Causes Of Lumps On The Testicles Of A 3 Month Old Child?
Afternoon, I want to ask. My baby is now 2.5 months old, when the doctor said ultrasound there were 2 testicles, after birth he was around 2-3 weeks old, next to the testicles that were right there was also a lump almost the same size, now he is 2.5 the moon is the same size as the 3 testicles, is this normal?
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Under normal conditions, each male is born with 2 testicles. However, it is possible that there are men who were born with only 1 testicle, more than 2 testicles, or even no testicles at all.
It needs to be clarified beforehand, what exactly will the lumps appearing next to your child's testicles look like? How big is the size? How is the consistency? Does it appear continuously or does it come and go? Is it getting bigger until now? So, are there any other complaints that accompany it?
First of all, you need to know, that the bumps around the testicles are not always caused by the testicles. It could also occur due to other causes, such as a hernia (intestine sticking out through the weakened abdominal wall), skin infections (for example, folliculitis, abscess), spermatocele, hydrocele, benign or malignant tumors, and so on.
Indeed, it is possible for a man to have more than 3 testicles. In the medical realm, this condition is known as polyochirdism. Usually, this condition occurs due to congenital abnormalities (congenital birth). It could also be, this condition occurs due to a history of injury to the testicles which causes scar tissue to appear to split one testicle into 2 parts. As long as it doesn't interfere with fertility or cause other complaints, this condition may not require special treatment.
However, we still recommend that you check your child directly to a doctor or pediatrician. A more in-depth evaluation is needed to assess whether the complaint actually arises due to polyochirdism, or is there another cause. If the complaint appears to arise due to a hernia, for example, then this condition must be treated with surgical procedures to minimize the risk of strangulation which can lead to the death of dangerous tissues.
As an initial treatment, we recommend that you do not over-manipulate the bumps that appear on your child's testicles, including squeezing, pulling, force-feeding, or giving any treatment without the advice of a doctor. Give your child comfortable, non-tight, clean pants.
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Hope it helps ..