men's health clinic

Dr Beatty is dual Specialist GP accredited (FRACG) & Physician Qualified (MRCP Lond), and has a long & established interest in men’s health.

Ejaculatory issues that commonly present at the men’s health clinic include:

  • Erectile Dysfunction for which there are various treatment options including a self-administered injection.
  • Premature ejaculation for which there are a variety of good treatment options.
  • Delayed ejaculation

STD testing. Chlamydia in Australia is now more common in males than females.

Men are on the whole less likely then women to seek help from a doctor. Other key aspects of men’s health include:

  • Sleep Apnoea: 2-3 times more commonly in men than women.
  • Cardiovascular disease occurs on average around 10 years earlier in men.
  • High Blood Pressure is more common in men than women before the age of around 45.
  • Haemochromatosis occurs many years earlier in men.
  • Kidney Stones: 70% occur in men

There is an important clinical role for testosterone replacement therapy which is prescribed in accordance to national and international clinical guidelines. Therapy should be monitored with a view to continuing it only where there is demonstrable improvement.

The most common cancers in men in Australia are:

  • Skin Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bowel Cancer: 1 in 10 men get colorectal cancer (compared with 1 in 15 women)
  • Lung Cancer

There are a number of issues that may affect the male genital organ including:

  • Hydrococele (fluid collection in the scrotum)
  • Infection of the testicle (Orchitis) or, more common, the epididymis (epididymitis)
  • Epididymal Cyst (very common – and can often be diagnosed clinically without a scan)
  • Dermatological conditions:  Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Scabies, Balanitis (foreskin infection), molluscum, genital warts. Lichen Sclerosus and Lichen planus have typical appearances in males and are also important conditions to diagnose and treat.

There are also a number of normal variations of penile anatomy. The skin or head of the penis (the glans) may also have small pink bumps which have a variety of names. The doctor will let you know the name of any normal variation that might be present.

Gynaecomastia is enlargement of the male breast tissue caused by excessive glandular tissue (true gynaecomastia). More common is pseudo-gynaeomastia which is caused by excessive fatty non-glandular tissue. The doctor can distinguish these two by a careful examination. True gynaecomastia is fairly common between the ages of 10 and 17, and in men age 50 to 70. There are two broad elements to the assessment of gynaecomastia: Is there an underlying medical problem, and is it a cosmetic issue?

test for prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate Cancer screening (PSA) is rightly an important issue for men.

We’re all surrounded by messages in the media to get our prostates checked. It’s worth knowing the pros and cons of the PSA test before getting it done. The guy makes the decision as to whether to go for screening based on the information available.

Mens Health Posts: Brisbane GP

klinefelter, mens health

Klinefelter Syndrome

Most men with Klinefelter Syndrome are unaware they have an extra Chromosome. Why does this matter?
erectile dysfunction treatment

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction - Are any Tests useful? which is the best oral medication, and what is the role of Caverject?
Testosterone replacement Therapy - Does it need treating, risks & types of therapy.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Low Testosterone has a wide range of causes. What is the normal range, symptoms, causes and treatment options?
PSA Test Brisbane

Prostate Cancer Test

Why are Doctors being told there are too many men getting Prostate Cancer Blood Tests? Should I get a PSA test?
WRITTEN BY: Dr Richard Beatty
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