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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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