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Ask the Doctors - What can be done for bladder pain syndrome?

July 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What can be done for bladder pain syndrome?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: What can be done about interstitial cystitis syndrome, or bladder pain syndrome? I’m told there’s no cause or cure, and that some doctors don’t even believe it exists. Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition of the bladder that’s five times more common in women than men. Patients with interstitial cystitis have pain, pressure […]

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Tags: amitriptyline, Ask the Doctors, bladder, bladder pain, frequent urination, interstitial cystitis, pentosan polysulfate sodium


Urology is Fab-U-lous

June 14, 2018

Urology is Fab-U-lous

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are here celebrating pride and diversity because UCLA Health is inclusive and is totally fabulous,” says Dr. Mark Litwin, professor and chair of UCLA Urology. Laura Baybridge, executive chief administrative officer for the UCLA Department of Urology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, says, “UCLA Urology is now able to offer gender-affirmation surgeries to […]

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Tags: diversity, Dr. Mark Litwin, featured, gender-affirmation surgeries, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health Program, UCLA Urology


What couples need to know about male fertility problems

June 14, 2018

What couples need to know about male fertility problems

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Infertility is often characterized as a woman’s issue, but male infertility accounts for an estimated 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. And when it comes to a man’s fertility, a number of common factors can be at play, says UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills. Here’s what dads-to-be – and their partners – […]

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Tags: diet, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, Father's Day, fertility, lifestyle changes, male infertility, men's health, nutrition, obesity, pregnancy, sleep


Ask the Doctors - Do I really need a PSA test?

April 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I really need a PSA test?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m a 45-year-old man. Do I really need a PSA test every year? The short answer: Only in certain situations.  Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of  cancer death among men, and in an effort to spot it early, doctors have long used the PSA test to measure prostate specific antigen, or PSA, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, men's health, prostate cancer risks, prostate exam, prostate gland, prostate MRI, PSA level, psa test


April 13, 2018

Metastatic kidney cancer to the neck

By P prismonge83

On March of 2017 I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive kidney cancer (collecting duct carcinoma) that had metastasized to my neck through my lymphatic system. I was diagnosed at UCLA after leaving city of Hope, where I was originally misdiagnosed in June 2016 (was told it was a kidney cyst). I started an […]

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Tags: CT scan, double chemo therapies, Dr. Alexandra Drakaki, Dr. Amar Kishan, Dr. Karim Chamie, Dr. Maie St. John, enlarged lymph node, immunotherapy treatment, kidney cancer, kidney cyst, kidney surgery, lymphatic system


How the 'little blue pill' helped create men's health field 20 years ago

March 27, 2018

How the ‘little blue pill’ helped create men’s health field 20 years ago

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

It’s been 20 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Nicknamed the “little blue pill,” Viagra has become one of the most recognized drugs on the market. But Viagra’s impacts go far beyond the impotence the drug was designed to treat, says Dr. Jesse Mills, director […]

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Tags: appointments, Dr. Jesse Mills, erectile dysfunction, impotence, men's health, sexual health, sildenafil, The Men's Clinic, urology, viagra


February 26, 2018

Thank you Dr Raz and staff

By LVMom heddaa

Approximately 6 years ago a local doctor cut into a bladder augmentation that had been done by Dr Raz. This left me on dialysis and in septic shock. I was air lifted to UCLA where Dr Raz saved my life. If not for him I probably wouldn’t be here today typing this. I was at […]

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Tags: bladder augmentation, dialysis, Dr. Shlomo Raz, nurses, patient stories, rehab, septic shock, therapists


Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

February 22, 2018

Healthy and Cancer Free for 30 years.

By Andrew abarquera

30 years ago this month, I had a testicular cancer and it took a part of me and almost my life with a recurrence to my lymph nodes and spine a year later. I had chemo and radiation following. I spent several years dealing with my self-worth and self-value and feeling “incomplete”. The emotional scars […]

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Tags: cancer, chemo, Dr. Jesse Mills, featured, lymph nodes, Men's Health Month, patient stories, prosthesis, radiation, speaking engagement, testicular cancer, testicular prosthesis implant


Fun with friends

August 8, 2017

Fun with friends

By uclahealth uclahealth

These guys have been buddies for years and they all want to do a vasectomy,” says Dr. Jesse Mills, pictured in scrubs, director of

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Tags: Dr. Jesse Mills, featured, social media, The Men’s Clinic at UCLA, US News, vasectomy


Everything is fine now

August 7, 2017

Everything is fine now

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had prostate cancer at 55 years of age,” says Robert Grycan, who chose to seek help from Dr. Stuart Holden on the advice of a family member. Robert now goes to his appointments at the Clark Urology Center in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “Everything is fine now; I’m in remission. I did have […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Clark Urology Center, community, Dr. Stuart Holden, featured, prostrate cancer, remission, reoccurrence, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, US News