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What Is Hydrocele
Fluid in the scrotum: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid that accumulates between two layers of tissue called peritneum that surrounds the testis and spermatic cord.It results in swelling of the involved side of the scrotum and is sometimes painful. Causes vary from completely benign to more serious.It is thus very important that any new scrotal swelling be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varicose veins: A varicocele is varicose or dilated veins in the scrotum or spermatic cord. These are more common on the left and are due to the absence of valves in the spermatic veins. Infertility may be a problem in 15% of men with varicocele but not all men with varicoceles will be infertile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: It is inflammation of the epididymis which is a curved convoluted tubular structure behind the testicle with a lumen in which sperms mature. The condition may be acute or chronic. If you were diagnosed with it,I am assuming you must be on an antibiotic. If you suspect you have it,see a doctor. ...Read more
An infection.: Epididymoorchitis is an inflammation of the testicle and/or epididymis, usually caused by an infection. It presents as pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness of the testicle. The cause is usually gonorrhea or chlamydia in men younger that 35, and e. Coli or pseudomonas in older men. There are rare non infectious causes as well. Treatment depends on the cause and severity at presentation. ...Read more
Here is ...: Hydrocelectomy is an open procedure to eliminate the occurrence of fluid collection between scrotal wall and testis with various surgical techniques, which can be done as an outpatient with very tolerable postoperative pain. More detail? Ask the Doc for specific details that you may have. ...Read more
Twisting of testicle: Testicular torsion is a twisting of the blood supply (spermatic cord) that feeds the testicle. When this occurs, no blood is supplied to the testicle and it will die. This will require surgical removal of the testicle if not treated promptly. It is a medical emergency. ...Read more
"Hole in the Wall": A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone of rx is surgery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
A hole: Hernia is the term used most commonly to describe a hole in the abdominal wall through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. You would see this as a lump under the skin. The perfect analogy is a hole in a car tire through which the inner tube can protrude. The only treatment is an operation. See your doctor for an exam if it persists, gets larger, or causes problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Here is...: I assumed you probably meant varicocele phlebolith, not urolithiasis. Urolithiasis denotes stones forming inside urinary tract - kidneys, ureters, ; bladder. Phlebolith indicates stone formed inside vein, usually at its valves as the phlebolith commonly seen in pelvic veins in imaging study, which carries no practical weight in clinical care. So, i assumed stones similarly forms inside varicocele. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epididymal Infection: The epididymis is an organ located just behind the testicle. Its primary role is transporting the sperm to the vas deferns. It also plays a role in sperm motility. The condition epididymitis represents inflammation in the epididymis. This can be caused by multiple conditions, but primarily infection. The infection can be related to utis as well as stds. ...Read more
See a surgeon: Hydrocoele is a collection of fluid around the testicle and typically presents as a painless swelling of the scrotum. Inguinal hernia is a protrusion of abdominal-cavity contents (usually intestine) through the inguinal canal, and sometimes extending into the scrotum. These two conditions are not dangerous, per se, but can lead to symptoms and in the case of a hernia, can cause blockage. ...Read more
Opening underneath: Urethral opening is not at the end of the penis. Can be located anywhere underneath from under the glans, all way back to the anus. Not far back is most common. Commonly asociated with chordee (penis bent downward). Foreskin is "hooded", i.e. Missing on underside of penis. Incidence 1 in 2 - 300 males. Penis often smaller than normal. Very severe cases sometimes considered ambiguous genitalia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflamed sperm. cord: Funiculitis is inflammation of the spermatic cord, which contains the blood supply to the testis and the vas deferens. This condition can be revealed by physical examination and ultrasound findings. Typical findings on ultrasound include a thickened spermatic cord that is echogenic, with increased blood flow. This may be accompanied by a reactive hydrocele. ...Read more
Here is some...: Spermatocele is sperms-containing cyst(s) usually in the globus major (head) part of epididymis, which is very common-up to 30% of men as demonstrated in scrotal US and usually asymptomatic although occasionally some discomfort may be felt and its large size (up to 10-15 cm) may induce inconvenient bulkiness. At times, it may clinically be confused with hydrocele until surgery. More? Ask urologist ...Read more
No sperm in semen: Azoospermia means there is no sperm in a man's ejaculate. This can either be from obstruction or lack of production. A urologist with fertility training can make that diagnosis and provide treatment options. Often, men that have no sperm in semen make a small amount of sperm that can be retrieved from the testicle for in vitro fertilization. ...Read more
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