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Getting Hit Testicle
The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more
If only 1 testicle: ... Was injured, and the other 1 was fine, fertility should be ok. If both testicles were severely injured, that would have more serious implications for fertility. Minor testicular injuries, including the usual hits they may receive, should have no effect on fertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can getting hit in the testicles lower testosterone levels even if significant damage was not done?
Wear protection: It is definitely possible to severely injure the testes with a blunt injury. Most of the time there is not a significant injury and the pain resolves on its own. If you have swelling of the scrotum, you should be evaluated with an ultrasound to see if the testis has been ruptured and requires fixing surgically. Remember to wear proper protection for contact sports and baseball. ...Read more
No one answer: The answer is not how hard, but the damage done. I've seen cases where the injury was actually very mild, but hit an important blood supply just right or caused a testicle to twist (called torsion) and there was loss of function. On the other hand, i've seen some pretty swollen, bruised testicles with a lot of acute injury that went on to heal fine and remained functional. ...Read more
When I ride my car my testicles sit on the seat and there are no shocks on the car so everytime I hit a bump my testicles get pushed around. Normal?
Chronic pain: Testicular injuries vary from mild bruising to complete rupture where the lining that holds the testicular tissue breaks. This can set up a severe inflammatory reaction that can lead to bleeding, fluid build up and, in extreme cases, loss of the testicle. A scrotal ultrasound can help see if any of these possibilities apply. Some men develop chronic pain from testicular injuries. ...Read more
I've been experiencing some pain from my right testicle. It comes and goes after basketball. Can i get suggestion on what it could be?
I touch and feel like my left testicle is elongated and probably like about to get divided into two. Is that some sort of issue that does happen?
No: If there is something unusual during your self exam. Follow with your doctor. May be something you need to address. Keep doing self exams ...Read more
I have a spermatocel on my right testicle, im trying to join the united states army, should I get it removed , and how long would it take to recover?
Here are some ...: Since spermatocele is usually symptom-free, it should not prevent a man from strenuous exercise and training. So, it's professionally unnecessary to get it removed. But, being recruited or not is largely affected by the balance between supply and demand of army manpower. To know more? Ask the recruiting center. Best wish ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got hit in the balls and my left testicle is larger (2-3x) than my right one. I tried ice and I don't believe it shrunk too much. What should I do?
Testicular Trauma: If your testicle was injured, and it is as swollen as you describe and painful, you should seek urgent evaluation by your primary care physician, urgent care, or emergency department. After you've been examined, it may be determined that an imaging test is needed to evaluate the extent of injury. ...Read more
Here are some...: What you reported hints you've not been bothered, but annoyed by seeing or palpating the described lumps, which are most likely the presence of hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles or sebaceous cysts and usually need no active care until superimposed infection like acne on the face... More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling. ...Read more
Yes: It is normal for one testicle to draw up after ejaculating. Do not worry. ...Read more
Testicle trauma: You likely had some trauma resulting in the accumulation of fluid or blood (a hematoma). You can apply cool compresses or ice (in a cloth or bag, not directly on the skin) for 15 minute intervals. Avoid aspirin. If no better in a few days or if you develop pain, get an evaluation. ...Read more