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Dr. David Shusterman, M.D.

Urologist

Dr. David Shusterman M.D. is a top Urologist in New York. With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to Urology, Dr. David Shusterman M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Dr. David Shusterman M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in Urology, Dr. David Shusterman M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. He embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients in NYC, Dr. David Shusterman M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine and the field of urology.
20 years Experience
Dr. David Shusterman, M.D.
Specializes in:
  • Urologist
  • New York, NY
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • Accepting new patients

Will tampons cause a yeast infection?

No. Yeast is caused by many factors. Best to keep your vagina as clean as possible meaning during sex to make sure hands are clean. Also important to use wet wipes after bowel READ MORE
No. Yeast is caused by many factors. Best to keep your vagina as clean as possible meaning during sex to make sure hands are clean. Also important to use wet wipes after bowel movements.

Can leaked urine in underwear cause a urinary infection?

No. Bacteria has to get into your bladder.

Is cloudy urine a sign of an infection?

Maybe but there will be other signs not just that

Can antifungal medicine taken for a skin infection cause my urine to turn dark yellow?

Sometimes, but more likely it's poor hydration. You should drink 2 liters of water a day.

My underwear gets wet with urine often. Can this cause an infection?

No, but it's not good to have leaking. You should see a board certified urologist to get it evaluated.

Can ayurveda treatment help in dissolving kidney stones?

Very few stones can be dissolved, only about 10%. Most stones need to be treated or else they will cause a lot of pain. My recommendation is to see a good urologist who can help READ MORE
Very few stones can be dissolved, only about 10%. Most stones need to be treated or else they will cause a lot of pain. My recommendation is to see a good urologist who can help you with the options in regards to taking care of the stone.

Can regular consumption of cranberry juice keep a UTI away?

Cranberry juice makes you thirsty and you drink more water. More water is the real cure not cranberry.

Why should people with kidney stones avoid spinach?

Spinach is high in oxalate but everything is fine in moderation and high water intake.

Can pregnancy cause permanent urinary incontinence?

Yes, but if you are treated early with real kegels, you can help delay or stop the progression of the issues.

My urine smells. Is it an infection?

Maybe but smelly urine alone is not likely an infection. Come to a urologist to get it checked out

Can a bath increase chances of a urinary tract infection?

Yes and no. It depends on the water. If you shower before a bath and put fresh water in a bath then it is unlikely but if you go in a hot tub that was last filled a few months READ MORE
Yes and no. It depends on the water. If you shower before a bath and put fresh water in a bath then it is unlikely but if you go in a hot tub that was last filled a few months ago then yes it can cause a UTI

My father is unable to hold his urine. What could be the reason?

He needs to be evaluated but likely he has BPH with an overactive bladder. If the BPH has not been treated for a long time then the bladder gets over active and starts to leak

Does urine incontinence indicate a weak bladder?

No, the opposite the bladder is too strong and pushes the urine out. A weak bladder you can not void.

If I have a UTI can I pass it on to my husband?

No way. It's in your bladder and your husband cannot get into that area obviously.

Is a bent penis normal?

No, and it can get worse if not treated correctly. I use shockwave therapy with erectionwave to stop this condition before it gets worse. Get a full evaluation.

Is my urinary incontinence problem permanent?

It my get better after pregnancy but you should start treatment with the right urologist

Is stem cell therapy useful for neurogenic bladder?

That depends on many things. Better to make sure the doctor is a board certified urologist and has tried other treatments first. Most doctors selling stem cells are shady and not READ MORE
That depends on many things. Better to make sure the doctor is a board certified urologist and has tried other treatments first. Most doctors selling stem cells are shady and not even specialists. Come to a board certified urologist for a second option before you decide

Blood in the urine. What could be the reason for this?

You should get a check-up by a urologist. It can be kidney stones or a UTI. Low risk, but cancer causes blood in the urine as well.