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    Testicular Cancer

    The most common cancer in men aged between 20 and 34, but still relatively rare. It is caused by abnormal growth of cells in the testicle. Read more →

    My husband is a very large man and has hydroceles around both testicles and is VERY swollen and uncomfortable. He has been to a urologist and does not want to go back as he does not want surgery. He has started waking up in the morning with the bed wet. I do not think it is urine, but it has left his underwear wet and a light stain on bedding. Could his testicles be somehow leaking fluid?? Or could this be from sweating because of his enlarged testicles?





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    If there are swollen testicles and penis with the testicles grown to the size of a football bladder how can this swelling be reduced?





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    I'm 15 years old and I've had a slight pain in my testicles for a while now. It's been gone for a few weeks but it just came back yesterday. It usually goes away for a few minutes before coming back for 30 seconds or so and then it goes away again. My testicles themselves also felt a bit swollen but I'm not sure about that one. I'm a little worried and I'm looking forward to a reply, thanks.





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    Hello I am 20 years old and I am experiencing a lot of pain in both testicles, not just when I exert myself at times they recede into my body cavity and I have to physically pull them back down. I also have 2 swollen bumps on my abdomen, doctors say they are swollen lymph nodes but aren't sure. any answers?





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    About 3 years ago I had adult mumps (that was the doctors prognosis but could not 100% be confirmed with blood tests for some reason). Anyway symptoms were some swollen glands but not much, very high fewer and my testicles were so painful I could barely walk. After recovery (almost a week in bed) my testicles have just never been the same again. The feel like they have shrunk in size a bit and they have remained very sensitive. If I accidently bump them (softly) while moving or doing sport it is very painful. Also extremely sensitive to touch. Also, it feels as if the tube/(s) connecting to the testicle on one side has some hardening to it. Any suggestions? Local GP is really not worth seeing….





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    Hi i'm 20 and my problem is that i get pain in my testicles, it originally started ocasionally after intercourse or masturbation and would only last for 10 mins max but now it happens more often and somtimes they just ache at random, the length of time they ache has also increased from anywhere between 10 mins to 2 hours. It is a rather intense ache/pain at first but after a while usually dies down into a sort of dull thudding pain. my testicles dont seem to be swollen or lumpy but get very tender to touch I have made an oppointment with my GP but he is not a very good doctor so any advice would be most welcome thank you for taking the time to read this :)





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    i had a lump under my testicles which i had removed cause it grew as big as a walnut in hospital 2 yrs ago now ive noticed another lump where my scar is and it feels alot harder and its swollen what is it and should i be worried





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    Any lump or bump is worth seeing your GP about. I wouldn't be too worried as it is most likely just hard scar tissue that formed after the initial op (I have something similar). You don't mention what the op was for (cyst/tumour etc?). Get it checked out mate, won't hurt to put your mind at rest.

    I recently had a orchidectomy performed on both of my testicles as i had a testicular torsion in my right testicle. After a month i am complaining of a sensitive perianal area including my left testes and also my anus, it became worse after an intensive weight-lifting workout. My anus feels painful and swollen. My GP thinks its acute prostatitis but i have no urinary retention or infection, but insisted i take a broad spectrum antibiotic to treat it. The pain is spreading towards my left back area and my groin with no swollen areas. Im beginning to doubt the diagnosis and i think its simple external piles. Can you help please? Male 25





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    MY PENIS HAS BEEN ITCHING WITH VERY SMALL RUSH AND MY TESTICLES ASWEL AS THE AREA SURROUNDING IT.L GOT CIRCUMCISED A WEEK AGO BUT NOW ITS STILL ITCHY AND THE RUSH HAS NOT DRIED AS YET. BUT PENIS'S SHAFT IS SWOLLEN





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    Possibly a fungal infection... Jock Itch... similar to athletes foot but on the groin... Go to the pharmacist and get Caneston 1% Hydrocortisone, 1% Clotrimizole the Hydrocortisone will speed up your immune system and heal the rash... the clotrimizole will kill off the fungal infection.

    My right foot is always swollen, when I walk for some time.No other areas is swollen. What is the problem of this area, please help! This swollen foot does not have any pain and discoloration.





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    Its been like this for some time now the base of my heel is tender to walk on

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    Im 16 and have had pains in my testicles for a week or so, I've been to the doctors before about it and they said that my testicles were swollen and that it was most likely caused by an allergic reaction but was nothing serious. However, i have noticed something hard at the top of my testicle, it seems to be attached to the epididymis. Any advice? Thanks.





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    Get it checked out , my son(14) self examed himself and found a lump on his one testis ,and he had it removed ,and it was cancer .He is getting a cat-scan every month .And if in 2 yrs he has a clean record then hes cancer free...Go get it checked out.

    hi im 25 and i sometimes get pain that sort of radiates from just above the base of my penis into my testicles , when it gets quite bad i cant actually move. It lasts maybe 60seconds rarely more. My testicles become swollen and tender to touch mainly the left one. Iv not been to the dr but was going to bring it up at the gum clinic. Iv been to the gum clinic before and was given the all clear when i had the pain previously. should i see the dr?





