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Possibly: Men who have both testes undescended in inguinal canal will almost definitely be infertile. However most men with a single fully descended testis are fertile, even if the opposite testiscle is in the inguinal canal. ...Read more
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Undescended testicle: Depends on the age of the child 0-6months do nothing, observe for spontanoub descent at 6 months if both are still undescended and palpable you may try HCG hormone shots , (the dose is based on the weight ). There is 25-30% chance of response. Alternatively bilateral orchidopexy (surgery) is reccomended, the testicles should be in the scrotal sac by one year of age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, but...: Performing varicocelectomy for poor testicular growth (or "atrophy") for males in puberty / adolescence may help improve its future post-operative growth, but will definitely not reverse its varicocele-ralated change, thus in conforming: life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, but...: Theoretically, it's unlikely to induce pain on the other side, but similar process for neuralgia possibly occurs on the opposite side of same level of spinal nerves. Yet, before concluding Dx, such pain should be evaluated so to deduce if the contralateral pain is new and unrelated. How to get things done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
Different in...: Spermatic cord torsion is extravaginal with its twisting hinge inside inguinal canal in prenatal or newboens; the commonly discussed testicular torsion is intravaginal with its twisting hinge below external inguinal ring in adolescents and adults with its peak around 15-19. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yest, it would ...: Depriving circulation from testicular torsion leads to expected tissue damage with ischemia. Besides, for unclear reason, some damage to sperm producing ability may happen to the contralateral testis. So, professional awareness and timely action are the essence of caring for testicular torsion. ...Read more
Scrotal hematoma: THis is not a cause of testis atrophy. However injury to the testis its-self can cause atrophy. ...Read more
See answer: 1) ~15-20% of males have a varicocele; most common on left side; almost always asymptomatic requiring no treatment; except can be associated with infertility in small % especially if testicular size is small. 2) testicular microlithiasis: ~5% of males; asymptomatic requiring no treatment except regular self-exam for testicular mass because of weak association with testicular cancer. See urologist. ...Read more
No, but...: Varicocele is an inborn anomaly of pampiniform venous plexus present in some 15%pf men with some 90% on left side & 10% on both, but bearing no clinical significance in most of cases. Besides, varicocele has no direct connection with epididymitis although it may cause some symptoms like fullness or ache after a long standing like that in the lower legs with varicose veins. Best... ...Read more
Some are...: - age: torsion tends to be around puberty vs peididymits/orchitis, in young sexually active adults;std-related. - hx: torsion - acute onset and fast progress vs epididymits - slower progressive course. - voiding sx: none in torsion vs more in epididymits. - ua: normal in torsion vs pyuria in eoididymitis. - timely doppler us: torsion with poor a. Flow vs diffuse increase flow in epididymits. ...Read more
I am experiencing testicles shrinkage, testicular pain (quality: persistent discomfort) , scrotum swelling, genital lump (penis or scrotum) (quali...
Uro symptoms: The variety of symptoms you mention indicate the need for you to see a urologist right now. Your family doctor can refer you to this type of specialist. This will rule out or identify medical conditions. It will also allow for treatment, if needed, before conditions progress. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Swollen left testicle difficulties urinating back pain sperm cord enlarged veins more noticeable in penis and scrotum?
Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?
Different entities: I'm glad the original testicular cancer is history. If you've had a good imaging study and there's no testicular cancer on the right, i would not worry about the hydrocele -- these are extremely common. You're correct to believe that a second primary in the opposite testis is somewhat more common than random chance. Ask your physician about banking sperms. Good luck. ...Read more
Not at all: Should have or have had no effect. ...Read more
Depends on age.: Testicular torsion has two peak incidences: a small one in the neonatal period and a large one during puberty, but it can occur at any age. The incidence is estimated to be 1 in 4000 in males younger than 25 years old. Approximately 65% of cases occur in boys between the ages of 12 and 18 years. ...Read more
Address blood supply: The first issue is to address the blood supply problem. If the testes do not receive enough blood supply, they cannot develop properly. This may affect his hormone production and fertility in the future, although it is probably too early to tell at this point. Close follow-up with your is essential. ...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