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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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After working in the gym 4d ago I have small dull pain in left testicle, no swelling, bulges, redness or lumps. Should i just rest or see the doc?

After working in the gym 4d ago I have  small dull pain in left testicle, no swelling, bulges, redness or lumps. Should i just rest or see the doc?

Rest/Ice/Motrin: Testalgia (pain the the testicles) is a common condition seen by urologist. Unless you had some direct trauma to the testicle, i would attribute the described discomfort to "strain"...Advise to use scrotal support, ice to the scrotum (you can leave your underwear on), and antiinflammatory meds like motrin. If pain persists after 3-5 days seek out a urologist. ...Read more

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Had this red lump where on left leg and its the area my testicle would rest on also had it for a while could it be sti?

Had this red lump where on left leg and its the area my testicle would rest on also had it for a while could it be sti?

Doubt STD but see MD: I'm not sure I understand exactly, but it sounds like you mean the upper thigh near the groin? Or the groin itself? Either way, probably not an STD. It's rare for any STD to first show up like this, unless there also are genital symptoms, like sores or blisters of the penis. However, STDs obviously are on your mind, which may mean you're at risk, so it would make sense to see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I saw a bump on my testicle, kind of like a spot. When I examined it it went down and turned dark red. Am I in trouble?

I saw a bump on my testicle, kind of like a spot. When I examined it it went down and turned dark red.  Am I in trouble?

Must be examined: Cannot be diagnosed online without any photo documentation. See your primary care phuysician for a definitiver answer. ...Read more

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I have a small red bump on my testicle that doesn't stop bleeding. Is it a possibility to cauterize it. It's not much smaller than a lower case "o"?

I have a small red bump on my testicle that doesn't stop bleeding. Is it a possibility to cauterize it. It's not much smaller than a lower case "o"?

Exposed blood vessel: if it is constantly bleeding it may be a surface blood vessel. Cauterizing it should help. Also you may want to avoid the Aspirin you are taking until you see your physician. ...Read more

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What could a red bump in my scrotum located above my testicle be?

Bumps.: A lump on the scrotum is usually a sebaceous cyst, which can become red if infected. Also, if you shave, it could be an infected hair follicle. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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If a guy shaves his testicles and developes hard red bumps with no head. They dont ich or hurt at all but do scab when healing razor bump or herpe?

If a guy shaves his testicles and developes hard red bumps with no head. They dont ich or hurt at all but do scab when healing razor bump or herpe?

Not herpes: Unlikely to be herpes. Having said that, is the man you're referring to at risk for contracting herpes in your opinion? If so, then, of course, there's no guarantee that he couldn't have herpes unless he were specifically testing....but it doesn't sound like it from your description. ...Read more

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By the bottom of my testicle, I have a lump/chord?

By the bottom of my testicle, I have a lump/chord?

Here are some...: Without further detailed history of specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all related symptoms, it is hard to tell what it may be. However, it is not that hard to sort the concern out correctly by following instructions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html, although clinically, it may present the early phase of epididymitis if accompanying with pain... ...Read more

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I have a lump on my testicle and I have some questions?

I have a lump on my testicle and I have some questions?

Get examined: Most of the time new lumps are benign things, but you need to rule out the possibility of testicular cancer. A doctor can many times by just physical exam make a diagnosis. For those times when things are unclear, simple imaging tests like ultrasound can help make a diagnosis. The first step, though, it for you to go see your doctor. Do not wait. It is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Lump on testicle. Is it cancerous??

Lump on testicle. Is it cancerous??

It depends on the si: Lumps in the testis can be caused by fluid collections, benign tumors or from Cancer of the testis. You should get a physical examination done by your PCP who can make a diagnosis or consult a urologist for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can epididymitis cause a lump on side of testicle?

Can epididymitis  cause a lump on side of testicle?

Yes: Epididymitis, which is inflammation of the epididymis, can result in a firmer enlargement of the area just behind the testicle. The area is also usually tender to the touch. It is important to get your urine tested to make sure that you do not have a urinary tract infection that is not contributing to the inflammation. An ultrasound may also be done to ensure that there is no mass present. ...Read more

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I am afraid to feel my testicles for lumps, is this normal?

I am afraid to feel my testicles for lumps, is this normal?

Yes: Man up and do it anyway. Get familiar with that part of your body. The worst is that you can lose one of them. The guys who actually die are mostly the ones who neglect this stuff. Think of a few good reasons to go on living and start doing like the rest of us. It's actually fun. ...Read more

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My boyfriend found 2 lumps on his testicles, what could this mean?

My boyfriend found 2 lumps on his testicles, what could this mean?

There are: Various causes of testicular lumps, most of which are benign. However, he needs to see his PCP or a urologist for a complete evaluation. Ultrasound may be helpful to sort out what is going on. ...Read more