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Doctor insights on: Testicle Enlargement Causes

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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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If a person has discomforting retracting testicles with enlargement, can it out rule cancer? Can retraction be an accompying symptom?

If a person has discomforting retracting testicles with enlargement, can it out rule cancer? Can retraction be an accompying symptom?

Is one enlarged?: If both are giving you the same problem and neither is enlarging, I would't worry. If one's gotten noticeably bigger recently, get it seen -- sometimes tumors are deep inside and may only be found on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is enlargement of testicles after varicocele surgery normal and how long it perssist ?

Is enlargement of testicles after varicocele surgery normal and how long it perssist ?

Swelling?: Early postoperatively you'll have some swelling that will be perceived as enlargement. Elevation of the Scerota and cold packs will help. Have proper follow-up with your surgeon to evaluate for any other concerns ...Read more

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Besides testicle cancer what other reasons can there be for a enlargement and swelling of the testical?

Besides testicle cancer what other reasons can there be for a enlargement and swelling of the testical?

Hydrocele v common: Most men think erroneously think scrotal enlargement is testicular enlargement. Hydrocele (fluid around testsis) is most common cause of enlargement. Varicoceles & spermatoceles (epididymal cysts) both also common. Testicular cancer feels like a hard lump actually in or on testicle. Testicular cancer can also induce a hydrocele, hence advice to get scrotal ultrasound to diagnose intra-scrotal mass ...Read more

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I've got an adult friend who's left testicle ascended into his body today and hasn't dropped back down. Any thoughts as to what could cause this?

I've got an adult friend who's left testicle ascended into his body today and hasn't dropped back down. Any thoughts as to what could cause this?

Hypermobility: An adult male with a testicle that has migrated up into his abdomen (is not palpable) or into his groin, and does not immediately return to the scrotum is at risk for torsion and should be seen/treated by a urologist asap. He will likely require surgical "fixation" of both testicles ("orchiopexy") into the scrotum. ...Read more