Problems You Keep Behind Closed Doors

It’s TMI Tuesday! The Doctors remove the “Do Not Disturb” sign to answer embarrassing health questions that are usually kept behind closed doors.

Alcohol-Induced Diarrhea?
The Doctors explain why certain people are prone to loose bowel movements after consuming alcohol. And, learn which foods can help prevent this uncomfortable problem.

New Treatment for Razor Burn
Dermatologist Dr. Howard Liu explains the factors that cause razor burn and bikini bumps. See how intense pulse laser therapy is used to eradicate the unsightly condition, and get other tips to reduce irritation "down there."

Awkward Aging Issues
On a recent baby boomers edition of “Ask Our Docs,” The Doctors were joined by a lively, close-knit crew of glamorous golden girls who reside at Trilogy at Glen Ivy, a tranquil resort community for active seniors. The Trilogy troupe is back with more embarrassing, age-related questions!

Improve Sex after Menopause
How do you enhance libido and sexual satisfaction after menopause? OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson gives tips to keep your sex drive alive in your golden years.

Skipping a Beat
What causes heart palpitations, and when could it be a sign of something serious?

Urinary Leakage
Can certain exercises cause urinary incontinence? Dr. Lisa reveals the answer. Plus, learn about tips and treatments to improve bladder function.

Web Exclusive: Hammertoe Help
Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon demonstrates a simple foot exercise that can improve mobility and relieve pain caused by hammertoes.

Keyhole Surgery for Hernias
An hernia occurs when soft tissue, such as fat or part of the small intestine, protrudes through a weak spot or tear in the abdominal wall. Inguinal hernias, which are the most common, occur in the lower abdomen, usually beside the groin. They are more prevalent in men but can also affect women, usually as a result of pregnancy or family history. Premature infants are also at a higher risk for developing an inguinal hernia, due to less time for the inguinal canal to close while in utero.

“The traditional way of fixing a hernia would be through a large incision,” explains general surgeon Dr. Daniel Marcus. “Today, we can do it through small incisions – what’s called minimally invasive or keyhole surgery.”

Dr. Marcus performs a laparoscopic keyhole surgery for an inguinal hernia.

Dr. Marcus explains when a patient should consider undergoing surgery for a hernia.

Treating Male Infertility
* The following content contains mature subject matter of a sexual nature. Viewer discretion is advised.

Seniors and Driving Privileges

When should seniors stop driving or have their driver’s license revoked? The Doctors discuss the signs of aging that could pose a danger behind the wheel. Plus, learn tips and activities to improve memory and boost brainpower.
Married couple Justin and Margaret have had difficulty conceiving a child for the past couple of years. Justin underwent testing for male infertility, and the doctor was unable to find any sperm at that time. Margaret and Justin elected to try in-vitro fertilization, and their doctor was eventually able to harvest 12 sperm over a period of several months.

“We were so excited, because we felt like this was our one chance to have a baby,” Margaret says. “But, unfortunately, they called and said I was not pregnant, and that was devastating.”

Justin, 32, has suffered from kidney stones since he was 18 years old. Over the years, he has had 14 surgeries to remove kidney stones. Every time that Justin had a flare-up, a CAT scan was performed, leading him to wonder if radiation exposure could be affecting his fertility.

Board-certified urologist Dr. Aaron Spitz explains that it’s very unlikely that kidney stones are a factor for infertility. Since Justin’s hormone tests came back normal, Dr. Spitz recommends a physical exam.

Testicular Exam
Dr. Spitz performs a testicular exam to determine the potential cause of Justin’s fertility problems.

Sperm Extraction
Dr. Spitz explains three treatment options to increase Justin’s sperm production, the most effective likely being testicular sperm extraction. See how it works.