A testicular ultrasound is a low-risk procedure that is used to diagnose a range of medical issues, such as testicular torsion, testicular cancer, and epididymitis. This article will look at the uses of testicular ultrasound, what to expect during the procedure, and how to prepare for a scan. An ultrasound is a medical procedure that uses sound waves to create a picture of the inside of the body. The images can help a doctor to diagnose an illness or injury. A testicular ultrasound, also called ultrasound imaging of the scrotum, looks specifically at the testicles. The testicles are part of the male reproductive system. Their primary purpose is to create sperm and hormones. Testicles are contained within a sac called the scrotum. The ultrasound procedure is safe, very low-risk, and non-invasive. The examination takes place entirely outside the body. A testicular ultrasound is used to investigate a range of problems with the scrotum, testicles, or epididymis. A doctor may recommend a … [Read more...] about What happens during a testicular ultrasound?
How does testicular torsion happen
The most humbling moment of my life happened on a Friday night when I was 10 years old. Earlier that day at school, I'd noticed a sharp pain around my groin region. More specifically, my testicles. But let's say “balls” from now on. Balls are simpler. 1) It's only one syllable. 2) It rolls off the tongue. 3) That's not what I meant by "rolls off the tongue." Get your mind out of the gutter. The pain would come and go for most of the day. I thought 'Maybe I forgot bumping into a desk?' and 'Maybe I'm becoming a man?'I'm a man now, and I can tell you it definitely wasn't that.By the time my dad picked me up and took me home, I had already spent most of the day living a lie by attempting to ignore the intense pain.The pinnacle of my home rituals involved eating popcorn and watching Family Matters. This should have been a great time, but on this particular night I couldn't laugh at Urkel saying "Did I do thaaaat!?" The pain was too much.My mom was still at work, and my dad was … [Read more...] about The Terrible Consequences Of Not Talking About Your Balls
Remember jockstraps?Or more specifically, remember when guys used to wear jockstraps?I vividly remember grim warnings from my high school gym teachers, who lectured us on exactly what would happen if we didn’t wear them.Best case scenario, we’d never be able to have children. We’d twist the wrong way, and that’s it, our reproductive organs would be mangled beyond repair.And that was if we were lucky. Worse case, we’d suffer testicular trauma. There’d be ruptures, fractures, contusions, torsions; there was no end to the horrible things that could happen to our nuts during a friendly game of pickleball.Related: The Better Man Project, 2,476 tips to keep you happy and healthy for lifeBut I haven’t put on a jockstrap since sentences like “I’m worried about tomorrow’s algebra test” and “I sincerely think that dry-humping my girlfriend during a slow dance at prom sounds like a meaningful relationship milestone” … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to Jockstraps?
A mere few days after nude photos of Justin Bieber were published by hackers on Selena Gomez's Instagram page, Justin Bieber's balls are once again back in the news cycle.According to TMZ, back in May, Justin Bieber allegedly suffered a testicular injury after playing soccer and checked himself into a hospital. The 23-year-old pop star had “WebMD'd himself into a tizzy" and diagnosed himself with testicular torsion, even though the doctor who examined Bieber found that all he had was some swelling in the testicular area. This week, an employee at the hospital where Bieber was a patient filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer. While the hospital claims she leaked his medical files, she alleges that she did not leak the files and that she was instead fired due to her gender. (We have reached out to Bieber's team and will update if we hear back.)Legal issues aside, if you came across this story and went, "wait, what's a testicular torsion?," you’re not … [Read more...] about Justin Bieber’s Swollen Testicle Drama Has Raised an Important Men’s Health Issue