Men’s health is not always concerned with his sexual ability or rather the lack of it. Nowadays, the moment you type in men’s health on the internet all you are shown is men’s sexual health and the ways or pills to overcome it. And for that very reason this article is anything but a sales pitch for any product.
The focal point here is the male testes and how many men confuse certain lumps on their testes with testicular cancer. Testicular cancer may be rare but it is quite common to see or feel a lump in the, male testicles.
The following are some of the common conditions / disfigurement / development in the male testes that is bound to be confused as the germination of testicular cancer
The Missing testicle
The male testicle has a free ticket to traverse into the abdomen from the scrotum and back. As a male child ages, his testicles move towards the scrotum from the abdomen. This testicle can at times move back into the abdomen in a fully grown man, one such example of the male to locate his testicle is after swimming in cold water. The above mentioned phenomenon is quite common; however never confuse it with undescended testicles. Undescended testicle is a childhood problem where the male child is born with either one or both testicle inside the abdomen. Grown men with this condition need periodic checkups (at least every 6 months) for testicular cancer as they are at a higher risk.
Warts on Scrotum
The skin of the scrotum is rough especially when it is compressed. It usually has hair follicles that appear like warts. No matter how tempted you are to remove it or pluck it, restrain yourself. These are harmless but causes panic nonetheless.
Due to overexertion or intense workouts a loop of the bowel may stick out through the walls of the stomach and form an inflammation. It is mostly seen in the joint between the stomach and the thigh muscle but may pass into the scrotum. Coughing can cause pain in the scrotum if a man has hernia and this is the best way to find out. Even though hernia is an entirely different problem and may cut the blood supply off causing severe pain and discomfort, it is not a sign of testicular cancer. Surgery may be the best option to treat hernia, but it can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight and staying fit.
Testicular torsion or twisting of the testicles is usually unnoticed and is an abrupt event. Its signs are pain and inflammation and tenderness in that particular testicle and at times accompanied with vomiting. This condition needs to be treated as quickly as possible and an emergency surgery might be required. The testes may even be stitched to the scrotum to retain their position.
An Infection to the Testes
Slight pain and tenderness in either one or both the testes accompanied with rising body temperature might be the effect of an infection. The infection may or may not be sexually transmitted and since the male testicles are delicate vulnerable organ, it is essential to get it treated quickly. The doctors usually prescribe antibiotic for testicular infection.
Physical injury like a blow to the groin area of the male is quite usual and the pain subsides with time; however if the pain lingers on for a long time or blood is passed along with the urine then it is time to rush to a doctor. Home remedy includes cold patches.
These are some of the common harms and conditions that affect the male testes and the chances of them being misconstrued as testicular cancer are high; however it won’t harm you to rush to a doctor if you find something unusual in tour testicles.