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What are causes of testicular torsion?

What are causes of testicular torsion?

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

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Varicocele (Definition)

Varicose spermatic cord veins within the scrotum. Usually left sided & due to absent or faulty venous valves between testis and major vessels permitting beack pressure effects on spermatic veins. Can cause infertility in some, but mostly of no consequence. Best treated by urologist if associated with pain which is rare, or there is an ...Read more


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What causes teratospermia and varicocele?

What causes teratospermia and varicocele?

Debatable: The theory is that increased temperature of the testicle causes problems with sperm development. Our experience has been that unless a varicocele is very large, repair seems to make no difference and often worsens the semen parameters. Very little is known about sperm development and health. Sorry we don't have more answers in this area. Good Luck ...Read more

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What could be the causes of right side testicular varicoceles? Does swelling of testicular veins means varicoceles or there some other issues as well?

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 more

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Causes of pain in testicles?

Causes of pain in testicles?

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 more

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Causes of hydronephrosis?

Causes of hydronephrosis?

Several: Blockage in the ureter, bladder neck or urethra. This can be internal, external or within the walls of these organs.There are several causes. ...Read more

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Causes of enlargement of testacles and remedies?

Causes of enlargement of testacles and remedies?

Scrotal: Enlargement has both testicular and peritesticular causes. Best to see a urologist to sort out the possibilities. Ultrasound is often performed as an adjunct to the clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of testicular cancer?

What are the causes of testicular cancer?

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 more

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What are the causes of sperm infertility?

What are the causes of sperm infertility?

Sperm: Sorry but I don't fully understand your problem. For example, what do you mean by "sperm infertility". A consult with an Endocrinologist would be in order. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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What is the cause of varicocele?

Vericocele: The idiopathic varicocele occurs when the valves within the veins along the spermatic cord do not work properly. This is essentially the same process as varicose veins, which are common in the legs. This results in backflow of blood into the pampiniform plexus and causes increased pressures, which on rare occasion can lead to permanent damage to the testicular tissue due to disruption of normal supply of oxygenated blood via the testicular artery. ...Read more

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Whats causes testis veins swelling apart from varicoceles?

Whats causes testis veins swelling apart from varicoceles?

Normal: If you mean the veins on the scrotum (the sac that contains the testes) they can fill up without any pathology. Increased pressure inside the abdomen, such as during straining, can make them more visible at times ...Read more

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What are other causes of a dull tesicle ache besides testicular cancer and varicocele?

What are other causes of a dull tesicle ache besides testicular cancer and varicocele?

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 more

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What are common causes of testicular pain?

What are common causes of testicular pain?

Testicular pain: Testicular pain can have many causes. Infection, trauma (injury), referred pain from another irritation (prostate, hernia), swelling by fluids (hydrocele). It is best to see a urologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of prostate enlargement?

What are the possible causes of prostate enlargement?

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

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What are the causes of infertility?

What are the causes of infertility?

There are: literally thousands, both involving the male and/or female. Check webmd and discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of infertility?

What are the causes of infertility?

Cause of infertility: The causes are many. 40% of cases it's due to a problem in the woman, and 40% are due to a problem in the male. The remaining 20% are of unknown origin. You need to go through a work up (which can be completed in 2 moths) prior to starting treatment. The majority of couples can be helped and will overcome their infertility. ...Read more

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What are the causes of impotence?

What are the causes of impotence?

A lot of things: Erectile functioning is dependent on multiple systems in our bodies coordinating to facilitate dilation of the erectile chambers of the penis, called the corpora cavernosa. This includes an intact central and peripheral nervous system, arteries and veins. Medications are a cause of impotence. Depression can present as ed too. A patient with ed should see a urologist for a complete workup. ...Read more

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Which type of testical pain causes erectile dysfunction?

Which type of testical pain causes erectile dysfunction?

Testalgia: Testicle pain and erectile dysfunction are seldom related. (i.e. Two separate urologic problems occurring simultaneously). One possible exception (if the ed is new in onset) would be acute prostatitis. Get checked by a urologist. ...Read more

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What are causes of infertility?

What are causes of infertility?

Many: There are so many different causes of infertility but 50% of those causes come from the female and 50% come from the male. The definition of infertility is > than one year of unprotected sex and > than 6 months if you are 35 or older. You should consult your gyn to discuss a basic work-up which includes a sperm test, check for ovulation, check that your tubes are open, hormone levels are normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Enlarged Testicular Veins (Definition)

This occurs in 15% of the adult population and is not typically visible until after puberty. It is almost always on the left side, and if seen on the right additional evaluation needs to be performed. It is more common in men with infertility and if treated ...Read more