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Board: Prostatitis 10-01-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,747
Posted By xandergr8
what are the options for prostatitis?

Hi all,

I visited my urologist a few months ago because of frequent urination and incomplete emptying. He examined me and found my prostate to be somewhat enlarged. He prescribed a round of...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 05-27-2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,520
Posted By xandergr8
Board: Sexual Health - Men 05-27-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,588
Posted By xandergr8
Re: masturbation/anal sex help

As you alluded to with looking at your feet, there's a large personal psychological element at work here. The sexual response is so personal and individualized, you really need to answer your own...
Board: Men's Health 04-06-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Asking this for husband

I started experiencing frequent diarhhea a little over 10 years ago, not after every single meal like your husband but very frequently. I needed to take Imodium 4+ times a week. I shared this with...
Board: Men's Health 10-20-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,364
Posted By xandergr8
Re: hairier yet

My body hair coverage has increased very gradually over the years. At 18 I had a tiny patch of hair in the midline of my chest; in my late 20s it had increased to a vertical line that was longer and...
Board: Urology 10-20-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 24,041
Posted By xandergr8
Re: triamcinolone acetonide cream

Interesting - this is a corticosteroid that I used to take as a nasal spray for allergies (Nasacort). I had no idea it was also used as a topical cream.

If the cream works the same way as the...
Board: Men's Health 10-20-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,256
Posted By xandergr8
Re: I have a concern about my penis...

Could it be your circumcision scar? That shows as differences in pigmentation in the location you describe, and frequently a ring that on a white man appears more tan than the rest of his skin. ...
Board: Men's Health 08-13-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,812
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Prostate Gland & Masturbation

To Celia2: The male body does take care of itself by producing wet dreams, even in an 87-year-old, if there is no other sexual outlet. But more frequent ejaculation than that can only be good for...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 08-07-2006, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,489
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Backdoor sort of stuff

A carrot is not a good idea because it can slip all the way in. And once inside an object can change its tilt (because of the shape of your colon) and get caught on the inside of the tailbone,...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 08-07-2006, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,859
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Pull back foreskin in communal shower?

Sure, why not? I am circumcised but I wash my penis along with the rest of my body - you just have a little more penis to wash. ;) I've seen uncut guys at the Y wash under their foreskins, and...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 07-21-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,527
Posted By xandergr8
Re: will this work to last longer in bed??

lilguy, you have a lot of options. Here are three approaches:

- Desensitizing agent. There are condoms coated with a desensitizing agent, or you could buy the desensitizer itself in a tube...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 07-14-2006, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,296
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Has anyone seen a urologist for ED? Need some advice

Of course you should tell the urologist the truth. Every doctor needs complete and truthful information, or you'd be wasting your time and his (or hers).

I would expect a urologist to examine...
Board: Men's Health 07-14-2006, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,686
Posted By xandergr8
Re: A "men's problem" *cough*

Sounds like you need to get up the nerve to mention this to your doctor. If you have a serious medical condition, or if this is related to your other problems, wouldn't you rather know so you can...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 07-13-2006, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,076
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Masturbation - how much is too much?

For sore testicles? No, sorry, this does not make sense. These may be good dietary choices for overall health (but: certain kinds of fish, not all seafood; and limit your intake of nuts to a very...
Board: Men's Health 07-11-2006, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 33,165
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Annual physical exam--not good enough?

Your checkup should have included a testicular exam and a digital rectal exam. While I wouldn't go so far as to characterize your doc as negligent, he should have been more thorough. I'd find...
Board: General Health 07-11-2006, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By xandergr8
Re: sunscreen

Yes, sunscreen will prevent darkening, and yes, you should be wearing it. If avoiding skin cancer is not enough of a motivator, consider that exposure to the sun prematurely ages your skin. So put...
Board: Men's Health 07-11-2006, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,278
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Small lump on Inner But cheek

If the bump is right at your anus, then what you describe sounds like a hemorrhoid.

