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What Do Your Testicles Say About Your Health?

on Jan, 10 2017 2907 views
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Your testicles can actually tell you a lot about your health. There are a variety of different conditions that make themselves known by affecting your testicles such as size , bumps and lumps . Here are some conditions that can affect your testicles and what to look out for.
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#1 Big Testicles More Prone To Heart Diseases

While having big cojones is often thought of as a macho thing to have, it turns out that having big cojones might also be a bad sign. Multiple research studies have shown that those who have bigger testicles are more prone to having heart disease. While there is more research needed to completely validate these studies, the studies show results that indicate this trend.

One potential cause of increased testicular size and poor health is the fact that those with diabetes and similar health problems need to have something to compensate for the reduced amount of testosterone in the body. As such, the body releases more pituitary hormones that cause your testicles to grow bigger. It could also be connected to weight-related problems, such as being obese.

There is a positive to having big balls studies have also show that men with big testicles also produce more sperms which give them a fertility advantage over small testicles.

#2 Epididymal Cysts

An Epididymal cyst is a pocket of fluid that grows on the top side of a testicle. Unlike some other cysts, an Epididymal cyst is benign and as such does not carry cancer. It is possible to get Epididymal cysts one at a time, or multiple on one testicle, or multiple on both testicles. It typically depends on the person who has the problem. These cysts are common in men over 40.

Signs of Epididymal cyst

The most noticeable sign of an Epididymal cyst are small lumps in the epididymal . In the majority of people who have this type of cyst, they experience no pain and no discomfort. For those with larger Epididymal cysts, they may notice a free-floating collection of fluid in the sack. This is something that a cancerous cyst cannot do, detach itself from the testicles.

Diagnosis

Very little diagnosis is needed for an Epididymal cyst it can be identified by manual examination. Like with any lump that you notice on your testicles you should seek out your doctor’s assistance immediately. During an examination, they should be able to determine if it is an Epididymal cyst or not. Sometimes an ultrasound is used to confirm whether or not it is another type of cyst.

Treatment of Epididymal cyst

For most Epididymal cysts, especially the smaller ones, no treatment is necessary, they should go away by themselves. For ones that will not go away, they can be drained by a medical professional. For the largest Epididymal cysts, a doctor may surgically remove the cyst if it causes discomfort but this is extremely rare.

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