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    my testicles are swollen





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    Recently before and after sex the tubes connecting my testicles to my penis have swollen greatly, my testicles then become very sore as do the tubes. They swell to nearly half the size of my nuts. It is incredibly sensetive when i walk or move about I couldn't find anything relating to this problem on this site I may just be looking in the wrong place, any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks





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    my testicles are itchy and swollen what cud be the matter





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    hi there im 20 years old and i found a small rock hard lump in my scrotum the size of a tiny pea. it isnt attached to the testicles or to the tubes coming from the testicles it is behind them, sort of on the part between the testicles and the anus but basically nearer to my testicles , its been there for around a year or two now i also suffer from Varicocele i was just wondering was it something to do with that or could it be something else please let me no because its starting to worry now. thanks





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    im 15 and one of my testicles twist a bit, there is no pain, but should i get this checked out???

    My testicles have developed a very itchy rash after i peforme anal intercourse on my girlfriend, they are slightly swollen and im geting worried.





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    I'm 24 years old and since my 15 that I have notice something that worries me, when having a sexual relation the bag of the testicles starts shrinking and the testicles pass to the top of the penis in some sort of extra bag, it does hurt during sex, but it calms down after a while and the testicles go down to the original position. Can anyone tell me if I should be worried about it?





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    I am concerned about my husband who has very large testicles or they are more like a big ball. It would take both cupped hands to hold them. He is in his 70s and his penis is very small and shrunk into the testicles but he can still have limited sex. I have examined them and they appear soft but is it something I should discuss with the Doctor.?In 2009 he became incontinent and had a TURB which has been successful but since then his testicles have became really enlarged. Please advise. Thank you.





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    Iam 21 years of age me testicles have always been the same size till my ex had the mumps and didn't tell me the my left testicle became swollen then went down and now it is smaller than myright one I don't suffer with pail in it just wondering if you can tell me what's up with me and will it decrease my chances of having children????? Help please thankyou ......





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    I'm wondering if any1 can help me? The problem is I don't think there is enough blood flow goin to me penis and testicles because my penis goes small nd my testicles go small aswell but the only time my penis looks right and my testicles hang low is aftr I smoke weed!! I'm wondering what I can do to keep my penis and testicles like this instead of smoking weed thank you





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    I might have a way that you can keep blood flowing through your penis but would you like me to say it to you here.

    I have a swollen tongue, it began to ache a few days ago and know has swollen quite abit I sound like I have lispe! Its hurts to swollow eat and drink, and smoke. I also have my tongue peirced 4yrs ago it has been fine there are no lumps or dis-colourings on my tounge its just really swollen I have tried to take my tongue bar out to clean it but its to painful and to swollen to get my fingers to unscrew the ball :'( help please I am very worried :(





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    Hi I'm 19 years old and when I was around the age of 9 I would (might sound weird) put my penis and testicles in between my legs and squeeze them both really hard until I got this sensation or feeling of ejaculation but I wouldn't ejaculate sperm because I was too young. And I would do this a lot, I didn't know any better I was a kid at the moment. Ever since then my penis never grew if anything got smaller and is very soft, it is about 1 inch in length when flaccid and 3 and a half inches when an erection occurs. My testicles are small and really don't hang low. I just want to know if I had damaged or broken my penile tissue, is that why it never grew? Did I my also damage my testicles and is that why they are the way they are? Lastly, how I can I fix this problem, How can I make my penis and testicles the way they were meant to be?





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    I need three more inches on my penis how can I have it cause my penis is to small

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    If you have any abnormality in your testicles, please be brave and see your doctor. You may just have an infection that needs antibiotics or something more urgent than that. My husband was not brave enough to see the doctor and ended up losing one of his testicles - do you want that to happen to you? Please do not be shy. They have seen so many penis, testicles, breasts etc they won't be embarrassed, so you do not need to be - but you do need to put your mind at rest or get treatment. ;D

    The last couple of days i have had a pain in my right side of my testicles. I have checked them they have not swollen up or feel any differant. The pain is constant and i can feel it more when i walk about





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    I have the same problem dude!

    i have that now, did it pass ?

    To all those young men who have Them on their testicles, I assure you not only is it common but it will not ruin your chances at love. Maybe the quick hookup, but not love. If you plan on sleeping with someone and you are worried just explain before hand and maybe even show them the proof online. It's just a swollen oil gland in the end, harmless.





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    I have had an ache in my testicles for a couple of days I have no lumps and the ache seems to swap testicles. I can't tell if it's just my stomach making it feel like my balls ache as it feels like when you get hit in the balls and my testicles don't hurt when I touch them.





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    I have had an ache in my testicles for a couple of days I have no lumps and the ache seems to swap testicles. I can't tell if it's just my stomach making it feel like my balls ache as it feels like when you get hit in the balls and my testicles don't hurt when I touch them.





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    My daughter is four years old and has severely swollen tonsils, they touch when she sticks her tongue out, she has no other symptoms and I noticed this a month ago, is this normal?? I took her to a doctor, and they gave me a nurse instead who said they were just swollen. She also snores loudly. I've looked it up and found nothing, why are they swollen??





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    Hi, I was born with Klienfelters Syndrome and have had an operation to increase the size of my testicles, by Silicone Implants. This was just for cosmetic purposes only, just so I would look like everyone else. I now feel, that the false testicles have shrunk & was wondering if I could get larger ones fitted vai the NHS? I do have a lot of scrotum around the balls & I was wondering if this is quire normal? But then again, I am not happy with my testicles & would like them bigger, again, just to look "normal" Can anyoe help on this matter? xx

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