Testicular cancer

What is Testicular cancer?

Testicular cancer is cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of the male reproductive system.

Questions and answers on "Testicular cancer"

hello,about a year ago I discovered a pea size lump on the upper section of my testicle,my uncle,a doctor checked my testicles and said he didnt feel anything out of the ordinary,but recently the left side of my pelvis has been hurting,around where the sperm vesicles are,is this a symptom of testicular cancer?

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Hi.
Thanks for your query.
The symptoms of Testicular cancer are:
Painless swelling in the scrotum over a few months.
Loss of testicular sensation
Ultrasonography and color doppler showing the growth and secondary lymph nodes if present.

Get all these things done to decide whether you are...

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I have a lump on my left testicle, but show no other signs of testicular cancer. My left testicle is smaller than my right, been that way since I could remember. I am 28 years old. I also do not have health insurance as I lost my job a couple months ago. What are my options, and is there anything I can do at home to find out if it is testicular cancer?

doctor1 MD

Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
Your lump in testicle may be due to inflammation, abscess, hydrocele, hernia or tumour. You should go for examination first and if needed go for ultrasound study.
It will give you exact diagnosis.
Then you should take...

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my boyfriend has had alot of operations froma kidney transplant to testicular cancer when we have sex he can cum but it doesnt come out of his penis he says his penis is to tight wll this effect our chances of having children and is there anything we can do?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Patients might have difficulty in ejaculation after taking treatment for testicular cancer. This is usually for a short duration and patients will improve with time.

If you both plan to have children then it is best to first get a semen analysis done and then consult a...

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Hi I was playing football today and went into a slide tackle and was kneed in my privates with alot of force now my left testicle is swollen , it is tender to touch , I would like to know if the swelling will go away in its own time and also does a big blow to the testicles cause testicle cancer thanks

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have sustained injury to your testicle while playing football and your testicle is swollen .

Please consult qualified General surgeon for clinical examination and get Ultrasound scanning of the scrotum done to...

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When I laugh it hurts my right lung and I have a very small lump on my right testicle , the testicle with a lump is seeming to become smaller and harder and the other seems to become larger and softer. Are these possibilities of lung and testicular cancer? If not, what else could it be? I m 14 and haven t had any major health issues in the past.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query.

I can understand your concerns but it is very difficult to give a definite answer without a clinical examination. As you have doubts it is better to consult a doctor who shall examine you and order some tests either to confirm or exclude your doubts. Please do not...

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Hi im 22 from the uk. i had a testicual removed a year ago for testicular cancer but recently iv been having pain in the other testicla like a dull ache but all around the inner thighs and lower abdomen. i have all been farting alot more recently?? pls help

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted your history of removal of one testicle for cancer a year ago, you are very young at 22 years and now have pain in the left testicle, lower abdomen and inner thigh. Also there is increased farting.

The farting with lower abdominal pain...

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i have a small tumor kind of thing in testicular area i don't know exact technical term for that but it's hard and feeling some pain not in that particular but in adjacent area and its attached with one of my testis i just consult with a doctor and he suggested to consult with some surgeon, i have some fear can anybody tell me what are the chances of testicular cancer in this case

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

It is important to do a clinical examination and follow it up with an ultrasound scan of testis. The surgeon is the doctor who deals with testis related problems. Most swellings in and around the testis are benign and it looks like your tumor like growth is from the...

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Right, i was watching a programme a while ago about testicular cancer and it started to get me worried. I do usually check for any changes but recently i have been checking a lot. I discovered a tiny, spot/pimple like bump near the bottom of the right testicle(not big at all). It seems like it's on both testis but i can find it much easier on the right side, its not big at all. I have no symptoms along with it, such as; abdominal pain, lower back pain, groin pain, a pain in the testicle area, fatigued, a change to either testicle or a feeling of been unwell. I dont know if it's a part of the epididymis, i even heard the appendix testis. Also There is no history of testicular cancer in the family. I'm just very worried and need some proffesional to tell me becuase im ebarrassed at the moment to go to the doctors...?

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Thanks for your question on HCM.
In my opinion you should not worry at all for testicular cancer.
As the thing you are feeling (pimple like) is normal part of testis.
It is entry point of spermatic cord in the testis. So it is slightly protruding and gives feeling of small lump on testis.
You can...

