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Also called testes or gonads, they are part of the male reproductive system, and are located beneath the penis in the scrotum.
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Patient discussion about Testicles

Q. Has anyone ever had Epididymitis? I was just diagnosed with it and want to know what to expect. Thanks

A. i had an ultrasound done once before,it revealed nothing was wrong,then i had a lower gi,it also showed nothing,at the present moment,my testicules are swollen a little,
slight pain,tenderness,problems with urination,and not
urinating very often,feel as if i"m not completing my
urination,feels like i have a bladder infection,with
an epididymis infection,this makes the 7th time i"ve
had this,i"d like to know why i keep getting it??? and
will it ever stay away??? is there a complete cure?
would a vasecemy cure it???

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What we didn't expect was the consistency in these results when we looked at sperm taken directly from the testicles of infertile men; we found that it was of similar quality to that of ejaculated, fertile sperm."
The boy was being treated for an undescended testicle at the hospital, but doctors mistakenly put a camera into "the wrong side," rendering him infertile during surgery, (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-46634002) BBC News reported. 
The most common location of the supernumerary testis is within the scrotum, superior or inferior to the ipsilateral testicle (4).
While no guy may be thrilled to discuss his testicles, there's no reason to be embarrassed.
5 Your left testicle is more likely to be larger and hang lower inside your scrotum.
It could cause pain in the testicles since it is connected to the testicle.
Undescended testicle is the most common congenital anomaly among males.
When I adopted Saber as a 2-year-old, I was told he was neutered, and he certainly appeared to lack testicles. However, a thorough review of his medical records, obtained from his previous owner, revealed that Saber had undergone neutering surgery, but only one testicle was found and removed; he still possessed a single, "hidden" testicle!
Summary: His testicle was removed after a doctor cut the artery by mistake, stopping the blood flow.
His right arm was positioned overhead with the shoulder in full abduction and elbow in flexion, his left leg was shortened with a foot drop, and only one testicle was palpable in the scrotum.
There has previously been speculation that Hitler had lost one of his testicles during the Battle of the Somme in World War I.