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What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

What are the symptoms of testicle cancer?

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 more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


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How large are tumors in the testicles usually?

How large are tumors in the testicles usually?

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

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Are testicular tumors usually found on the top middle or bottom of side of testicle?

Are testicular tumors usually found on the top middle or bottom of side of testicle?

Anywhere in testis: Best advice is to have any testicular lump checked out. Any hard testicular lump is cancer unless proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Left testicle removed in 2007 due to germ cell tumor now diagnosed hydrocele in remaining testicle. Should i go for hydrocele surgery? any risk ?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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.

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.

Yes : The US would have identified any tumors present. That does not mean that something might not have developed in the mean time.. If you are still having the problem, see a good urologist ...Read more

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Operated undecended testicle showed tumor cells . Enlarged paraaortic lymph node in ct. But tumor markers normal. High alt(67). Is it still seminoma?

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

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Felt something in my testical. It hurt when touched it and it fells to me like its round. Is it a lump or tumor?

Felt something in my testical. It hurt when touched it and it fells to me like its round. Is it a lump or tumor?

Get it checked: If it's tender, it's likely to be epididymitis but your physician is the one to decide what's appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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How effective is ctscan abdomen pelvis with contrast to determine tumors/cancer that may be present in abdomen /pelvis/intestines.Thank you?

How effective is ctscan abdomen pelvis with contrast to determine tumors/cancer that may be present in abdomen /pelvis/intestines.Thank you?

Pretty good.: Liver, spleen, pancreas and spaces well seen. Some endoluminal disease - inside the colon or small bowl may not be seen unless large or symptomatic with inflammation, erosion, perforation, etc. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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

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

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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)

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

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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?

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?

Yes it can.: More likely the spinal tumor affected d sensory and not the motor (muscular) function of the spinal nerve.Follow up with your orthopedic or neurosurgeon. Take care and god bless u! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/spinal-tumor/ds00594. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Why pain in left testicle?

Why pain in left testicle?

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

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