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Testicular torsion how common?

Testicular torsion how common?

Depends on age.: Testicular torsion has two peak incidences: a small one in the neonatal period and a large one during puberty, but it can occur at any age. The incidence is estimated to be 1 in 4000 in males younger than 25 years old. Approximately 65% of cases occur in boys between the ages of 12 and 18 years. ...Read more

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Male breast cancer and testosterone supplementation?

Male breast cancer and testosterone supplementation?

What is the question: Asking if testosterone causes male breast cancer or increases its risk? Asking if testosterone should be taken by a man with breast cancer? Should not take hormone supplements if one has male breast cancer without conferring with your oncologist first. ...Read more

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Is testicular torsion treated with orchiopexy?

Is testicular torsion treated with orchiopexy?

Testicular fixation: otherwise known as scrotal orchidopexy/orchiopexy (both spellings are correct. Of course testis must first be untwisted. Both testicles should be fixed as anatomy making testis prone to torsion is usually similar on both sides. ...Read more

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Male breast enlargement--what surgery?

Gynecomastia?: The first place to start would be in person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon; making the a correct diagnosis is important. If gynecomastia is the issue, usually partial resection of glandular tissue plus/minus liposuction surgery is helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sonography of scrotum; bilateral varicocoele with bilateral testicular calcification?

Sonography of scrotum;     bilateral varicocoele with bilateral testicular calcification?

See answer: 1) ~15-20% of males have a varicocele; most common on left side; almost always asymptomatic requiring no treatment; except can be associated with infertility in small % especially if testicular size is small. 2) testicular microlithiasis: ~5% of males; asymptomatic requiring no treatment except regular self-exam for testicular mass because of weak association with testicular cancer. See urologist. ...Read more

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Testicular cancer from cycling or testosterone use?

Testicular cancer from cycling or testosterone use?

No and No: There is no evidence that cycling is a cause of testicular cancer. As this is a cancer most common in young men it may seem like there is a correlation, but no, cycling does not increase the risk of cancer. Testosterone use will make ones own testicles less active, which may be important, but it does not cause testicular cancer. In certain settings it may be linked to prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Does testicular microcalcification affect fertility?

Does testicular microcalcification affect fertility?

Maybe: Testicular microlithiasis (TM) uncommon pathologic condition that is commonly diagnosed by scrotal ultrasonography. Indirect evidence suggests that TM may be associated with an increased risk of testicular malignancy and infertility.Greater amount of calcifications seems to have greater relationship to cancer and infertililty. ...Read more

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Undescended testicles in inguinal canal cause infertility?

Undescended testicles in inguinal canal cause infertility?

Possibly: Men who have both testes undescended in inguinal canal will almost definitely be infertile. However most men with a single fully descended testis are fertile, even if the opposite testiscle is in the inguinal canal. ...Read more

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Male breast enlargement pills online?

Male breast enlargement pills online?

Gynecomastia Rx: If you are a man with unwanted breast tissue, and it's real breast tissue and not fat, a surgeon can cure you as an outpatient. If it's fat that looks like breast, liposuction can help. If you are a man and want to grow breasts because of your personal tastes, get with a physician and perhaps he/she can offer you estrogen under supervision. ...Read more

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Does varicocele lower male libido?

Does varicocele lower male libido?

No.: In and of itself, a varicocele is simply a varicose vein of the scrotum and has no effect on libido any more than any varicose vein. ...Read more

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Epididymitis orchitis or testicular torsion, what's the difference?

Epididymitis orchitis or testicular torsion, what's the difference?

Some are...: - age: torsion tends to be around puberty vs peididymits/orchitis, in young sexually active adults;std-related. - hx: torsion - acute onset and fast progress vs epididymits - slower progressive course. - voiding sx: none in torsion vs more in epididymits. - ua: normal in torsion vs pyuria in eoididymitis. - timely doppler us: torsion with poor a. Flow vs diffuse increase flow in epididymits. ...Read more

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What testicle volume constitutes microorchidism?

See answer: There is much confusion regarding normal testis size and volume depending on such factors as age, ethnicity, what tool was used to measure volume (ultrasound or prader orchidometer), and what formula was used to measure volume, etc. A reasonable answer using ultrasound for normal adult males would be: 4.0- 5.5 cm in height, 2.5-3.2 cm width, and 12-25 cm in volume. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Epididymitis orchitis or testicular torsion, how to know?

Epididymitis orchitis or testicular torsion, how to know?

Here are some ...: In experienced professional mind, awareness, & alert, a detailed history pertaining to the onset, degree, duration, interval, and progress of testicular pain in association with possible voiding Sx plus physicals & timely tests such as urinalysis with/without scrotal US will be reasonably easy to pinpoint their diagnoses. In fact, most times, imaging studies are not practically needed despite its ...Read more

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Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?

Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?

Different entities: I'm glad the original testicular cancer is history. If you've had a good imaging study and there's no testicular cancer on the right, i would not worry about the hydrocele -- these are extremely common. You're correct to believe that a second primary in the opposite testis is somewhat more common than random chance. Ask your physician about banking sperms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is testicular torsion?

What is testicular torsion?

A dangling testis...: It's a dangling testis like a bell-clapper hinging below inguinal canal from inborn poor fixation of testis supposedly to the scrotal wall so it twists as testicular size increases and cremasteric muscle acts; this is intravaginal and happens to the puberty and adults. Those hinging above external inguinal ring are extravaginal, happening to newborn or before birth. Detail? Ask doc in expertise. ...Read more

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Are spermatic cord torsion and testicular torsion the same thing?

Are spermatic cord torsion and testicular torsion the same thing?

Different in...: Spermatic cord torsion is extravaginal with its twisting hinge inside inguinal canal in prenatal or newboens; the commonly discussed testicular torsion is intravaginal with its twisting hinge below external inguinal ring in adolescents and adults with its peak around 15-19. ...Read more

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Undescended testicles bilaterally , testicles identified in the inguinal canal?

Undescended testicles bilaterally , testicles identified in the inguinal canal?

Undescended testicle: Depends on the age of the child 0-6months do nothing, observe for spontanoub descent at 6 months if both are still undescended and palpable you may try HCG hormone shots , (the dose is based on the weight ). There is 25-30% chance of response. Alternatively bilateral orchidopexy (surgery) is reccomended, the testicles should be in the scrotal sac by one year of age. ...Read more

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