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What kind of infection can cause a swollen testicle?

What kind of infection can cause a swollen testicle?

Viral infection: One of the commonest is not a bacterial infection it is a virus that we really do not see much anymore due to our pediatric immunizations. Mumps! ...Read more

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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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?

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

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Partner has bacterial infection after anal sex , swollen testicles , difficulty urinating all over joint pain weight loss tiredness could I have it to?

Partner has bacterial infection after anal sex , swollen testicles , difficulty urinating all over joint pain weight loss tiredness could I have it to?

Not smart! : You cannot have anal sex unless the male has a condom! if not, prostatitis and epidydimitis is sure to follow! he must see a urologist asap ! the symptoms clearly indicate active infection! ...Read more

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Inflamed epididymis and swollen testicals but no infection, subsides when lying down and worse when active, what could this be?

Inflamed epididymis and swollen testicals but no infection, subsides when lying down and worse when active, what could this be?

Scrotal swelling: Scrotal swelling may be associated with fullness of the contents including testicles, veins, or fluid retention. If it is not painful, this is generally a good sign. Causes may include hydrocele (fluid collection) or varicocele (vein engorgement). These are both relatively benign and should not cause concern. ...Read more

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Can there be infection in the skin of testicles?

Can there be infection in the skin of testicles?

Yes: The skin around the testicles can be infected. If it is rapidly spreading, seek medical attention immediately! ...Read more

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In MOST cases in the average person, does mild trauma to the testicle usually cause an infection???

In MOST cases in the average person, does mild trauma to the testicle usually cause an infection???

No: however, this depends upon the degree of trauma: heat, pain, redness and swelling of the injured testicle requires medical attention and examination. ...Read more

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Dr klauber, last follow up question. Right testicle is and has been 4cm. Left atrophied(infection) to about 2.3cm.Should leydig be 100%ok in that one?

Dr klauber, last follow up question. Right testicle is and has been 4cm. Left atrophied(infection) to about 2.3cm.Should leydig be 100%ok in that one?

Likely OK: Leydig cell function in a solitary testis is virtually always normal. That would be your right testicle. However leydig cell function in your left testis is probably normal. ...Read more

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What can off and on testicle paine that is not from an infection be from?

Depend ....: Non-infectious/noninflammatory causes for testicular pain may result from: intermittent torsion, nerve fiber irritation (with or without prior inguinal surgery), hernia, etc. If the degree, duration, and interval of pain is highly variable, i can say for sure that the pain is not related with infection... So, see urologist timely after collecting the related information as described. Best wish.. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more