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What causes lump near testicles?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: I have a lump on the edge where my leg meets my testicles. it feels like its inside. more towards the testicles than the leg. no pain. about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide, with some mass. what could it be?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
To rule out varicocele

Detailed Answer:
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Dear Mr XXXXXX

Going by your short description and your relatively young age, possibility of hernia or Varicocele needs to be considered especially if the lump is not solid.
Hernia lump usually becomes more obvious while standing or coughing. Varicocele is dilatation of blood vessels draining the testis.
Exact diagnosis will depend on clinical examination.

Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.

Take Care
Best Regards
Dr Deepak Kishore
MBBS,MS,MCh
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (14 minutes later)
Thank you. Is there any particular spot a hernia would be? As in top or bottom? This is at the bottom side, almost underneath. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hernia appears from above downwards

Detailed Answer:
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Greetings

Hernia usually appears from top to bottom. That is it starts above groin crease and descends into root of scrotum(where the scrotum meets the thigh).

It looks nothing urgent, take an appointment with Surgeon for further assessment.

Take Care
Regards
Deepak
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes lump near testicles?

Brief Answer: To rule out varicocele Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Mr XXXXXX Going by your short description and your relatively young age, possibility of hernia or Varicocele needs to be considered especially if the lump is not solid. Hernia lump usually becomes more obvious while standing or coughing. Varicocele is dilatation of blood vessels draining the testis. Exact diagnosis will depend on clinical examination. Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you. Take Care Best Regards Dr Deepak Kishore MBBS,MS,MCh