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Thyroid Swollen Testicles
It is rare...: To have two swollen testicles, which can be caused by infection of both testes or the appearance of cancer in both of them. It is much more common to have fluid build up around the testicle, swelling up the scrotum on one or both sides and making the actual testicles difficult to feel. If you have this problem, please see your physician or urologist for an examination. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
See your PCP: There are too many causes and you don't provide enough information: Pain? Other swelling, e.g. legs? Fever? Shortness of breath? Other urinary symptoms like painful urination or penile discharge? How old are you? Best to see your primary care provider first; she can refer you to an appropriate specialist if necessary. Good luck! ...Read more
Testes: The testes are very mobile within the scrotum. It is unlikely that any sleeping position is responsible for the swelling. Get examined by a urologist. ...Read more
Unclear if...: To answer this Q correctly, more info is needed, such as detailed history of their specifics like onset, degree, duration, associated symptoms, prior care, etc., relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + properly done physical exam + testing like US, since may laypersons could not tell if being hydrocele or real swelling of testes. More? To http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more
Several causes.: Swelling of the testicles can be caused by infection or by the appearance of cancer. Swelling of the scrotum, which houses the testicles, is much more common. Fluid can build up around the testicle, such as in a hydrocele or spermatocele. Dilated blood vessels called varicoceles can also enlarge the scrotum. If you have this problem, please see your physician or urologist for an examination. ...Read more
I had swollen testicles yesterday and they had a dull pain and now that seems to have gone, away, now the pain has moved upwards into my upper groin?
Testicular Troubles: Transient testicular swelling may be due to an infection, viral or bacterial. Many times there is no urethral component (i.e. Discharge). Fever may or may not be present. One sided swelling is typically seen in trauma, torsion (sudden twisting of the testicle on its cord), or vascular injury. The epididymis is also a possible culprit. The ache may indicate a progressive problem; get examined. ...Read more
Hydrocele or hernia: Swollen testicles in an infant is most likely from one of two conditions. Most common reason is hydrocele--fluid around the testicles. It could also be from a inguinal hernia. The infant should be seen by a pediatrican to confrim the diagnosis. Also important to make sure it is not painful and no discoloration of skin over it. ...Read more
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I have hard slightly swollen testicles both roughly the same size and firmness I have recently been treated for epididymo-orchitis is this different?
Question unclear: Following epididymo-orchitis you may have residual post-inflammatory changes. Whether this is unusual in you would have to be determined by the urologist that treated you. Go back and have them examine you. ...Read more
Hard, slightly swollen testicles a week after finishing treatment for epididymo-orchitis. Ultrasound tomorrow, what could this be?
Could be improving: This disease gets better slowly. They want to rescan to make sure it does not look worse. If you pain is getting better... Then hopefully they will see reduction in swelling and other findings. If not they will change treatment. ...Read more
My dad just had inguenial bilateral hernia repair three days ago. He is complaining with swollen testicles. Is this normal? Icing it best we can. Help!
It is very normal. He needs to use a ice pack on his testicles and use a athletic support to keep it up.
You can always check with his surgeon. ...Read more
See a doctor: Find out why they're swollen. If you have an infection, it may need to be treated. ...Read more
Ger checked: You require an examination by your surgeon to ensure that your hernias have not returned. Recurrence rates are about 1-5% ...Read more
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Very painful swollen testicles...Blood in urine. And known to have a hydraseal. Is this a common symptom?
Hi there, I have 4 very small pimple like bumps just underneath the head of the penis that are flesh colored. They aren't scaly or hard. I also have occasional burning with urination (no discharge or swollen testicles), but think it might be linked to ib
My dad has swollen testicles and also his legs and stomach to the point he can't walk from the pain and size of his testicles. He just had a heart cat?
Edema: Based on your description sounds like your father has heart disease anday have swelling related to impaired heart function. He needs to be examined anday need test and medications to deal with this swelling. A call to his heart doc is needed. ...Read more
My 75 yr old father in law is in the hospital with no diagnosis he has been swollen from his abdomen to his legs and very swollen testicles for 2 week?
Wait for the results: The md's at the hospital should be finding out the most likely causes soon. Wait for the test/diagnostics to be completed. Potential causes for this swelling are many. ...Read more
Partner has bacterial infection after anal sex, swollen testicles, difficulty urinating all over joint pain weight loss tiredness could I have it to?
I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck, head, jaw, armpit and groin and I have a very small bump on testicle you can barely feel it. What do I have?
I have a extremely small bump on my testicle. I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck, jaw, groin and armpit. Do I have cancer I'm really worried?
Medical checkup reco: You need a medical examination to help you find out what all your symptoms are due to. The size of the lymph nodes matters in assessing seriousness of your condition. If the nodes are >1cm, get checked up right away and find out the cause. There are causes other than cancer which can lead to enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more
25 m.Got uti. After that my right testicle started to swell n pain. It was epididymo orchitis. Aftr meds. The pain has gone but painless swelling isnt.
