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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 34 year old male. Just lost my second testicle to testicular cancer. Now have no testicles. Will I be able to lead a normal life?
"Normal" really does: not exist. We are all different and respecting and celebrating those differences give life and bring peace. Of course you will mourn the physical loss you have experienced but you can be perfectly happy as you adjust. A clinical psychologist can help smooth out the adjustment process a bit. Sorry for what you have been through. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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