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Testicular ultra scan done and diagnosis made by radiologist/sonographer. Not urologist. He saw nothing. Could he be wrong?

Testicular ultra scan done and diagnosis made by radiologist/sonographer. Not urologist. He saw nothing. Could he be wrong?

U/S testes: A radiologist is a physician specialist who can read u/s as good as a urologist can. If there is a question about diagnosis they consult with each other. A sonographer is a technician that performs the ultrasound with or without the radiologist present, some of them will make comments of things they see while performing the test but that is not an official diagnosis. You do not mention the dx. ...Read more

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Testicle scan showed 4 cysts. But I have constant dull ache. The pipe above testicle is prominent, no infection seen. What could be causing the pain?

Testicle scan showed 4 cysts. But I have constant dull ache. The pipe above testicle is prominent, no infection seen. What could be causing the pain?

Consult Urologist: Cysts in the testicles are benign but can cause pain&discomfort. Need to see Urologist for discussion & possible treatment. If urine and blood tests normal and rest of exam normal, need to see Urologist for further treatment. Spermatoceles, varicoceles and hydroceles are fluid filled cysts that occur in the testes and may cause pain. Good info from www.nih.gov health issues ...Read more

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Bf has testicular cancer. Could ultra scan be wrong and he is fine? Or naive, wishfull thinking on my part?

Bf has testicular cancer. Could ultra scan be wrong and he is fine? Or naive, wishfull thinking on my part?

Well: ...It would be nice if he didn't but if the us is convincing, they need to proceed as if he has it. Do remember that testicular cancer is one of the most curable cancers we see, even if spread, so keep your spirits up and tell him to fight well. Best to both. ...Read more

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It happens that a CT scan detect testicular cancer.?

It happens that a CT scan detect testicular cancer.?

Sort of: The ct scan can detect the enlarged lymph nodes that can occur when testicular tumors spread. It is uncommon that ct shows the testicular tumor itself. ...Read more

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Can testicular cancer be present for 10+ months and still not be seen on a ultra scan?

Can testicular cancer be present for 10+ months and still not be seen on a ultra scan?

Testicular cancer: Testicular ultrasound is fairly sensitive for testis cancer. It is concievable that a very early cancer could be missed on an ultrasound though. ...Read more

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Can testicular cancer be missed on ultra scan?

Yes: If a testicular cancer is very small, doesn't look different from the remainder of the testicle, or is "burned out" it may not be seen. "burned out" means the tumor has shrunken in the testicle (often leaving nothing but a scar or calcification) and the tumor is only found by patient metastases, often enlarged lymph nodes. Lastly, an inexperienced sonographer can just not see it. ...Read more

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How can you know that you hve damaged/torn/injurd your scrotal-testicular ligament?Any tests or scans?Besides feeling pulling pain and discmfort?Trtmt

How can you know that you hve damaged/torn/injurd your scrotal-testicular ligament?Any tests or scans?Besides feeling pulling pain and discmfort?Trtmt

Scrotal Pain: This question that you keep asking sure sounds like an 'online' diagnosis. In twenty years in medicine working mostly with men I have one, never even heard of this injury and two, it most likely would have the same treatment: gentle care and time to let it heal. If you have significant pain or deformity of the scrotum then get to the er or to a urologist's office. ...Read more

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If blood work and ultra scan came out ok, can I be sure i don't have testicular cancer?

Yes: If a mass or lump was felt by a urologist then ultrasound and blood work are done. The mass can then be seen to be a cyst or not solid mass. If the ultrasound was not okay, the only way to know that its not cancer is to remove the testicle. Check with the urologist to see what was exactly seen on the ultrasound. It may need close observation and repeated ultrasound down the road to make sure. ...Read more

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Im extremely worried I've got testicular cancer. Can I just get an ultrasound scan just to be sure?

Im extremely worried I've got testicular cancer.  Can I just get an ultrasound scan just to be sure?

Probably: If you are a man between the ages of 15 and 40 and feel a mass in the scrotum, you should have an ultrasound as soon as possibly as initiation of the work up for testicular cancer. Ultrasound is essentially side effect free, and early diagnosis is extremely important in this highly curably cancer. ...Read more

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Had an ultra scan of testis which shows grade 1 extra testicular varicocele left side. Does it need treating I'm also exp discomfort in testis and ab?

Had an ultra scan of testis which shows grade 1 extra testicular varicocele left side.  Does it need treating I'm also exp discomfort in testis and ab?

