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what are the symptoms of testicular cancer?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Testicular mass: Localized testicular cancer commonly presents as a mass in the testicle or scrotum with or without tenderness. The patient may also have testicular firmness, and scrotal heaviness. Metastatic disease may cause breast development (gynecomastia), gastrointestinal symptoms, or respiratory symptoms.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Most testicular cancers do not cause scrotal or testicular pain. Men need to perform monthly self-examinations of the testicles and report any irregularities to their physician.
Aug 25, 2012
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Testicular cancer is not common. The common symptoms are mass in the scrotum, general ache and heaviness in the scrotum, lumps in the groin etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046/dsection=symptoms.

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Are the symptoms of testicular cancer bad?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
No: I think you are asking whether the presenting symptoms of testicular cancer are bad (ie painful?). Most men who present with testicular cancer present with a nodule or painless swelling of one testicle. About a third complain of a dull ache or heavy sensation in the scotal region. About 10% present with acute pain.
Dr. Joel Lilly
Dr. Joel Lilly commented
Urology 37 years experience
I agree that testis cancer usually presents as a painless lump. I often use this fact to reassure patients with an ache and no lump that it is usually not cancer. An ultrasound will usually confirm this.
Feb 14, 2012
A 48-year-old member asked:

What can be initial symptoms and signs of testicular cancer?

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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Mass: A lump that seems to be getting bigger. A change in the size of the testicle. A area in the testicle that feels hard or "gritty". A area of the testicle that feels as if there is some missing or soft.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Please explain what are symptoms for testicular cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Lump in the scrotum: Testicular cancer may present as a lump in the testes, vague feeling of heaviness and ache in the scrotum, and may be enlargement of lymph glands in the groin. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/testicular-cancer/ds00046.
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Need expert help here. What are causes/symptoms of testicular cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
A mass: Almost without exception, testicular cancer announces itself as a mass in the testis. Usually it's palpable as a lump on or within the testis; it may be deep and the testis simply larger.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are some symptoms of testicular cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends on stage: And type of cancer. Like most cancers, early testicular cancer usually does not have symptoms. Common symptoms are swelling in the scrotum, heaviness or pain in the testes, hormonal symptoms depending on the type of tumor, swelling in the groin and late masses in the abdomen. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/basics/definition/con-20043068.

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