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Is testicular cancer always in the scrotum, or can it show up as lumps in the skin?
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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jesse Mills
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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
Dr. Tony Ho
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Scrotum
Testicular cancer is usually a lump or mass in the testicle and is not related to the skin.

In brief: Scrotum
Testicular cancer is usually a lump or mass in the testicle and is not related to the skin.
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
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