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32 yr male. Having left testicle and pelvic pain. Happening for 2 years. Doctor did physical exam and found nothing wrong. Worse after alcohol Ideas?

32 yr male. Having left testicle and pelvic pain. Happening for 2 years. Doctor did physical exam and found nothing wrong. Worse after alcohol Ideas?

R/O EPIDIDIMYTIS: Testiciular pain demands a through evaluation. EXam/LABS/TESTICULAR US. Your symptoms are consistent with epididimytis v varicocoele v spermatocoele. Discuss with your dr. He may start empiric abs ie DOXYCYCLINE/CIPRO ...Read more

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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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How do you perform a self testicle exam? What should I look for? How often? When should I do it? Where?

How do you perform a self testicle exam? What should I look for? How often? When should I do it? Where?

Testicle Cancer?: Men who notice lumps, swelling, or pain in their groin or scrotum may worry they have testicular cancer. Here we describe the symptoms of testicular cancer and some other problems that could cause symptoms in this part of the body. We also include information on how to do a testicular self-exam for men who want to do so.
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/testicularcancer/do-i-have-testicular-cancer ...Read more

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My testicle hurt when I exam them, there is no lumps or swelling the pain is at the top of each the pain goes away if I stop the exam

My testicle hurt when I exam them, there is no lumps or swelling the pain is at the top of each the pain goes away if I stop the exam

Sensitive testicles: There is no medical condition or concern with symptoms only when you touch something on your body and at no other time. Usually when someone tells a doctor something hurts when I do "this" the doctor advises the patient to stop doing "that". Sounds like the next time you see your doctor you should mention this. ...Read more

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I went to dr for my pain in left testicle she did an exam couldn't find any lumps or any out of the ordinary. ...She saud an ultrasound would be helpful. ..What else could I have?

I went to dr for my pain in left testicle she did an exam couldn't find any lumps or any out of the ordinary. ...She saud an ultrasound would be helpful. ..What else could I have?

Varicocoele: The main things to rule out are a testicular mass or torsion (where the tetsicle twists around on its blood vessels). Both of these are emergencies & it sounds like your doc already ruled them out. A common cause of dull testicle pain (espcially left side) is a varicocoele which is like varicose veins aournd the teste. An ultrasound can pick this up. Alos need make sure you odnt have a hernia. ...Read more

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When I self-exam my testicles, I feel a slight, sharp pain. This has been going on for a few weeks. It wasn't before. Could this be a serious problem?

When I self-exam my testicles, I feel a slight, sharp pain. This has been going on for a few weeks. It wasn't before. Could this be a serious problem?

I'd get checked.: If you are experiencing new pain or tenderness in the testicle, it is worth getting a physician to evaluate it. What you describe is not typical of the most worrisome testicular problems (testicular torsion or cancer), but a history and physical exam by a doctor can help determine if you need further testing with a scrotal ultrasound. Self exams can cause some discomfort. ...Read more

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What could a firm tubular feeling at bottom right posterior side of testicle be? Also have some lower ab pain. Doc didn't feel anything [email protected] exam

Epididymis: The epididymis is a normal tubular structure that can be felt above and below the testis on either side. If it's inflamed it sometimes becomes an large and tender. If there's any question about irregularity on physical exam, a scrotal ultrasound can be performed. ...Read more

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Found a pinhead size lump at top of right testicle. Its hard to find but it worries me. Should I get checked? . I found it during self exam in hot bath

Found a pinhead size lump at top of right testicle. Its hard to find but it worries me. Should I get checked? . I found it during self exam in hot bath

Get checked: Although there are a number of benign conditions that may cause a lump on or near the testes, you should have this examined by a doctor. Appropriate exam and testing can then occur to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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I've had a hard right testicle for years and everytime I have a yearly physical my doctor performs a testicular exam and says I'm fine. Is that normal?

I've had a hard right testicle for years and everytime I have a yearly physical my doctor performs a testicular exam and says I'm fine. Is that normal?

Hard testicle.: Does it feel different from the left testicle? Has it changed from what you remember from prior? Has the right testicle been growing? If you're not satisfied with the answer you're being given, then perhaps a second opinion with a Urologist would be in order. Maybe a testicular ultrasound. Better to be safe. ...Read more

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Do all testicular cancers have a lump on the testicle? If not, what percentage of testicular cancers have a lump/mass that can be felt on self exam?

Do all testicular cancers have a lump on the testicle? If not, what percentage of testicular cancers have a lump/mass that can be felt on self exam?

Here are some...: Since every life event always presents itself on its pattern of full spectrum from nothing to something obvious and a patient would not see doctor until s/he accumulates enough amount of personal inconvenience, embarrassment, & suffering. So, probably more than 90% of cases would present for concerning a palpable mass by self or partner. Nonetheless, do testicular self-exam - TSE - regularly... ...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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I have sometimes pain in my perineum and testicles. Also have some pain when doing testicular self exam. Can it be testicular cancer?

I have sometimes pain in my perineum and testicles. Also have some pain when doing testicular self exam. Can it be testicular cancer?

See your doctor: Usually, cancer does not present as pain, but infection or inflammation can.

