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What Does Bengay Do To Your Testicles
See a doctor: This needs an exam before a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...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
What do I do? I am in my late 22's and my left testicle shrunk i been tryin get my wife pregnant but nothing?
What cell types make up the majority of a testicle? Sperm? Sertoli? Leydig? Also, could you give approximate %s?
Lydig Cells are the most prevalent in terms of numbers
Curtail cells are less but bigger. The functions of each are different and in terms of total function, it is irrelevant what percentage of cells is higher than the other. Sperm cells are produce in the tubules of the testicles.
It is a curious question with not many clinical application save in special circumstances ...Read more
I have 2 lumps above each testicle, and they both move around, but seem to stay on the top area of each one. Does this sound familiar? Also, should I s
Bump on testicle: I have 2 lumps above each testicle, and they both move around, but seem to stay on the top area of each one. Does this sound familiar? Also, should I s ANS: suspect you are feeling your vas defferens. Google for images. Bumps in testicles should always be checked with your Dr. Caught early cancer of testis is curable. ...Read more
Can herniated discs cause testicle pain? I have three herniated disks l-2 l-3, l-4 l-5, and l-5 s-1.
Yes, but get seen. : Disc herniations have been known to cause chronic testicular pain, called orchalgia. If you are experiencing testicular pain, be sure to get evaluated. There are many causes, and it is important not to simply attribute it to your lower back issues but workup any cause that may need to be addressed. ...Read more
Some reasons...: True testicle pain means a trip to the doctor right away because the testicle's blood supply can be twisted off (called torsion). When that happens, the testicle can die. Other causes of testicle pain include trauma, infection, twisting off an appendix of a testicle (a small lump next to a testicle), etc... Since one usually cannot tell if his testicle is twisted, an exam by the doctor is needed. ...Read more
Yes: You should be evaluated by doctor to find the cause, it could be infection,trauma, tumor., ...Read more
Here are some ...: Largely, surgery on testicles is safe under experienced hands. For the diseases directly related with testis such as possible its cancer or undescented testis or communicating hydrocele, the procedure is done through inguinal incision; for disorders indirectly related with testis such as hydrocele, spermatocele, torsion of tesis or appendages, its traumatic rupture, via scrotal incision. But, safe ...Read more
May be just a...: "Heterogeneous" may be just used to describe the tissue texture of testis as seen on ultrasound or microscopic tissue exam to denote having various components with different sound reflections or histological looking. If more doubt, ask doctor for detail. ...Read more
Torsion: If you had a painful swollen testicle and didn't seek medical attention and now you're left with a squishy nubbin, you likely had torsion. Nothing you can do about it now. ...Read more
'I have swollen right testicle but there is no pain. Not sure what''s wrong but what should I do?'
Cold storage: It does seem odd to put something so precious and vulnerable dangling outside the body, but sperm storage and rapid sperm production are best and safest below body temperature. Reflexes raise and lower them to keep the temperature just right, including heating during sex for sperm activation. Pain — even at the thought of testicle injury — helps protect them out in the open. ...Read more
Dry skin or yeast: It is not uncommon to 'itch' on the scrotum. It usually is due to a minor amount of 'yeast' or candida transferred due intercourse from the female vagina. It is not an infection in that it is a normal flora in the vagina, but doesn't usually stay on the scrotum because it is too dry. Put some desinex athletes foot powder on the scrotum and it usually resolves. ...Read more
No: I'ts not normal and in fact is very rare. Fewer than 200 cases have ever been reported. My brief research on the subject reports that there are usually no symptoms. The condition is called polyorchidism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/polyorchidism. ...Read more
Many things: Testicular or scrotal pain can be caused by a variety of things. If the testicles are palpably tender, epididymitis is likely the cause. If there is no palpable irregularity or tenderness to the testicles or scrotum then referred pain from prostatitis would be a likely cause. Other things such as inguinal hernia or lumbar radiculopathy are also possible. ...Read more
Cold weather!": Variation in the external temperature like cold or heat and emotional state makes the testicles move. Testicles move closer to the body in colder temperature and hangs lower in warmer temperature. ...Read more
Here are some...: Testicular pain results from the disorders of local or regional tissues like muscles, joints, &/or nerves by irritating the nerve-endings from chemical &/or mechanical means. To sort these related puzzles for testicular pain, follow instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. More? Seek timely evaluation and counseling. http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
Here are some…: Testicular pain may be caused by local or distant disorders. Locally, it may result from UTI or STD related infection, injury or surgery related information, twisting of testis or appendages. Distantly, it may occur as a referring pain from the disorders of regional joints, muscles, and nerves. To distinguish which is which, a combo of analyzing history, conducting physical exam, & testing. ...Read more
Jock itch rash?: Itching of the scrotum (sac that contains the testicles) can be due to jock itch, which is a fungal skin infection. One can try over-the-counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream twice a day for 2-3 weeks for itching of the scrotum. Any open sores, or any lumps, should be evaluated by a doctor. A persistent itch or persistent rash after using antifungal cream should also be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
Severe or mild: Acute severe pain in the testis might be testis torsion & an emergency. Severe pain of fairly rapid onset & relieved by gently lifting scrotum on that side could be epididymitis requiring antibiotics. Dull ache could be due to varicocele or hydrocele. Pain can be related to sexual stimulation without ejaculation. Suggest see a urologist if there is any doubt. ...Read more
It depends: Normally testicles range from one to two inches in size. If they get bigger than that or if you feel any discomfort you have to be thinking about a condition called hydrocele (fluid collection around the testicle) but that is rarely observed in both testicles at the same time. An ultrasound of the scrotam can help define the problem if there is one! ...Read more