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Testicles (Overview)

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 testis, testicle, or gonad.


Testicles (Overview)

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 testis, testicle, or gonad.


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What cell types make up the majority of a testicle? Sperm? Sertoli? Leydig? Also could you give approximate %s?

What cell types make up the majority of a testicle? Sperm? Sertoli? Leydig? Also could you give approximate %s?

Testicles: 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

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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

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

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'i have swollen right testicle but there is no pain. Not sure what''s wrong but what should I do?'

'i have swollen right testicle but there is no pain. Not sure what''s wrong but what should I do?'

Posible hydrocele: This is a fluid sac around testicle. However painless testicular swelling or lump must be considered possible cancer until proven otherwise. Scrotal ultrasound will provide the answer. Your local urologist can advise, diagnose and treat any testicular swelling. ...Read more

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I have warts and extremely dry skin on my testicle s... Pls help?

I have warts  and extremely dry skin on my testicle s... Pls help?

See a doctor: This needs an exam before a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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Why do testicles descend?

Why do testicles descend?

Cold storage: It does seem odd to put something so precious and vulnerable dangling outside the body, but sperm storage and rapid sperm production are best and safest below body temperature. Reflexes raise and lower them to keep the temperature just right, including heating during sex for sperm activation. Pain - even at the thought of testicle injury - helps protect them out in the open. ...Read more

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Why is my testicles long?

Why is my testicles long?

May be normal: If this is lifelong then it is just normal for you. If this is new you should consider an intrascrotal problem such as a mass- hernia, cyst, etc. ...Read more

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Can you sprain a testicle?

Can you sprain a testicle?

See below: Technically a sprain occurs when a ligament or tendon is injured. Trauma to the testicle can cause pain and swelling. There are also several nerves and blood vessels that are susceptible to injury. See your physician if the pain does not improve. ...Read more

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Why does my testicles hurt?

Many reasons: epididymitis is a common cause of testicular pain in adults. It can be caused by inflammation of the epididymis. One easy way to help in that diagnosis is that the pain stops or gets better when you elevate the testicle. This can be caused by bacteria, STD's, virus. Testicular cancer can cause pain, urinary tract infection, kidney stones, inguinal hernia. It is best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How come my testicles itch?

How come my testicles itch?

Dry skin or yeast: It is not uncommon to 'itch' on the scrotum. It usually is due to a minor amount of 'yeast' or candida transferred due intercourse from the female vagina. It is not an infection in that it is a normal flora in the vagina, but doesn't usually stay on the scrotum because it is too dry. Put some desinex athletes foot powder on the scrotum and it usually resolves. ...Read more

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Causes of pain in testicles?

Causes of pain in testicles?

Various: Acute severe pain in the testis might be testis torsion & an emergency. Severe pain of fairly rapid onset & relieved by gently lifting scrotum on that side could be epididymitis requiring antibiotics. Dull ache could be due to varicocele or hydrocele. Pain can be related to sexual stimulation without ejaculation. Suggest see a urologist if there is any doubt. ...Read more

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I have pain in my testicles?

Talk: Go see a Urologist they know the most about pain the the testes ...Read more

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Testicles have grown smaller?

See a doctor....: Testicles are hormone producer organs, and they do get smaller when hormones not made by the body are used...Performance enhancing steroids, both shots and pills can do this...... ...Read more

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Is it normal have 3 testicles?

No: I'ts not normal and in fact is very rare. Fewer than 200 cases have ever been reported. My brief research on the subject reports that there are usually no symptoms. The condition is called polyorchidism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/polyorchidism. ...Read more

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What could cause testicle pain?

What could cause testicle pain?

Lots of stuff: There are many things that could cause this but you should be checked for an infection and to make sure that the testicle is not torsed which can be a surgical emergency,

http://www.healthline.com/health/testicular-torsion#Overview1 ...Read more

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Does a sciatica hurt a testicle?

Does a sciatica hurt a testicle?

Sciatica: Sciatica can sometimes cause pain in the scrotum but does not cause injury to a testicle. ...Read more

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Do your testicles grow after 50?

Do your testicles grow after 50?

No: In general, with advancing age there is a slight reduction in the size of the actual testicles. What is sometimes confusing is when the scrotum gets bigger from such common conditions as hydrocele (excess fluid around testicle), spermatoceles, and hernias which are often mistaken as a larger testicle. ...Read more

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Does hernia make testicle hard ?

Does hernia make testicle hard ?

Depends : Depends on the kind of Hernia and stage of hernia, if you have an Inguinal (groin) Hernia which has caused the Intestine to descend to the Testicular sac, then yes, but that should be painful.
I think it's time for you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Wht causes testicles discomfort?

Many things: Testicular or scrotal pain can be caused by a variety of things. If the testicles are palpably tender, epididymitis is likely the cause. If there is no palpable irregularity or tenderness to the testicles or scrotum then referred pain from prostatitis would be a likely cause. Other things such as inguinal hernia or lumbar radiculopathy are also possible. ...Read more

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What caues your testicles to move?

What caues your testicles to move?

Cold weather!": Variation in the external temperature like cold or heat and emotional state makes the testicles move. Testicles move closer to the body in colder temperature and hangs lower in warmer temperature. ...Read more

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Testicle pain...What is the cause?

Testicle pain...What is the cause?

Lots of stuff: There are many things that could cause this but you should be checked for an infection and to make sure that the testicle is not torsed which can be a surgical emergency,

http://www.healthline.com/health/testicular-torsion#Overview1 ...Read more

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Why do testicles get fat or large?

Why do testicles get fat or large?

Hydrocele or tumor: Hydroceles are a collection of fluid around testicle ; commonly first thought, by subject, that testicle inself is enlarged. Outline is smooth and feels like a tense fluid filled sac. Testis tumors are hard ; irregular. Leukemia, or lymphoma of testis can be a hard, smooth enlargement. Scrotal ultrasound is an excellent, non-invasive diagnostic tool for enlarged testes. ...Read more

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How do I get my testicles removed?

Talk to a urologist: You probably should not have them removed. If there is a good medical reason to have this done, any urologist would be able to perform the surgery. ...Read more

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Sporatic shooting pain in testicle?

Sporatic shooting pain in testicle?

Primary or referred: The potential diagnosis are lengthy includes referred pain from nerves, stones are a problem within the testicle. Tests may include a urine tests and xrays/ultrasounds. ...Read more

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What can lead to my testicle pain ?

Testicular pain: Multiple causes from, mild trauma, tight pants, infection, inflammation, kidney stones. ...Read more

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What is the average testicles size?

What is the average testicles size?

Some people say...: Some people say the average size of a testicle is 2x3x5 cm. Not sure who was measured (what age, what ethnicity, etc...) nor who did the measuring. Average may mean that half the guys have somewhat bigger testicles than that, and the other half have somewhat smaller testicles than that. Doesn't really matter unless a testicle is truly much bigger or much smaller than usual. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in testicles?

Here are some...: Testicular pain results from the disorders of local or regional tissues like muscles, joints, &/or nerves by irritating the nerve-endings from chemical &/or mechanical means. To sort these related puzzles for testicular pain, follow instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. More? Seek timely evaluation and counseling. http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more