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Male Testicle Exam
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
I am experiencing testicles shrinkage, testicular pain (quality: persistent discomfort) , scrotum swelling, genital lump (penis or scrotum) (quali...
Uro symptoms: The variety of symptoms you mention indicate the need for you to see a urologist right now. Your family doctor can refer you to this type of specialist. This will rule out or identify medical conditions. It will also allow for treatment, if needed, before conditions progress. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Not at all: Should have or have had no effect. ...Read more
Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?
Different entities: I'm glad the original testicular cancer is history. If you've had a good imaging study and there's no testicular cancer on the right, i would not worry about the hydrocele -- these are extremely common. You're correct to believe that a second primary in the opposite testis is somewhat more common than random chance. Ask your physician about banking sperms. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly: Men who have both testes undescended in inguinal canal will almost definitely be infertile. However most men with a single fully descended testis are fertile, even if the opposite testiscle is in the inguinal canal. ...Read more
Left testicular remvd due to testicular tumor in 2007 nw diagnosed hydrocele by scrotm ultrasoun in right testicular.Hydrocele is treatd by medicines?
Male FSH 42high. Testosterone normal. Small testes 6ml. No sperm. Doc suspect puberty problem. Any other hope/test to consider? Tese?
Primary hypogonadism: Could be sertoli-cell-only sydrome or mutation of fsh receptor gene, both rare but could explain your problem. +ve test for inhibin b would indicate presence of spermatogenesis ; slightly increase chance of successfully achieving pregnancy w tese. Have u had a chromosme analysis? An unusual form of klinefelter syndrome might give this picture, however testosterone is usually low with this syndrome. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Varicocele: Failure of the valves in the spermatic vein (most common on the left) can lead to varicosities of the scrotum known as a 'varicocele.' this is sometimes described as making the scrotum look like a "bag of worms." if there is no pain and no fertility issue, no treatment may be necessary. Varicoceles are treated when they cause pain or if there is subfertility. ...Read more
Can a normal man can have testicular microlithasis.Is testicular microlithasis dangerous?Please describe
See answer: Testicular microlithiasis occurs in ~2-5% of healthy young men and is usually an incidental finding on testis ultrasound and almost always asymptomatic. Interest in testicular microlithiasis has increased over past few years, owing to an observed but uncommon association with testicular germ cell tumor. Regular testis self-exam for any mass and/or periodic ultrasound is all that is recommended. ...Read more
Symptoms for a year. Sore meatus, pain after ejaculation, ache in testicles & perineum. Seen urologist 4 tests. Found klebiella in sperm. Meaning?
Prostatitis: Your symptoms are consistent with a chronic prostatitis. Most common type is non-bacterial and treatment can be more complex often requiring patience and trial and error with a variety of options. That said, the finding of klebsiella on semen/prostate fluid culture suggests a chronic bacterial prostatitis which requires long term antibiotic treatment and further assessment of lower urinary tract. ...Read more
Ped. urologist said bilat. nonpalp undescended testis.u/s testis like on both sides in abdomen.y is my doctor askimg for karetype and gender evaluatio?
Rule out "intersex": Some babies are born with ambiguous genitalia. Most common is male pseudo-hermaphrite or adrenogenital hyperplasia. Subject is a genetic female but external genitalia look male. Pseudo scrotum formed by fusion of labiais empty & clitoris is enlarged & resembles a penis. Due to lack of an enzyme in pathway converting cortisone into estrogen resulting in an androgenic & thus virilization occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 month old baby.full term.ped.urologist says bilat. nonpalp undescended testis.ordred karetypong for gender evaluation. 11 daysnow.intersex possible?
Genetic abnormality: In rare cases, boys with undescended testes can have Klinefelter syndrome. Normally girls are genetically "46XX" and boys are "46XY". Boys with Klinefelter syndrome have "47XXY" or other more rare variants- they are still male, but the presence of the extra "X" chromosome may affect their response to testosterone thereby affecting sexual development. They can also have other disabilities. ...Read more
Scrotal & abdo aching pain both sides. Swollen testis
veins. Uvsound shows no Varicocele, torsion, epididymis, UTI or kidney/appendix infection. What?
If a male gains: weight - there could be more fatty tissue around the base of the penis. This may give the illusion of a shorter penis. ...Read more
No, ...: No, masturbation itself would not cause testicular torsion because the underlying cause for testicular torsion is inborn inadequate fixation of testis onto the scrotal wall leading to so-called bell-clapper deformity. So, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, and progress of testicular pain over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, and possible tests so to deduce Dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello --59 yr old male in good condition has inguinal hernia rt side. Has history of testicle torsion age 40. Doctor says leave hernia alone ???
Wrong advise: as far as I know if you have a symptomatic inguinal hernia it needs to be repaired .the fact that you had a history of torsion it does not change that fact. I watched last week a sick 70 years old with a strangulated hernia die because surgery was too risky. my believe if you are healthy enough to have an elective surgery have it before it becomes life threatening and kill you. ask for 2 opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer