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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.

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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.

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Pain in the pelvis and back wen I stand and wen I wee is this a urine infection?

Pain in the pelvis and back wen I stand and wen I wee is this a urine infection?

Could be: You should see a doctor and discuss this. Also, it is simple to do a urine test and usually very easy to treat.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I noticed a fine rice type of thing on top of my right testicle it is movable and fine....feels like it is on the epididymis I'm very paranoid?

I noticed a fine rice type of thing on top of my right testicle it is movable and fine....feels like it is on the epididymis I'm very paranoid?

Testicle: Please have your doctor or a urologist check you out. After that consider seeing a mental health professional to help you manage your anxiety. IF health anxiety is the root cause then that is what needs to be treated. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. Peace and good health.

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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.

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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.

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I have always had a large epididymis or vas on one testicle, probably twice as large collection of "tubes". Recently, short mild pain at times. Worry?

I have always had a large epididymis or vas on one testicle, probably twice as large collection of "tubes". Recently, short mild pain at times. Worry?

Painful scrotum: The painful scrotum is always difficult to diagnose without an examination. However, what you describe could be a varicocele. Not dangerous, but certainly annoying, See a urologist who can make an accurate diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment if any is actually needed.

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Hello I suffered sudden pain in my left testicle n fever about 4 days back I am taking levoflox pain hs subsided but my epididymis is hard wt shd I do?

Hello I suffered sudden pain in my left testicle n fever about 4 days back I am taking levoflox pain hs subsided but my epididymis is hard wt shd I do?

See doctor ASAP: Sudden onset of testicular pain with "hard" epididymis suggests possible torsion. If that's the problem, it's an emergency; surgery maybe required to save the testicle. Alternatively, maybe epididymitis, usually due to gonorrhea or chlamydia. Levofloxacin is OK for chlamydia but not gonorrhea. Discuss with the doctor treating you.

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I can only feel the tail of the epididymis on the left testicle is that ok? Hard to find or right

I can only feel the tail of the epididymis on the left testicle is that ok? Hard to find or right

Tough to feel: Most people without medical training would have a hard time feeling where their epididymis is. It's just above your testicle and since it's small typically you may not feel it well unless it's infected or inflamed.

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I've got a small, hard movable lump under my testicle, its not onnected to my testicle but I think its connected to my epididymis, what is this? Help!

See: Your doctor or a urologist to find out what it is. Could be cluster of vessels. But need to find out for sure. Keep doing self exams as well

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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.

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I have a small lump under the top portions of the epididymis on the testicle. It is present on both but the right one has a small balloon covering.

I have a small lump under the top portions of the epididymis on the testicle. It is present on both but the right one has a small balloon covering.

Here are some...: Glad the concerned spots are in eipididymides, commonly seen, and benign - not cancer. The surest way to handle them is do nothing if not incurring unbearable mental and physical pain and anguish because surgical removal leaves the affected area with a scar and potentially affecting sperm transportation leading to infertility. More? Seek evaluation & counseling. Best wish to health...

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Is it pssble to only feel the epididymis head on 1 of the testes? At top of my left testicle where the head should be I feel lump butnot on other teste

Yes: Anatomically we see ourselves as symmetric but we are not. One foot may be larger, one hand may be larger and one epididymis may be larger. Perhaps it is on the bottom of the missing one.....

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Swelling in my left testicle and a soft mass behind it next to the epididymis. I can also feel tiny Bb knot almost in Epididymitis that comes And goes?

Swelling in my left testicle and a soft mass behind it next to the epididymis. I can also feel tiny Bb knot almost in Epididymitis that comes And goes?

This: Needs an IN PERSON EXAM for the answer...your age is not included but ANY mass in the scrotum needs serious attention

Hope this is helpful

Dr Z

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I have a hard mass behind my right testicle inside epididymis, no pain. M really afraid if its dangerous?

I have a hard mass behind my right testicle inside epididymis, no pain. M really afraid if its dangerous?

Testicles: Need to get it checked out by your doc or an urologist. Can be a cyst that you are feeling to something more serious like a mass.

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