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My testicles seem to have gotten really big in the past few years, and low.....I'm 23. Also muscle weakness, not feeling great, could be related?
Absolutely: Enlarging testicles can be due to a pathological process that impaired testicular function, which could mean low testosterone, which would bring loss of libido and erectile dysfunction first, but then muscle weakness and fatigue/low energy and spirits subsequently. Get a urologist work up first. Then endocrine next. ...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
Its said MRI is good in evaluating soft tissues in pelvis. So can it be used 2 diagnose weakness of abdominal wall in advance that can lead 2 hernia?
Can't predict: While there may be a weakness there, there is currently no information about the likelihood this will become a hernia. I advise patients with a weakness only to carry on about there lives without restriction or worry. If they are having a her is repair on one side, and a weakness on the other, I usually repair both sides laparoscopically. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Dad (75) was given triamcinolone + lidocaine for L4-L5 stenosis. He developed weakness in thigh muscles & pain in left pelvis. Is this ESI sideffect?
Possibly: These complaints could be related to the injection and may resolve spontaneously. However if after 5 to 7 days symptoms continue or worsen you need to speak to medical personnel. If your Dad develops fevers or further neurologic issues please have him see emergent medical or ER care. Good luck ...Read more
Can a spinal tumor filling the left half of thecal sac at L4 cause flares of pain in lower left pelvis along with exacerbations of stress incontinence and GI problems but no weakness in left leg?
Is constipation and leg weakness a common sign or symptom of testicular torsion? Does the testicle hurt when touched?
Possible reasons groin /testicle pain cause constipation, diarrhoea, weakness, brain fog, white tongue. All Pelvis xray, bloods, stool samples clear.
'i have swollen right testicle but there is no pain. Not sure what''s wrong but what should I do? '
What do I do? I am in my late 22's and my left testicle shrunk I been tryin get my wife pregnant but nothing?
What cell types make up the majority of a testicle? Sperm? Sertoli? Leydig? Also could you give approximate %s?
Lydig Cells are the most prevalent in terms of numbers
Curtail cells are less in number but bigger in size. The functions of each are different and in terms of total function, it is irrelevant what percentage of cells is higher than the other. Sperm cells are produce in the tubules of the testicles.
It is a curious question with not many clinical application save in special circumstances ...Read more
I have 2 lumps above each testicle, and they both move around, but seem to stay on the top area of each one. Does this sound familiar? Also should I s
Bump on testicle: I have 2 lumps above each testicle, and they both move around, but seem to stay on the top area of each one. Does this sound familiar? Also should I s ANS: suspect you are feeling your vas defferens. Google for images. Bumps in testicles should always be checked with your Dr. Caught early cancer of testis is curable. ...Read more
Some reasons...: True testicle pain means a trip to the doctor right away because the 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 off 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 the doctor is needed. ...Read more
Yes: You should be evaluated by doctor to find the cause, it could be infection, trauma, tumor., ...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
Here are some. ..: Largely, surgery on testicles is safe under experienced hands. For the diseases directly related with testis such as possible its cancer or undescented testis or communicating hydrocele, the procedure is done through inguinal incision; for disorders indirectly related with testis such as hydrocele, spermatocele, torsion of tesis or appendages, its traumatic rupture, via scrotal incision. But, safe ...Read more
May be just a...: "heterogeneous" may be just used to describe the tissue texture of testis as seen on ultrasound or microscopic tissue exam to denote having various components with different sound reflections or histological looking. If more doubt, ask doctor for detail. ...Read more
Fever or no fever: No fever: could be intermittent testis torsion, torsion of appendix testis (onset for either would be sudden), spermatocele (you might be able to feel a small spherical structure above the testis) or varicocele (feels like a "bag of worms when standing and goes away when you are lying down) with fever: epididymitis or epididymo-orchitis (pain onset not sudden). ...Read more
Here are some...: Testicular hurt (or orchialgia) may be related with some inflammatory change, bleeding, etc., or the disorders in the regional nerves, spine, muscle, etc., or hernia. To sort these things out correctly has not to be hard if following instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work with Doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, . .. ...Read more
The most likely cause is a fungal infection ("jock itch"). Make sure you keep things very dry down there. You can certainly try an over the counter fungus cream and apply it 2-3 times per day for a week and see if that helps.
Patricio c. Gargollo
assistant professor, pediatric urology
director, pediatric urology robotic and minimally invasive surgery
childrens medical center dallas
214-456-06. ...Read more
Not normal: Needs to be checked by urologist. Non hard or cystic swelling above testicle is likely a spermatocele or cyst of head of epididymis. Tumor of testis or rare spermatic cord tumor must be ruled out if mass is hard. Epididymal cysts are benign & prognosis, if treated promptly, for vast majority of testis tumors is ver good. Good luck. ...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
Testicle: If there is torsion or twisting to the cord leading to a testicle it is a medical emergency. Surgery will be performed. Please see your doctor ASAP if you think you have a testicle problem. It can lead to other problems. Please do this right now. Peace and good health. (If you mean that you have a low sperm count, that is a different matter.) ...Read more
Interesting question: There will not necessarily be much to see just looking at it. Depending on the circumstances and the time frame it may be big and swollen or small and atrophied. The test would be an ultrasound. ...Read more
Lumps vs bumps: If you are noticing tiny white bumps on scrotum, with no redness or pain, theses could be benign. Check with your doctor if these change appearance, get bigger in size ir seem to have fluid inside or start hurting p. Feel better ...Read more