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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

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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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. ...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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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. ...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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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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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... ...Read more

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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..... ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can a man father children if his epididymis is removed on both testicles? .

Can a man father children if his epididymis is removed on both testicles? .

No: If both epididymis are removed completely then there is no connection to the vas deference, hence the sperms will not travel through to father a child. ...Read more

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What causes infections in a woman and lower pelvis pain. Can infection be sexual trasmjited?

What causes infections in a woman and lower pelvis pain. Can infection be sexual trasmjited?

Many things, yes.: The usual std's can cause pelvic pain by rash, itching, etc., but the biggest cause of pid or pelvic inflammatory disease is chlamydia trachomatis, which is also sexually transmitted. This can cause lower abdominal, and pelvic pain, and a mucopurulent (pus-like) vaginal discharge. This is a very destructive disease which can require 14 days of antibiotics, like Doxycycline and clindamycin. ...Read more

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What is the consistency of a cancerous lump on the testicle? How can one be sure it is not part of the epididymis?

Cancer is hard lump: Cancerous lump feels much harder than testicle itself. Lumps in epididymis usually smooth & almost always due to a cyst. Hard lumps of epididymis & spermatic cord occur, but very rarely. Consult urologist when in doubt, scrotal ultrasound will provide answer. Head of epididymis lies on top of testis. Epididymal cysts can be tender to touch, cancerous lumps non-tender unless hemorrhage has occurred ...Read more

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My 2 epididymis is facing unsymmetrically. My left testicle is on back-outside of scrotum; right is on back-inside of scrotum. Is this normal?

My 2 epididymis is facing unsymmetrically. My left testicle is on back-outside of scrotum; right is on back-inside of scrotum. Is this normal?

Normal. .. but. ..: No two persons have ever born symmetrically and perfectly; so are the scrotum & its contents - testes & epididymides. Clinically, a degree of variation in size, shape, position, etc. Of all paired organs such as testes or kidneys is considered to be normal as long as bringing us no mental and physical bother; 'so, leave them alone after balancing professional possibility and medical necessity. ...Read more

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Sex with girlfriend 1 year ago, she pulled my testicles. Left epididymis swollen and hurts time to time, feels/looks stretched away from testicle.?

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Sex with girlfriend 1 year ago, she pulled my testicles. Left epididymis swollen and hurts time to time, feels/looks stretched away from testicle.?

Unlikely related...: Once pulled testicles would very unlikely left such lingering sequel beyond one year. At 22, I would advise to analyze the onset, duration, interval, progress, evolution, resolution, etc. Of pain as well as sex lifestyle + timely physical exam + testing as needed so to at least rule out: torsion or STD-/UTI-related epididymitis. How? Follow advice inhttp://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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This is a very specific question about testicles but is the top part (the part attached to sperm cords and epididymis)supposed to be slightly larger?

This is a very specific question about testicles but is the top part (the part attached to sperm cords and epididymis)supposed to be slightly larger?

Here are some. ..: The shape of epididymis usually resembles the figure of scribbling a low-case "r" with its head (globus majora) bigger at the the top of testis and its tapering body (shaft) and tail (globus minor) looped together with the curved part of vas deferens to hug onto the posterior superior aspect of corresponding testis. The epididymis is about 2.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm, yet with wide anatomical variation. ...Read more

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Had u/s for lump top of right testicle on epididymis. The nurse preforming it said no bloodflow in bump. TC or cyst? Seems connected to head of epid.

Had u/s for lump top of right testicle on epididymis. The nurse preforming it said no bloodflow in bump. TC or cyst? Seems connected to head of epid.

Lump testicle: Hello ~ please NEVER use abbreviations. I have no idea what TC means. If its a solid tumor, it would be in the testicle and has a very HIGH chance of being cancer (a seminoma, teratoma etc. If its in the CORD, and the epididymis is the CORD there is about ZERO chance of being cancer and MOST likely is an epididymal cyst. You leave it. But make SURE of the location. CORD or TESTIS. Big difference. ...Read more

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Small hard, not solid lump on what appears to be where epididymis meets the testicle. Had an ultrasound a month ago which was clear should I be worried?

No: Not unless it enlarges. Probably a calcified appendix testis or appendix epididymis or scrotal pearl. All benign. Don't fret. ...Read more

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What are are the symptoms of a severed epididymis? I'm 20 and my testicular self exam seemed a bit fishy, my left testicle is hanging lower than normal, and there is a dull pain in it, I couldn't trace the tube all the way back to my testicle as is is kind

What are are the symptoms of a severed epididymis? I'm 20 and my testicular self exam seemed a bit fishy, my left testicle is hanging lower than normal, and there is a dull pain in it, I couldn't trace the tube all the way back to my testicle as is is kind

Hi.: Hi. I have not heard of the epididymis being severed. However, here are a list of possible symptoms from epididymitis. Inflammation of the epididymis is called epididymitis, and it is usually caused by bacteria from the bladder or the urethra. Symptoms can include blood in the semen, discharge from the penis, tenderness or heaviness in the testicular area, fever or chills. You could experience pain with ejaculation, urination of defecation. The scrotum or groin could be painful, tender or swollen. ...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