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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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I feel pain sometimes in right testicle cord. I can feel there is a vein which swells like a size of small straw. What is it?

I feel pain sometimes in right testicle cord. I can feel there is a vein which swells like a size of small straw. What is it?

Varicocele: You could be feeling a varicocele, which is an enlarged vein in the testicle. These are harmless, but can sometimes be uncomfortable. However, with any new testicular finding, I encourage all of my patients to get a proper exam to make sure it is nothing more serious. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I feel something squishy on my testicle. Is it a varicose vein?

I feel something squishy on my testicle. Is it a varicose vein?

Maybe: It is hard to know what you are describing, but there can be varicocele veins that can enlarge in that region. You need to have a physical examination with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel 2 veins under each testicle, age 17?

Is it normal to feel 2 veins under each testicle, age 17?

? tail of epididymis: Maybe what UR feeling. It would be unusual to feel a pair of veins under either testicle. Varicoceles, which feel like "bag of worms" when standing erect usually on left & above or to side of scrotum. Occesionally extend under testis & possibly might give impression of being under both testes. Your family Dr could check U & advise. ...Read more

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What is this bag of veins behind my left testicle and is it abnormal?

What is this bag of veins behind my left testicle and is it abnormal?

Near the testicle...: Is the epididymis, which is composed of numerous tubes, and is palpable in the scrotum. The epididymis may harbor cysts, making it more prominent. A large one is called a spermatocele. A varicocele is a collection of dilated veins that can be felt near the spermatic cord. Usually these entities are left alone unless large or painful. See your urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is normal that the back of my left testicle is covered in lumpy veins?

Varicocele: Varicoceles, enlargement of veins within the scrotum, loose bag of skin that holds your testicles. Varicocele is similar to a varicose vein that can occur in your leg. Varicoceles, a. Ffecting approximately 10 percent of men, occurs in young men, usually during the second or third decade of life. Sometimes low sperm count and infertility. Confirmed by ultrasound. Can be treated by embolization, no surg. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have wormlike veins in the bottom side of my left testicle?

Is it normal to have wormlike veins in the bottom side of my left testicle?

Vericocele: Is called vericocele , usually harmless, wear a good support, if it is bothering you or have fertility problem will need low risk simple surgery.If you have surgery then don't worry ...Read more

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I know that different veins join left and right testicle respectively. Can the difference be felt by touching?

I know that different veins join left and right testicle respectively. Can the difference be felt by touching?

See professionals...: Varicocele happens to almost 15% of men, usually on left side, with some 10% involving both sides. Clinically, it can be visible if it is big; for most of the cases, it can be easily palpated in standing position; but, for few, it can be felt only by experienced professional hands in standing position with patient's bearing-down.

If in doubt, see professionals.

Best luck ... ...Read more

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I have a large vein in my left testicle area how concerned should I be? Its just a large vein down my left side testicle

I have a large vein in my left testicle area how concerned should I be? Its just a large vein down my left side testicle

Varicocele: Vein networks descending with the spermatic cord into the scrotum is a varicocele. It represents venous insufficiency in the gonadal vein. A vein specialist or a urologist can help you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a vein across the actual testicle I did a self check just were the testicle connects I can feel a vein across the side of tetical?

Is it normal to feel a vein across the actual testicle I did a self check just were the testicle connects I can feel a vein across the side of tetical?

Vesicals: Tubular structures travel from and over the testes and you may be palpating seminal vesicals and/or the epididymus all of which are normal structures and are somewhat moveable. Veins may be quite obvious in the scrotum. See your physician if you have continuing concerns. ...Read more

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Testicle hurts and the veins are swollen?

Testicle hurts and the veins are swollen?

Varicocele: Most common cause of swollen testicular veins. Almost always on the left side of scrotum. Feels like a "bag of worms" when subject is standing and virtually disappears when lying down, sometimes associated by dull aching pain & sometimes left testicle smaller than right. Due venous back pressure from lack of or incompetence of spermatic vein valves preventing venous back-flow. Consult urologist. ...Read more

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My right testicle veins started to swell and after 2-3 days the right testicle also starts swelling. Please help.

My right testicle veins started to swell and after 2-3 days the right testicle also starts swelling. Please help.

Please see your: Doctor or go to the emergency room. You need to be examined to be properly diagnosed & rule out an emergent testicular problem. This may be something that can be observed over time, but without seeing you, is difficult to determine. ...Read more

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I have untreatable left epididymitis and noticing apparent vein infront of both testicle, will this affect my fertlity?

I have untreatable left epididymitis and noticing apparent vein infront of both testicle, will this affect my fertlity?

Fertility: This is possible, but the only manner in which this can be assessed is through sperm counts and viability measurements. See your infertility specialist. ...Read more

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My husband has just started bleeding from his testicle sack, it's small hole close to a vein, he has no pain, should he go to A & E?

My husband has just started bleeding from his testicle sack, it's small hole close to a vein, he has no pain, should he go to A & E?

Ruptured scrotal: Vein. Apply direct pressure to the bleeding skin (not to the testicle) using a sterile gauze. If bleeding does not subside within 5 minutes, get checked at ED or UC ...Read more

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I feel a small bump at the end of my left testicle wich is attached to this small bumpy coils feels like veins . Is the bump normal?

I feel a small bump at the end of my left testicle wich is attached to this small bumpy coils feels like veins . Is the bump normal?

Most likely yes: You are most likely feeling your epididymis, which is a normal structure involved in the storage of sperm. You should have the same structure on both testicles. If you are concerned about it, have a physician examine you in person to see and feel exactly what you are concerned about. ...Read more

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It seems there's a solid and large vein (identifiable by touch only) that protrudes from my left testicle, but not my right. Is this normal?

It seems there's a solid and large vein (identifiable by touch only) that protrudes from my left testicle, but not my right. Is this normal?

Possibly: It's hard to know only by your description. It's possible that it just a normal anatomic variant. But is also possible that it is a so-called varicocele, an abnormally enlarge scrotal vein. Please seek help with your primary care physician. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have 2 larger veins in my left testicle, they are purple. I can feel them and see them but they are not enormous. One is large What is that?

Sounds like: Varicocele. If you do not have any symptoms, nothing needs to be done. Minor surgery and embolizations are options for treatment, if these progress to cause pain or infertility. Consult with a urologist for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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