If it is a hemorrhoid, they usually shrink over time on their own, but see a doctor if it's causing you any...
Board: Sexual Health - Teens 07-11-2006, 05:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 261,094
Posted By xandergr8
Re: average penis size?

I'll admit I was skeptical when I read about not fitting inside a toilet paper roll, which seems so large in diameter. But then I tried it myself and was surprised that I was not able to get the...
Board: Sexual Health - Teens 06-30-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 261,094
Posted By xandergr8
Re: average penis size?

orion, I applaud your effort of citing legitimate sources from the medical literature to make this a more meaningful, objective discussion.


I have one small nit to pick, though: if the...
Board: Men's Health 04-29-2006, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,027
Posted By xandergr8
Re: whirlpool

That's great, Mike - good to hear. I wish my current gym had a whirlpool - nothing feels better after a strenuous workout.
Board: Men's Health 04-29-2006, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,812
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Prostate Gland & Masturbation

I'm half your age but have had similar prostate problems before. My urologist told me that more frequent ejaculation, by whatever method, was one thing that would help keep the problem in check. ...
Board: Prostatitis 02-25-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,861
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Prostatitis at 17

One thing that can't hurt, and might help, is more frequent ejaculation. Really! There's a home remedy that I think you already know! ;)
Board: Men's Health 02-22-2006, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,041
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Need serious advice on enlarged prostate.

I'm in my 30s and also had a bout of prostatitis last year. Levaquin cleared it right up. Besides the antibiotic my urologist prescribed "more frequent ejaculation" ! That should make your son...
Board: Men's Health 02-22-2006, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,442
Posted By xandergr8
Re: black spots on penis

If they are not raised, probably nothing to worry about. But show it to a doctor the next time you are in for a checkup.
Board: Men's Health 01-24-2006, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,027
Posted By xandergr8
Re: whirlpool

Do what makes you comfortable. It's true that as you step in or out, your genitals are right in the line of sight of the others sitting in the tub. Almost in their face in fact, depending on the...
Board: Men's Health 01-16-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,027
Posted By xandergr8
Re: whirlpool

I wouldn't say you're being ridiculous or irrational, just shy! And it's understandable. I was shy my first couple times at my gym too. Just try to focus on the health benefits and how much your...
Board: Men's Health 10-06-2005, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367,685
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Saggy testicles?

If briefs or boxer briefs are not comfortable for you, you might try wearing what's called a suspensory under your boxers. It's basically a waistband with a pouch attached in front - that's it. ...
Board: Men's Health 07-22-2005, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 833
Posted By xandergr8
Hemorrhoid?

The other day during a routine visit to my family doc he checked my prostate. It was a slightly uncomfortable experience, but very quick, and I felt fine immediately afterwards. An hour or so later...
Board: Men's Health 06-28-2005, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,473
Posted By xandergr8
Re: vitamins irritate penis

You don't say whether you've been taking the normal recommended dose or if you've been loading up. Any extra C or B vitamins that your body can't use right away are promptly excreted in the urine. ...
Board: Men's Health 06-28-2005, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 28,901
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Boils

A boil is a kind of Staph infection. You need to treat it with an antibiotic. You should go to the doctor as soon as you have a boil so you can get a prescription to take care of it.

The best...
Board: Men's Health 06-28-2005, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,755
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Itchy Scrotum?

Sounds like an ordinary pimple!

Sorry to have to ask, but do you always wear a fresh pair of clean underwear every day? Wearing a dirty pair can make you itch down there.

