Male Genitourinary Disorders: Orchitis

Orchitis Click on the name below for expert medical information & advice   Inflammation of the testicle (orchitis) Orchitis is inflammation of one or both of a man’s testicles, usually caused by an infection such as mumps or chlamydia. Inflammation of the testicles can also be the result of epididymitis, an infection of the tube that carries semen out of the testicles. This is called epididymo-orchitis.   […]

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Male Genitourinary Disorders: Epispadias

Epispadias Click on the name below for expert medical information & advice   Epispadias is a rare congenital (present at birth) abnormality that involves the opening of the urethra (the tube from which urine exit the bladder). In boys with epispadias, the urethra opens in top of the penis rather than the tip. The space between this opening and tip […]

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Male Genitourinary Disorders: Epididymitis

Epididymitis Click on the name below for expert medical information & advice   At the back of each testicle is a coiled tube called the epididymis that stores and carries sperm. When this tube become inflamed (painful, warm and swollen), it’s known as epididymitis. The cause of epididymitis is usually an infection, and antibiotics may be needed. It might take several weeks for the symptoms to get […]

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Male Genitourinary Disorders: Cryptorchidism / Undescended testicles

Cryptorchidism /Undescended Testicles Click on the name below for expert medical information & advice   Undescended testicles are a common childhood condition where a boy’s testicles are not in their usual place in the scrotum. It’s estimated that about one in every 25 boys are born with undescended testicles. In most cases, no treatment is necessary, as the testicles will […]

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Male Genitourinary Disorders: Balanitis

Balanitis Click on the name below for expert medical information & advice   Balanitis is an inflammation of the end of the penis (the glans). Often the foreskin is also inflamed at the same time as the glans. (The foreskin is the loose skin that covers the glans if you have not been circumcised.) Balanitis is common and it can occur […]

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