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Can a person have a third testicle?

my son has what appears to be a third testicle , about the same size as his normal ones. He says it has been there for about 6 years but has only just admitted to its existence. He is very reluctant to go to the doctor. He has an appointment tomorrow but I don t know if I will be able to persuade him to go, so I am asking for advice and any persuasive arguments you may have to encourage him to be examined. He says it is not uncomfortable. He is 19 years old now.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Welcome to the forum.
Poly-orchidism is the incidence of more than two testicles. It is a very loose congenital disorder, with fewer than 200 cases reported in medical literature.
It is a must that he needs to be examined.
His age fits with testicular tumour, but does not mean he has one.
It can be a just cyst of the epididymis.
Nothing can be said without examination.
Advice him not to lose the chance of cure if detected early and he will come, i am sure.
Best regards
Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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