A member asked:

My friend told me there is a tiny ball attached to his testicle, what can this be?

11 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Kristin Kozakowski answered

Specializes in Urology

Epidydmal cyst: Your friend should see his doctor for an exam and a testicular ultrasound to further investigate this "tiny ball". It is likely to be a cyst on the epididymis or a cyst on the testicle. However, testicular tumors can also feel like a tiny ball on the testicle so he definitely needs a testicular ultrasound to rule out a tumor.

Answered 9/25/2016


Dr. George Klauber answered

Specializes in Pediatric Urology

Head of epididymis: Which can feel like a little cyst. Could also be a small benign cyst of or large appendix testis, some ectopic abdominal tissue or 1:1, 000, 000 a supernumery testis.

Answered 3/21/2012


Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

He should get seen: Even the very round-like-a-ball masses, which tend to be adenomatoid tumors, need to be checked by a competent physician. We don't want to miss cancer.

Answered 10/12/2016



Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor