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Doctor insights on: Normal Epididymis Size

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The doctor told me it waa normal to have a bb sized ball in or on the epididymis on the left testical and right beside the epididymis on the right one?

The doctor told me it waa normal to have a bb sized ball in or on the epididymis on the left testical and right beside the epididymis on the right one?

Appendix testis: Yes, it is due to a little (bb size) outgrowth from the testicle itself. It is usually painless, unless it twists and loses blood supply. Brief info here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/appendix_of_testis. ...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


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My epididymus on one side is about the size of a chickpea. There does not seem to have been a change in years. Is that size normal or unusual?

My epididymus on one side is about the size of a chickpea. There does not seem to have been a change in years. Is that size normal or unusual?

Epididymis: The symptoms described can occur for a variety of reasons. One possibility is that of a spermatocele which is a benign finding that should not raise alarm. However, you should have it examined by your doctor to ensure it is not something more concerning. ...Read more

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What is the normal size range for period clots? I have some sometimes that are about 2in long. CT of pelvis and Pelvic exam Normal. Just curious

What is the normal size range for period clots? I have some sometimes that are about 2in long. CT of pelvis and Pelvic exam Normal. Just curious

Normal variation: What you described is within the normal variation in periods. However, clots usually mean more blood loss. You should consider taking oral iron supplement with multivitamins to avoid becoming anemic.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be able to see your own epididymis?

Is it normal to be able to see your own epididymis?

No: As it is a small soft structure within the scrotum, it is hard to see it. It can be felt if swollen or inflamed. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my epididymis was bigger on left than the right?

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Here is. ..: Yes, don't worry about some inequality between both of a paired organs such as kidneys, ureters, testes, epididymides, vas deferens, erc. Since none of paired organs have ever been born perfectly even in shape. So, that is normal variation. ...Read more

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Is epididymis normal, does it couse anything if not to remove?

Epididymis: This a normal structure of the male reproductive system (coiled tube that connect the testes to the vas deferens), sperm goes through the epididymis. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my left epididymis is larger than my right?

One hung low!: In 99.7% of males the left testicle is lower and larger than the right. The epididymus might be slightly larger, but if their is a major difference, you should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the tail of the epididymis to be sensitive? This is the case for me.

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Is it normal for the tail of the epididymis to be sensitive? This is the case for me.

Here are some...: It is hard to draw a conclusion from what you feel alone without further information on the onset, duration, interval, evolution, resolution, etc. Of the symptoms and their related sequence of events + physical exam. However, getting these related things sorted out correctly has not to be that hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I was wondering if epididymitis is in the epididymis why would my fiances ball swell up to the size of a pear?

I was wondering if epididymitis is in the epididymis why would my fiances ball swell up to the size of a pear?

Epididymo-orchitis.: You are correct in understanding that the epididymis is an appendage of the testicle. However, they are connected, and infections of the epididymis (epididymitis) can lead to infection or at least inflammation of the testicle (orchitis). This inflammatory response causes pain, fullness, swelling, and warmth in the scrotum. He needs evaluation to make sure he is getting appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have the right epididymis biger than the other? And when I try to grab it with my fingers I feel like a discomfort. ..

Is it normal to have the right epididymis biger than the other? And when I try to grab it with my fingers I feel like a discomfort. ..

Yes: The right and left scrotal contents (testicle and epididymis) are not mirror images of each other."Grabbing"with your fingers will be uncomfortable. In case what you are interpreting as your epididymis is mass it is probably a good idea to have a doctor examine you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel the epididymis on only one tescle because I can't feel it on my left testie, I had epididymis infection over a year ago?

It is possible: It is sometimes possible to feel one and not the other. If you have a testicle on the side in question, it is very unlikely that the epididymis would be absent. Also, if the epididymitis you had a year ago was on the side that you can now feel, it is possible that it became a little thicker after it healed so that it is now easier to feel. ...Read more

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On the back-top part of the scrotum, I can feel the epididymis on the left side, but the right seems to be more attach to the scrotum is that normal??

Here are some. ..: Anatomical variation in the organs of all humans does exist, but highly varies among different organs although we all carry the same terminology for our organs. In other words, we have never been born equal despite political correctness says so. So, what you described is within their normal variation. ...Read more

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Will swollen epididymis from over masturbation go back to normal? There is pain in the crotch area.

Will swollen epididymis from over masturbation go back to normal? There is pain in the crotch area.

You assume: You assume your swelling is due to overuse, but you may have a true epididymitis caused by germs. Unless this clears quickly you should have it evaluated. Medical treatment may be indicated. ...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?

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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I have a marble sized lump on top of my left testicle (from inside) No pain, it is attached under epididymis and some part of testicle. Is it a tumor?

Swelling: Could be a tumor, but more likely a hydroele or vesicocele. Best course is to see your doctor for exam and possible ulrasound ...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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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

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Is it normal for tail of epididymis to swell at times when standing and reducing when resting or sitting, worse when active or straining?

Varicocele: It could be swollen veins. When severe, we call it varicocele. If not getting bigger probably nothing to worry about but if getting bigger seek medical help ...Read more

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I have epididymis cysts but have recently found a lump attached to the testis under the spermatic cord; this has changed drastically in size?

I have epididymis cysts but have recently found a lump attached to the testis under the spermatic cord; this has changed drastically in size?

Epididymis: Although what you describe still technically could be a cyst from the lower portion of the epididymis, get examined by a urologist to be certain. ...Read more

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Lump next to the epididymis the appendix of testis? I had US done 4 months ago & everything was normal. Sometimes I feel like it's the epididymis?

Probably so!: Yes, if you had a normal ultrasound, then you do have an epididymis. Since it's coiled and loopy, it can feel lumpy. If you go to Wikipedia and search "epididyus" (yes, you did spell that correctly), you can view a cross section of the testicle and its adjacent structures. Then, you'll be able to "see" what you "feel." Unless you notice pain, swelling or discoloration, no worries! ...Read more

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Hard lump on top of my right testicular. Grown from a tiny pepper seed to a pea size during the 2 years. It is in or under the epididymis. Near testi.

Hard lump on top of my right testicular. Grown from a tiny pepper seed to a pea size during the 2 years. It is in or under the epididymis. Near testi.

Unlikely cancer: However needs to be checked by urologist + scrotal ultrasound to rule out cancer. You are a little young for testicular cancer, although rare, does occur in childhood. Will probably turn out to be a calcified appendix testis (scrotal pearl). Good luck. ...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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Hi, I notice a lump in my scrotum, to be exact on my left testical near epididymis tube. Six months ago it enlarged in size but recently getting small?

A spermatocele: A spermatocele is cystic accumulation of sperm that arises from the head of the epididymis. It can clearly be palpated as separate from the testicle, and would not be hard and firm like a testicular cancer. The location and recent decrease in size confirm its benign nature. Usually asymptomatic and usually no treatment needed unless very large. Does not affect fertility. http://bit. Ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more