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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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Testicle problems: my right one is sore and hangs lower than left one. What should I do?

Testicle problems: my right one is sore and hangs lower than left one. What should I do?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.

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For the past two weeks one of my testicles has been slightly sore and sitting closer to my body. It used to sit lower than the other, now not.?

For the past two weeks one of my testicles has been slightly sore and sitting closer to my body. It used to sit lower than the other, now not.?

Sore testicle: A sore testicle should usually be checked. It could represent a bacterial infection, which should be treated, a kidney stone, which really hurts, the result of minor trauma/contusion to the testicle, or to a condition called idiopathic (i.e., the cause is unknown) orchalgia. Sometimes you can have a cyst in your scrotum which can cause pressure on one or the other testicle.

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One of my bf's testicles is hanging very low and is a bit sore. Says they aren't elevated, so not torsion, and it isn't severe. It's also been really hot (80s) here. What's going on with his testicle?

One of my bf's testicles is hanging very low and is a bit sore. Says they aren't elevated, so not torsion, and it isn't severe. It's also been really hot (80s) here. What's going on with his testicle?

Hard to say.: Hanging low is not necessarily anything to be worried about - there is always some asymmetry of the testicles and this can change with the temperature. Mild pain in the scrotum - or even testicle - testicle can be caused by a large variety of things including repeated minor trauma or infection. If symptoms are worsening or persistent he should see someone.

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Right testicle feels sore, got smaller then the left one. Slightly tender. No redness/warmness. No bad pain. Could be what? Don't say "go to doc" I did.

Right testicle feels sore, got smaller then the left one. Slightly tender. No redness/warmness. No bad pain. Could be what? Don't say "go to doc" I did.

Well. .. (go to doc): I think that several of the more serious possibilities - incarcerated hernia, orchitis & epididymitis, were ruled out by your lack of swelling. And tortion & cancer could be r/o by scrotal ultrasound, which I'm assuming you received. That leaves following up with your doc, or even a specialist Urologist, as your next best way to get answers. Or get a cup: blunt trauma makes a nut shrink. Helps?

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How painful is testicular torsion? I've had some soreness in my testicles, more on the left one the pass couple of days I'm worried I may have torsion

How painful is testicular torsion? I've had some soreness in my testicles, more on the left one the pass couple of days I'm worried I may have torsion

Testicular pain: The pain of torsion is severe and life threatening. You should see a urologist. This may represent an infection as well (epididymo-orchitis).

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Husband has had sore testicles for one month. Not sharp pain just very sore. On self examination one is larger. No lumps. What could this be?

Get ultrasound: Most likely cause at your age probably would be a hydrocele. Other less cause could be an orchitis (inflammation). Testicular rumors are almost unheard of at your age. Best way to diagnose what is going in is to get a testicular ultrasound.

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I have a very sensitive cremaster muscle. Latley when I sleep on my sides after 3 hours one of my testicles feel sore and have a mild ache.

I have a very sensitive cremaster muscle. Latley when I sleep on my sides after 3 hours one of my testicles feel sore and have a mild ache.

Torsion: Make yourself familiar with testicular torsion it and make sure that this is not what is happening to your testicle on intermittent basis. And see your doctor if pain continues

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I had itching on the genital area (testicles) few days before. Got medicine but didn't take correctly. Now 2 pimples raised in the area one after one.

I had itching on the genital area (testicles) few days before. Got medicine but didn't take correctly. Now 2 pimples raised in the area one after one.

Stop scratching!: Itching on the scrotum is very common. Scratching makes it worse and can lead to the development of pimples (folliculitis). Try to stop scratching, even when it itches. Try applying vaseline instead.

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Why does one of my testicles seem to disappear when I'm laying down. It moves up into my body and feels tender when it drops down again.?

Why does one of my testicles seem to disappear when I'm laying down. It moves up into my body and feels tender when it drops down again.?

Several reasons: Testicles move up and down in the scrotum for several reasons. One is called the cremasteric reflex whereby the testicles are pulled up when the thigh close to the scrotum is touched or brushed. This helps prevent injury when something is too close for comfort. The other thing is temperature, whereby the testicles draw up and down for temperature regulation. For tenderness, see your doctor.

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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?

Epididymitis: Sounds like possibly epididymitis - infection of the epididymis. You need antibiotics to treat this. Testicular infections that are untreated can potentially lead to sterility.

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My boyfriend noticed one testicle was swollen this morning and is tender and slightly painful to the touch. Yesterday and today he drove a lot.?

See dr.: Causs of testicular pain include infection, trauma, and torsion. Infection is epididimoorchitis and usually treated wtih antibiotics. Trauma is usually treated by support and sometimes warm and cold compresses. Torsion is where testicle gets twisted and can lose its blood supply. This is serious because can lose testicle with subsequent necrosis.

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Minor ache pain in testicle has been 3 days feels tender and soar. One testicle looks slighty higher then the other no swelling at all. What's wrong?

See answer: Most common causes of testicular pain/discomfort as described by you and in a young make would be epididymitis (infection or non-infectious) or non-bacterial prostatitis. Infectious causes usually associated with noticeable swelling, pain, and tenderness and non-infectious causes less so. Normal to have one testicle ride higher than the other and may be more pronounced with inflammation.

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I have several lumps, from course sand to rice grain size on my left testicle. Not painful, one tender point. Testicle has got smaller. Investigation?

See your doctor: I would definitely see your doctor regarding this. It is not "normal" for your testicle to develop lumps, nor is it normal for it become smaller. It is possible that the lumps are located on the skin of the scrotum only, and in that case it isn't serious, but any lump "on" the testicle should be evaluated by a doctor

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Does your testicles hurts or feel any aching pain if you masturbated 10 times in 10 days? One masturbation each day? What could b the neg'v impact?

Daily masturbation?: There are no medical reasons to limit or stop any sexual activity you enjoy. Masturbation daily is a very common scenario in young man. But, with vigorous masturbation one does risk trauma to the tubing in the scrotum which would lead to swelling and pain. Maybe taking one day off will help you feel back to normal. If it doesn't then getting in to your family physician may be wise.

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I've been having a dull aching pain around my lower abdomen, back, and genitals. I'm not sexually active, so it shouldn't be a std. The pain is usually a dull ache/ pressure around the back of my testicles (either one, but mostly on the right). Sometim

I've been having a dull aching pain around my lower abdomen, back, and genitals. I'm not sexually active, so it shouldn't be a std. The pain is usually a dull ache/ pressure around the back of my testicles (either one, but mostly on the right). Sometim

Go to doc STAT: Discuss obtaining testicular ultrasound and pelvic CT scan with contrast. My "worst case scenario" is testicular cancer. Men between ages of 17-35 are at greatest risk. Pelvic & back pain could be referred, but you have to look at the lymph nodes & inguinal canal (pathway gonads took as they traveled down the pelvis during embryogenesis). Treatment is very successful with excellent survival rate.