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Leather Feel To Testicle Sack
Why does it feel like I have a bag of worms in my sack that feels like its connected to my testicle?
Varicose veins: Usually associated with heavy lifting. Can cause low sperm count due to increased temperature. ...Read more
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
My left testicle sometimes wanishes - it goes out of ''bag'' and then after sometime it comes back. Why is this happening? What can I do about that?
Retractile Testicle: This is normal, as long as the testicle spends most of the time in the sac. The testicle is reacting to temperatures and stimulus. If you feel the testicle is more hidden then out, seek a consultation with a urologist. ...Read more
Hello, I had pain in left tesicle testicle months ago plus somthing like a bag of worms behind, now am suffering from burning sesnsation in area, help?
Varicocoel: Palpating a varicocoel is likened to feeling a bag of worms. Get into the urologist for this issue and assure that is what it is. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
So I have a lump slightly over my left testicle. I isn't that big, and is most noticable when I'm standing up. I doesn't hurt anything. And when I touch it, it feels like a bag of strings, is it dangerous?
The "bag of strings": Comment suggests what you are feeling, I believe. The epididymis is a coiled tube at the back of the testicle that stores and carries sperm. Depending on location and position, it can be felt. It can become infected, including by sexually transmitted infections, when it is then swollen and tender. From your description, I believe you are feeling a normal structure. Stay well:) ...Read more
I can feel a small straw size vein on right side of testicle and tender to touch. No bag of warms only one vein swells& tender to touch. What is it?
I have had these large white sacks of substance growing on my testicles. They are like zits but the stuff inside is thick, chaulky. Is this bad?
Scrotal cysts: They sound like benign scrotal cysts. These are clogged pores that form cysts which contain sloughed skin cells. See a urologist or dermatologist to have them evaluated and removed if needed. ...Read more
Feels and looks like a bag of worms attached to left testicle. Had ultrasound multiple times and doc says not cancer. Still serious?
Varicocele: The "bag of worms" is the classic description for a "varicocele": varicose (dilated) veins involving the "paminiform plexus" of veins in the spermatic cord. Present in ~15% of men, often un-noticed, most common on the left side, usually unassociated with pain, most noticeable when standing, generally harmless, but may cause low sperm count and infertility in some men requiring surgery to correct. ...Read more
Pulled a heavy object, having slight heavy sensation in right groin and testicle bag. Had inguinal hernia operation 30 years ago. Ultrasound clear.
A hernia to be:
You did some damage to the muscle and ligament in the area of the hernia repair most likely you did not have a screen 30 years ago when you hernia was repaired
you are having a hernia in the making that mean you are trying to break the old repair
normal ultrasound mean nothing for a hernia
most likely you will start noticing a bulge next
see a doctor ...Read more
No: No, you cannot grow a third testicle. However, you can develop a benign cyst or a tumor that may mimic a third testicle. If a "third" testicle is identified, this should be evaluated by your doctor to do appropriate testing to determine if this is a benign condition or possible malignancy. ...Read more
Possible tumor: A hard enlarged testicle is cancer until proven otherwise. Soft enlargement of the scrotum can be due to a hydrocele (fluid around the testis) also both can coexist. Have your dr. Order a scrotal ultrasound to find out. Testis tumors have a very high cure rate, but, the sooner they are diagnosed and treated the better. ...Read more
Temperature.: A retractile testicle moves closer to the body as a means to control the temperature inside the testis. The action is performed by the cremasteric muscle which surrounds the testic and spermatic cord. In children, the presence of open channel could allow a retractile testis to move up into the abdominal cavity. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
You may feel a lump or swelling with or without pain, on self examination or at time of physical exam and other by your doctor, confirmed by ultrasound exam and blood test for aft (alphafetoprotein);hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin) level rise in blood, and other blood tests like ldh (lactate dehydrogenase) rise
biopsy is not necessary as diagnosis can be made by ultrasound and tumor markers. ...Read more
Absent testicle: Several possibilities: it may have been removed as a child; it maybe undescended (did not migrate into the scrotum), it may have atrophied from infection or mumps: you may have had a torsion causing atrophy of the testicle; rarely you are born with only one. An u/s may help determine what happened. ...Read more
Difficult to know: There are many causes for testicular pain. Most have to do with local trauma (sports, labor, etc). Males in their 30's and early 40's should visit their primary care physician if the testicular pain does not resolve in 2 weeks to make sure there is no suspicion of a lump or cancer. ...Read more
Not likely at 44 yrs: These are two different problems. Torsion, or twisting of the testis can be intermittent, although typically is causes a severe unrelenting pain due to cutting off the blood supply of the testis. Emergency surgery is required to salvage the testis. An undescended testis typically will not change location after the first year of age. Surgery to correct the problem is performed in early childhood. ...Read more
See your doctor: Testicular lumps can be cancer or benign. You don't want to take a chance of misdiagnosing yourself. Testicular cancer can be extremely aggressive so don't delay. Go see your doctor for a thorough exam. S/he may order an ultrasound to determine if you have a mass inside the testicle, but hopefully it is something benign such as a cyst or varicocele (dilated blood vessels). Good luck! ...Read more
Here are some...: Testicular twisting may occur and progress in one-way direction leading to its necrosis/death as fast as in 8 hours, but many can twist and untwist themselves at widely variable degree of duration & interval with wide variable pain over years and even decades; that is intermittent. For details, contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/video goes faster and learns more. ...Read more
Here are some...: What you felt should be objectively confirmed with proper physical exam to rule out if retractile testis may still exist although it is extremely rare in men at his 40s. How to get such confusion sorted out properly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you surely gain much insight on how to work closely & timely with doc so to reach possible Dx for reasonable ...Read more
Sometimes my testicle literally shrinks (not contracts) and then returns to normal. Is this ok and normal?
The size you are talking about is a fluid around the testicle and if you did noticed that it is getting bigger and smaller that mean there is a communication between the abdomen and the testicle that it did not closed completely and that mean you have a hernia
check with your doctor it is nothing serious
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