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How To Check For Testical Cancer
Lump or something on bottom of testical only pain is when touched or when I check but its only slight. Is it cancer or something else?
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I feel pain in my left testicle, what could it be? I've tried checking for lumps but nothing unusual yet. Can it be testicle cancer?
No- TCD: I think it's called tcd (testicular compulsive disorder)! ...Read more
I have a hydrocele in my right testicle. I have had ultrasound to confirm this. I can't feel my testicle too much fluid. How do I check for cancer?
When checking for testicular cancer, is it still a concern when there are lumps on the "tubes" leading from testicle to the body?
Does testicle cancer ever come without lumps? I was checked down there by a doctor and he doubts the pain in the testis is from cancer becaus no lumps
Cloudy urine, no bacteria, no stones their checking for cysts next week. Pain in one testicle, is it likely I have bladder cancer at 27?
Lump/pain: Testicular cancer is most common in young males, age 20-40, and they often present with testicular pain or a palpable lump. As such, males this age should be doing monthly self exams by feeling the testes. If you are unclear as to how to do this, ask your doctor. The best imaging for the testes is ultrasound, a painless, radiation free modality. ...Read more
Testicular Cyst: Testicular cysts are usually benign, and may represent a hydrocoele. At your age, however, testicular cancer is always a slight possibility, so it is wise to follow up with your urologist and find the underlying cause and treat it. ...Read more
Mass in scrotum:
Signs of testicular cancer include:
lump or enlargement in a testicle,
feeling of heaviness in the scrotum,
dull ache in the abdomen or groin,
sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum,
pain or discomfort in a testicle or the scrotum,
enlargement or tenderness of the breasts.
Cancer usually affects only one testicle.
See a doc if you have symptoms, especially if they last more than 2 weeks. ...Read more
If growing bigger: If one testicle is growing bigger than the other one, after puberty, there could be a tumor in the growing testicle. A doctor's evaluation is needed. A ultrasound scan can be done. If a child developed one small and one bigger testicle, but they stayed the same size after puberty, they are likely ok. However, if the smaller one then grows to match the bigger one, a doctor can check for cancer. ...Read more
See a doc: Testicular cancer is often painless but there's no way anyone can tell for sure without a physical exam and maybe an ultrasound. Please see your doc right away and best to you. ...Read more
I have little bumps on the bottom of my left testical and its more sensitive. Could that be cancer?
See answer: Visible, small, whitish-colored bumps on the scrotum (sac), are sebaceous cysts and quite common. Palpable bumps inside the scrotum that are actually on or near the testicle surface could be a variety of things but most often are benign cysts or calcifications and insignificant. Any distinct mass arising from the testicle may be testicular cancer. If any doubt, best to see your md or a urologist. ...Read more
Delayed treatment: Testis cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers, even when it is very advanced. The key to cure is early identification, careful assessment of extent, expert co-ordinated care from medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists and a patient who is co-operative and keeps his follow-up appointments and test without fail for years- that is one of the most important things. ...Read more
Painless mass.: Testicular cancer usually presents as a painless mass in the scrotum. Because there is often no pain, many unfortunately delay evaluation. As the mass enlarges, there may be discomfort or a sensation of fullness in the scrotum, seen in 30-40%. 10% experience acute pain. If the cancer spreads, symptoms of more advanced disease such as neck mass, back pain, bone pain, or cough may result. ...Read more
By feel: Assuming you don't have an undescended one. Get familiar with the normal contents of your scrotum. An enlarged testis or one with a rough bump should prompt a physician's office visit. Other changes, specifically if your not a new teen and are getting breast tissue, may prompt an ultrasound search. Diagnosis made by biopsy (bx), very treatable if caught in time, 1 works as well as 2. ...Read more
Men who notice lumps, swelling, or pain in their groin or scrotum may worry they have testicular cancer. Here we describe the symptoms of testicular cancer and some other problems that could cause symptoms in this part of the body. We also include information on how to do a testicular self-exam for men who want to do so.
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/testicularcancer/do-i-have-testicular-cancer ...Read more
Possibly: There are other causes, but "stoney hard" is very worrisome. You need to have an ultrasound exam done. Testicular cancer is not impossible so get it done right away as it is a very treatable and often curable form of cancer. ...Read more
Do health consequences result from having a cyst on a testicle, besides cancer? If so, what are they?
Most likely benign..: Despite medical advance, most of medical care is still based on indirect evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of available experience. Within this in mind, a reasonable approach to ascertain what a suspected lesion may be but with no 100% guaranty. Thus far, a testicular cyst could be followed conservatively with periodic palpation, US, & even blood tests for 1-3 yrs; then.... ...Read more