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  • May 2019

    'A Viagra-like drug could reverse heart failure'

    Research in sheep finds that a drug that doctors prescribe for the treatment of erectile dysfunction can effectively treat the effects of heart failure.

  • Apr 2019

    What causes watery semen, and does it affect fertility?

    Ejaculating multiple times per day, living with certain medical conditions, and having nutritional deficiencies can all cause watery semen. Watery semen may indicate a low sperm count, but it does not necessarily mean that a person is infertile. Learn more about the causes of watery semen here.

  • Apr 2019

    Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men

    Many symptoms can indicate colon cancer in men, including bowel changes, weight loss, cramps, and bloody stool. However, these symptoms can also be due to other causes. Learn more about colon cancer symptoms and when to see a doctor here.

  • Apr 2019

    Is blue balls a real condition?

    Blue balls is the informal term for epididymal hypertension, which causes uncomfortable or aching testicles if a person is aroused but does not ejaculate. Learn more about the myths and facts here.

  • Apr 2019

    What causes a low libido?

    It is common for a person's libido to fluctuate throughout their life and according to their mood. However, a significant change in libido may be due to an underlying cause. Learn about low libido causes and how to treat them here.

  • Mar 2019

    What causes bloody urine in men?

    Seeing blood in the urine is a symptom of many underlying problems in males, including infections, an enlarged prostate, and kidney stones. Learn about the causes and their treatments here.

  • Mar 2019

    Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know

    A sperm count is part of a larger test called semen analysis. A doctor may test a person’s sperm count if they have fertility concerns. Learn about average, low, and high sperm counts here.

  • Mar 2019

    What causes pain in the testicles?

    A range of medical conditions can cause testicular pain, from infections to testicular torsion, a medical emergency. Learn about these and other causes of pain in the testicles here.

  • Mar 2019

    What are the early symptoms of cancer in men?

    Men have a higher risk of dying from cancer than women in the United States. However, recognizing the early signs can significantly improve a person’s outlook. Early symptoms of cancer in men can include changes in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss, testicular changes, and difficulties urinating. Learn more here.

  • Mar 2019

    What causes pain in the penis?

    Many situations and conditions can cause penis pain, including Peyronie’s disease, balanitis, and sexually transmitted infections. Learn about these and more causes of penis pain here.

  • Feb 2019

    Small penis syndrome: Everything you need to know

    Small penis syndrome is not a physical condition but long-term anxiety about the size of one's penis. It is a type of body dysmorphic disorder. Learn more about the symptoms here.

  • Feb 2019

    What causes cramps after sex?

    Cramps after sex can occur for several reasons, from a simple muscle strain to more serious underlying conditions. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor in this article.

  • Feb 2019

    Ability to do pushups may predict cardiovascular risk

    Recent research has found a strong link between a man's ability to complete numerous pushups and his risk of developing cardiovascular problems.

  • Feb 2019

    What to expect from Lupron treatment

    Lupron (leuprolide acetate) is a type of hormone therapy for people with prostate cancer. Lupron is an injection drug, and doctors often prescribe it in combination with radiation therapy or surgery. As it lowers a person’s testosterone levels, Lupron can cause a range of side effects. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart

    New research suggests that hormone therapy may place people who are gender transitioning at a higher risk of cardiovascular events.

  • Feb 2019

    Natural ways to boost fertility

    People can increase their chances of getting pregnant naturally by reducing alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    5 menstruation myths you must leave behind

    There are many misconceptions surrounding menstruation that may make coping with it more confusing. In this Spotlight, we unpack and debunk the top myths.

  • Feb 2019

    How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

    A new study investigates how marijuana smoking can affect the quality of sperm. Its findings contradict the researchers' initial hypothesis.

  • Feb 2019

    Does Clomid work for male infertility?

    Clomid is the former brand name of clomiphene citrate, a drug for treating infertility in females. However, doctors may sometimes prescribe it off-label for treating infertility in males. In some males, clomiphene citrate may boost fertility, but it is not yet clear whether it works for all males. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What is the secondary stage of syphilis?

    The secondary stage of syphilis has symptoms including sores on the genitals, mouth, and anus. Diagnosis involves a physical exam. Learn more about secondary syphilis here.

  • Jan 2019

    What are the signs of depression in men?

    The signs of depression can vary between men and women. Men are generally more likely to feel anger and to engage in substance abuse and risky behavior. In this article, we discuss the behavioral, physical, and emotional signs of depression in men and explain how to get help.

  • Jan 2019

    How to tell if a penis rash is from HIV

    HIV can cause a rash to develop on the penis. This is an early symptom of HIV that may spread to other areas of the body. The rash may appear red or crusty. There are other potential causes. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    Chlamydia in men: Everything you need to know

    Chlamydia is a very common sexually transmitted infection that affects both males and females. In this article, learn about the symptoms and complications in males.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about the Adam's apple

    The Adam's apple is a lump of cartilage in the throat, and it develops in males and females. It has no specific use and can be surgically removed. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    Orgasmic dysfunction: Everything you need to know

    Orgasmic dysfunction is when a person cannot orgasm despite feeling sufficiently sexually aroused. In this article, we cover the causes, symptoms, and possible treatments.