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Testis or testicle is an oval-shaped male reproductive organ present in the scrotum. The structure inside the testis help in the production and storage of sperm, and also produce the hormone called testosterone. Testosterone is responsible for sex drive, fertility, and muscle development.

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Is testis removal necessary for cryptorchidism?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 25. Not married yet. I recently observed I am having cryptorchidism. In scan report, it is revealed that my left testis is in iliac fossa. Doctor told it should be removed from the body. My query is, should it be removed? Or it can be moved to scrotum? And, does single testis ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to know the size of the testis. Also, what is the status of opposite testis? Normal and descended completely with normal size? As you are 25 and if your undescended testis is small and atrophy then better remove it. There will be no effect if you remove one te...  Read Full »

Kindly tell me a feedback on my semen analysis report.

Query: Hello doctor,I would like to get a feedback on the semen analysis report.  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your sperm count is normal, but the motility and normal forms are low. If you are taking any medicine or nutritional supplements on a regular basis, then it may be due to its side ef...  Read Full »

Why are my testicles slightly harder and firmer?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an enlarged painless testicle and I visited a urologist. They confirmed that it is a hydrocele and said it would go away on its own. However, now my testicles are slightly hard and more firm. But there are no lumps or imperfections. Should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Get an ultrasound done. It will clarify the picture. Sometimes, a fluid-filled tense cyst may also feel hard. It transilluminates well with torchlight. It will not go away with any medicine rather it will remain like that if it is a hydrocele. The main problem with hydroc...  Read Full »

What is the procedure for removing a cyst from a testicle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old healthy male. I have had cyst in my testicle as long as I can remember. It just aggravates me and bothers me. But, I am too embarrassed to go in person to get it looked at. They say basically you will have to live with it. There is really nothing much to do about it. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Raguram Ganesamoni

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your problem. Cyst inside the testis is relatively rare and is usually not removed since it can damage the testis. However, it is not at all difficult to remove. If required, it can be removed even under local anesthesia or regional anesthesi...  Read Full »

What are the causes of painful and swollen testes?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a bulge and slight pain in my right testicle along with fever (sometimes high), excessive bloating, and pain in the groin area sometimes. My body heat also increases. Testicle bulge is making me feel uneasy, and I am worried. Please advise what might be the problem. I am suffering f...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you please provide me more details? Since how long is the bulge present? Is this swelling painful to touch? Do you have any fever associated with this?  Read Full »

Will different testicle sizes affect the visa medical test?

Query: Hi doctor, I was attacked by mumps around three years back and now my testicle sizes are different. So, I wanted to know about the treatment. Will I get rejected in visa medical test? I am a petroleum engineer. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I have reviewed all the details you provided regarding the difference in size of the testicles. This discrepancy can be attributed to two main reasons: orchitis and hydrocele. Orchitis refers to the inflammation of the testicles, which occurred three years ago as a resu...  Read Full »

Does daily walking cause injury to the testes?

Query: Hi doctor, My testes got injured so many times while walking and when my erection gets lost and my penis fall with some force over the testes. I had a Doppler ultrasound of my testes a month ago and it was normal. But, my testes hang low, separated and they get injured even when my underwear rub the...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please relax and do not worry. It would be helpful if you upload pictures of your scrotum. Personally, I feel there is nothing wrong or abnormal in you. For every one, testis hangs like you described and with vigorous exercise it can hurt. The daily injuries you described...  Read Full »

Can a herniated disc cause testicular pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male. Ten days back, I noticed that my testicles has moved up and are receding into my groin. I also have a dull pain in the testicles. This pain is not always there, but it happens on and off. I am worried that this may be a serious condition. Could you please let m...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeremy David O' Kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your pain. The most important condition to exclude when a testicle becomes high-riding with associated pain would be testicular torsion (twisting and occlusion of blood supply to testicle). Torsion is however incredibly rare in older males and occurs...  Read Full »

I have testicular infection, enlargement, and pain. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male weighing 176 pounds. I have a recurring infection in my right testicle that has been cleared twice with antibiotics. The first time was a course of Ofloxacin for seven days which relieved, but there was a dull and constant pain. And it came back after two weeks. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This seems to be prostatitis. I will suggest a few medications, and during the course, frequent ejaculation is advised thrice weekly. Please do not engage in any sexual activities during the treatment. I suggest you to take antibiotic Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice daily fo...  Read Full »

I have a horizontally hanging left testicle. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and noticed a week ago that my left testicle hangs horizontally rather than vertically, especially after showering. The left one also appears much higher than the right. I am worried that it may be an onset of testicular torsion. However, I do not have pain. Is this n...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is not testicular torsion or the beginning of torsion. Torsion is extremely painful; once it happens, it needs fixation within six hours. So, no need to worry at all. Testis are freely hanging in the scrotum. It can be h...  Read Full »

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