Swelling on the lower scrotum - testicular cancer or std? How can you tell?

Scrotal swelling can. Be internal, from hernia, to lipomas of cord, varicocoels, cycsts of testes and epidydimus, or external, skin infections more commonly in diabetics. Std's, herpes, condyloma or not very common.
See your doctor. Cancer can be a cause for this. Painless testicular mass is the classic sign. But mumps can cause enlargement of one testicle, and many std's can cause enlargement of the inguinal area, and/or epididymitis, which might cause scrotal swelling. It can also be a hydrocele or fluid which is harmless. That's why you should see your doctor to get tests to be sure.
Cannot be sure. Scrotal swelling can be infections, inflammatory, hydrocoele, varicocoele, or tumor (cancer). The symptoms are quite different for each. Pain, fever, chills, redness, burning, tenderness, and ulceration are all different signs and symptoms. Cancer is usually a painless enlargement. Evaluation by a urologist is best in this setting.

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My right teaticle has been in pain and sweilling fir last 3 months. Scrotum sweats way to much than before. Can this be testicular cancer?

Yes. While this could be a number of things, you should see a doctor. Read more...
Hard to say. Hard to say for sure online, but can happen in your age group. Indeed ! most of the time this presentation needs a urinalysis and an ultrasound of the scrotum to check it out more. See your doctor soon because early diagnosis of something serious (if it's there) could be life-saving. Many times it is minor, but you need to be checked for sure to rule out something bad. Read more...

Are little spots on your scrotum normal? Could it be a sign of testicular cancer?

No. Changes in the surface of your scotum are changes in the skin of the scrotum and not necessarily related to the testicles. Dark scab like lesions can be something called seborheic keratosis. But if there is any concern or ingreacing growth over time, see your physician. Read more...

Is testicular cancer always in the scrotum, or can it show up as lumps in the skin?

No. Testis cancer occurs most commonly in the testicle, occasionally it can grow in the abdomen. If you're feeling a lump on the scrotal skin, it is mostly likely a sebaceous cyst or infected hair follicle. Now that many men are "manscaping" or shaving their genitals, i see a lot of scrotal bumps. If you're concerned, a quick medical evaluation can confirm. Read more...
Usually in scrotum. Can spread directly to scrotal skin, but unlikely. Can be in an undescended testis in groin or abdomen. Can spread to the abdominal lymph glands. Suggest you see a urologist and get a scrotal ultrasound. Good luck. Read more...
Scrotum. Testicular cancer is usually a lump or mass in the testicle and is not related to the skin. Read more...
Metastasis. Testicular cancer can metastasize to many organs, including skin. Is there a particular reason you are concerned that these lumps are testicular cancer, in particular? Read more...

Had a scrotal ultrasound done on left side. Found a couple of stones. Could this be testicular cancer?

Scrotal Stone. This is very question to answer as there is no consensus among experts, usually your history defines the recommendation, if u r a healthy person with no risk factor for testicular cancer then no further work up is needed, but if you have risk for cancer like undescended Testis then close follow up with Ultrasound is recommended. Read more...

Can a scrotal ultrasound almost always show if someone has testicular cancer? If not what do they do? Just remove everyone's testicles?

Here are some ... Most of times, it will be true and safe to remove the testicle with mass through inguinal incision - called radical orchiectomy. Why? The experience in the decision to do so by a good history, proper physical exam, and tests such US, hormonal tests have proved to be accurate and well worth, although occasional mistake may occur. How to make such a final decision may widely vary depending on ... Read more...

I'm 55 years old and noticed a lump in my scrotum after being hit in the groin during pick-up game of baseball? Could this be testicular cancer or am I too old for that?

Unlikely. No age is too old for testicular cancer. It is probably just related to the accident and unlikely to be cancer. However, if it doesn't go away in a few days, i would suggest an ultrasound. Read more...
Could be. Should be checked by a urologist & by ultrasound. Good luck. Read more...

Is testicular cancer fairly easily detected on a scrotal ultrasound and what does it appear as on the ultrasound? Help?

In majority of cases. testicular cancer can be detected by clinical examination , ultra sound is an additional help . Yes it s possible in minority of cases , will present with abdominal metastasis , primary is detected after orchiectomy small focus histologically seen in the specimen . Read more...
US very good test. Yes, testicular cancer is very easily diagnosed by scrotal ultrasound. Cancer growth looks completely different (usually a spherical mass) to normal testicular tissue, which is homogenous (i.e. tissue is of identical consistency throughout). U need this examination if U have a hard lump in or next to a testicle. Good Luck. Read more...