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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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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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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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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

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