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Tumor In Testicle
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 3 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
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 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?
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.
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
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.
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
Felt something in my testical. It hurt when touched it and it fells to me like its round. Is it a lump or tumor?
How effective is ctscan abdomen pelvis with contrast to determine tumors/cancer that may be present in abdomen /pelvis/intestines.Thank you?
Is it possible a pelvic CT scan could miss a small tumor in rectum? Gi felt a fullness is left rectum but only tilted pelvis was seen on CT scan.
Can miss: A pelvic CT scan is designed to define structures in the abdomen pelvis such as the small bowel and colon but not to define their content within the lumen of the bowel. As such when such a luminal (phenobarbital) lesion is noted it is large and bulges within the bowel to distort the structure of that segment of bowel. Small intraluminal (phenobarbital) lesions are easily missed and require colonoscopy to be recognized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump between pelvis & abdomen doctor said no hernia or tumors or cyst what could it be ? It causes pain but not when i push down to it
Where exactly?: Where exactly is the lump? Between pelvis and abdomen is too vague. Is it a superficial (ie. Can you see it?) lump or is it something that is internal that was seen on an ultrasound or a ct scan? Also important to know how big it is. What type of dr told you it was not a hernia, tumor, or cyst? Did they see it or are they also answering your question based on your description? ...Read more
Is new free fluid & tiny calcification in pelvis of 58 yr male bad? (he had gastrectomy last year to remove GIST tumor, but recent CT shows no tumor)
Gist tumor: Calcification is usually related to old scar tissue that becomes visible on xray. Many thing can cause a little bit of fluid in the pelvis. It's very stressful when you get scans and things look good but there are new findings. Many times the new stuff was there on prior scans but was too small or just not sliced thur by the scanner...the slices on a CT can be several mm apart. Hang in there! ...Read more
Can a spinal tumor filling the left half of thecal sac at L4 cause flares of pain in lower left pelvis along with exacerbations of stress incontinence and GI problems but no weakness in left leg?
Does a MRI of the lumbar spine show any part of the hip or pelvis? I had an MRI of my knee last week and it shows and "incidental" finding of a tumor in my femur. I have been having decreased rom and pain of my right hip and knee for about 3 months. Hist
Lumbar MRI: To answer your question, no. Lumbar MRI will show from the lower thoracic spine (t10 or so) down to the sacrum and sacroiliac joints. This view window does not expand out far enough to see the hip joints at all. You would need a hip specific mri. Use of contrast on MRI may be useful to determine vascularity of "tumor" and whether further study is warranted. For sure, follow up with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be safe to say i don't have any ovarian tumors since i had a CT with contrast of pelvis and abdomen and us of abdomen. 23 days late on period.
Some reasons...: True testicle pain means a trip to the doctor right away because the testicle's blood supply can be twisted off (called torsion). When that happens, the testicle can die. Other causes of testicle pain include trauma, infection, twisting off an appendix of a testicle (a small lump next to a testicle), etc... Since one usually cannot tell if his testicle is twisted, an exam by the doctor is needed. ...Read more
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