Medical Conditions Related to Testicles
Testalgia refers to pain in the testicles. The testicles are reproductive organs shaped like an egg present in the scrotum. Testalgia can be a very unpleasant experience by a man. There can be numerous causes for Testalgia. More severe forms of Testalgia require treatment
The early warning signs of a Testicular Cancer include a Testicular Lump normally affecting one testicle. The individual will feel that one testicle is heavier than the other. The individual will also feel a dull ache in the abdominal area and groin. There will be collection of fluid in the scrotum.
The 5 year survival rate for individuals with Testicular Cancer confined to the testicles is almost 100% with treatment. In cases where the cancer has spread to the retroperitoneal lymph nodes in the abdominal region, then the survival rate decreases slightly at about 94% depending on the size of the tumor cells.
The answer to this question is Spermatocele does not go away on its own even though it is a harmless condition and very minimal treatment is required due to its asymptomatic nature. In case if an individual has a Spermatocele that is painful then at most the physician may prescribe over the counter pain medications to calm down the pain and inflammation.
The answer to this question is yes, Testicular Lump is a common finding among males as not all lumps indicate the presence of a serious medical condition like testicular cancer. There are many other conditions which also cause lump in the testicles. In majority of the cases, a Testicular Lump is caused due to harmless benign condition which requires minimal treatment.
The two main types are acute and chronic epididymitis. Acute epididymitis is sudden in onset, lasts for less than 6 weeks and can be treated. While chronic epididymitis is slow in onset and lasts for more than 6 weeks. A patient with acute epididymitis should not ignore it, since the symptoms may get worse and develop some complications.