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Dr Greggory Pinto

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Ten reasons why men should see an urologist

Bahamian men are sadly well-known for generally showing very little concern for their health and physical well-being.

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Difficulty standing up for the second round

Last week’s urology column dealt with the often embarrassing topic of premature ejaculation that affects as many as one in three men.

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Bahamian men have higher risk of developing prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Bahamian men. Present statistics show that one in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.

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FDA approved non-invasive treatment for urine leak

Tens of thousands of Bahamian women and men have their bladder dictate their lives and reduce the quality of their everyday lives.

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Stop peeing all night, every night

Repeatedly waking up at night to urinate can be a frustrating problem endured by tens of thousands of Bahamian women, men and children.

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Blood in the urine should never be ignored

Are you seeing red in your toilet bowl?

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Testicular troubles

There are many potential causes of testicular and scrotal pain and swelling.

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Bedwetting: Both kids and parents suffer

Bedwetting is a traumatic ordeal, too often endured in embarrassing silence by families. Nocturnal enuresis, or bedwetting, was regarded in one study as the third most traumatic event that a family can face.

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The importance of testosterone

Testosterone is the male sex hormone that is an important component of what makes men essentially men.

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You can always rise again

A less firm, unsatisfactory erection...it is a common complaint of adult men of various ages but more commonly a dreadful state of affairs for middle-aged men and older.

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Innovative treatments for overactive bladder

Overactive bladder and urinary incontinence/leak affects thousands of Bahamian men, women and children.

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Active surveillance for prostate cancer

Prostate cancer will affect one in six men in their lifetime. Early detected low-volume, low-grade, early-stage prostate cancer has an excellent cure rate of 97 to 98 percent.

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Advanced treatment for prostrate enlargement now available in the Bahamas

The UroLift System, the FDA-approved, minimally invasive outpatient procedure to treat non-cancerous benign prostate hyperplasia, also called prostate enlargement, is readily available locally at Urology Care Bahamas.

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Penile prosthesis: An effective solution for erectile dysfunction

Every Bahamian man will face issues with erectile dysfunction at least once in his lifetime. It is an embarrassing affliction that many men suffer with needlessly in silence.

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The Other Prostate Problem - Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Prostate Cancer affects one in six men in their lifetime.Almost half of men 50 years or older are afflicted with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia BPH, a non-cancerous enlargement of a man’s prostate. Almost all men by the age of 70 years old suffer from B

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A solution for urinary incontinence in women

Do you cough, laugh or sneeze and pee all at the same time?

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Failure to stand erect? You are far from alone

Dr Greggory Pinto of Urology Care Bahamas talks erectile dysfunction and what can be done about it

Question: Greetings, Dr Pinto. I am a 54-year-old married man with diabetes and I have had worsening erection problems for nearly two years. I am embarrassed by the problem, which has affected my self-esteem.

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Relax, men – no more dreaded finger prostate exam

Question: Dear Dr Pinto, I am 47 years old and have never had a prostate check because of the dread of violation by the gloved finger prostate exam. My older brothers, cousins and most of my uncles also never go for prostate work up for the same reason. What other way can we all get a prostate checkup?

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Got kidney pain? Are you stoned?

Kidney stones are relatively common across all age groups, occurring in approximately 12 per cent of men and six per cent of women. The higher rate of occurrence in men is influenced by diet.Higher incidences are also seen in tropical climates, as i

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The embarrassing curve ball in the bedroom

Q: Dear Dr Pinto, I am a 38-year-old married father with an embarrassing problem regarding a distressing curvature of my stiff penis that makes intimacy almost impossible. I am very depressed and my self-esteem is at a low point. Can you as a doctor

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Wake up, Bahamas...to nocturia

By Dr Greggory Pinto Q: I am a 56-year-old male with hypertension and, for the past three years, I have woken up at least six to seven times a night with the urge to urinate. I also suffer from weak urine stream and dribbling. My wife also wakes up m

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Kidney stones more painful than childbirth

By DR GREGGORY PINTO As a urologist I have treated thousands of men and women with kidney stones, particularly as a postgraduate fellow with world-leading kidney stone surgeon Professor Andreas Gross, in Hamburg, Germany.I have seen macho men cry lik

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Frequent sex can prevent prostate cancer

Men, you can now legitimately tell the women in your life that more frequent ejaculation can reduce your risk of prostate cancer.A new study by Harvard University has found that men who ejaculate 21 times a month or more have a significant reduction

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Bahamian men terrified of the dreaded finger

Dr Greggory Pinto, a Bahamian urologist and laparoscopic surgeon from the Surgical Suite, answers the question of a concerned potential patient. Q: “Dr Pinto, I am a semi-retired, 62-year-old Bahamian male and I must admit that fear has kept me from

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