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  1. Topic Overview

    Males who have Klinefelter syndrome may have an increased risk of: Learning disabilities. Skin conditions ( eczema and ulcers of the leg). Diseases of blood vessels in the brain (cerebrovascular disease),such as stroke. Autoimmune diseases,such as diabetes,thyroiditis,lupus,Sjögren's syndrome,and rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic lung disease. Osteoporosis. Enlarged ( varicose ) ...

  2. Klinefelter Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about Klinefelter syndrome: What is Klinefelter syndrome? Ongoing concerns: What complications can develop? ...

  3. Klinefelter Syndrome - Topic Overview

    What is Klinefelter syndrome? Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects males. Klinefelter syndrome occurs when a boy is born with one or more extra X chromosomes. Most males have one Y and one X chromosome. Having extra X chromosomes can cause a male to have some physical traits unusual for males. Many men with an extra X chromosome are not aware that they have it,and they ...

  4. Testicular Prosthesis - 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.

  5. Testicular Ultrasound

    A testicular ultrasound (sonogram) is a test that uses reflected sound waves to produce a picture of the testicles and scrotum.

  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. Testicular Scan

    A testicular scan uses a camera to take pictures of the testicles after a radioactive tracer accumulates in testicular tissues (nuclear medicine test).

  8. Men's Health Guide - Testicular Examination and Testicular Self-Examination (TSE)

    Testicular examination and testicular self - examination (TSE) are two different methods to detect lumps or abnormalities of the testicles.

  9. Prostate Biopsy

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

  10. Testicular Biopsy

    A testicular biopsy is a test to remove a small sample of tissue from one or both testicles and examined under a microscope to evaluate a man's ability to father a child.

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