Questions to a Doctor

Urine Incontinence In Men

Question:

Dear Doctor, a man of 65 here… I have been suffering from mild urine incontinence for a while now; the leakage occurs when I engage in physical activity, cough, etc… Do I need to seek help? Is there a chance that the symptoms will disappear on their own? Regards, Marvin.


Answer:

Dear Marvin, first of all, thank you for the trust you put in me. It is very important to make the first step and seek help. Let me say that in order to understand the causes of your problem, I as a doctor would need to perform a physical examination, ask you many more questions about your symptoms and general health status and analyze the urine (but there can also be needed a blood test to see if there are any functional problems with your kidneys or any underlying chemical imbalance in the body). Continue reading

A normal duration of sexual intercourse

Question:

My husband can last in bed for only two minutes, is it normal?


Answer:

A lot of people turn to me with a similar question, yet giving the exact answer to the question is quite difficult as no single “normal” duration of the sexual intercourse is stated. Different scientists have different opinions on this matter. The American Urology Care Foundation, for example, doesn’t give any exact timing of the ejaculation, which may be called premature. Continue reading

The interconnection between varicocele and male infertility

Question:

I’ve been diagnosed with varicocele, can it entail infertility?


Answer:

The answer to this question cannot be univocal as having a varicocele does not necessarily mean that you will have fertility problems. A lot of men having varicocele don’t experience any problems with paternity. On the other hand, your risks of evolving male infertility are significantly higher compared to the healthy individuals. Continue reading