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balanitis
Inflammation of the glans penis.
benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
This term is very often called "benign prostatic hypertrophy" This is a condition which occurs often with aging, in which the prostate gland is enlarged two to four times its normal size.
cryptorchidism
Undescended testicle. This is a condition which occurs during fetal development. Failure to correct it before puberty generally causes the affected testicle to atrophy and can lead to an increased chance of malignancy.
epididymitis
Inflammation of the epididymis.
hydrocele
A cystic mass of the spermatic cord, testicle, or both which consists of fluid between the two layers of the tunica vaginalis.
hypospadias
A malformation of the urethra in which the opening is located on the undersurface of the penis instead of the tip.
epispadias
A malformation of the urethra in which the opening is located on the upper surface of the penis.
orchitis
Inflammation of the testicle. This is usually accompanied by epididymitis.
phimosis
The inability of the foreskin to be retracted from the glans penis.
paraphimosis
The term paraphimosis refers to the inability of the foreskin, once retracted to be replaced back over the glans.
pripism
Persistent, abnormal penile erection which is not accompanied by either sexual desire or exicitation and causes serious pain and tenderness.
prostatitis
Inflammation of the prostate.
spermatocele
A spermatic cyst. This occurs adjacent to the epididymis and usually contains sperm. If it is large, it looks like a "third testis".
torsion
The term torsion literally means a twisting or turning about an axis. Testicular torsion is the most common use of this term and appiles specifically to a twisting of the spermatic cord. If it is not corrected, the affected area can become gangrenous within hours.
varicocele
A collection of large veins, usually occurring in the left scrotum and described as feeling like "a bag of worms" It is present in the upright position, but empties in the supine position.