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When does a doctor need to do a testicular exam?

When does a doctor need to do a testicular exam?

Here are some ...: Any men presenting for testicular pain, impotence/ED, infertility, palpable "mass / irregularity" inside the scrotum should be specifically examined with inspection and palpation of the testes after reviewing detailed history of general health and specific history of genital organs. More? Ask Doc on site timely for detail. ...Read more

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During a testicular exam, does the doctor actually look and touch the testicles? And do I have to show my penis to the doctor during it?

During a testicular exam, does the doctor actually look and touch the testicles? And do I have to show my penis to the doctor during it?

Exam: Yes, it's the only way. There are serious conditions that have to be evaluated by physical exam to detect and diagnose. It can be difficult feeling vulnerable and exposed. Take a minute to share your concerns with the doctor to allow him or her to help you feel more comfortable. It could save your life. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a testicular atrophy!?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a testicular atrophy!?

Shrinking testes: Can occur after testicular torsion which if untreated can lead to complete atrophy (death) of affected testis. Testes can shrink/atrophy after mumps, anabolic steroid use, radiation or chemotherapy for cancer. Testicular atrophy leads to reduced testosterone and sperm production leading to sterility, loss of libido ; overall reduced strength, energy ; drive, . ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens in an appointment for testicular lumps with a doctor ?

Could you tell me what happens in an appointment for testicular lumps with a doctor ?

Physical exam: Physical examination mainly. Dr. Will need to carefully palpate the testes. If there is uncertainty about findings, an ultrasound of the testes will need to be done. Keep the appointment. Nothing about this is painful. ...Read more

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How does a doctor fix testicular torsion?

How does a doctor fix testicular torsion?

Rotation, surgery.: Non-surgical correction can sometimes be done by manually rotating the testicle in the opposite direction (outward, towards the thigh). If this is initially unsuccessful, a forced manual rotation in the other direction may correct it. Manual detorsion is successful in 26.5% to 80% of patients. This is a surgical emergency needing prompt manual or surgical rx. But with good chance of success. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should you see if you have testicular cancer?

What kind of doctor should you see if you have testicular cancer?

A few: First, an urologist will evaluate and remove the affected testicle. Then, you would see a medical oncologist and maybe also a radiation oncologist (depending on the kind) to get additional treatment if necessary or at least to get follow up. This is a very curable disease even if advanced. Be safe and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Is it unlikely my doctor to misdiagnose me as having epididymitis instead of testicular cancer?

Is it unlikely my doctor to misdiagnose me as having epididymitis instead of testicular cancer?

Ultrasound: If your doctor did an ultrasound the diagnosis should be correct. Ultrasound is accurate in differentiating between the two diagnoses. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's testicular cancer or epiditimitis?

How do doctors determine if it's testicular cancer or epiditimitis?

Anatomy: Testicular cancer would show as a mass in the testicle on ultrasound. The epididymis is near, but outside of the testicle. In typical epididymitis, it becomes inflamed and looks enlarged with increased blood flow. It typically causes acute pain in the scrotum. ...Read more