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Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more


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I noticed a hard lump on my testicle.  what should I do?

I noticed a hard lump on my testicle.  what should I do?

Agree: And you need to have this lump checked asap. Testicular cancer is not very common, but it's highly curable when caught early, and very bad when it's not caught early. Some men are reluctant to have it checked because they are afraid of the answer. Reacting with fear and not getting it checked can be a life or death mistake. Have it checked now. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump close to or attached to my left testicle?

I have a hard lump close to or attached to my left testicle?

See your doctor: Testicular lumps can be cancer or benign. You don't want to take a chance of misdiagnosing yourself. Testicular cancer can be extremely aggressive so don't delay. Go see your doctor for a thorough exam. S/he may order an ultrasound to determine if you have a mass inside the testicle, but hopefully it is something benign such as a cyst or varicocele (dilated blood vessels). Good luck! ...Read more

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I get this hard knot/lump on bottom of right testicle that flares up, it comes and goes and is painful.

I get this hard knot/lump on bottom of right testicle that flares up, it comes and goes and is painful.

See answer: Symptoms consistent with recurrent epididymitis and the "lump" you feel is likely the swollen, tender, inflamed lower portion of the epididymis which is a sausage-shaped gland that lies adjacent to the posterior-lateral aspect of the testicle through which sperm pass from the testicle to the vas deferens. To verify and/or get a definitive diagnosis, best to see a urologist when lump occurs again. ...Read more

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Husband is just mentioning a hard fixed lump in testicle which is not painful and has grown in size over last few months any thoughts?

Husband is just mentioning a hard fixed lump in testicle which is not painful and has grown in size over last few months any thoughts?

Must rule out cancer: A swollen testicle or one with a lump, especially one that feels firm, is a sign to go see the doctor this week. One can see his primary care doctor first, who may refer to the radiologist and urologist to further evaluate and do an ultrasound scan, if testicular cancer is suspected. If there is a cancer, it is treatable by removal of the testicle, and getting follow-up care. ...Read more

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I have a hard white lump on my testicle for years now. It doesn't usually cause me pain but recently popped and now is starting to. Is this bad?

I have a hard white lump on my testicle for years now. It doesn't usually cause me pain but recently popped and now is starting to. Is this bad?

Here are some. ..: What you described is not enough to know if the hard lump is in the scrotal wall or really inside the scrotum because many laypersons tend to describe a lump in the scrotal wall as in the testicle. If in scrotal wall, such hard lump is most likely a sebaceous cyst which may develop superimposed infection like a boil. If inside the sac, it requires a direct look and palpation to. .. + / - US for Dx ...Read more

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Hi, recently I noticed this small lump at the right testicle bottom, it's hard to feel it, but when I push it a little, I can feel lump, is epydidimis?

Go to Urologist: Testis tumors occur in one in about 50, 000 males between 20 and 40. Yours does not sound like a tumor, but a professional exam and ultrasound are necessary ...Read more

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Hard lump on the bottom of the left testicle with a feel of worms as well, is this serious? Sometimes It can be very sensitive.

Varicocele: Hi, the "worms" feeling is typical of varicocele which is veins. Varicocele is not serious but needs to be checked bc it may become a factor in infertility.I suggest you see a urologist. ...Read more

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I just found a lump next to my testicle. It seems to be hard and it moves around a bit. Not painting but testicle feels heavy. Please help.?

I just found a lump next to my testicle. It seems to be hard and it moves around a bit. Not painting but testicle feels heavy. Please help.?

See a doc: You need to see a doctor asap to check out this lump. It may be something harmless but occasionally it may also be something serious. Do not delay evaluation. If you have a primary care doctor, see them. If you do not have a doctor, go to a local free clinic and have this examined. ...Read more

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Notice a small hard lump at bottom of right testicle- only when erect. When not erect can't feel it. Ideas what it could be? Anything for concern?

Yes: Any hard lump perceived to be of the testicle should be further investigated with a scrotal ultrasound. This is of particular concern in a person in his 30s, as testicular cancer affects this age group. ...Read more

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I recently found a firm, smooth lump above my left testicle. It moves around freely but it is connected though a cord to the epidydimis or testicle.

I recently found a firm, smooth lump above my left testicle. It moves around freely but it is connected though a cord to the epidydimis or testicle.

Need to see your DR: It could be a simple non malignant spermatocele but need confirmation must see your doctor will order a sonogram and tell you as you are a minor you have to go with parent or guardian ...Read more

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On my right testicle towards the side it feels like a cord and at the start I can feel a hard lump on my left nut I can't feel no lumps or cord feelin?

Testicular lump: Please see your doctor to get further evaluate with a possible ultrasound imaging study. Please do this at your earliest convenience. Sometimes these lumps could be benign.
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I found a hard lump in the back of my left testicle, the lump seems to appear then disappear, I'm trying to feel for it now and it's not there, I'm 18?

??: You may have been feeling your epididymis but that is not "hard" and it does not "go away".If you feel a hard structure please get examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Hard lump near the back of testicle after hydrocele surgery 10 weeks ago?

Hard lump near the back of testicle after hydrocele surgery 10 weeks ago?

Lump post surgery: Please return to your doctor to make sure all is well. It MAY be scar tissue but you need to know. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Very hard white lump on testicle skin for year or so. Recently popped it like a spot yet nothing came out but feels like somethings still there.

Very hard white lump on testicle skin for year or so. Recently popped it like a spot yet nothing came out but feels like somethings still there.

Seek medical advice: Based on what you describe I would just leave it alone for now and go see your doctor. If you continue to manipulate this lesion you may make it worse. ...Read more

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I feel a tiny lump on top of my right testicle near the spermatic cord, its like hard grain rice, but it doesn't occur on the left one! Is that normal

I feel a tiny lump on top of my right testicle near the spermatic cord, its like hard grain rice, but it doesn't occur on the left one! Is that normal

Could simply: Be a small spermatocele. If it has been there a long time without enlarging or with any symptoms it is likely benign, but you might want to have your doctor check for you. However, if it is enlarging you definitely need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I just found a small firm/hard lump on or near the bottom of my vas defrens or on my epidymis of my right testicle. What could it be?

I just found a small firm/hard lump on or near the bottom of my vas defrens or on my epidymis of my right testicle. What could it be?

See Urologist: This could be be a benign tumor, result of trauma. If it is not in the testis it is probably benign, but you should see a urologist for exam and a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have had a small hard lump attached to the top of my right testicle for 17 years (not the epidymis). It has not really grown - could it be cancer?

I have had a small hard lump attached to the top of my right testicle for 17 years (not the epidymis). It has not really grown - could it be cancer?

Not likely related: There are several non-cancerous causes of lumps in and near the testicle. If it has been there for a long time, it is not likely cancer. A urologist specializes in these types of problems, and should be able to determine the cause of the lump. ...Read more

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