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Solid Line On My Testicle
Varies: Some men who start checking discover their epididymis or appendix of the testis and mistake it for a possible cancer -- it's good they're checking. The percentage of testicular solid masses not related to trauma that are malignant is quite high, and for each individual mass, it's either 0% or 100%. Best have any new mass examined. ...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
I'm having pain in my right testicle. There is a mass/swelling on the lower region. No other symptoms than pain. Feels solid.
How long?: If you just started having testicular pain with a mass/swelling you need to go to the ER now to make sure you don't have testicular torsion which is serious. If you have had the pain for weeks and it is no worse get seen by family doc this week. It could be an infection or something else. If you have fever or abdominal pain and vomiting and the pain worsens, go to the ER then, too. ...Read more
It seems there's a solid and large vein (identifiable by touch only) that protrudes from my left testicle, but not my right. Is this normal?
Right testicle solid/very large. Also attached veins very swollen and hard to touch. Progressed for two years. No pain in testicle but now in veins?
My right testicle is swollen double in size solid hard tender to the touch ER told me its not infection but they don't know what it is please help?
See a urologist: Please do not leave the ER before you have been checked by a urologist. A swollen, hard, tender testicle is suggestive of torsion, which needs emergent management. ...Read more
Small hard, not solid lump on what appears to be where epididymis meets the testicle. Had an ultrasound a month ago which was clear should I be worried?
No: Not unless it enlarges. Probably a calcified appendix testis or appendix epididymis or scrotal pearl. All benign. Don't fret. ...Read more
My right testicle is solid, including the veins coming from it which are swollen and appear as a lump on my pelvis. Left is 4 times smaller.
Testicles: Need to see a doctor as soon as possible, to rule out testicular cancer which is the most common cancer in male between the ages of 20-39. ...Read more
I have had lower back pain constantly for about 5 days and just started to see mucus coated stools. The stools are solid and yes I meant "coated" in mucus. Also just starting today I have had random pressure pains in both testicles. Am I in any real dange
No: No, you cannot grow a third testicle. However, you can develop a benign cyst or a tumor that may mimic a third testicle. If a "third" testicle is identified, this should be evaluated by your doctor to do appropriate testing to determine if this is a benign condition or possible malignancy. ...Read more
Possible tumor: A hard enlarged testicle is cancer until proven otherwise. Soft enlargement of the scrotum can be due to a hydrocele (fluid around the testis) also both can coexist. Have your dr. Order a scrotal ultrasound to find out. Testis tumors have a very high cure rate, but, the sooner they are diagnosed and treated the better. ...Read more
Temperature.: A retractile testicle moves closer to the body as a means to control the temperature inside the testis. The action is performed by the cremasteric muscle which surrounds the testic and spermatic cord. In children, the presence of open channel could allow a retractile testis to move up into the abdominal cavity. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
You may feel a lump or swelling with or without pain, on self examination or at time of physical exam and other by your doctor, confirmed by ultrasound exam and blood test for aft (alphafetoprotein);hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin) level rise in blood, and other blood tests like ldh (lactate dehydrogenase) rise
biopsy is not necessary as diagnosis can be made by ultrasound and tumor markers. ...Read more
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
Difficult to know: There are many causes for testicular pain. Most have to do with local trauma (sports, labor, etc). Males in their 30's and early 40's should visit their primary care physician if the testicular pain does not resolve in 2 weeks to make sure there is no suspicion of a lump or cancer. ...Read more
Not likely at 44 yrs: These are two different problems. Torsion, or twisting of the testis can be intermittent, although typically is causes a severe unrelenting pain due to cutting off the blood supply of the testis. Emergency surgery is required to salvage the testis. An undescended testis typically will not change location after the first year of age. Surgery to correct the problem is performed in early childhood. ...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...: Testicular twisting may occur and progress in one-way direction leading to its necrosis/death as fast as in 8 hours, but many can twist and untwist themselves at widely variable degree of duration & interval with wide variable pain over years and even decades; that is intermittent. For details, contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/video goes faster and learns more. ...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
Sometimes my testicle literally shrinks (not contracts) and then returns to normal. Is this ok and normal?
The size you are talking about is a fluid around the testicle and if you did noticed that it is getting bigger and smaller that mean there is a communication between the abdomen and the testicle that it did not closed completely and that mean you have a hernia
check with your doctor it is nothing serious
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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
Here are some. ..: Largely, surgery on testicles is safe under experienced hands. For the diseases directly related with testis such as possible its cancer or undescented testis or communicating hydrocele, the procedure is done through inguinal incision; for disorders indirectly related with testis such as hydrocele, spermatocele, torsion of tesis or appendages, its traumatic rupture, via scrotal incision. But, safe ...Read more