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Raised Left Testicle
I have a raised left testicle, started 5 months ago when i was lifting , got a pulled muscle which healed on its own, but the testicle has been higher?
Muscle pull: This might be a muscle strain of the cremasteric muscles that are an extension of the internal oblique muscle. If there is no pan, the presence of the testicle in a position higher than it used to be should not put you in danger. If the testis is very high, there is a chance of exacerbating sub-fertility because of temperature issues. I suggest an appointment with a urologist. ...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
Hi, I have a red spot on my left testicle skin. It's raised and feels weird when i touche it. What could it be?
After masturbation I get a cramp in my left buttox and throw the region in the area between my testicles and anus. My left testicle is also raised?
Cramp: If there is any pain you should get examined today otherwise you should improve ...Read more
When i woke up i noticed my right testicle was 2 times larger than the other and was sore when i touched it, it also is raised higher. Help please
Noticing little black dots on my testicles. The dots were not there before. They are not raised, are a little irregular, and do not bleed
Angiokeratomas: There is a scrotal condition called Fordyce angiokeratoma which is more common in Japanese and Caucasians. It is related to the small capillaries in the scrotal skin. It does not represent any serious problem and can be ignored as long as you don't have any other symptoms which are worrying you. If you need more specific advice, consider a HT Concierge consultation. healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Right testicle is raised and pushed forward. Doctor said its not torsion but still very uncomfortable. Tips ?
Here are some...: Sorry to see you have been dismayed by annoying local discomfort in genital region. Although one needs to consider testicular torsion as the cause for your pain because of age 18, it is not the sole cause. To uncover the causes for your symptoms requires more info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, evolution, resolution, & sequence of events of all symptoms + physical exam + ... ...Read more
Hi I have recently noticed purple/black spots on testicles, some are raised hence noticed when bathing?
Purple spots on test: Suspect you have Fordyce's angiokeratoma. Google this and look at images and then send pictures. ...Read more
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.
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
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...: 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
Testis pain = see Dr: Testicle pain means a trip to the doctor right away because a testicle's blood supply can be twisted off (called torsion). When that happens, the testicle can die. Other causes of testicle pain include trauma, infection, twisting of an appendix of a testicle (a small lump next to a testicle), etc. Since one usually cannot tell if his testicle is twisted, an exam by a clinic or ER doctor is needed. ...Read more
Fever or no fever: No fever: could be intermittent testis torsion, torsion of appendix testis (onset for either would be sudden), spermatocele (you might be able to feel a small spherical structure above the testis) or varicocele (feels like a "bag of worms when standing and goes away when you are lying down) with fever: epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis (pain onset not sudden). ...Read more
Not normal: Needs to be checked by urologist. Non hard or cystic swelling above testicle is likely a spermatocele or cyst of head of epididymis. Tumor of testis or rare spermatic cord tumor must be ruled out if mass is hard. Epididymal cysts are benign & prognosis, if treated promptly, for vast majority of testis tumors is ver good. Good luck. ...Read more
Torsion of testis...: A few possibilities need to consider: testicular torsion, torsion of its appendages, inguinal hernia, or rarely epididymitis. But good hx detailing the onset, degree, duration, interval, and progression of testicular pain plus needed ua, us, timely will come up with an accurate dx. So, see and work with doc in expertise timely. ...Read more
Many causes.: Swelling of the testicle itself can be caused by infection or by the appearance of cancer. Swelling of the scrotum, which houses the testicles, is much more common. Fluid can build up around the testicle, such as in a hydrocele or spermatocele. Dilated blood vessels called varicoceles can also enlarge the scrotum. If you have this problem, please see your physician or urologist for an examination. ...Read more
See remark: How long has this been?,did it happen suddenly?,did it follow any activity ? is there any swelling ? I find it hard to diagnose with very little information.Take a warm bath,and simple pain pill.If symptoms persist seek medical help,preferably see a urologist ...Read more
Rule out tumor: Hard painless lump on testis could be a tumor, tiny lump could be a scrotal pearly which would be end result of a twisted calcified appendix testis (benign). Soft bump could be prominent head of epididymis or epididymal cyst/spermatocele or small hydrocele. When in doubt check itout with a urologist. Scrotal ultrasound usually provides answer. Sooner the better if a tumor, almost 100% curable. ...Read more
No,...: I assumed the concerned red blemish is on the left half of your sac, not testicle. If it's painless and stable, leave it alone. If hurting and change in its appearance, see doc timely for confirmation. Of course, without more hx and physicals with direct inspection and palpation, it's hard to come up an accurate dx. ...Read more
Testis trauma: He need clinical examination and ultrasound study to rule out hematoma, torsion etc. ...Read more
Unknown: For this, you really need to see your physician or a urologist for an exam. Please don't wait on this. ...Read more
MANY POSSIBILITIES: Some simple, some dangerous. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
yes: Even if they may look slightly different, they are same. If you notice a big difference or a change in size over period of time, see a urologist. ...Read more