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Doctor insights on: Painful Testicular Lump

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What can cause a testicular lump?

Testicular lump: Please get this checked. It is important to ensure that a testicular mass is not malignant. ...Read more

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What would a cancerous testicular lump feel like? Would it be obvious and easy to feel or hidden and hard to find? And would it be visibly visble?

What would a cancerous testicular lump feel like? Would it be obvious and easy to feel or hidden and hard to find? And would it be visibly visble?

See urologist: Testicular cancer usually feels like a hard lump in the testicle. Only when such cancers are quite large are they evident just by looking at the scrotum. If you suspect you have testicular cancer, see a urologist promptly. The disease is usually curable. Don't rely on your own diagnostic skills. See a professional. ...Read more

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I have a testicular lump. After my ultrasound, I was told I was all good. What could the lump be then?

I have a testicular lump. After my ultrasound, I was told I was all good. What could the lump be then?

What: did they tell you the lump was? There are a number of causes of benign lumps....spermatoceles, epididymal cysts, varicocele, granuloma, and others. No way to tell based on limited information. ...Read more

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Would a testicular lump show cancer or cyst?

Would a testicular lump show cancer or cyst?

Ultrasound exam: A testicular ultrasound will be able to tell if the lump is solid or cystic. Depending on the findings your doctor will have a better idea of what the lump represents and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What happens at your appointment with a doctor to check out a testicular lump?

What happens at your appointment with a doctor to check out a testicular lump?

Examine the lump: The doctor would ask you some questions, check the lump itself with fingers to see if it is soft or hard, tender or not, and also whether there are other lumps or swollen glands in the groin. Then s/he would probably refer you for an ultrasound exam, which is not at all painful and is very quick. Most testicular lumps turn out not to be dangerous, but please don't put this off. Some are cancer. ...Read more

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Does neovascularity mean that a testicular lump is testicular cancer?

Does neovascularity mean that a testicular lump is testicular cancer?

The term means: "new blood vessels". Not sure if this is read from an u/s report, but to answer you question, only a biopsy provides the critical tissue to determine if cancer or not, and if cancer what kind. If the testis is enlarged and this report, i'd get an alph-feto protein and HCG blood test on the way to the or. ...Read more

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Squishy lump on bottom of testicle. It feels like it's full of veins, and i never notice it there before. Is this a testicular lump?

Squishy lump on bottom of testicle.  It feels like it's full of veins, and i never notice it there before.  Is this a testicular lump?

Possible varicocele: Feels like a 'bag of worms' in left scrotum when standing erect, disappears when lying down. Very common. Very common. Worth consuklting urologist if left testis also smaller than right. ...Read more

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Can a gp by palpation only tell if a testicular lump is located on the testicle itself or on the epididymis?

Can a gp by palpation only tell if a testicular lump is located on the testicle itself or on the epididymis?

Yes: All doctors are trained to distinguish the location of mass and also trained to teach self examination, early detection is very important for complete cure, as most the time early diagnosis is not made, . ...Read more

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I have a large abscess like lump inside my testicular wall, very painful. What should I do?

I have a large abscess like lump inside my testicular wall, very painful.  What should I do?

Doctor can help: A lump inside one's "testicular wall" likely means "in or attached to one's testicle" and therefore can be a testicular cancer tumor. A primary care doctor or a urologist can examine, and a testicular ultrasound scan can be done. Time is of the essence... one should not wait with such symptoms. ...Read more

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My son(20)has two testicular lumps that are painful and his veins are larger than normal. What could it be?

My son(20)has two testicular lumps that are painful and his veins are larger than normal. What could it be?

Have him seen asap: At 20 years old, I would worry about a few possible problems, and the best thing would be for your son to be seen right away by his doctor. He could have an infection, or an abnormal collection of veins around his testicles. Sometimes testicles can twist on themselves and become inflamed or not get enough blood supply, so your should be checked immediately if he has any swelling or pain. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump in the right hand side of my scrotum since 4 days. It is near one of my testicles. Is this a sign of testicular cancer?

I have a painful lump in the right hand side of my scrotum since 4 days. It is near one of my testicles. Is this a sign of testicular cancer?

Possibly: A minority of testicular cancer patients present with acutely painful scrotal masses, but the symptoms you are describing warrant further investigation. Your doctor should perform a physical examination. Depending on his findings, he may want to order an ultrasound or some other tests. ...Read more

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I am suffering with a disease in my testicular skin there are 50 to 100 rice shaped lumps my testicular skin, they are white in colour, they are very i?

I am suffering with a disease in my testicular skin there are 50 to 100 rice shaped lumps my testicular skin, they are white in colour, they are very i?

Go to see derm: You should go to see your md or dermatologist to get proper evaluation. Unfortunately, nothing can replace physical examination. It could be fungal infection, or something else. ...Read more

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I found a large soft lump inside my testicular sac. What should I do?

I found a large soft lump inside my testicular sac. What should I do?

Lump: While most soft "lumps" in the scrotum are benign cysts, you should still be examined by your physician or a urologist. If there is any question following examination, an ultrasound of the scrotum should be ordered. ...Read more

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Testicular ache and troubles with small lumps just wondering what to do next?

Testicular ache and troubles with small lumps 
just wondering what to do next?

Go to doctor now: The incidence of testicular cancer is highest for boys & men between the ages of 17-35. As such, that must be ruled out additionally, spermatoceles (swollen epididymis) and varicoceles (swollen blood vessel) can be painful and treated as well. You need to get an ultrasound of your scrotum/testicles immediately. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens in an appointment for testicular lumps with a doctor ?

Could you tell me what happens in an appointment for testicular lumps with a doctor ?

Physical exam: Physical examination mainly. Dr. Will need to carefully palpate the testes. If there is uncertainty about findings, an ultrasound of the testes will need to be done. Keep the appointment. Nothing about this is painful. ...Read more

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What causes serious testicular pain, with a lump on the bottom and a sac above them filled with fluid?

What causes serious testicular pain, with a lump on the bottom and a sac above them filled with fluid?

?Testicular torsion: Or torsion of appendix testis with a hydrocele above and around testicle could be the cause. Occasionally testis tumor with a bleed. Please get this checked out immediately so it can be taken care of, whatever the reason. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been getting testicular pain (left teste), I can't feel any lumps or abnormalities. What should I do?

Hi, I have been getting testicular pain (left teste), I can't feel any lumps or abnormalities. What should I do?

Get checked.: You may have an infection. Other causes are possible but it's impossible to say without an exam and the appropriate lab work. Get seen this week. An untreated infection can cause long-term problems. Practice safe sex, too. If you have not, get checked for sexually transmitted diseases right away. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a testicular cyst to be concerned about? I feel a fairly small lump in the front of my teste. Not attached to the teste

How can you tell if you have a testicular cyst to be concerned about? I feel a fairly small lump in the front of my teste. Not attached to the teste

Need Evaluation: If it is a cyst confirmed by sonogram , seen by a a doctor ( preferably a surgeon or urologist ) then You can observe or take it out. All testicular masses need physician evaluation to make sure is not testicular tumor. Testicular tumors are curable in early stages. ...Read more