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When does a doctor need to do a testicular exam?

When does a doctor need to do a testicular exam?

Here are some ...: Any men presenting for testicular pain, impotence/ED, infertility, palpable "mass / irregularity" inside the scrotum should be specifically examined with inspection and palpation of the testes after reviewing detailed history of general health and specific history of genital organs. More? Ask Doc on site timely for detail. ...Read more

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I've had a hard right testicle for years and everytime I have a yearly physical my doctor performs a testicular exam and says I'm fine. is that normal?

I've had a hard right testicle for years and everytime I have a yearly physical my doctor performs a testicular exam and says I'm fine. is that normal?

Hard testicle.: Does it feel different from the left testicle? Has it changed from what you remember from prior? Has the right testicle been growing? If you're not satisfied with the answer you're being given, then perhaps a second opinion with a Urologist would be in order. Maybe a testicular ultrasound. Better to be safe. ...Read more

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During a testicular exam, does the doctor actually look and touch the testicles? And do I have to show my penis to the doctor during it?

During a testicular exam, does the doctor actually look and touch the testicles? And do I have to show my penis to the doctor during it?

Exam: Yes, it's the only way. There are serious conditions that have to be evaluated by physical exam to detect and diagnose. It can be difficult feeling vulnerable and exposed. Take a minute to share your concerns with the doctor to allow him or her to help you feel more comfortable. It could save your life. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a testicular atrophy!?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a testicular atrophy!?

Shrinking testes: Can occur after testicular torsion which if untreated can lead to complete atrophy (death) of affected testis. Testes can shrink/atrophy after mumps, anabolic steroid use, radiation or chemotherapy for cancer. Testicular atrophy leads to reduced testosterone and sperm production leading to sterility, loss of libido ; overall reduced strength, energy ; drive, . ...Read more

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How does a doctor fix testicular torsion?

How does a doctor fix testicular torsion?

Rotation, surgery.: Non-surgical correction can sometimes be done by manually rotating the testicle in the opposite direction (outward, towards the thigh). If this is initially unsuccessful, a forced manual rotation in the other direction may correct it. Manual detorsion is successful in 26.5% to 80% of patients. This is a surgical emergency needing prompt manual or surgical rx. But with good chance of success. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should you see if you have testicular cancer?

What kind of doctor should you see if you have testicular cancer?

A few: First, an urologist will evaluate and remove the affected testicle. Then, you would see a medical oncologist and maybe also a radiation oncologist (depending on the kind) to get additional treatment if necessary or at least to get follow up. This is a very curable disease even if advanced. Be safe and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Is it unlikely my doctor to misdiagnose me as having epididymitis instead of testicular cancer?

Is it unlikely my doctor to misdiagnose me as having epididymitis instead of testicular cancer?

Ultrasound: If your doctor did an ultrasound the diagnosis should be correct. Ultrasound is accurate in differentiating between the two diagnoses. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens in an appointment for testicular lumps with a doctor ?

Could you tell me what happens in an appointment for testicular lumps with a doctor ?

Physical exam: Physical examination mainly. Dr. Will need to carefully palpate the testes. If there is uncertainty about findings, an ultrasound of the testes will need to be done. Keep the appointment. Nothing about this is painful. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine if it's testicular cancer or epiditimitis?

How do doctors determine if it's testicular cancer or epiditimitis?

Anatomy: Testicular cancer would show as a mass in the testicle on ultrasound. The epididymis is near, but outside of the testicle. In typical epididymitis, it becomes inflamed and looks enlarged with increased blood flow. It typically causes acute pain in the scrotum. ...Read more

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A friend of mine suffered from testicular tosrsion and doctors removed his left testicle..Is there anything to worry about future doc?

A friend of mine suffered from testicular tosrsion and doctors removed his left testicle..Is there anything to worry about future doc?

Not really: Testicular torsion is the twisting of the testicle on its blood supply, causing severe pain and may cause death of the testicle. When a procedure is done to either remove a testicle or untwist it, the surgeon will secure the other testicle so it cannot twist. Men with one testicle have normal testosterone levels and can father children. Any sudden testicular pain should be evaluated by a md. ...Read more

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Bilateral testicular microlithasis is non-cancerous & benign. It is non spreadable disease.Also no one should worry about it. Am i right doctor?Plz

Self monitoring: Some studies show relationship between testicular microlithiasis and testicular cancer. Studies of healthy men with no symptoms show testicular microlithiasis much more common than testicular cancer. As result, researchers believe that testicular microlithiasis unlikely to increase risk in otherwise healthy men. Other risk factors such as undescended testes. Recommend regular self palpation. ...Read more

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Pain from testicular sack. No idea why? Started all of a sudden a few days ago. I have varioceles and doc said were not cancerous. Something wrong?

Idiopathic: Testicular pain (unknown cause). Painful testicles can be very worrying, annoying and can be caused by many conditions. If the pain i sudden and severe see s doctor immediately. If the pain is mild and longer than a few days call doctor and schedule appointment. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with left testicular hydrocele. I consulted 2 doctors, 1 said infection & prescribed medicines, 2nd said no infection. Should I take med?

Diagnosed with left testicular hydrocele.
I consulted 2 doctors, 1 said infection & prescribed medicines, 2nd said no infection. Should I take med?

Depends. : A hydrocele is a benign condition and it seldom causes any symptoms other than a large bulge in your pants and some heaviness. If it grows bigger and it is difficult to cope with it, surgery may be indicated. I don't like aspirations it seldom helps. Hydroceles very rare get infected if they do antibiotics are indicated. If the hydrocele was caused by orchitis then you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why do doctors here keep writing to me that my brother's cancer is cured in most cases? This is true for testicular germ cell cancer, not mediastinal.

Why do doctors here keep writing to me that my brother's cancer is cured in most cases? This is true for testicular germ cell cancer, not mediastinal.

It can be: Testicular cancers have a good prognosis in general, however cell type, degree of spread, age of patient, elevation of tumor markers and location all are important prognostically. Prognostically it is best to have a localized testicular cancer than a mediastinal germ cell; please see cancer.Gov website and you may want to discuss his case with the specialists at indiana university. ...Read more

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How does a doctor check whether a man has testicular cancer?

How does a doctor check whether a man has testicular cancer?

Starts with : ...A physical exam, looking for testicular lumps. Ultrasound and certain blood tests (tumor markers like AFP and beta hcg) can be of help. If there is enough concern, a urologist removes the testicle. Testicular biopsy with a needle is not advised. ...Read more

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I'm scared the doctor is going to tell me I have testicular cancer. How common is it?

Not common.: Other cancers, like renal and prostate are far more common. Its peak age incidence is 20-40. There are 2 subtypes, seminoma and non-seminoma. Seminoma is highly sensitive to radiation therapy. Staging involves serum alphafetoprotein (afp), b-human Chorionic Gonadotropin (b-hcg), chest x-ray, and ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis. There is 95% cure if treated right. ...Read more

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What doctor should I see to help me with testicular damage from taking anabolic steriods?

What doctor should I see to help me with testicular damage from taking anabolic steriods?

Endocrinologist: You took steroids now have testicular damage. Your family doctor and or endocrinologist. You may lack testosterone now that you have stopped. They will use laboratory tests to see what replacement you need until your body returns to baseline. ...Read more