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Can A Person Live Without Testicles
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
Am gettn a pain on my left testicle what dose that mean don't really want to go the doctors as am a shy person and don't want them toching it?
Testicular pain: I understand that it may be awkward, but if you are having testicular pain, you should see your family doctor. There are several causes of testicular pain and some of them are serious. It is better to find out if there is a serious problem earlier on to have the right treatment. ...Read more
If a person have right side varicoceles then how long would it take testicle to shrink? Does it shrink in all cases?
Unknown: Varicoceles (swollen spermatic veins) are fairly common. They can be associated with discomfort, shrinkage (or "atrophy") of the testicle on that side. In some men with infertility and varicocele, repair may improve subpar semen parameters and fertility. However, in the absence of the above conditions, varicoceles do not necessarily require repair, as they may not lead to those problems. ...Read more
In MOST cases in the average person, does mild trauma to the testicle usually cause an infection???
No: However, this depends upon the degree of trauma: heat, pain, redness and swelling of the injured testicle requires medical attention and examination. ...Read more
If a person has discomforting retracting testicles with enlargement, can it out rule cancer? Can retraction be an accompying symptom?
Is one enlarged?: If both are giving you the same problem and neither is enlarging, I would't worry. If one's gotten noticeably bigger recently, get it seen -- sometimes tumors are deep inside and may only be found on ultrasound. ...Read more
What to do if I heard lack of testosterone causes depression, what if the person has no testicles?
Yes: If undescended testis repaired early you should have normal function. Plus you have other testicle. If really concerned after you get married your doctor can perform a sperm count. ...Read more
If my child has one undescended testicle, will he be able to produce the same amount of testosterone as a regular person?
If a person gets prolonged sexual arouses daily but he don't ejaculate, then this can cause any infections, prostate or testicles issues?
Saw white spots only on bf's testicles. Not warts or pimples. Are they contagious? He's the only person I have had sex w/ ever. What should I tell him
Sebaceous cysts.: Not contagious. Look up sebaceous cysts on google image. This is caused by a hair duct getting blocked These usually resolve on their own. ...Read more
Does a person get STD if he did protected intercourse and protected oral sex? My right testicle vein is swelling and pelvic pain also for 8 months?
See MD: While protected sex is the best way to prevent stds, there are still some that can be transmitted and sometimes "user error" allows transmission of an std. That said, it is unlikely you got one assuming everything was done using protection. What does concern me is pain & swelling for 8 months - see your doctor! While it may not be an std, something isn't right and needs to be checked out! ...Read more
What do I do? I am in my late 22's and my left testicle shrunk I been tryin get my wife pregnant but nothing?
What cell types make up the majority of a testicle? Sperm? Sertoli? Leydig? Also could you give approximate %s?
Lydig Cells are the most prevalent in terms of numbers
Curtail cells are less in number but bigger in size. The functions of each are different and in terms of total function, it is irrelevant what percentage of cells is higher than the other. Sperm cells are produce in the tubules of the testicles.
It is a curious question with not many clinical application save in special circumstances ...Read more
I have 2 lumps above each testicle, and they both move around, but seem to stay on the top area of each one. Does this sound familiar? Also should I s
Bump on testicle: I have 2 lumps above each testicle, and they both move around, but seem to stay on the top area of each one. Does this sound familiar? Also should I s ANS: suspect you are feeling your vas defferens. Google for images. Bumps in testicles should always be checked with your Dr. Caught early cancer of testis is curable. ...Read more
'i have swollen right testicle but there is no pain. Not sure what''s wrong but what should I do? '
See a doctor: This needs an exam before a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...Read more
No: No, you cannot grow a third testicle. However, you can develop a benign cyst or a tumor that may mimic a third testicle. If a "third" testicle is identified, this should be evaluated by your doctor to do appropriate testing to determine if this is a benign condition or possible malignancy. ...Read more
Possible tumor: A hard enlarged testicle is cancer until proven otherwise. Soft enlargement of the scrotum can be due to a hydrocele (fluid around the testis) also both can coexist. Have your dr. Order a scrotal ultrasound to find out. Testis tumors have a very high cure rate, but, the sooner they are diagnosed and treated the better. ...Read more
Temperature.: A retractile testicle moves closer to the body as a means to control the temperature inside the testis. The action is performed by the cremasteric muscle which surrounds the testic and spermatic cord. In children, the presence of open channel could allow a retractile testis to move up into the abdominal cavity. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
You may feel a lump or swelling with or without pain, on self examination or at time of physical exam and other by your doctor, confirmed by ultrasound exam and blood test for aft (alphafetoprotein);hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin) level rise in blood, and other blood tests like ldh (lactate dehydrogenase) rise
biopsy is not necessary as diagnosis can be made by ultrasound and tumor markers. ...Read more
Absent testicle: Several possibilities: it may have been removed as a child; it maybe undescended (did not migrate into the scrotum), it may have atrophied from infection or mumps: you may have had a torsion causing atrophy of the testicle; rarely you are born with only one. An u/s may help determine what happened. ...Read more
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