Testicular Pain Glossary of Terms

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Abdomen: The belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the...

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Abscess: A local accumulation of pus anywhere in the body. The following are some example...

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Acetaminophen: A nonaspirin pain reliever or analgesic. Acetaminophen may be given alone t...

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Acute: Of abrupt onset, in reference to a disease. Acute often also connotes an illness th...

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Anatomy: The study of human or animal form, by observation or examination of the living be...

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Anomaly: Any deviation from normal, out of the ordinary. In medicine, an anomaly is usuall...

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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. ...

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Appendicitis: Inflammation of the appendix, usually associated with infection of the appen...

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Bacterial: Of or pertaining to bacteria, as in a bacterial lung infection.

Belly: That part of the body that contains all of the structures between the chest and t...

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Blood in the urine: Blood that appears in the urine. Also known as hematuria. Gross hematu...

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Bruise: Injury of the soft tissues that results in breakage of the local capillaries and l...

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Cancer: An abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, ...

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Chlamydia: The agent of a sexually transmitted disease, a type of bacteria found in the ce...

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Chronic: In medicine, lasting a long time. A chronic condition is one that lasts 3 months ...

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Complication: In medicine, an unanticipated problem that arises following, and is a result...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Discharge: 1.The flow of fluid from part of the body, such as from the nose or vag...

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Ejaculation: Ejection of sperm and seminal fluid during an orgasm in a male.

Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Epididymis: A structure within the scrotum that is attached to the back side of the testis...

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Epididymitis: Inflammation of the epididymis. Epididymitis can be caused by sexually acqui...

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Fertility: The ability to conceive and bear children, the ability to become pregnant throu...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degr...

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Genital: Pertaining to the external and/or internal organs of reproduction.

Gland: A group of cells that secrete a substance for use in the body. For example, the thy...

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Gonorrhea: A bacterial infection that is transmitted by sexual contact. Gonorrhea is one o...

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Groin: The area where the thigh meets the hip.

Hernia: A general term referring to a protrusion of a tissue through the wall of the cavit...

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Ibuprofen: A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is commonly used to treat pa...

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Incidence: The frequency with which something, such as a disease or trait, appears in a pa...

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Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Infertility: Diminished or absent ability to conceive and bear offspring. A couple is cons...

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Inflammation: A localized reaction that produces redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a ...

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Inguinal: Having to do with the groin.

Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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Intervention: The act of intervening, interfering or interceding with the intent of modify...

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Intestine: The long, tubelike organ in the abdomen that completes the process of digestion...

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Kidney: One of a pair of organs located in the right and left side of the abdomen. The kid...

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Kidney stone: A stone in the kidney or a stone that originates in the kidney but has passe...

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Laboratory: A place for doing tests and research procedures, and for preparing chemicals a...

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Lymphatic: Pertaining to a small, thin channel that is similar to a blood vessel and that ...

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Mumps: An acute (sudden, shortlived) viral illness that usually presents with inflammation...

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Muscular: Having to do with the muscles. Also, endowed with above average muscle developme...

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Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

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Nerve: A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory an...

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Onset: In medicine, the first appearance of the signs or symptoms of an illness as, for ex...

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Operating room: A facility that is equipped for performing surgery. Abbreviated OR.

Orchiopexy: Surgery to bring an undescended testicle down into the scrotum.

Orchitis: Inflammation of the testis. Causes of orchitis include mumps and other infection...

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Outpatient: A patient who is not hospitalized, but instead comes to a physician?s office, ...

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Oxygen: The odorless gas that is present in the air and necessary to maintain life. Oxygen...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Painful urination: See: Dysuria.

Penile: Of or pertaining to the penis.

Penis: The external male sex organ. The penis contains two chambers, the corpora cavernosa...

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Prepubertal: Before puberty, the period during which secondary sex characteristics start t...

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Prognosis: The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient's chan...

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Prostate: A gland within the male reproductive system that is located just below the blad...

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Prostate gland: A gland in the male reproductive system that is located just below the bla...

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Pus: A thick, whitish-yellow fluid that results from the accumulation of white blood cells...

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Radiate: To spread out from a central area. For example, sciatic pain may radiate outward ...

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Radioactive: Emitting energy waves due to decaying atomic nuclei. Radioactive substances a...

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Refractory: Not yielding, or not yielding readily, to treatment.

Rupture: A break or tear in any organ (such as the spleen) or soft tissue (such as the ach...

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Scan: As a noun, the data or image obtained from the examination of organs or regions of...

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Scrotum: The pouch of skin that contains the testes, epididymides, and lower portions of t...

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Semen: The fluid that is released through the penis during orgasm. Semen is made up of flu...

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Sepsis: The presence of bacteria (bacteremia), other infectious organisms, or toxins creat...

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Sequelae: See: Sequela.

Sperm: A sperm is the male "gamete" or sex cell. It combines with the female &qu...

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Spermatic cord: A group of structures that go through the inguinal canal to the testis. Th...

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STD: Sexually transmitted disease.

Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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Symptom: Any subjective evidence of disease. In contrast, a sign is objective. Blood comin...

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Systemic: Affecting the entire body. A systemic disease such as diabetes can affect the wh...

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Testes: Plural of testis.

Testicles: The testicles (also called testes or gonads) are the male sex glands. They are ...

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Testicular cancer: A malignant tumor of the male sex organ (testicle) that normally produc...

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Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Tumor: An abnormal mass of tissue. Tumors are a classic sign of inflammation, and can be ...

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Tylenol: See: Acetaminophen.

Ultrasound: High-frequency sound waves. Ultra-sound waves can be bounced off tissues by us...

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Urinary: Having to do with the function or anatomy of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or ur...

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Urine: Liquid waste produced by the kidneys. Urine is a clear, transparent fluid that norm...

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Urologist: A physician who specializes in diseases of the urinary organs in females and th...

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Vaccination: Injection of a killed microbe in order to stimulate the immune system against...

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Vas deferens: The tube that connects the testes with the urethra. The vas deferens is a co...

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Viable: Capable of life. For example, a viable premature baby is one who is able to surviv...

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Viral: Of or pertaining to a virus. For example, if a person has a viral rash, the rash wa...

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Viruses: Small living particles that can infect cells and change how the cells function. I...

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Vital: Necessary to maintain life. For example, breathing is a vital function.

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