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My is 21 and very independent. He has been bleeding for a year and a half, he has been hiding it from me but I do the sheets from his bed, My husband took him to the ER,a few weeks ago. He seems very sad. I saw more blood today on his bed. I know its coming from his Penis but why and how can I help him and is he dying. We don't have any health coverage, Can you help

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Sandra:

It's unlikely he's dying, but we can't make a diagnosis from just a single symptom.  It could be anything from an infection to a stone.  At age 21, it's unlikely to be a tumor or anything too dangerous but you never know. He needs to consult with a urologist and find out just what is causing the blood.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

Expertise

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

Experience

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.

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

Publications
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.

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

Awards and Honors
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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