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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