Evaluation of Testicular Disorders. Richard E. Freeman MD MPH 2013 Lock Haven University. Section 1. TESTICULAR EVALUATION. Testicular Anatomy. History. Age of Patient helpful in limiting differential and determining responsible organisms : Nature of Pain: Severity Quality Radiation
Evaluation of Testicular Disorders
Richard E. Freeman MD MPH
Lock Haven University
Abdominal Exam - Complete
Retrograde infection from the urinary tract.
failure of patent processusvaginalis to close & failure of peritoneal fluid to be re-absorbed
Common in newborns 1-6/100 boys
Rarer in Adult males 1/100
Certain medical conditions: cystic fibrosis
Chronic constipation. Straining during bowel movements
Excess weight: moderately to severely overweight puts extra pressure on abdomen.
Pregnancy: This can both weaken the abdominal muscles and cause increased pressure inside your abdomen.
Certain occupations: Having a job that requires standing for long periods or doing heavy physical labor increases risk of developing an inguinal hernia.
Premature birth: Infants who are born early are more likely to have inguinal hernias.
History of hernias: one inguinal hernia, it's much more likely develop another — usually on the opposite side.