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Causes Of Testicular Shrinkage
Bell-clapper testis: Some men have a testis that hangs loosely within the tunica vaginalis which is membrane around testis. Torsion can occur if the membrane is attached unusually high on the spermatic cord, often with a testicle which lies transversely rather than vertically. Testicle thus hangs like the clapper of a bell. Additionally, contraction of the cremaster muscle can then cause testicle to twist on it's cord. ...Read more
a decrease in the size and consistency of testes by history and physical palpation or real measurement by exam or imaging study like US. And its significance should be always correlated with clinical profile. More? Contact me at www.Healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to ...Read more
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Not: That common, but certainly needs to be discussed with your urologist for a more specific answer related to you not the population in general. ...Read more
Dumb luck: Apart from cryptorchidism, which greatly increases the risk, these seem to strike at random. There are two studies you may see that to me reek of bad science. In one, the men who had testicular cancer and wonder why were more willing to confess to having tried cannabis. In the other, men who'd lost a testis exaggerated their past athletic achievements. No, fitness doesn't cause cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: The precise reason for prostate enlargement is still unclear although some subtle sex hormonal imbalance along aging process has been speculated and blamed for its occurrence. Of note, problems to void notably with slow urine flow is not linearly proportional with the degree of prostate enlargement alone. More? Ask doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more
Various: Acute severe pain in the testis might be testis torsion & an emergency. Severe pain of fairly rapid onset & relieved by gently lifting scrotum on that side could be epididymitis requiring antibiotics. Dull ache could be due to varicocele or hydrocele. Pain can be related to sexual stimulation without ejaculation. Suggest see a urologist if there is any doubt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is testicular discomforting retraction one of the popular or most common symptoms of testicular cancer?
Age. : The most common cause of prostate enlargement is age-related, called benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is generally not a health problem, unless it begins to restrict urine flow and cause bothersome urinary symptoms. Prostate infection & cancer are other potential causes. If you have any concerns, or if you have a family history of prostate cancer, speak to your primary care physician. ...Read more
Can primary hypogonadism and sudden testicular atrophy cause brain atrophy? Are the two conditions related in any way?
What could be the causes of right side testicular varicoceles? Does swelling of testicular veins means varicoceles or there some other issues as well?
Should be evaluated: Varicoceles occur on the left due to higher pressure in the left gonadal vein (lgv in pic), transmitted via the left renal vein (lrv in pic). The right gonadal vein drains into the vena cava (ivc in pic), so should be at v.Low pressure. An isolated right varicocele (unusual) should be evaluated with retroperitoneal ultrasound to rule out an obstructing lesion along the course of the gonadal vein. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nodule...: Tumour, cyst, bleeding into any of the avove. ...Read more
There are many: The list is quite long; start with vascular diseases atherosclerosis, diabetes, or vasculitis of the renal vessels, infections, bacterial, fungal or viral; obstruction from stones, large prostate, fibrosis of the ureter, the upj, trauma to the kidney, metabolic stone disease, congenital or acquired masses, cysts, cancers, autoimmune (lupus) or glomerulonephritis etc. Only a partial list. ...Read more
Here are some...: Mos men with testicular cancer or varicocele are symptom-free, but pain in the sac has been construed as pain in the testis and usually caused by infection or inflammation of epididymis resulting from bacterial UTI or STD-related urethritis, by post-injury from trauma or surgery for whatever is, or by the referring pain due ot regional disorders of muscles, joints, or nerves. ... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Benign growth: This happens in many men and is park of aging. ...Read more
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