Either way, please see your doctor and get a complete examination, to possibly include urinary analysis and if appropriate, testicular ultrasound. ...Read more

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During a testicular exam, does the doctor actually look and touch the testicles? And do I have to show my penis to the doctor during it?

During a testicular exam, does the doctor actually look and touch the testicles? And do I have to show my penis to the doctor during it?

Exam: Yes, it's the only way. There are serious conditions that have to be evaluated by physical exam to detect and diagnose. It can be difficult feeling vulnerable and exposed. Take a minute to share your concerns with the doctor to allow him or her to help you feel more comfortable. It could save your life. ...Read more

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Testicle pain and discomfort doctor did urine test, no exam, set appointment for next month. Should she have done more? I can't be seen till next month

Get an exam: A young man your age with testicular pain really should have a testicular exam and not just a urine test. Go back for a testicular exam or go elsewhere for an exam if you don't want to go back to the same place. ...Read more

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Would a Endocrinologist be able to check your sperm volume and count along with giving you prostate exam and checking your penis and testicles?

Would a Endocrinologist be able to check your sperm volume and count along with giving you prostate exam and checking your penis and testicles?

Yes: An Endocrinologist is a licensed medical doctor who has trained in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Such a doctor is well trained to give you the type of full exam you are requesting. ...Read more

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Can testicular pain onset over 2-3 hours be torsion? Primarily pelvic pain and testicle later. No hernia per exam. No swelling. Improved to milder pain worsened with activity 20 hours later

Can testicular pain onset over 2-3 hours be torsion? Primarily pelvic pain and testicle later. No hernia per exam. No swelling. Improved to milder pain worsened with activity 20 hours later

Sudden onset: Torsion of the testicle occurs very suddenly. Other inflammatory condtions like orchitis and epididymitis can occur more gradually. If this discomfort persists, an exam by a urologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, my us scrotum and testicles exam showed epididymis cyst 0.4 cm on both left and right sides. Can it be a cause of infertility?

Hello doctor, my us scrotum and testicles exam showed epididymis cyst 0.4 cm on both left and right sides. Can it be a cause of infertility?

Benign cysts: An epididymal cyst is fluid-filled sac which grows at the top end of the testicle in the long, tightly coiled tube called epididymis. Cysts are benign (ie not caused by cancer). Usually in head of epididymis, may be one, bilateral, or multiple. Larger ones can be removed by a surgeon, especially if painful. Epididymal cysts usually not associated with infertility. ...Read more

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Can chlamydya cause male to lose testicle?

Can chlamydya cause male to lose testicle?

Here are some. ..: I've never heard chlamydia-related loss of testicles in my longer than 4-decades study and practice in urology except the extreme circumstance of epididymitis-induced abscess, which should never happen in average healthy men and with modern effectiveness of antibiotics. So, please don't worry about such rarity in life, but focus on common essential events of life with practicing healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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What is the average testicle size of an adult male?

Apricot: 20-30 cc is a good sized testicle. This is what an average apricot looks like. ...Read more

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Why might it be that one testicle of a normal men is bigger than the other?

Why might it be that one testicle of a normal men is bigger than the other?

Testes: It is not uncommon to have a size discrepancy. The real question is whether one is too small or too large. I would be more concerned if this was a relatively new finding rather than the way you've always been. Get examined just to be sure the larger tesits is not cancerous. ...Read more

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In the past week and half my left testicle has enlarged and is hard to the touch it presents with no pain, just minor discomfort 42 male

In the past week and half my left testicle has enlarged and is hard to the touch it presents with no pain, just minor discomfort 42 male

This: This could be many things, but you need to make sure it is not something serious. Many cases of testicular cancer can present in this fashion. A scrotal ultrasound, which uis a painless type of imaging that does not involve radiation, should be done as soon as possible. I strongly recommend seeing your primary care physician or an urologist as soon as possible to have this enlargement evaluated further. ...Read more

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I'm male 17 why has 1 of my testicle grown pea sized?

Here are some. ..: Either age of 17 or 47, a pea-sized testicle could result from congenital (related with undescended testicle with orchiopexy), post-mumps orchitis since childhood, inadvertent severing testicular artery during inguinal hernia repair or varicocele correction, etc. So, a detailed Hx may help track down the cause for severely shrunk testis. ...Read more

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I'm male 17 why has one of my testicle grown pea sized?

I'm male 17 why has one of my testicle grown pea sized?

Testicular atrophy: May have had testis torsion before birth or in infancy if always very small. Could be result of later torsion if testes used to be same size. U would have had an episode of severe testicular pain & swelling which lasted for a few days & resulted in demise of your testicle. Should see a urologist if this was the case because other testis may be at risk & require simple procedure to secure ...Read more

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Random mild stinging in testicle sometimes maybe once a week or 2 Is this normal? 19 malE

Ans: Well could be many things. Any other symptoms, urinary issues? Any trauma to the area. You are young. Best to see your doctor if pain persists ...Read more

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Is it possible for a male to bust 1 of his testicle? How would will it affect him doing sex?

Is it possible for a male to bust 1 of his testicle? How would will it affect him doing sex?

Yes and no: Yess, it is possible to fracture or rupture a testicle. This is treated surgically. As the other testicle will produce testosterone, sexal functioning should not be affected by the loss of one testicle. ...Read more

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