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Testicular health

The testicles are part of the male reproductive system that make hormones and sperm. Problems with the testicles can lead to serious conditions such as hormonal imbalances, sexual dysfunction, infertility and sterility.

The Wayne State University Physicians Group specializes in the evaluation and treatment of testicular conditions. Male patients can experience testicular disorders at any age, and often they are reluctant to see their physician. If you feel a lump, have sudden or severe pain in the scrotum, or notice anything unusual about your testicles, contact WSUPG for an evaluation.

Common conditions that affect the testicles include:

  • Epididymitis - inflammation of the coiled tube that lies on and behind each testicle
  • Hypogonadism - when the testicles do not produce enough testosterone
  • Testicular cancer - abnormal cells in one or both testicles
  • Testicular torsion - a painful condition caused by the twisting of the spermatic cord
  • Testicular trauma - an injury to one or both testicles

Our services

Treatment for testicular disorders includes:

  • Cryotherapy - uses chemicals to freeze and kill diseased or malignant tissues
  • Gene therapy - inserts genetic material into cells in an effort to replace defective cells
  • Hormone therapy - limits the amount of testosterone produced
  • Proton radiation therapy - uses targeted proton particles to kill malignant cells and minimize damage to surrounding, healthy tissues
  • Radical inguinal orchiectomy - a surgical procedure that removes diseased testicles
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery techniques
  • Radiation and chemotherapy

For more information about testicular health care at WSUPG, or to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified physicians, call 313-271-0430.