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Cosmetically only.: When a testicle is removed, the scrotum will appear empty on that side. One option is to place a testicular prosthesis, which has a silicone shell filled with saline. This helps to establish a normal appearance to the scrotum. The implant does not perform any of the functions of a normal testicle, however, which is to produce sperm and release hormones such as testosterone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Epidydmal cyst: Your friend should see his doctor for an exam and a testicular ultrasound to further investigate this "tiny ball". It is likely to be a cyst on the epididymis or a cyst on the testicle. However, testicular tumors can also feel like a tiny ball on the testicle so he definitely needs a testicular ultrasound to rule out a tumor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More info...: How long and how mild has this pain last? But, you are lucky to see spontaneous resolution day by day. To figure out what caused such, start to watch, record, & bring the detailed info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, evolution, and resolution of all symptoms in possible future recurrence if any to doc-preferably urologist for analysis + physical exam + timely tests so to... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a pattern in which testicle hangs higher than the other and does abnormality in position indicate something wrong?
More or less equal: Both testes should lie at the base of the scrotum and should be equal in size. The right testicle is often slightly higher than the left, however the difference should be slight. One testis much higher than the other is ok provided the higher one is beyond the neck of scrotum. Any testis above the scrotum is in a wrong position and a urologists opinion should be obtained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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
Not unless hard lump: Some men have testicles which hang sideways, whereas most men have testicles which hand vertically. Occasionally a man can have one of each. He may have a spermatocele cyst or a hydrocele, either of which could make one testicle appear "lopsided". He needs to have it checked out by a urologist if a hard lump is present as this could be due to tumor which would need to be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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