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Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more


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I am 37 yrs old. My right testicle is 20% bigger then my left.I don't have any pain. What should I do & is this abnormal?

I am 37 yrs old. My right testicle is 20% bigger then my left.I don't have any pain. What should I do & is this abnormal?

Testis: Get checked out by a urologist. It may be something as simple as a hydrocele, but you are in the age range for testicular cancer. An exam and possibly an ultrasound should be done. ...Read more

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1 year kid,intra abdominal atrophied testicles with poor arterial supply with inability for descending,effect on development &treatment?

1 year kid,intra abdominal atrophied testicles with poor arterial supply with inability for descending,effect on development &treatment?

It happens: The testical is created from tissue that also gives rise to the kidneys.It makes a gradual move during fetal development down toward the pelvis, pulling it's blood supply with it.It normally crosses into the scrotum by the 28-32'd wk.If it cannot be brought down, it should be removed(cancer risk) & cannot be monitored.The remaining testical can and does maintain development & fertility. ...Read more

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How to get rid of formations from my testicles?

How to get rid of formations from my testicles?

"Formations"?: Not sure what you are describing. Probably should be seen by a urologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent injury to my testicles?

What can I do to prevent injury to my testicles?

Scrotal cup: Wear a cup when playing sports when you could be struck in the scrotum, i.e. When playing hockey, baseball, lacrosse, football etc. ...Read more

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Does getting hurt (by footballs etc) on the testicles as a kid (6-12) affect their development (size and sperm volume) or does it heal?

Does getting hurt (by footballs etc) on the testicles as a kid (6-12) affect their development  (size and sperm volume) or does it heal?

Most heal: The testis are resilient and you are blessed with two.(only need one)trauma can produce injury but most is tolerated and does not effect later performance. Significant injury would result in shrinkage /atrophy which would be noticeable on self exam by comparing one to the other. ...Read more

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What are undescended testicles? What are undescended testicles? Is this common? Is it genetic? What can I do to "fix" it?

What are undescended testicles? What are undescended testicles?  Is this common?  Is it genetic?  What can I do to "fix" it?

Undecended: Usually in children/babies the testes does not come down all the way into scrotum. After a period of time if testes doesn't come down can be brought down surgically. See peds urologist. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect will a trauma to my testicles cause to the development of my sexual organs?

I'm wondering what effect will a trauma to my testicles cause to the development of my sexual organs?

At your age: There is no more development, but there are consequences to trauma. See a urologist for evaluation/limiting the on going damage and future impaired function. ...Read more

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Does getting hurt (by footballs etc) on the testicles as a kid (6-12) affect their development (size and sperm volume) or does it heal?

Most heal: The testis are resilient and you are blessed with two.(only need one)trauma can produce injury but most is tolerated and does not effect later performance. Significant injury would result in shrinkage /atrophy which would be noticeable on self exam by comparing one to the other. ...Read more