Christopher G. Wood MD FACS


Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that is usually produced during pregnancy. But some types of cancer can also cause high levels of hCG. The amount of hCG may be measured in blood or urine to see if a woman is pregnant. The test also may be done as part of a screening test for birth defects. High levels of…

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that is usually produced during pregnancy. But some types of cancer can also cause high levels of hCG. The amount of hCG may be measured in blood or urine to see if a woman is pregnant. The test also may be done as part of a screening test for birth defects. High levels of…

Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease is caused by scar tissue in the penis, which makes the penis curve during an erection. For some men, this curving can cause pain and make sexual intercourse difficult or impossible. Peyronie’s disease usually affects men who are 50 and older. It rarely gets better on its own. If a man chooses to be…

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual intercourse begins. Ejaculation occurs before the person wishes it, with minimal sexual stimulation. Premature ejaculation is the most common form of male sexual dysfunction. The cause is often unclear. But it may be related to lack…

Spermatocele (Epididymal Cyst)

What is a spermatocele? A spermatocele (epididymal cyst) is a painless, fluid-filled cyst in the long, tightly coiled tube that lies above and behind each testicle ( epididymis ). The fluid in the cyst may contain sperm that are no longer alive. It feels like a smooth, firm lump in the scrotum on top of the testicle…