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Swollen Testes Causes
Unclear if...: To answer this Q correctly, more info is needed, such as detailed history of their specifics like onset, degree, duration, associated symptoms, prior care, etc., relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + properly done physical exam + testing like US, since may laypersons could not tell if being hydrocele or real swelling of testes. More? To http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
Irritation seminal: Seminal vesicle irritation/stimulation/ cremasteric reflex.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several causes.: Swelling of the testicles 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
Normal: If you mean the veins on the scrotum (the sac that contains the testes) they can fill up without any pathology. Increased pressure inside the abdomen, such as during straining, can make them more visible at times ...Read more
Varicocele: Failure of the valves in the spermatic vein (most common on the left) can lead to varicosities of the scrotum known as a 'varicocele.' this is sometimes described as making the scrotum look like a "bag of worms." if there is no pain and no fertility issue, no treatment may be necessary. Varicoceles are treated when they cause pain or if there is subfertility. ...Read more
Several things: Lymph nodes are a site of inflammatory response and immune reaction. Swollen, tender lymph nodes are a common response to bacterial or viral infection. Lymph nodes can also enlarge and become tender in certain autoimmune diseases. Lymphoma is a type of tumor that develops in lymph nodes and finally certain types of cancer will "drain" cells into a lymph nodes and spread to those nodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen left testicle difficulties urinating back pain sperm cord enlarged veins more noticeable in penis and scrotum?
Scrotal & abdo aching pain both sides. Swollen testis
veins. Uvsound shows no Varicocele, torsion, epididymis, UTI or kidney/appendix infection. What?
Testicular swelling: Swollen scrotum is usually an infection or inflammation of the tubing leading from the testicles to the prostate. But, given your age i would add that you sill may be at risk for testicular cancer. Thus, i think getting to a good men's health provider and and ultra sound is warranted. Testicular cancer age risk is age 26-32 in general. So, it is really not likely to be cancer but i worry. ...Read more
Many things: Testicular or scrotal pain can be caused by a variety of things. If the testicles are palpably tender, epididymitis is likely the cause. If there is no palpable irregularity or tenderness to the testicles or scrotum then referred pain from prostatitis would be a likely cause. Other things such as inguinal hernia or lumbar radiculopathy are also possible. ...Read more
Absolutely: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
It depends on size: Unless these nodes are large(more than 2cm) you do not need to worry. But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infections(tb, sarcoid, fungal infections), lymph gland cancers like lymphomas or cancer spread from the lungs or elsewhere in the body. But i would not worry unless they are large enough as the radiologists often over read them anytime they are >0.5cm. ...Read more