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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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Ok I may have testicular torsion. I'm super scared of the doctors. what would happen if I went in. would I surgery or maybe just medicine? be honest

Ok I may have testicular torsion.  I'm super scared of the doctors.  what would happen if I went in. would I surgery or maybe just medicine? be honest

Testicular pain: Testicular torsion is usually a surgical emergency. You should go to a nearby emergency room ASAP, where you can undergo an ultrasound test, if the ER doctor agrees that this may be your problem. Go to a larger hospital if possible, where surgical specialists are more likely to be on call, if needed. Your feelings of anxiety are understandable, but please don't let that delay the evaluation. ...Read more

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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 happens at your appointment with a doctor to check out a testicular lump?

What happens at your appointment with a doctor to check out a testicular lump?

Examine the lump: The doctor would ask you some questions, check the lump itself with fingers to see if it is soft or hard, tender or not, and also whether there are other lumps or swollen glands in the groin. Then s/he would probably refer you for an ultrasound exam, which is not at all painful and is very quick. Most testicular lumps turn out not to be dangerous, but please don't put this off. Some are cancer. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with left testicular hydrocele. I consulted 2 doctors, 1 said infection & prescribed medicines, 2nd said no infection. Should I take med?

Diagnosed with left testicular hydrocele.
I consulted 2 doctors, 1 said infection & prescribed medicines, 2nd said no infection. Should I take med?

Depends. : A hydrocele is a benign condition and it seldom causes any symptoms other than a large bulge in your pants and some heaviness. If it grows bigger and it is difficult to cope with it, surgery may be indicated. I don't like aspirations it seldom helps. Hydroceles very rare get infected if they do antibiotics are indicated. If the hydrocele was caused by orchitis then you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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A friend of mine suffered from testicular tosrsion and doctors removed his left testicle..Is there anything to worry about future doc?

A friend of mine suffered from testicular tosrsion and doctors removed his left testicle..Is there anything to worry about future doc?

Not really: Testicular torsion is the twisting of the testicle on its blood supply, causing severe pain and may cause death of the testicle. When a procedure is done to either remove a testicle or untwist it, the surgeon will secure the other testicle so it cannot twist. Men with one testicle have normal testosterone levels and can father children. Any sudden testicular pain should be evaluated by a md. ...Read more

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I'm scared the doctor is going to tell me I have testicular cancer. How common is it?

I'm scared the doctor is going to tell me I have testicular cancer. How common is it?

Not common.: Other cancers, like renal and prostate are far more common. Its peak age incidence is 20-40. There are 2 subtypes, seminoma and non-seminoma. Seminoma is highly sensitive to radiation therapy. Staging involves serum alphafetoprotein (afp), b-human Chorionic Gonadotropin (b-hcg), chest x-ray, and ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis. There is 95% cure if treated right. ...Read more

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How does a doctor check whether a man has testicular cancer?

How does a doctor check whether a man has testicular cancer?

Starts with : ...A physical exam, looking for testicular lumps. Ultrasound and certain blood tests (tumor markers like AFP and beta hcg) can be of help. If there is enough concern, a urologist removes the testicle. Testicular biopsy with a needle is not advised. ...Read more

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Where i can get more information for the cost of testicular biopsy and doctor close to where i live

Where i can get more information  for the cost of testicular  biopsy and doctor close to where i live

Depends: It depends what do you need it for. Your health care provider will talk to you about your options. Open biopsy may be done in the health care provider's office, a surgical center, at a hospital or fertility clinic. Again, your health care provider will give you more detailed information where you can get it done and how much it would cost. ...Read more

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