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Do epididymal or testicular infections lead to cancer?

Do epididymal or testicular infections lead to cancer?

No...: But distinguishing orchitis, from epididymitis, from testicualr torsion can be quite difficult, and an enlrged testis from cancer could also be in that category. The highest risk of testis cancer is from an undescended testis, or an undescended testis that has been brought into the scrotum by orchiopexy. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and infection?

How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and infection?

I would not try: if you feel pain or a mass in your testicle, you should see your family doc or better yet an urologist. Please do not self diagnose. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have testicular cancer or torsion epididymis?

How can I tell if I have testicular cancer or torsion epididymis?

Get exam right away: Testis cancer can present with a hard, irregular lump of area that is felt in the testicle. It may also cause a dull aching of the testicle. Torsion, or twisting of the testicle or appendages associated with the testicle usually is associated with severe pain and high riding, raised testicle. Pain that continues for 4 hours without relief needs to be examined emergently! Ultrasound is helpful. ...Read more

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Is a spermatocele located inside or outside epididymist? Can it be located anywhere along the epididymis? Is testicular cancer located the same place?

Is a spermatocele located inside or outside epididymist? Can it be located anywhere along the epididymis? Is testicular cancer located the same place?

Inside epididymis: A spermatocele is a sac (cyst) that develops inside the epididymis. Unless large and cause some discomfort, it is typically painless and noncancerous. It usually is filled with milky or clear fluid that may contain sperm. Testicular cancer is located inside the testicle which is different from the epididymis. ...Read more

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Mild right varicocoele, minimal left hydrocoele, tiny cyst in the right epididymis found in u/s. Hypochondriac of testicular cancer. What should I do?

Lets treat Hypochond: You have to trust your test results and your treating doctor. If you do not, then we need to treat your hypochondriasis. Testicular cancer is not a subtle condition. It will produce a growth in the testicle which you can feel with your hands (bigger than the other testicle) and ultrasound will show it up easily. So just relax, think of better things to do than worry(you should wait to worry!). ...Read more

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Can infections lead to vaginal cancer?

Can infections lead to vaginal cancer?

Yes and depends: Specifically hpv which is linked to cervix, anal, oropharynx cancer can also raise risk of vaginal cancer. This usually occurs in women in their 60's-70's as we've stopped using des. Also remember cervix dysplasia or cancer is a risk for vaginal dysplasia & cancer. ...Read more

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Do urinary infections eventually lead to bladder cancer?

Do urinary infections eventually lead to bladder cancer?

No: Urinary tract infections in the U.S. Have not been linked to the future development of bladder cancer. However, there is a bladder infection with a certain organism found in the middle east that commonly causes bladder cancer there; it is not an infection prevalent in the U.S. ...Read more

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Do prostate infections eventually lead to prostate cancer?

Do prostate infections eventually lead to prostate cancer?

No: No but prostatitis can elevate your psa and that could lead to a prostate biopsy which could detect prostate cancer. Make sure your prostatis is fully treated and you have not ejaculated for at least 72 hrs before getting a psa checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Epididymis (Definition)

"didymus" is greek for "twin", and these are the cords that hang adjacent to (usually behind) the testes to mature ...Read more