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Suggest treatment for small lumps on top of the testicles

Hello. I m 27 years old. The other day I find 2, 3..maybe 4 small lumps going from the top to the back of the right testicle. I m pretty scared about that. I went to my doctor but he said it s notihing to worry about even tough he wasn t checking me. But that I don t touch it to much...also, can it be normal for one testical to be firmer than the other? But, this is what I m feeling for years if not my entire life. I was always wondering why is my left testical so softer than right. I hope you can calm me down
Mon, 19 Aug 2019
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Hello,

Lumps and swellings in the testicles are a relatively common symptom in boys and men and can have a number of different causes.

The vast majority of testicular lumps and swellings are caused by benign (non-cancerous) conditions that may not need treatment.

Some of the main causes are varicoceles, hydroceles – swellings caused by a build-up of fluid around the testicle, epididymal cysts and inguinal hernias.

Some more serious issues such as tumors and carcinomas are less common but should be considered if there are pain and rapid growth of it.

In every case, it would be good to do an ultrasound of testicles by a urologist and this will show us what type of issue this is. If this is benign then there is no need for urgent treatment unless there is pain and inflammation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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Suggest treatment for small lumps on top of the testicles

Hello, Lumps and swellings in the testicles are a relatively common symptom in boys and men and can have a number of different causes. The vast majority of testicular lumps and swellings are caused by benign (non-cancerous) conditions that may not need treatment. Some of the main causes are varicoceles, hydroceles – swellings caused by a build-up of fluid around the testicle, epididymal cysts and inguinal hernias. Some more serious issues such as tumors and carcinomas are less common but should be considered if there are pain and rapid growth of it. In every case, it would be good to do an ultrasound of testicles by a urologist and this will show us what type of issue this is. If this is benign then there is no need for urgent treatment unless there is pain and inflammation. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon