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Have tiny purple spot on testicle. Starts bleeding after popping. What could this be?

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I have tiny purple spots on my testicles that bleed when u pop them. The spot comes right back. Doesnt hurt or itch. They have been there for 3 years now. Started with one now there are 4. What are they?
Posted Fri, 19 Apr 2013 in Testicle Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 46 minutes later
Hello,

Thanks for your query.

On the basis of appearance and painless lesions which bleed on popping; a possibility of hemangioma is there.

Hemangiomas are benign growths of blood vessels.

In order to exactly characterize these lesions, a clinical examination and a biopsy is required.

In biopsy, a bit of the lesion is excised and examined under a microscope.

If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.

Dr Shailja P Wahal
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Follow-up: Have tiny purple spot on testicle. Starts bleeding after popping. What could this be? 5 hours later
Is this a cancer causing condition?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 14 hours later
Hello and welcome again,

Hemangioma is not a cancer. It is an overgrowth of blood vessels.
This is the impression that I get from your description.

However, an exact diagnosis requires clinical examination and biopsy if required.

If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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