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Can an ongoing testicular infection(s) of any kind be causative for a varicocele(s)?

Can an ongoing testicular infection(s) of any kind be causative for a varicocele(s)?

Scars: Anything that can leave a scar in this tubing can lead to fluid filled swelling and cysts. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Do epididymal or testicular infections lead to cancer?

Do epididymal or testicular infections lead to cancer?

No...: But distinguishing orchitis, from epididymitis, from testicualr torsion can be quite difficult, and an enlrged testis from cancer could also be in that category. The highest risk of testis cancer is from an undescended testis, or an undescended testis that has been brought into the scrotum by orchiopexy. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation lead to testicular infection?

Can excessive masturbation lead to testicular infection?

Masturbation: is not a cause of infection (unless one engages in dangerous masturbatory practices). ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and infection?

How can I distinguish between testicular cancer and infection?

I would not try: if you feel pain or a mass in your testicle, you should see your family doc or better yet an urologist. Please do not self diagnose. ...Read more

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My right testis pains doctor said i had testicular microcalcification n prostatitis infection sometimes my right legs also gets pain.Really frustrated?

My right testis pains doctor said i had testicular microcalcification n prostatitis infection sometimes my right legs also gets pain.Really frustrated?

Prostatitis: Prostate inflammation and/or congestion may cause radiation of discomfort to the upper legs. If you haven't been checked by a urologist, i would do so. Otherwise another type of treatment will be needed. ...Read more

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What type of infection can cause testicular pain?

What type of infection can cause testicular pain?

Epididymo-orchitis.: Infections of the epididymis (epididymitis) or testicle (orchitis) can cause severe testicular pain. In younger men, this is usually caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia. In older men, it is often due to urinary tract pathogens such as e. Coli and proteus. If you have significant testicular pain, please get evaluated. A scrotal ultrasound can determine if scrotal pain is due to infection or torsion. ...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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