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Swollen Testicle Cord
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
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
Get evaluated.: There are many causes of swelling in the scrotum, such as infections of the testicle or epididymis (orchitis) or accumulations of fluid (hydrocele, spermatocele). Many are benign, but infections & tumors should be evaluated & cannot be missed. See you primary care physician or a urologist. A detailed history and physical exam can determine if a scrotal ultrasound is necessary for further workup. ...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
Here are some...: Many laypersons refer hydrocele (fluid-filled sac) as painless testicle, but occasionally, few men may self palpate hard nodular testicle inside the sac, which indeed is testicular tumor. Fortunately, ultrasound exam of the sac will differentiate both and clear confusion. How to get these done right? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wishes... ...Read more
Torsion: If you had a painful swollen testicle and didn't seek medical attention and now you're left with a squishy nubbin, you likely had torsion. Nothing you can do about it now. ...Read more
See ur dr: This should always be checked out especially if it red and seems to hurt immediately. How ever the most like ly cause if it is not hurting or red is a hydrocele. It is seen quite frequently a collection of fluid around testicle it is benign might grow a little before it goes away usually gone by 1 yo or sooner. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
See your doctor: Testicular lumps (or swelling) 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
Get a testicular us: Depending on r age especially if under 40 years old need to get a testicular ultrasound to rule out a testicular tumor. ...Read more
This: This is likely a hydrocele, which is a sac of fluid around the testicle that may communicate with the abdominal cavity and fill up with fluid from the abdominal cavity from time to time. However, it is more common for these to enlarge over the course of the day while you are up and about, and then get smaller as you lie recumbent overnight, than the situation you are describing. You should go to your doctor or make an appointment with an urologist to be evalauated. ...Read more
Testicle trauma: You likely had some trauma resulting in the accumulation of fluid or blood (a hematoma). You can apply cool compresses or ice (in a cloth or bag, not directly on the skin) for 15 minute intervals. Avoid aspirin. If no better in a few days or if you develop pain, get an evaluation. ...Read more
Urologist: Please see a urologist or at least a primary care physician promptly. ...Read more
See your Dr: You need to have an exam. Nothing else will do. It's worth the time and cost but you can probably find a free or sliding scale clinic if you need to. Anyone who would DX this without an exam is likely to be wrong but even more, nothing would be different even if they are right. Don't wait - go! Best wishes! ...Read more
Testicles & Scrotum:
If the testicle is swollen there is either an infection or there has been trauma to the scrotum. The heat of the body and the heat of the testicles are well regulated and the are brought closer or pushed farther away from the body based on keeping the testicles stable.
If you have pain and if the area is warm to touch you need to be seen by a professional. ...Read more
'i have swollen right testicle but there is no pain. Not sure what''s wrong but what should I do? '
I sit on my testicle while I was working out, now it's swollen, hard and very painful, what is it?
Painfull testicle: Sounds like traumatic irritation to the testicle. Try fluids, NSAID, elevating (tight underwear or supporter), also use cool compress. If problem persists, see a urologist or your physician. ...Read more
I had variacocelectomy after 3 month in my left testicle but I still have swollen I testicle, is it normal?
My left testicle was swollen 10 years ago. Now, its size increasing. But, no pain. Would like to have a medicine.
Well...: You should contact your primary Dr. Before asking for a prescription. The cause of what you have must be determined first ...Read more
What would cause slight pain in my left testicle? It is more noticeable when sitting. It doesn't seem to be swollen.
Possibilities..: If the pain is very mild it could the start of an infection, fluid accumulation, possible unnoticed trauma. However if the pain is significant and starts getting worse during the next minutes to hours you need immediate evaluation to make sure you don't have a testicular torsion. ...Read more
My son has a swollen, left testicle. There is no pain, he says it does not hurt. What could have caused this and what should I do?
very good for you to have noticed. This needs to be evaluated. Most common I believe would be a scrotal hernia, with varicocele maybe next. Testicular tumor would be very rare at this age. Your pediatrician will probably be able to diagnose with physical exam. In any case get this looked at in the next day or two to limit possible damage to the testicle. ...Read more
Hello! I woke up yesterday with swollen testicle (only 1) today it doesn't hurt like yesterday but its still swollen. What I need to do?
Get it checked:
Not sure of your age... how old are you?
Swelling might be caused by collection of fluid (if it is that fast), and this needs to be checked out to find out the cause of collection if any. ...Read more
I got swollen on left testicle about 3 months but it seems reduce a little bit and it keep constant until now. Now it is 16.7 cm. Asap. Tq?
I had a swollen testicle years back I got treated but since that I have never seen it again, what could be the problem or did lose my testicle?
Testis atrophy: You likely had testis torsion which was mistaken for epididymitis. Probably had sudden onset of pain which remained swollen ; painful for a few days. Twisted spermatic blood vessels cut off testicular blood supply ; thus could not survive. Body gradually absorbed testicular tissue. Untreated testis torsion unfortunately leads to testicular atrophy. My sympathies. ...Read more