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Arteries, veins, lymphatics, nerves and the Vas deferens which make up a pair of tubular structures in the male reproductive system that support the testes in the scrotum.
A band of fibrous tissue that runs from the hip to the pubic bone in the groin. Specifically it attaches from the pubic tubercle on the pubic bone to the anterior superior iliac crest (on the pelvis).
Contains efferent lymphatic vessels and a lymph node embedded in a small amount of areolar tissue. It is conical in shape and is about 2 cm long.
conveying or conducting away from an organ or part
(opposed to afferent); an efferent part, as a nerve or blood vessel.
Urge incontinence is the strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions.
Involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control usually occurs.
Tightness or constriction of the orifice of the foreskin arising either congenitally or postnatally and preventing retraction of the foreskin over the glans
A condition in which the foreskin is retracted behind the glans penis and cannot be brought back to its original position
An abnormality of the penis in which the urethra opens on the underside (ventral side).
A congenital defect in which the urethra opens upon the upper (dorsal) surface of the penis
Usually a sac formed by the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). The sac comes through a hole or weak area in the fascia, the strong layer of the abdominal wall that surrounds the muscle.
A fluid-filled sack along the spermatic cord within the scrotum (can be commone in newborns)
An abnormal sac (cyst) that develops in the epididymis. Generally painless and noncancerous, a spermatocele usually is filled with milky or clear fluid that may contain sperm.
Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra from any cause; can cause discharge and dysuria.
Indirect Inguinal Hernia:
Most common type-pain w/straining; sac herniates through internal inguinal ring, which can remain in canal or pass into the scrotum.
Direct Inguinal Hernia:
Usually painless and brought on by heavy lifting; found through the external inguinal ring.
Least common and very painful; due to increased abdominal pressure or muscle weakness; found through the femoral ring and canal.
The male prostate gland is located below the bladder and has 15-30 ducts that open into the urethra. The seminal vesicles are located posterior to the prostate. The urethra exits from the bladder and traverses the prostate before exiting to the penile urethra.
The two seminal vesicles project like rabbit ears above the prostate and contribute approximately 60 percent of the fluids passed from the human male during ejaculation.
Also called Cowper's Gland; two pea-shaped glands in the male, located beneath the prostate gland at the beginning of the internal portion of the penis; they add fluids to semen during the process of ejaculation. The glands have ducts that empty into the urethra.
Meconium is a thick, green, tar like substance that lines your baby's intestines during pregnancy. Typically this substance is not release in your baby's bowel movements until after birth. However, occasionally you will find that your baby will have a bowel movement prior to birth, excreting the meconium into the amniotic fluid.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia:
A nonmalignant (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate gland, a common occurrence in older men. It is also known as BPH.
Also known as gastric flu or stomach flu (although unrelated to influenza) is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, involving both the stomach and the small intestine and resulting in acute diarrhea.
A congenital defect in which the opening to the anus is missing or blocked. The anus is the opening to the rectum through which stools leave the body.
A small split or tear in the thin moist tissue (mucosa) lining the lower rectum (anus).
A person tries to exhale forcibly with a closed glottis so that no air exits through the mouth or nose as, for example, in strenuous coughing, straining during a bowel movement, or lifting a heavy weight. The Valsalva maneuver impedes the return of venous blood to the heart.
Pilonidal Cyst or Sinus:
Is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris.
An abnormal passageway between the inside surface of the rectum, and the outside skin that surrounds the anus; usually originates from a local abscess.
Painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus that result from increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The pressure causes the veins to bulge and expand, making them painful, particularly when you are sitting.
Intense parianal itching is manifested by red, raised, thickened excoriated skin around the anus.
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