It's probably nothing to worry about. Most likely you're feeling the epididymis and may have a slight spermatocele or cyst, nothing serious. Testicular cancer is hardly ever near the top or back side of the testicle. A lump on the lower pole especially toward the front side is much more ominous.
Sluggo's point is a good one, you're probably irritating it by handling it. The idea of testicular self exam is to pick up on changes from one month to the next. Put your mind at ease and see a urologist.View Thread
Well, I haven't had that happen to me exactly, but apparently your docs have ruled out a urine infection or prostatitis which I would have suspected. Also appears epididymitis was ruled out by the U/S. Have you had any fever? Does it burn to pee? Also thinking, since there's blood in both urine and ejaculate, am wondering if you have some trauma going on in your either sports-related (such as cycling) or rough sex.
If you have bloody urine more than once or twice, you need to be checked out again. It's not normal. Good luck.View Thread
Yes, the levels are somewhat low for your age, but there are other variables that could account for the low numbers (and for the symptoms you mentioned in your first post). Also you need to know that free testosterone numbers are not that reliable unless they are processed at one of a very small numbers of laboratories, at least in the US. Vitamin D deficiency can cause extreme fatigue, as can some underlying liver disease, which could also account for your elevated liver enzymes. Can I ask if you are overweight? Being significantly overweight might be a factor in all the variables you have mentioned.
I'm just not so sure that testosterone therapy is going to turn out to be the answer to your problems, and you may have other reasons that account for the constellation of symptoms and lab values you have reported. A doc is probably not going to put you on testosterone therapy unless some other test results or criteria for a diagnosis of hypogonadism turn up
Hope you get the answers you need very soon. Best wishes, EugenioView Thread
OK, your t-level is on the low side for your age. You're doing the right thing to see an endocrinologist. Your symptoms could be t-related, but could be something totally different, including a thyroid problem recurrence, diabetes, or some other metabolic problem or anxiety/depression.
Not sure what the endocrinologist might come up with as a recommendation. Would be interested to hear what you find out. Good luck! --EugenioView Thread
A guy's penis might continue to grow to his early 20s,, but usually stops around age 18. Yes, some studies have shown marijuana reduces available male hormones which can look like feminization (more breast tissue, less prominent male genitalia, less body hair, etc.)
Erect penis length of at least 3.5 inches can be considered within normal range. Less than that would be reason to consult a doctor to rule out a hormone problem. This is very "general" information. If you're worried, don't be ashamed to see your doc.View Thread
Vasectomy is usually done under local anesthesia. Adult circumcision is usually done under general, unless there is some other medical reason the guy can't have general anesthesia (such as lung or heart disease), in which case spinal anesthesia might be used. Adult circumcision is a lot more complex than infant circumcision. Be sure you get all your questions answered before you have it done.View Thread
Sounds a bit like herpes zoster (shingles). Very painful. Time is important in getting started on meds to limit the severity of the outbreak, like within 1 to 2 days of symptoms starting. Skin eruption may follow within a day or two. Medication can only be gotten from a doctor.