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Is removal of testis helps in prostate cancer treatment?

Is removal of testis helps in prostate cancer treatment?

Yes: Prostate cancer cells generally require testosterone for growth so orchiectomy or medications can remove testosterone from the male system and this arrest cancer growth. ...Read more

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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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I feel I have only one testis. It seems to be asttached but isn, t visible or tangible. Please help ?

I feel I have only one testis. It seems to be asttached but isn, t visible or tangible. Please help ?

Single +?cryptorchid: Assume one u can feel is normal. It is attached by spermatic cord containing testicular vessels + vas(sperm duct). U say "seems to be attached but not tangible" could be a blind ending spermatic cord which was once attached to a testicle which twisted or infarcted before u were form. So called vanishing testis. But, worth checking with urologist because an intra-abdominal testis should not be left. ...Read more

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I have pain in my testis?

Many possibilities: Teaticular pain can be caused by several things. Less serious is epididymitis, infection, or trauma. More serious is a testicular torsion. Regardless of which, see your doctor to make a firm diagnosis and start a treatment. ...Read more

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Sex with no testis, possible?

Sex with no testis, possible?

Yes: Having testes is not required for sexual function if you have testosterone supplementation to replace what is no longer created by your testes. ...Read more

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My testis slidely pain....?

Need more info: Did you have any trauma? Is there a swelling? Is the pain on both sides or only one? Some times the pain in testes is due to urinary issues, such as passing of crystals in urine. If the pain does not subside in a couple of weeks, it would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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L have pain in testis?

L have pain in testis?

Get checked now : The potential causes of orchalgia (testicular pain) are numerous and can be either direct, such as torsion, infection, tumor or trauma; or indirect such as a ureteral stone, lower spine disorder or indirect inguinal hernia. At your age testicular torsion is a distinct possibility. Go to the er for immediate evaluation to rule this out as missed torsion can result in loss of the testicle. ...Read more

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What's inside the male testis if I cut it open?

What's inside the male testis if I cut it open?

Don't cut it open: Why would you want to cut it open? There are two main functions in the testicle. One is to produce sperm and the cells needed for that along with the collection system are all contained in the testicle. The other function is to produce testosterone which is done by another type of cell and collected through another series of tubes. Don't cut it open. ...Read more

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How about my testis not balance??

How about my testis not balance??

Here are some...: What do you mean "tests not balance"? Do you refer to the size of both testes or both half of the sac or the level of sac, etc? Since the concern in this Q is unclear, it's hard to offer answer to the point. But known to all with common sense, no two person are born equal in the size, shape, etc. of the organs although sharing the same anatomical terminology for certain organs. ...Read more

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When the testis is touch, does it hurt?

It shouldn't: Hurt when touched. Of course, that depends upon how much pressure is exerted during the touching. Pain with light touch is abnormal, and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pain in testis?

What is the cause of pain in testis?

Here are...: - infection-related, such as std-/uti-related, or mumps; - torsion-related (testis or appendages), acute or recurrent intermittent; - referring-pain-related, such as stone, spinal nerve irritation from djd, pinched nerve, even rare single - newgrowth-related although usually painless; generally, a detailed hx, and physicals, possible tests should be able to deliver a correct DX most of times. ...Read more

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Testis (Definition)

Testis is also known as Testicles. One of the two oval male gonads (reproductive glands), located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its ...Read more