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QUESTION: - Is venous leakage a quite common problem or really rare? Is there usually a certain age when this happens, and is it in connection with some other diseases or conditions? And if it is could you maybe list these diseases or conditions?

Appreciate it alot!

ANSWER: Shaun:

Venous leak is a relatively common finding.  There is no specific age preference.  It may or may not accompany arterial disease.

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QUESTION: Okay thanks. Does it have a connection with chlamydia or peyronies disease? I read that if you have chlamydia it might develop some scar tissue inside the penis and that might cause venous leak?

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Shaun:

No connection between chlamydial infections, peyronie's disease and venous leak.  Chlamydia does not typically involve the corpora but if it did and it caused scarring, this would not be likely to become a venous leak.  It would be more likely to cause some dimpling or curvature.

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

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Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

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American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

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Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

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Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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