Your Private GP and Sexual Health Clinic in Canary Wharf

A non-judgemental environment to discuss your concerns

From sexual health to general health, we can help

Dr Wayne Cottrell:

Men’s health

  • Screening for all sexually transmitted infections
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Testicular issues
  • Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation
  • Semen analysis for fertility
  • Male menopause
  • Balanitis
  • Genital dermatology
  • Cardiovascular screening (risk profiles, cholesterol checks, etc)
  • Diabetes and metabolic syndrome


  • Inflammation and swelling of the prostate gland
  • Can be non-bacterial in origin
  • If the cause is bacterial, the presentation can be acute with systemic symptoms such as fever
  • A large proportion of men develop chronic prostatitis with symptoms lasting over 6 months
  • Chronic prostatitis can lead to Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome


  • Due to the position of the gland, prostatitis symptoms can be very vague
  • Deep perineal discomfort, sensitivity at the back of the legs, lower back pain, penile tip pain, feeling that something is “not quite right down there”, are common presentations
  • It can also be very uncomfortable or painful and effect urinating and ejaculation

Prostate Cancer

  • The prostate gland is a small gland found in men that helps with the production of semen
  • It creates a fluid which is mixed with sperm (produced in the testes) and together it creates sperm
  • The normal prostate is about the size of a walnut and sits between the neck of the bladder and the penis, with the urethra (the pipe that brings the pee out) running through it
  • It is normal for the prostate to get bigger as men age, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • As it gets bigger, it can press on the bladder causing frequency of urine and because it squeezes the urethra, it can lead to weak urinary stream
  • Sometimes however, the enlargement can be caused by a cancerous growth in the prostate
  • This is the most common cancer in men, it is the cause of about 25% of all newly diagnosed cases of cancer in men
  • Most cases of prostate cancer develop in men aged 70 or older
  • It is more common in men of African-Caribbean or African descent, and less common in men of Asian descent


  • Nocturia (getting up at night to urinate frequently)
  • Difficulty in starting urination
  • Difficulty stopping urination (dribbling)
  • Lower back pain

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

  • Erectile Dysfunction is when you have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection
  • It can be very distressing to patients and cause a huge amount of anxiety, which often makes the problem worse
  • The most common physical cause of ED is a narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the penis, usually caused by fatty deposits
  • Other common causes are diabetes, cardiovascular disease, low testosterone, side effects of certain medications
  • In a lot of patients, however the cause is psychological, such as performance anxiety, depression and relationship issues
  • Most men will occasionally have a problem getting an erection, whether this is due to alcohol, drugs, tiredness and so forth
  • In some men, it becomes a more long-term problem and requires treatment
  • ED can occur at any age, even in young men in their twenties, although it is much more common in middle age
  • As many as 50% of men between the ages of 40-70 suffer with ED.


  • Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection
Dr Wayne Cottrell will be back in the clinic from 18 October and the clinic will be open every weekday from that date

Canada Place Shopping Mall
34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HX

Tel: 0203 197 9100

Monday: 11:00-17:30
Tuesday: 11:00-17:30
Wednesday: 09:30-17:30
Thursday: 11:00-14.30
Friday: 11:00-13.30
Saturday: 11:30-15:00