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Is a painless lump on my right spermatic cord a sign of testicular cancer?

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Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021
Question: I have had a painless lump on my right spermatic cord for perhaps ten years. I had my internist examine it around 7-8 years ago because I was worried about testicular cancer. He said it was not a cause of concern, but failed to tell me what it was. I guess I just thought it was an anatomic variant I had never notice. Recently, over the past several months, it has enlarged, but with out pain. Thee last two days it has caused a low grade ache which resolves in 5- 15 minutes. It is not debilitating, but intense enough that the word "Motrin" entered my mind . The swelling is not on my right testicle, but is on the cord separate from it, but near to the testicle.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You have what is called as Spermatocele (Epididymal Cyst)

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Based on the facts that you have posted painless swelling in Right spermatic cord that you have since last 10 years is a benign cyst called as Spermatocele .

It is a benign in nature and normally does not require any treatment .

Treatment is advised only in a situation when it increases in size or becomes painful that affects quality of your life .

Consult qualified Urologist for clinical examination and get following basic tests done to confirm the diagnosis.
1) Urine routine .
2) Ultrasound scanning of abdomen and pelvis
3) Ultrasound Scanning of Scrotum
4)Serum PSA.

Further treatment will depend upon result of these test.

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.
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Is a painless lump on my right spermatic cord a sign of testicular cancer?

Brief Answer: You have what is called as Spermatocele (Epididymal Cyst) Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for query . Based on the facts that you have posted painless swelling in Right spermatic cord that you have since last 10 years is a benign cyst called as Spermatocele . It is a benign in nature and normally does not require any treatment . Treatment is advised only in a situation when it increases in size or becomes painful that affects quality of your life . Consult qualified Urologist for clinical examination and get following basic tests done to confirm the diagnosis. 1) Urine routine . 2) Ultrasound scanning of abdomen and pelvis 3) Ultrasound Scanning of Scrotum 4)Serum PSA. Further treatment will depend upon result of these test. Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.