing quality.

Specialties
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Urology

Urologic Oncology

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
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A 45-year-old male asked:
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Urology 16 years experience
Sort of: A urine culture does not detect WBC in the urine. But the culture is usually sent with a urinalysis which does.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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Time will tell: Ingrown hairs won't heal completely so time will tell you what it is
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A female asked:
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No: This is not normal. Testosterone can put you at higher risk for developing blood clots. A blood clot in the deep veins in your leg can cause swelling.... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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See a doctor: Could be a cyst or ingrown hair. You should get it checked out. If you're concerned about penile cancer, it isn't likely that based on what you are de... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Need to see a doctor: Visible blood in the urine with no pain needs to be a thoroughly evaluated by a urologist. It can be a sign of a serious problem.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Many things: Urinary tract infection, structure, sexually transmitted infection, prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain
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See a urologist: If you have a bell clapper you could also elect for an orchiopexy prophylactically to make sure you don't develop a torsion. This is especially true i... Read More
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It should be removed: Bladder stone removal surgery is not difficult. Why can't it be removed?
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Sort of: Chlamydia can travel from the urethra to the vas to the epididymis and cause infection there and cause infertility by damaging the epididymis which is... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Yes: It is possible. Unlikely but possible. It just takes 1 sperm. Urination doesn't clear away "all sperm".
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A 53-year-old female asked:
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Not always: Sometimes mild cystoceles don't bulge out unless you're bearing down. Severe cystoceles bulge out at rest. Sometimes it's an enterocele or rectocele t... Read More
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A female asked:
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Not long: Sperm only lives a couple of days in the uterus. The pre-ejaculatory fluid contains some sperm. When they say you got pregnant only the 8th, they prob... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Maybe: Often times, people equate orchalgia (testicular pain) with epididymitis. Technically, epididymitis results from inflammation/infection of the epididy... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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This is normal: These are just superficial veins in the skin of your scrotum and are normal.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Other causes than UT: If your symptoms don't go away with antibiotics, you may have another condition that causes similar symptoms. You should see your doctor or a urologis... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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No: No. They only do preimplantation genetic testing on the fertilized embryo. The problem is the process of testing a single sperm to look for abnormalit... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Because: Many of the sperm are damaged (two heads, two tails, no tail, etc.) and many aren't good swimmers. It's a long distance from the vagina to the uterus ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Probably: It probably kills some but remember there are hundreds of millions in the seminal fluid so this is not a good form of birth control.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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See a doctor: If you have sterile pyuria (WBC in urine without infection) you need to be evaluated and TB needs to be ruled out.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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Neosporin: Antibiotic ointment like Neosporin or petroleum jelly usually protects these minor injuries so they can heal.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
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Vaginoplasty: No. The pelvic floor muscles are deeper. The opening or introitus stretches with childbirth and age. There is a surgery to make the opening smaller wh... Read More
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A female asked:
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Yes: This is very possible. You need a urinalysis and a urine culture.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
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Get it treated: 1.2 CM = 12 mm so I would say it is the same size. You should get this treated either with shockwave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy. Glad to talk with yo... Read More
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A male asked:
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Stent pain: Ureteral stents, sometimes called JJ (double-J) stents can cause flank, back, and bladder pain. What you describe is not uncommon.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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Bladder needs time: A urine infection can cause damage to the inner lining of the bladder. After the antibiotics eradicate the infection, the bladder remains damaged and ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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Will it vs can it: It is possible. Will it? That depends on how much sperm there was and how much urine there was. Can it? Yes. Use condoms.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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No: No this does not get rid of all the sperm. The best practice is to use birth control.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Yes and no: You can talk to your gynecologist about this, but I would recommend an appointment with a sexual disorder specialist. Most general gynecologists recei... Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL
Completed 2013

Affiliations

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
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