Just the thought of surgery in this area is a source of great anxiety in many men. Today’s vasectomy is not the same vasectomy your father had. The introduction of minimally invasive operations, like the percutaneous and the no scalpel vasectomy, have revolutionized vasectomies. While most men fear that this will affect their masculinity, libido, and erection, this is not the case.
Kidney & Bladder Stones
Passage of a kidney stone is often rated as one of the top 2 pains people go through. Women routinely compare it to labor pains, although they often report that labor pains are less intense. The pain is caused by urinary obstruction, not the existence of the stone in the kidney. Stone disease will affect about 6-9% of all men and until recently 3-4% of women. Recent studies show the gap to be narrowing.
Many men are concerned about prostate health, and for good reason. If you’re a guy there is a good chance that you will eventually have some sort of problem with your prostate. The three most common prostate issues are Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (or BPH), Prostatitis and Prostate Cancer. BPH is a condition that develops in men age 40 and older. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.