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I have an enlarged right testicle with a heavy chord that extends upward from the top of the testicle. Could this be a hernia?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

If it is a recent occurance, it may be a hernia.
It may also be a hydrocele, varicocele, infection, etc. It should be evaluated by yout doctor.

In brief: Maybe

If it is a recent occurance, it may be a hernia.
It may also be a hydrocele, varicocele, infection, etc. It should be evaluated by yout doctor.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Michael Yu
Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hydrocele

Sounds like a hydrocele, possibly communicating with the abdominal cavity.
An inguinal hernia could also present in this manner. A varicocele on the right is extremely unusual and requires immediate evaluation. Because of the anatomy, varicoceles are almost always located on the left. A right varicocele in a young otherwise healthy male is abnormal and requires immediate attention.

In brief: Hydrocele

Sounds like a hydrocele, possibly communicating with the abdominal cavity.
An inguinal hernia could also present in this manner. A varicocele on the right is extremely unusual and requires immediate evaluation. Because of the anatomy, varicoceles are almost always located on the left. A right varicocele in a young otherwise healthy male is abnormal and requires immediate attention.
Dr. Michael Yu
Dr. Michael Yu
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Dr. Mario Diana
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Varicocele

Likely the process is a varicocele but all other options should be ruled out.
Urgent evaluation by your md or a urologist is necessary.

In brief: Varicocele

Likely the process is a varicocele but all other options should be ruled out.
Urgent evaluation by your md or a urologist is necessary.
Dr. Mario Diana
Dr. Mario Diana
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