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.
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.
A testicular scan uses a camera to take pictures of the testicles after a radioactive tracer accumulates in testicular tissues (nuclear medicine test).
A prostate gland biopsy is a test to remove small samples of prostate tissue to be examined under a microscope.
Condoms can protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Even if you are protected against pregnancy by birth control pills or another method,use a condom to prevent STIs. Use a condom every time you have sexual intercourse,oral sex,or anal sex unless you know that you and your partners are STI-free. Condoms are most effective when you follow these steps before using them: ...
Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? - What's next?
BPH can be a bother,but it is usually not a serious health problem. If you are concerned about your symptoms,talk to your doctor about your options. They may include: Small changes to your lifestyle and urination habits,plus regular check-ups to make sure that the problem is not changing or getting worse. Medicines to help reduce your symptoms. Surgery to help correct the problem and ...
Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? - What does this tool do?
Click here if you want to find out how bad your urinary symptoms are. This tool asks about your urinary symptoms from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and gives you a score based on how severe your symptoms are. BPH is an enlarged prostate gland. As the prostate gets bigger,it may cause problems urinating. Your score on this tool may help you think about if and how you want to treat the ...
Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have surgery or take medication to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Should I use medication or watchful waiting to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Interactive tools are designed to help
Epididymitis - 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
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