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.
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.
A testosterone test measures the level of this male hormone (androgen) in the blood.
Gynecomastia - 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 ...
Premature Ejaculation - 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
Open Prostatectomy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Open prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia is the surgical removal of an enlarged, noncancerous prostate.
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 ...
Men's Health Guide - Topic Overview
Anabolic steroids are drugs such as testosterone or substances that work like testosterone. Doctors prescribe them to treat problems such as delayed puberty and other medical problems that cause the body to make very low amounts of testosterone. Steroids make muscles bigger and bones stronger.
Rye Grass Pollen Extract - Topic Overview
What is rye grass pollen extract?Rye grass pollen extract comes from the pollen of rye grass (Secale cereale). Rye grass pollen extract may affect the male hormone testosterone, relax the muscles of the tube that urine flows through (urethra), and increase how well the bladder can force urine out. All of these may reduce symptoms of an enlarged prostate, such as dribbling after urinating or ...
A prostate gland biopsy is a test to remove small samples of prostate tissue to be examined under a microscope.