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    1. Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

      A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen in the blood. PSA is released into a man's blood by his prostate gland.

    2. Prostatitis - Topic Overview

      What is premature ejaculation?Premature ejaculation is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual penetration, with minimal sexual stimulation and before the person wishes. It may result in an unsatisfactory sexual experience for both partners. This can increase the anxiety that may contribute to the problem. Premature ejaculation is one of the most common forms of male sexual

    3. Spermatocele (Epididymal Cyst) - Topic Overview

      What is gynecomastia?Gynecomastia is overdevelopment of the male breast. The glandular tissue of the breast swells, usually in response to an excess of the female hormone estrogen or a lack of testosterone, a male hormone. It occurs in babies, adolescent boys, and older men. What causes gynecomastia?In newborns, gynecomastia is caused by estrogen from the mother. It usually goes away in 2 to 3 ...

    4. DHEA-S Test

      DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) is a male hormone (androgen) that is made in the adrenal glands. The body turns it into testosterone. A test for DHEA-S checks the level of this hormone in the blood.Testosterone affects sexual features and development. In men, it is made in large amounts by the testicles. In both men and women, testosterone is made in small amounts by the adrenal glands. In women, small amounts are made by the ovaries.

    5. Prostate Biopsy

      A prostate gland biopsy is a test to remove small samples of prostate tissue to be examined under a microscope.

    6. Spermatocele (Epididymal Cyst) - Topic Overview

      What is a spermatocele?A spermatocele (epididymal cyst) is a sperm - filled cyst in the long, tightly coiled tube that lies above and behind each testicle (epididymis). It feels like a smooth, firm lump in the scrotum on top of the testicle.What causes spermatoceles?Although the cause of a spermatocele is often unknown, it may be caused by obstruction of the tubes that carry sperm from the ...

    7. Testosterone

      A testosterone test measures the level of this male hormone (androgen) in the blood.

    8. Prostatitis - Topic Overview

      What is epididymitis?The epididymis is a long, tightly coiled tube that lies above and behind each testicle. It collects and stores maturing sperm made by the testicles prior to ejaculation. Inflammation and infection of the epididymis is called epididymitis.What causes epididymitis?The causes of epididymitis vary depending on your age and behavior. In children it is most commonly associated with

    9. Prostatitis - Topic Overview

      A testicular prosthesis is a small implant with a size, shape, and consistency similar to a real testicle. It is usually made of a soft plastic (silicone) shell and filled with saline (salt water). The potential risks associated with testicular prostheses include infection and bleeding or blood clots (hematoma) in the scrotum, but these complications are uncommon.If a prosthesis is implanted before puberty, it will need to be replaced later with a larger prosthesis that matches the adult size of the normal testicle.

    10. Commonly Known Chemical Weapons Agents

      Here's a list of commonly known chemical weapons agents, including how they work, what they look like, and side effects.

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