Let us know how...
Board: Men's Health 05-01-2005, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Penis veins

Bulging veins on the surface of your penis are normal. Painful ones are not, though. You should see a doctor for that. (Or rather, let a doctor see you!)
Board: Men's Health 04-29-2005, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 31,159
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Turning into a hairy man

I'm 39 and have continued to get gradually more body hair over the years, with no signs of stopping. My legs and pubic area were always very hairy dating back to my teens, and by 20 I had a heavy...
Board: Men's Health 04-29-2005, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 27,462
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Nudity during exam

I've had several different doctors over the years and most times I've been asked to strip down to my underwear and wait for the doctor. He would perform most of the exam with me in my underwear,...
Board: Men's Health 01-22-2005, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,296
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Lump On Scrotum.

For God's sake get yourself to a doctor and have this checked out RIGHT AWAY!
Board: Men's Health 01-03-2005, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Help - Not sure what this is

May I ask what you have against condoms? Especially since you say you've not had this problem when using them? Going condomless is something you should do only if you are willing to (1) get...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 12-30-2004, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Dh and sex/headaches

First, what's a dh?

Is he taking Viagra? That can cause headaches. If so he should follow up with his doctor, who may suggest stopping the medication or perhaps lowering the dosage.

Aside...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 12-28-2004, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Options for a Man

If you have high cholesterol (which is common in overweight folks), that can affect the quality of your erections. The blood flow to the penis can become restricted or even blocked just like...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 12-24-2004, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,061
Posted By xandergr8
Re: viagra

It doesn't make sense for a doctor to prescribe Viagra for premature ejaculation. It's a pretty irresponsible thing for him to do, actually. You don't need a pill to help you last longer before...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 12-24-2004, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,772
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Is lubricant a must?

I recommend Astroglide, available in the drugstore. It's pretty thin and wonderfully slippery, and it lasts a long time. Some brands are too thick going on, or they dry out and become too thick. ...
Board: Men's Health 12-06-2004, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Shaving advice?

Thanks for the advice guys. I went with the razor + foam squatting over a mirror and it worked out fine. Wow, it feels great to finally be SMOOTH! I can't keep my hands off myself now. :cool:
Board: Men's Health 12-01-2004, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,579
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Penis Question

Be sure to get plenty of sleep. Go out of your way to make sure you get to bed earlier than usual. Eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Do what you can to...
Board: Men's Health 11-29-2004, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By xandergr8
Re: need help guys

As for the smell, forgive me for stating the obvious but you need to wash that area thoroughly every day. Daily washing should be enough to avoid odor, and if it isn't then maybe you are not washing...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 11-27-2004, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,806
Posted By xandergr8
Re: First time worries

If you feel in any way uncomfortable remember that you don't have to have sex. You're only 17 - don't be afraid to wait until the time is right. And it might not be right for a few more years. ...
Board: Men's Health 11-27-2004, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By xandergr8
Shaving advice?

Hey guys, would like your advice on something that's been bothering me for a while. I've never been moved to shave my pubic hair, but sometimes I wish I didn't have so much hair around my anus. ...
Board: Men's Health 11-25-2004, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,655
Posted By xandergr8
Re: testical

Just curious makeen: what makes you say your testicles are small? most straight guys don't get an opportunity to compare themselves with other guys in that department.

As others have said it...
Board: Men's Health 11-22-2004, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Prostate questions...

What do you mean by "readjustments" AA? It sounds like you should bring this problem to a doctor, but I just wondered about that one comment.
Board: Hernia 11-19-2004, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,801
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Nerve damage or Hernia?

Definitely get a 2nd even 3rd opinion before getting any nerves snipped. And in the meantime, when working out you should probably wear a hernia support or suspensory, both available in a drug...
Board: Men's Health 11-19-2004, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,319
Posted By xandergr8
Re: Low self esteem.

Look at it this way: you've got more hair than many guys do because you have more testosterone than they do. That's pretty cool! The next time you have those feelings, just think of the manly...
Board: Sexual Health - General 11-17-2004, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By xandergr8
Re: lubrication

I have a lot of anal sex, and here's what I do. (It happens to be a combination of other suggestions you've already received) Use Astroglide, which stays slippery longer than KY jelly, KY liquid,...
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