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My epididymis on both testicals often swell up when i'm active and goes down when resting, i hav no urine infection, is this normal?

My epididymis on both testicals often swell up when i'm active and goes down when resting, i hav no urine infection, is this normal?

Epididymitis: Most of the time urinalysis and urine culture are negative with epididymitis and orchitis. What you describe is not really normal. I would seek out an examination/opinion by a urologist. ...Read more

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Testicles (Definition)

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


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Inflamed epididymis and swollen testicals but no infection, subsides when lying down and worse when active, what could this be?

Inflamed epididymis and swollen testicals but no infection, subsides when lying down and worse when active, what could this be?

Scrotal swelling: Scrotal swelling may be associated with fullness of the contents including testicles, veins, or fluid retention. If it is not painful, this is generally a good sign. Causes may include hydrocele (fluid collection) or varicocele (vein engorgement). These are both relatively benign and should not cause concern. ...Read more

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My gp says I have spermatocele on epididymis. Could he be wrong and the thing is really on my testicle?

My gp says I have spermatocele on epididymis. Could he be wrong and the thing is really on my testicle?

Spermatocele: Usually can feel separate from testes ultrasound good idea for double check. ...Read more

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I have been having re-accruing aches in my right testicle on the epididymis and it seems like the pain subsides for a while if i ejaculate. Why?

I have been having re-accruing aches in my right testicle on the epididymis and it seems like the pain subsides for a while if i ejaculate. Why?

See Your Doctor: There could be a few different causes, some with serious consequences if left untreated. There could be an infection in the epididymis, the testicle could be twisting slightly (torsion), it may be a varicocele (enlarged vein)... It would be best to see you doctor and have it checked out. ...Read more

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Got u/s done and nurse said no bloodflow in lump on top of right testicle on epididymis most likely cyst or something else? Is no bloodflow good?

Got u/s done and nurse said no bloodflow in lump on top of right testicle on epididymis most likely cyst or something else? Is no bloodflow good?

In this case yes.: US is used to help determine if a mass is a cancer or something less concerning. Cancer begins initially when cells stop communicating with their neighbors and start to grow faster then the rest. Before developing into a cancer the growing mass must be able to recruit blood vessels otherwise it cannot progress. Regular, smooth shape, freely mobile are all good signs if present. ...Read more

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Got u/s done and nurse said no bloodflow in firm lump on top of right testicle on epididymis most likely cyst or something else? Is no bloodflow good?

Got u/s done and nurse said no bloodflow in firm lump on top of right testicle on epididymis most likely cyst or something else? Is no bloodflow good?

Cyst likely: Cysts contain watery fluid & no blood vessels thus no blood flow. Lining of cyst is very thin & has blood vessels & flow but flow insufficient 2B detected by U/S. Suggest consult your "anxiety" Dr. if it's not adequately controlled. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have something attached to bottom of testicle, i think i have on both but is a little bigger on left one. is that normal? is the tail of epididymis?

Likey: most likely, you were feeling the Globus minor portion of the epididymis. I would recommend that you be examined by a urologist to be certain. ...Read more

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When i squeeze veins in the testicles it is painful, is this 'vein' the epididymis?

When i squeeze veins in the testicles it is painful, is this 'vein' the epididymis?

Get evaluated...: If you are having pain and tenderness when you palpate your testicles it is important you get seen as soon as possible.This could associated with infection, testicular torsion, venous deformity, among others.It is not possible to tell without seeing you and doing an exam. If this has been going on just for a few hours and significant pain go to the ED.If has been going on for a while get see PCP. ...Read more

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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