24 September 2013
Function of the testicles

Function of the testicles


The testesAlso called the balls, nuts, seeds, grains or testicles, these organs are egg shaped, but the size of the red “Bequia” plums. They...
17 September 2013
How are kidney stones diagnosed?

How are kidney stones diagnosed?


I have spent the last two weeks discussing the very common "kidney stone”. I have explained why an ultrasound by itself is insufficient to diag...
10 September 2013
Caution – kidney stone diagnosis may miss more deadly conditions

Caution – kidney stone diagnosis may miss more deadly conditions


Two weeks ago, I started on the issue of kidney stones and their diagnosis. Since then, I have been down with the "flu” and a subsequent cough,...
13 August 2013
Do you really have  kidney stones?

Do you really have kidney stones?


Every day, there are patients who come to my office, or visit the emergency room or other doctors' offices, with the diagnosis of kidney stones. The...
06 August 2013
Signs of kidney  disease cont.

Signs of kidney disease cont.


Over the last three weeks I have looked at the signs and symptoms of kidney disease. I looked at pain in the flanks, swelling of the feet and body, ...
23 July 2013
Symptoms of kidney disease – blood in the urine and swelling of the feet and body

Symptoms of kidney disease – blood in the urine and swelling of the feet and body


Two weeks ago I discussed one of the symptoms of kidney disease, namely pain. This week, I will be discussing other signs and symptoms, namely hematur...
25 June 2013
Urology and the kidneys

Urology and the kidneys


Every day, I get asked if I "deal with kidneys” or if "I see women also”. This is over 10 years after coming back to this country. It mean...
18 June 2013
Do not wait for symptoms to test for prostate cancer!

Do not wait for symptoms to test for prostate cancer!


It’s amazing that after weeks of writing about prostate cancer, I still meet men who continue to ask: “Doc, how do I know that I have prosta...
28 May 2013
Advanced prostate cancer

Advanced prostate cancer


This week is our final article in the prostate cancer series, in which we discuss advanced or late stage prostate cancer. This is prostate cancer th...
07 May 2013
Treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer

Treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer


A few weeks ago, I discussed the treatment of a 53-year-old man whose prostate cancer was discovered when it had not spread and who opted to have ra...