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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Operated undecended testicle showed tumor cells . Enlarged paraaortic lymph node in ct. But tumor markers normal. High alt(67). Is it still seminoma?
In situ?: The diagnosis of seminoma is made on examination of tissue by the pathologist; tumor markers and imaging are ancillary studies. An undescended testis often has premalignant cells lining the tubules; these are not yet cancer and if gone will not be troublesome. If you were told there was indeed an actual seminoma, that's a different story & you may require followup such as biopsy of the node. ...Read more
I have a marble sized lump on top of my left testicle (from inside) No pain, it is attached under epididymis and some part of testicle. Is it a tumor?
They vary in size. : Testicular cancer starts out as a single aberrant germ cell & grows rapidly. Unchecked, it will continue to grow until it erodes through the scrotum, at about softball size. Most are discovered at 1-2cm, when they can be felt by physical exam. Unlike many other cancers, the diagnosis is often delayed as patients postpone workup. This is why self-exams and prompt evaluation is so important. ...Read more
I have a small lump above right ball on pubes. Doesn't seem to connect to testicles at all. Feels hard like a fatty deposit. Could it be a tumor or ca?
Not Ca: A small lump above the testis essentially refers to a process in the spermatic cord high in the scrotum. May be a small clot in the spermatic vein or adjacent structure. In rare instances a malignancy develops in the distal spermatic cord presenting as a growing mass in the upper scrotum. If the lump you feel starts growing, have it checked by urologist. ...Read more
Left testicle removed in 2007 due to germ cell tumor now diagnosed hydrocele in remaining testicle. Should i go for hydrocele surgery? any risk ?
Here are some...: Congratulate for surviving left testicular cancer! At to right hydrocele, one has to ask if this hydrocele significantly bothers you and if the contents inside right hemiscrotum is normally palpable or clearly seen as normal or unremarkable with ultrasound. If needed, hydrocelectomy could be well done by experienced surgeon without inadvertently injury to epididymis or vas of normal variation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It almost feels like something ontop of the testicle is detached it's not a tumor for sure and it's not swollen, but it have a tooth ache feeling.
If a man had a testicle remove because of a benine tumor and is now on Clomid (clomiphene) with zero sperm count how long before u see any sperm or if any?
Unusual: Removing a testicle should not affect the sperm count. The other testicle should produce plenty of sperm. So there is another problem. Either there is an obstruction and surgery is required or there is a sperm production problem. He would need an evaluation by a urologist experienced in fertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a scrotum ultrasound a few months ago for right testicle swelling. Would they have noticed any tumors if present? I didn't ask at the time.
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