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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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If I touched a little lump inside my ball bag near my one of the testicle what could that be? Thanks

If I touched a little lump inside my ball bag near my one of the testicle what could that be? Thanks

Exam needed: A doctor needs to examine you. A common cause for what you describe is a fludi filled sac called a spermatocele, although that is rarely seen at your age. You are 18 so you may be feeling normal anatomy too such as the head of the epididymis. ...Read more

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So I have a lump slightly over my left testicle. I isn't that big, and is most noticable when I'm standing up. I doesn't hurt anything. And when I touch it, it feels like a bag of strings, is it dangerous?

So I have a lump slightly over my left testicle. I isn't that big, and is most noticable when I'm standing up. I doesn't hurt anything. And when I touch it, it feels like a bag of strings, is it dangerous?

The "bag of strings": Comment suggests what you are feeling, I believe. The epididymis is a coiled tube at the back of the testicle that stores and carries sperm. Depending on location and position, it can be felt. It can become infected, including by sexually transmitted infections, when it is then swollen and tender. From your description, I believe you are feeling a normal structure. Stay well:) ...Read more

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I have a lump on my testicle and I have some questions?

I have a lump on my testicle and I have some questions?

Get examined: Most of the time new lumps are benign things, but you need to rule out the possibility of testicular cancer. A doctor can many times by just physical exam make a diagnosis. For those times when things are unclear, simple imaging tests like ultrasound can help make a diagnosis. The first step, though, it for you to go see your doctor. Do not wait. It is better to be safe than sorry. ...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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What could this lump on my testicle be? Should I be concerned?

What could this lump on my testicle be? Should I be concerned?

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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What could this lump on my testicle be? Should I be concerned?

What could this lump on my testicle be? Should I be concerned?

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 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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Could you tell me if the small lump on my testicle is cancerous, can it be easily removed?

Could you tell me if the small lump on my testicle is cancerous, can it be easily removed?

Yes: If cancerous can easily be removed. Entire testicle may well need to be removed if it is cancer. You could always have a testicular prosthesis to replace a removed testis if cosmetic appearance of 2 testes is important. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my testicle but it is open and a little wet on the open part and the skin around it is dry. What could it be?

I have a small lump on my testicle but it is open and a little wet on the open part and the skin around it is dry. What could it be?

Sounds like: An infection, even std. Even though it could be just a benign skin cyst, you should consult with a urologist just to make sure. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my testicle, it just appeared, it sometimes burns and a lot of the time it itches. There are also many little craters around it.

I have a lump on my testicle, it just appeared, it sometimes burns and a lot of the time it itches. There are also many little craters around it.

See answer: Though it is not possible from your description or without a physical exam to determine the diagnosis and nature of your "lump", any testicular mass or "lump" (especially between the ages of 15-49) should be evaluated by a physician to rule out the possibility of testicular cancer. There are a variety of benign lesions/masses that can arise within the scrotum that can generally be dx'ed by exam. ...Read more

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emergency room diagnosed a lump on my testicle as a hydrocele told me to see a specialist but I have no insurance getting worse what can I do? Ty

emergency room diagnosed a lump on my testicle as a hydrocele told me to see a specialist but I have no insurance getting worse what can I do? Ty

Need more info...: How long have you noticed a slow swelling of the sac, and have you felt some related symptoms such as pain or ache? Have you palpate a lump there by yourself or by the ER doc? For your issue of no insurance to see a doc, I would like to talk with you through HealthTap in the near future, that is, about 2 weeks later. Thereby, we may gain a better impression on what it may be & how you can do/watch ...Read more

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I have a very small lump on my testicle. It has been there for at least month with no growth. Does testicular cancer always increase in size?

I have a very small lump on my testicle. It has been there for at least month with no growth. Does testicular cancer always increase in size?

Most of the time: Go to Urologist now. Testis tumors occur in the 20-40 age group. Most of time 90-95% cure rate if early Rx ...Read more

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There is a lump on my testicle, it doesn't hurt when I touch it but I get irregular testicle pain, could this be a cancerous lump? Could it be a hernia

There is a lump on my testicle, it doesn't hurt when I touch it but I get irregular testicle pain, could this be a cancerous lump? Could it be a hernia

Could be: Several things, and the only way to find out is to have an exam and probably an ultrasound. This doesn't hurt, and is the only way to find out what is going on. Please don't "sit on this" as it could indeed be dangerous. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and late last year I had a physical examination and an ultrasound after I thought I'd found a lump on my testicle. Results showed everything was fine. Is it possible to miss anything in an ultrasound? My testicles feel the same as they did back the

I'm 18 and late last year I had a physical examination and an ultrasound after I thought I'd found a lump on my testicle. Results showed everything was fine. Is it possible to miss anything in an ultrasound? My testicles feel the same as they did back the

Of course: You probably felt the epidydimus which is shaped like a comma and is around the back of your testes going from top to bottom. Ask to go over the U/S with your doc and he can point out the structures. It is possible that you do have a mass in the testes that was missed. When you have the old film in front of you and your present day testes tell your GP what your feeling and have him feel it and pro ...Read more

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I had an undescended testis removed at 3. I'm 18 andhave a lump on my testicle. Am I at increased risk for cancer and what will happen if cancerous?

I had an undescended testis removed at 3. I'm 18 andhave a lump on my testicle. Am I at increased risk for cancer and what will happen if cancerous?

Get seen now: Don't even wonder about percentage odds. If you have a testicular mass, get it seen by a competent physician now, just as you'd leave a room if you thought it might be on fire. Miss it and you'll die. Get it taken care of early and you'll probably live. Do this for the sake of those who love you, not just yourself. ...Read more