See answer: The usually course of epididymo-orchitis, once treatment has begun, is that the pain and discomfort usually resolve or markedly improve within the first 2-3 weeks of antibiotics but reduction in swelling takes much longer usually in the range of 6-12 weeks and sometimes never quite returns to its pre-infection size. ...Read more
I read online that sometimes after bacterial orchitis/infection, the leydig cells can still remain intact in an atrophied testicle. Why?
Testicle dynamic: Testicle is a dynamic tissue........every moment new cells are forming and old ones die...... ...Read more
After having bacterial orchitis in my left testicle about 2-3 months ago it is now twice as "fat" as the other. No pain. No bumps at all. Scar tissue?
Can bacterial orchitis left untreated cause scar tissue on that testicle that would make it feel fairly wider? (more width but less length from infect)
Is infection gone?: If no I would highly suggest reconsidering treatment for it, espeicially if you are having any testicular pain still. Was epididymitis ruled out? If you have not had one, I would also suggest a testicular ultrasound to rule out fluid collection that could cause your increased size-hydrocele (water), pyocele (pus in the testicle), or hematocele (blood).You may actually need antibiotics to prevent worsening ...Read more
When a testicle atrophies from bacterial orchitis are the leydig cells usually still okay in that testicle? I read online on a few sites that usually only sertoli cells die. But docs all tell me different things.
Atrophy: Testicular atrophy secondary to bacterial orchitis could lead to depletion of all cell in the testicle and could lead to sterility and hypogonadism if both testicles are involved a man can perform sexually very well and be fertile with one healthy testicle so which cell are injured during orchitis that led to atrophy is not as important as the function of the other testicle if the process unilater ...Read more
Both testicles hard and hurt when squeezed gently. I finished treatment for epididymo-orchitis a week ago.
2 months ago I had epidymitis in my right testicle. Only epidymitis. Took 7 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin). Recent US showed normal epidymis BUT orchitis. Why? Cause?
Too complex...: ...for short answers on a forum. US can give clues to orchitis, but is not a definitive diagnostic study. Maybe you just have residual inflammation from the epididymitis, and maybe no more antibiotic is needed. Orchitis can be caused by viruses and non-infectious disorders. You should be in the care of an expert, e.g urologist or infectious disease specialist, and follow his or her advice. ...Read more
Can an US detect scar tissue at all? (Scrotal testicles) also, is orchitis very noticeable on an US even when it's JUST starting?
Notice 1 testicle isn't anchored to scrotum; may have riped processus vagnalis, causing bell clapper. Should I go to ER? Currently treating orchitis.
See answer: Primary reason to go to ER would be a worsening of your current "orchitis" symptoms. If not yet done, you should make an appt with a urologist for accurate diagnosis. Sometimes an "acute testicular torsion" requiring immediate surgery is misdiagnosed as "orchitis" leading to shrinkage of testicle and loss of function. Bell-clapper anatomy occurs at birth and a "ripped" tunica vaginalis not likely ...Read more
Can bacterial orchitis left untreated cause scar tissue on that testicle that would make it feel fairly wider? (fatter)BUT cause atrophy too. Shortn fat
Possible: Check with your doc to kae sure no other problem occurring ...Read more
4 month old boy, diagnosed with right testicle - hydrocele and left testicle - atrophy. Could it be due to Orchitis?
Here are some. ..: For a 4-month boy, I would just wait and see until age of 12 months as long as there is no concern for obvious inguinal hernia or any discomfort because most of them are communicating hydrocele, which may spontaneously resolve and disappear. So, ask and discuss with Doc for better counseling and collaboration. And I would not conduct a guess game without further validation. ...Read more
Can untreated bacterial orchitis (treated now) cause somewhat desensitization of the testicle when being touched? Because of scarring?
Yes it can: The edema and swelling associated with orchitis could kead to compromise circulation to the testicles and some nerve ending and because of lack of treatment might last longer than usualand cause a desensitization to the part of the testicle sometime that will happen in spite of treatment if the edema and swelling was bad enough and lasted long enough ...Read more
Dr lin, on my last question you put "testosterone production tends to be spared. Kept in tact"regarding orchitis. Were you referring to that testicle's?
Is 12 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin) enough in the majority of cases to kill an infection in the testicle only? Orchitis. For bacterial orchitis.
Yes, . ..: If diagnosis is right and bug is sensitive to it, a 12-day use of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is more than what the most cases need. But, still remember isolated bacterial orchitis alone is extremely rare; most of times, it is an extended infection from urethra to epididymis then to testis... More? Seek pro-counseling... ...Read more
When a testicle atrophies from bacterial orchitis are the leydig cells usually still okay in that testicle? I read online on a few sites that usually only the sperm-related cells die. But docs all tell me different things.
Here are some. ..: Hi! Earl563, How have you done in life and schooling if you're still in? If would expect you have done well in all aspects of life because of your persistent and obsessive nature in pursuing knowledge. I further hope you open and monitor a forum online to discuss & explore the questions which might have remained after all you gathered through HealthTap. In time, you become a great contributor for. ...Read more