Dr Pankaj Kothari & Dr Ian Mitchell have a particular interest in men’s health including management of urinary and reproductive disorders, men’s mental health and advice on hormone disorders for men.
Symptoms & Diagnosis
With age the prostate gland grows under the influence of testosterone. For men in their 50s onwards this can lead to symptoms such as slower urine flow with a weak stream, frequent urination and needing to get up several times at night to urinate. Often these symptoms are caused by non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate (BPH) and can be improved with medication.
Prostate cancer is not uncommon with around 20,000 new cases diagnosed each year in Australia with 85% being in men 65 years or older. Blood testing and examination of the prostate are available at Tedder Avenue Medical Practice. There are many excellent urologists in the local area where follow-up by a specialist is advised.
Erectile dysfunction is very common and the doctors will make discussing this simple and free from embarrassment. Excellent medication is available and specialist referral is available for surgical options. Premature ejaculation (ejaculating too quickly) is common especially amongst younger men. There is no need for embarrassment when discussing this with the doctors and there are a number of excellent medications that can delay ejaculation and improve the satisfaction of both you and your partner. Of course all information is handled very sensitively and with total confidentiality.
Testicular lumps and bumps are always worth getting checked out and may require ultrasound imaging for correct diagnosis.
Male breast enlargement, sore breasts, reduction in testicle size, general loss of interest and energy and reduced sex drive are symptoms often associated with hormonal disturbances. If you have any of these symptoms the doctors can probably help you.
At Tedder Avenue Medical Practice, we can perform a thorough sexual health screen and treat common sexually transmitted infections such as herpes and chlamydia.
- Quick diagnosis
- Complex medical tests
- Early identification and intervention
- Complex surgical interventions