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i have a very small lump on the left side of my scrotum and its painfull at times what could it be?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Cyst: If it is painful it is best to echecked by urologist to examine scrotum swell as testicles to makewure you do not have anything serious such as a growth.
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
It could be...: Depending on your age and the location, size, etc of the lump this could be a great many things ranging from benign (like torsion of the testicular appendix) to serious (like testicular cancer). Any new lump, especially a painful one, in the scrotum must be taken seriously. However, it needs to be seen to be properly evaluated. Don't delay seeing you doctor. Go right away!
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Epididymal cyst: A small tender lump above the testis is most likely an epididymal cyst, which is quite benign. However could be removed it bothers u too much. Not a tumor, these are painless unless it has a hemorrhage. Not torsion of the testis or appendix testis, the latter if tender is only painful at the time it twists and then necroses. Have it checked out.

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