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About drelist

Dr. Elist (James J. Elist, M.D.,F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S.), has been in private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1982 specializing in Urology. Dr Elist ‘s major interests (sub specialties) include impotency, male sexual dysfunction, infertility and Male Enhancement Procedures(Penile Enlargement and Testicular Enlargement).



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Ingrown Hair

Published: August 10, 2015

Ingrown Hair An ingrown hair is a hair that grows back into the skin. It is common in people who have tight, curly hair and often results after hair removal. When such hair is shaved or tweezed, it grows back into the skin. This may lead to signs of inflammation.   Where are Ingrown Hairs Commonly … Continue reading Ingrown Hair

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Obesity and Bladder Cancer

Published: August 7, 2015

Obesity and Bladder Cancer Bladder is the part of our body that is responsible for filtering waste products out from our blood and making urine. Recent studies have shown that obesity increases the risk of bladder cancer. Obesity can be defined as a medical condition which is characterized by the presence of abnormally high amount … Continue reading Obesity and Bladder Cancer

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Overactive Bladder

Published: August 6, 2015

Overactive Bladder Overactive bladder is the name given to a group of symptoms affecting the urinary system. These symptoms include: Uncontrollable urge to urinate Leakage of urine along with urge to urinate, also called as incontinence Having to go to the washroom many times during the day and night According to statistics, 30% of all … Continue reading Overactive Bladder

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Penile Cancer Risk Factors

Published: August 5, 2015

Penile Cancer Risk Factors Penile Cancer is a rather rare form of cancer, but has been associated with specific penile cancer risk factors. The following are the most prominent factors which will increase the likelihood that a man will develop a penile tumor.   HPV HPV stands for the viruses known as Human Papiloma, which … Continue reading Penile Cancer Risk Factors

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The Basics of Constipation

Published: August 4, 2015

The Basics of Constipation Constipation is a condition when the frequency of bowel movements decreases or the passage of stools become difficult. It is a fairly common condition and everybody suffers from it at some point in his life. According to statistics, 2% of the US population suffers from constipation. More than 2.5 million people … Continue reading The Basics of Constipation

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Diarrhea | Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Published: August 3, 2015

Diarrhea | Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Diarrhea is a medical condition characterized by the frequent passage of loose, watery stools which may or may not be associated with abdominal bloating and cramps. It is a common condition and an average person can expect to suffer from it once or twice in a year. it usually lasts for two … Continue reading Diarrhea | Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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Urethral Diverticula

Published: July 31, 2015

Urethral Diverticula A urethral diverticulum has been defined as an out pouching of the urethral tissue into the urethro-vaginal space. The lining of the diverticulum is the same as urethral mucosa.   Frequency of Urethral Diverticula The exact frequency of urethral diverticula cannot be determined as most of the cases remain asymptomatic and hence get … Continue reading Urethral Diverticula

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Renal Cystic Disease

Published: July 30, 2015

Renal Cystic Disease Renal cystic diseases refers to a multitude of pathologies that shares one common trait – i.e. formation of multiple cysts in one or both kidneys leading to a wide range of pathological issues. Cyst formation is characterized by formation of fluid-filled sac like small cavities in the tissues. These cavities are often … Continue reading Renal Cystic Disease

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Hydronephrosis and Hydroureter

Published: July 29, 2015

Hydronephrosis and Hydroureter A condition where obstruction of the urine outflow distal to renal pelvis results in distension of renal pelvis and calyces with urine is called as hydronephrosis. Similarly, when the obstruction is beyond the ureters, there is swelling of the ureters with urine, a condition known as hydroureter in medical parlance. Both these … Continue reading Hydronephrosis and Hydroureter

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Cholesterol Management

Published: July 28, 2015

Cholesterol Management Cholesterol can be defined as the fatty, wax-like substance which is imperative for the normal functioning of our body. However, an excess of cholesterol can start forming depositions on the walls of the arteries leading to cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Cholesterol is carried in our blood by proteins. When it combines with the … Continue reading Cholesterol Management

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