I have a problem of my balls getting rock hard when I get erections, walk up the stairs, do pushups or any other strenous activities. I dont mean the sack either, i mean the testicles itself. When I am resting it seems to get a little softer but overall my testicles have gotten harder and it has shrunk noticeably in size from about 3 years ago when I first discovered it. I have a varicocele on the left side but Im not sure if its causing it. I dont want my testicles to shrink even more!
Can someone help me? Ive been to the urologist and doctor so many times but they dont know.
Hi there, thank you for posting your question on Ehealthforum. This is not intended as a substitute to visiting your own doctor.
You say that you have been to a urologist and a doctor many times and that they "don't know" what is causing your testicles to be so hard and to be apparently shrinking. With respect, I do not think that that is what they are saying. What they are far more likely to have said is that there is no condition or disease that they know of that can bring about these symptoms of hardness and shrinking of your testicles. Certainly, as a general practitioner of some thirty years, that would be my position about it.
Varicocele is benign abnormality that generally does not cause any problems.
i'm having a problem. my testes are shrinking and are not able to produce the normal levels of testosterone for my body. i'm taking hormone shots to help. i'm 29 and hiv+. my doctor says it could be results of the virus, but i am becoming very frustrated. the shots are not helping much and my testes seem to be shrinking more. is there a way to counter-act this?
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