May not be related..: - almost 10-15% of men have some degree of varicocele above left testis, but some 10% may be bilateral; oftentimes, it's noted as an incidental finding on us for assessing scrotal pain or swelling; - most of varicoceles are asymptomatic; - intermittent testicular pain with highly variable onset (usually acute), intensity, duration, and interval should alarm one to think about intermittent tor ...Read more

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Can MRI scan of the testes detect injury to the scrotal-testicular ligament?(gubernaculam)

Challenging: An MRI of such a small structure may be challenging, and making sure there is no motion would be critical. Mri has the resolution to be able to image it, however, I am not aware of any medical literature regarding MRI imaging of scrotal ligament. ...Read more

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According to scan 1of my testicle is located in groin.Still it has risk of testicular cancer?

According to scan 1of my testicle is located in groin.Still it has risk of testicular cancer?

Urologist in future: Undescended testicles are at an increased risk of developing a cancer. This is especially true when they are not brought down into the scrotum by the first year of life, either on their own or with surgery. Ask a urologist to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Had VIP chemo for stage 3 testicular, hCG at 43 tumors are smaller. Pet scan no intense hits. Alphaf normal. Cause for hCG levels higher?

Had VIP chemo for stage 3 testicular, hCG at 43 tumors are smaller. Pet scan no intense hits. Alphaf normal. Cause for hCG levels higher?

Not an easy situatio: It is hard to assess your complex situation through few lines, but VIP is usually given as a second line chemotherapy for testicular cancer mostly in the salvage setting. Persistent tumor marker is usually a sign of persistent disease and you need a thorough. Evaluation by a GU medical oncologist and preferably in a multidisciplinary setting ...Read more

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Effect of CT scan and x-rays on testicular health assuming no protection was provided to the reproductive organs. ?

Effect of CT scan and x-rays on testicular health assuming no protection was provided to the reproductive organs. ?

Low risk category: CT scans, like other X-ray-imaging exams, involve a brief exposure to a small amount of radiation. If the reproductive organs are exposed to radiation there is a possibility that abnormalities may be passed on to future generations. Still the low risk category (1 in 10,000). The CT or x-rays are done only when potential benefits can outweigh any small potential risk from radiation. ...Read more

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I have chronic testicular pain for 4 years now. My Dr. has never brought up Vasitis. I've had ultra sound & CT scan. How do I get tested for Vasitis?

I have chronic testicular pain for 4 years now. My Dr. has never brought up Vasitis. I've had ultra sound & CT scan. How do I get tested for Vasitis?

Testicular pain: Chronic testicular pain could be many things from undiscovered hernia to epidydemitis to varicose vein in the cord called varicocele to wearing the wrong underwear my advise take a course of NSAIDS like ibuprofen 600 mg po q6h for two weeks If that did not work take Z pack If that did not work change your underwear if you wear boxers wear brief Vic's versa Or see a surgeon for hernia checkup ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on 7/22/12, removed 7/25/12. Blood work good, CT scan shows 4mm, 6mm, 12mm spot on liver, your thoughts, MRI 10/9?

I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on 7/22/12, removed 7/25/12. Blood work good, CT scan shows 4mm, 6mm, 12mm spot on liver, your thoughts, MRI 10/9?

Need treatments: Most likely you will have needle biopsy of liver lesion, fortunately the the chemotherapy is very effective be confident you will have excellent chance of remission, good example cyclist l armstrong speak to your oncologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of testicular injury?

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What are the symptoms of testicular injury?

Here are some...: The Sx from testicular injuries widely displays depending on its cause and pace. Direct Impact from external force like that in kicking-on, MVA, etc. will result in contusion or rupture of testes, which induce acute pain with or without swelling; if chronic like that during inguinal surgery with incidental injury to its artery or from undescended testicle, testicular atrophy will occur. More? Ask. ...Read more

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The cause of pain in the testicular region?

The cause of pain in the testicular region?

See a doctor: Testicular pain can be from several different causes. The reason to see a doctor is to make sure it is not an infection (epidydimitis or prostatitis). It could also be the start of a hernia or varicocele. ...Read more

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Ice or warmth? Testicular trauma

Ice or warmth? Testicular trauma

Ice: Will arrest or mean less swelling from tissue edema. ...Read more

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Are testicular ultrasounds accurate?

Are testicular ultrasounds accurate?

Generally, yes.: Scrotal ultrasounds (us) are very sensitive for determining the presence of testicular masses, cysts, and relatively sensitive for detecting infection. Doppler studies done by us are very good at determining blood flow and evaluating torsion. Though us can make a diagnosis of tumor, it usually cannot reliably predict the type of cancer. The experience of the technician also makes a difference. ...Read more