Testicular Cancer - Overview
Testicular cancer is a cancer that originates with the testicles which can be found inside the scrotum that produces the male sex hormones for sperm reproduction. In comparison to different types of cancers testicular cancers are rare but occur in males ages 15 to 35.
Testicular cancer is treatable even in cases where the cancers has spread past the testicles. Prevention is key and regular testicular self-examinations can catch the grow early on to promote the best chance for successful treatment.
- Enlargement or lump in either testicle or breast
- A heavy feeling in the scrotum
- Aching in the groin and abdominal area
- A collection of fluid in and around the scrotum
- Testicular or scrotum pain or discomfort
- Pain in the lower back
Note: Testicular cancer normally affects just one testicle.
Vasectomy - Overview
A vasectomy is a type of birth control for a male that involved cutting the supply of sperm to semen. This procedure is done by cutting the tubes that carry the sperm. A vasectomy is a low risk procedure that can be performed using local anesthesia.
A vasectomy reversal is a procedure that is performed to reconnect the severed tube that carries sperm from the testicles.
Hydrocele - Overview
A hydrocele is a condition in which a fluid-filled sac surrounds the testicle and therefore causes swelling around the scrotum. This condition normally is not painful and in many cases, does not require treatment. This condition presents itself normally at birth in newborns but can disappear without treatment during the first year. Occasionally adult men and adolescents can develop a hydrocele due to damage and inflammation within the scrotum.
- Pain and swelling in one or both testicles
- Mild pain which may increase with inflammation
- Sensation of heaviness within the scrotum
Erectile Dysfunction - Overview
Erectile dysfunction (ED) also known as impotence the condition in which the inability to keep an erection during sex. If ED is continual issue that be caused by stress and can contribute to issues in a relationship. If keeping an erection is a problem, it may be a sign of another health condition or a contributing factor to heart disease.
Although this condition is a sensitive issue, talk to your doctor because treatment can reverse erectile dysfunction.
- Difficulty getting and keeping an erection
- Lower sexual desire
Low- T also known as male hypogonadism is a condition that is caused by the lack of production of testosterone. Testosterone is a crucial hormone that has a pivotal role in masculine growth and development. Due to the lack of testosterone the inability to produce sperm can be present. Sometimes this condition can develop later in life from injury or infection. Occasionally this condition can present mental health issues and can simulate a menopause like experience in men. Depending on the severity and stage of hypogonadism it may be treatable with testosterone replacement therapy.
- The inability to hold and keep an erection
- Low beard, body hair, muscle mass, and bone mass (osteoporosis)
- Breast tissue development
- Low sex drive
- Increased difficulty in concentration
- Hot flashes