Blog Archive

Can a Vasectomy Be Reversed? Jul 18th, 2021

As the saying goes, the only thing you can count on is that things change. Whether you thought you were finished having children or you were sure you didn’t want to have children when you got your vasectomy, you likely didn’t have any doubt about your decision. But maybe now...

Erectile Dysfunction or Normal Aging? Jun 17th, 2021

If you struggle to get and keep an erection, this can impact more than just your sex life. It can do a number on your confidence and self-esteem as well. Difficulty maintaining an erection can occur for a variety of reasons, and you don’t necessarily have to be old for...

The Link Between Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes May 11th, 2021

Living with diabetes comes with numerous challenges, including the increased risk for erectile dysfunction (ED). Unfortunately, experiencing problems getting or maintaining a satisfying erection can cause even more issues, including frustration and embarrassment, which can worsen ED symptoms. As a board-certified urologist and men’s health specialist, Mike Hsieh, MD, understands...

5 Signs of an Enlarged Prostate Apr 8th, 2021

One out of two men in their 50s have an enlarged prostate. For men over 80 years of age, this issue affects nearly 90% of the United States population.  While an enlarged prostate gland typically doesn’t present any serious medical concerns, the side effects of this common problem can lead...

Common Causes of Male Infertility Mar 14th, 2021

By some estimates, one in every eight American couples has trouble getting pregnant despite a year of trying. When this happens, doctors typically recommend evaluating for infertility. Up to 50% of problems getting pregnant are due to male infertility.  While the causes of infertility are often complex, many cases of...

The Psychological Impact of Sexual Dysfunction Feb 11th, 2021

When you hear the words, sexual dysfunction, you may automatically assume we’re referring to erectile dysfunction (ED), but that aspect is only part of the picture. As men’s health experts, board-certified urologist Dr. Mike Hsieh and our team understand the complex nature of sexual dysfunction and the wide net it...

What to Expect After You've Had a Vasectomy Reversal Jan 17th, 2021

Were you content looking forward to a child-free life, but then you weren’t? Perhaps your children are almost grown. You didn’t anticipate becoming a parent all over again, but you’ve met someone and want to have a child with your new partner. Your life circumstance has changed, and you want...

How Is Male Infertility Diagnosed? Dec 3rd, 2020

Fertility problems occur among 10-15% of couples, and in one-third of these cases, male infertility is the culprit. There are many possible causes of male infertility, so a thorough evaluation is critical to getting you on the road to building the family of your dreams. At our practice, board-certified urologist...

Men Can Have Hot Flashes, Too Nov 6th, 2020

Do you find yourself suddenly heating up for no reason, leaving you blanketed in sweat? Or perhaps you wake at night, drenched and cold. Welcome to the world of hot flashes, which is by no means solely a woman’s world. At our practice, Dr. Mike Hsieh and our team understand...

Do You Have These 5 Telltale Symptoms of Peyronie's Disease? Oct 6th, 2020

If you ask men to rate the things they don’t want to talk about — even with their doctor — problems with their penis would be one of the top issues.  Even when they have Peyronie’s disease and suffer with pain, difficulty having sex, and the embarrassment of a curved...

Your Guide to a No-Scalpel Vasectomy Sep 16th, 2020

Did you know that a vasectomy is more effective than a woman’s tubal ligation? One out of 100 women get pregnant after they have a tubal ligation, while one out of 1,000 become pregnant after their partner has a vasectomy. Though men know a vasectomy is an effective and safe...

When Does Prostate Cancer Require Treatment? Aug 17th, 2020

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, the first thing you may wonder is how quickly you can get it surgically removed. Prostate cancer is unique in that treatment is not always required and monitoring it closely is sometimes the best course of action.  Here at the office of Mike Hsieh,...

What Are the Most Common Causes of Male Infertility? Jul 16th, 2020

When you want to start a family, having trouble conceiving can be devastating. For couples where the partners are younger than 35, infertility is diagnosed after a year of continually trying to conceive. If couple is 35 or older, an infertility workup is recommended after six months of trying. An...

5 Tips for Preventing Kidney Stones May 26th, 2020

Roughly 1 in 10 Americans develop a kidney stone in their lifetime, and for many people it isn’t a one-time occurrence. These hard deposits can cause excruciating pain as they travel through the urinary system and out of the body. What’s important after you have a kidney stone is preventing...

Erectile Dysfunction Could Be Symptomatic of Another Underlying Health Condition Mar 4th, 2020

Sure, it’s hard to talk about erectile dysfunction (ED). But talk you must, because ED not only messes with your sex life, it could also be symptomatic of other underlying medical conditions. Dr. Mike Hsieh has heard it all, and he wants to help you deal with ED. Here’s how...

Behind the Little Blue Pill: Debunking Myths About Viagra Feb 1st, 2020

Viagra® gained attention immediately in 1998 when it first hit United States markets. In 2018 alone, Viagra sales generated approximately $640 million in revenue. But as the first oral treatment for erectile dysfunction, its popularity also came with widespread myths and misinformation. As a board-certified urologist and male fertility specialist,...

Why Should a Man See a Urologist? Jan 12th, 2020

A urologist who specializes in men’s health has a diverse set of skills. They’re trained and experienced in treating an enlarged prostate to problems with erectile dysfunction to fertility concerns, and much more. Dr. Mike Hsieh is a board-certified urologist who specializes in men’s health. His thriving, top-rated practice is...

SEXUAL FUNCTION REHABILITATION - SAN DIEGO MEN'S HEALTH Jul 1st, 2019

Sexual Function Rehabilitation Revolutionary Breakthroughs in Men's Health. With T. Mike Hsieh, M.D. UCSD Men's Health Center   

Vasectomy How It Works Jun 27th, 2019

Guys, Are you tired of listening to your wives go on and on about how they are tired of being on birth control since they were 16?  Yikes, so it is time to man up and step up to the plate. Vasectomy isn’t a bad word, it isn’t the end...

Low T Jun 27th, 2019

Are you feeling exhausted, irritable, and a little heavier than you like? Are you asking yourself “Just a few years ago I was feeling fit and looking good… What Happened?” If this sounds like you then you might have low testosterone (low T). This is a normal part of aging,...

Erectile Dysfunction Demystified Mar 6th, 2019

ED can be a signal of other circulation problem in a man’s body (cardiovascular health) Over the counter sexual enhancing supplements doesn’t replace evaluation by health care professional (often time contain ingredients that can be harmful to the body).  Over the counter ≠ safe  Viagra or similar medication is now...

Male Biological Clock Jan 31st, 2019

T. Mike Hsieh, MD Director of Male Fertility and Men’s Health at the department of Urology, UC San Diego Couples are delaying childbirth, why should men worry about their biological clock? More educated couple, more likely to delay childbirth Not a new concept for men’s health specialists Reproduction isn’t immune...