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A 49-year-old male asked:

i have a cyst on bottom side of left testicle,can this affect my low testosterone levels?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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May not: Rather other factors.

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Maybe: Studies have shown that because birth control pills decrease the chance of ovulation, they may also reduce the formation of new functional ovarian cysts. They will not make a cyst you have now go away any faster then without medication.
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Can testosterone replacement therapy, such as testosterone gel, cause hair loss?

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A 40-year-old member asked:

If my child has one undescended testicle, will he be able to produce the same amount of testosterone as a regular person?

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is a common cause of swelling in the scrotum behind testicles? It gets worst after ejaculating, but better with advil (ibuprofen). Is it affected by cialis?

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Dr. Ray Holt
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
Likley epididymitis: The epididymis collects and warehouses sperm. It is very prone to getting inflammed and swollen. Antiinflammatories like advil (ibuprofen) help, and any activity like sex will make it hurt more. Cialis should have no effect. Other less likely causes to your condition would be fluid from a hydrocele or hernia.
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I also recommend getting a urine culture because the epididymis can also become infected from urinary pathogens or from STDs. An ultrasound is also indicated to rule out a tumor causing the swelling.
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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Provided original answer
Agreed
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Consider a testicular torsion in an acute setting and an ultrasound will help to differentiate this as well
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A 45-year-old female asked:

I am 45 with 3 failed ivfs, 5 yrs ago. Benign ovar. Cyst removed then. Last period jul 10. Hcg 464 (20 dpo) & 843 (22.5 dpo) mild cramp, no bleed, ache 1 side. Ectopic, cancer, menopause?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Seems ok: Is DPO days post ovulation? If so, your HCG roughly doubled in 48 hours...That is a good textbook rise! a mild cramp is common, and no bleeding is always good. Seems to me you are pregnant! no indication of ectopic, no reason to think cancer (hcg producing cancers are typically seen in much younger women ie teens and 20's) and menopause doesn't give you rising hcg. So for now, congrats and luck!

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