outside temperature can play a role - if hot out then to cool off your testicles to maximize sperm function the scrotum hangs lower- if it is cold outside then to keep your testicles warmer the scrotum pulls up tight and the testicles pull in close.View Thread
What you describe is common. The fat around your intestine is a very very hormonally active organ, that converts testosterone, a fat burning hormone, into estrogen, a fat storage hormone. Ask to see a urologist or endocrinologist and they can start you on an aromatase inhibitor, that blocks the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. During that 3 month period you need to be very very aggressive with exercise and diet. The extra weight should fall off.View Thread
I am worried too. What you describe is not normal and could very well be a warning sign of something serious and or correctable. Sitting at home ignoring it is the one guaranteed way of making sure he has the absolute worst possible outcomes. He needs to go see a doctor and not be afraid of what he doesn't know.View Thread
could be normal or perhaps a cluster of veins that can become a problem for suture fertility or cause pain. anything wrong down there absolutely MUST be seen by a urologist, as tumors and even cancers are rare but occur in guys in their teens and early 20's.View Thread
could be internal hernia. cancer usually does not hurt and over 5 years you would know if you had a cancer. if it is a real problem for you ask about getting a pelvic CT scan. be aware that groin pain can actually be from problems elsewhere such as a kidney stone, lower ureteral issues or even testicular problems such as hydrocele, varicocele or even a tumor .I suggest you see a urologist.View Thread
The advantage to an internist is that they specialize in people just like you, where general practitioners also do pediatrics, OB and GYN. etc. Even more important that the specialty is the doctor him or herself. A top doctor that stays up on things will keep you healthy, happy and alive.View Thread
if one anti-fungal does not work try another- talk to a pharmacist at the drug store. they are great resource. use the anti-fungal couple of times a day as directed by the product. most don't use enough. if it persists then you can take an oral medication that will kill the fungus.View Thread
Fluids- staying well hydrated is key. eating well with lots of colorful fresh fruits and vegetables. beef 3 times a week. not heat down there- not hot tubs, jacuzzis or hot saunas. you will be good. if your numbers are not good then see a male fertility expert and get your estrogen levels checked ( from extra gut fat) and maybe go on aromatase inhibitors to boost numbers. Do NOT go on any testosterone replacement as that can actually drop or zero out your sperm counts.View Thread
No it wont. That is what doctor's did back in the 50's and 60's when we didn't understand about prostate anatomy and function. If you truly have an enlarged prostate then you should see a urologist to talk about some medications that can actually shrink the gland and reduce your risks for needing surgery or other intervention. Other medications called alpha blockers relax the muscles that squeeze the prostate and so men urinate better. There are even some herbal supplements that can help such as saw palmetto.View Thread
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