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hello I just stopped taking chemo therapy for testicular cancer and while i was on taking chemo it was suggested that i smoke marijuana to help with the nausea which i did, it has been two weeks since i smoked and am trying to get a new job. Im worried that i will test positive on the drug test what if anything can i do? Im around 200lbs but not much fat percentage.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
You're taking the marijuana because it was prescribed to you, its not for recreational purposes. As such just tell your employer beforehand that you smoke medical marijuana and show him the prescription from your doctor.
Since you are smoking it legally and because of medical reasons I am...

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My right testicle has had no feeling for years. It only feels some pain when you pinch it really hard. Durig the past year, it has increased in weight, started feeling really solid, and developed a small lump at the top near the chords. Also, my sex drive has greatly decreased. Does this mean I may have testicular cancer , and if so, what kind?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
I want to know your age first. You have mentioned that your right testes had no feeling for years, then what measures did you take for it? anyway you should do a testicular ultrasound first. Depending on the report further management may be planned. You should not make any delay. This can...

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Recent questions on  Testicular cancer

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hi i am 15, 5'10, and 165 pounds with no testicular cancer in the family.

i have a lump on the top right testicle on the left side it has been their for a few years but i was feeling it a few days ago and it swelled and it is bigger now ind when im standing up it is bigger and i can grab it and when im laying down it is just a lump it is not solid because a flashlight can see through it and i cant see a doctor. what do i do?????

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I have black flecks in my stool , specifically, after I wiped. I recently ate broccoli though (less than 24 hours ago), but couldn t determine for myself if it was simply undigested broccoli buds or not. I am also suffering from pretty bad hypochondria. I am misdiagnosing myself all over the place ( back pain = spinal tumor , testicle pain = testicular cancer , and so on). The stress has gotten pretty bad, as this bout of hypochondria has been pretty intense for the past two weeks. Due to a lack of medical insurance, I ve yet to set an appointment for a physical, and of course I m terrified. I m sure my anxiety has caused some of the pain I m diagnosing. Does it sound plausible that the black specks could be broccoli buds or have I given myself something like IBS? Also, any general advice you could give me to get me through this stressful period would be helpful. -Andrew

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I was training in mid August for a 1/2 marathon in early Sept. I had been training all summer and had previously run 2 marathons and four 1/2 marathons. One day, I could only run 3 miles due to lower abdominal pain. I thought I had a strained hip flexor from weight room work and received physical therapy for it. It had been tight. I did manage to survive the 1/2 marathon but it was painful- both the hip flexor and the lower ab pain. I waited a week and tried jogging 3-4 miles and still the lower ab pain- mostly on the left side. 3 weeks later I was in the hospital with a 3mm. kidney stone on the left side. They said I also had 3 small ones on the right side. This was after a CT Scan. After 36 hours the pain went away and I was dismissed. I waited 2 weeks and tried running. I finished 3 miles, but again lower ab pain (just above or beside groin) on the left and middle. I had testicular cancer 11 years ago (left testicle removed plus 6 weeks of radiation). I am 60 years old, am 5' 11" tall, weigh 165 and run 4-5 miles daily or did until the past 2 months. Blood tests 3 days after getting out of the hospital were normal and the urine showed just 1-2 red cells. I was in the hospital 1:30 A.M. on a Sat. morning until noon on Sunday. I went back to work on the following Monday and feel fine, except for running. I do not know if there is still a stone that hasn't passed causing the lower left ab pain when running or some inflammation?? I have taken some antiinflammatory meds but that doesn't seem to help much. I can run through it for 3-4 miles so it's not extreme. I'd like to get back to my regular training, but it's been 2 months with the lower ab just above the grouin pain in the middle and on the left. I see my regular doctor again in 3 weeks and the urologist in Dec. for my yearly checkup from the testicular cancer. Your thoughts.???

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i am a 26 year old man, since 4 years i am suffering from testicular pain. due to continuous gym exercise i had swelling 3 times and pain for which i had medicine and pain vanished and due to masturbation also once i had swelling and pain in my right testicle now i cant even walk or drive a two wheeler and even i cant have sex with my wife, i have done all the test and shown to all best hospitals and surgeons in india but all reports are normal and doctors say that they cant make out what is the cause for it it really pains hard, whenever i have pain in my testis i get swelling in my testis also please suggest some remedy to get rid from testicular pain PLEASE HELP ME

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my son who is 27 years old says that every time he stands , walks or sits up his testicles hurt like a pain on the inside and it will only go away when lying down.he has been having this issue for the past year and a half but now it is worse, he...

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What can you tell from fingernails. I have fine ridges running down all my fingernails they until recently were smooth. also recently my right testicle has grown large(3-4 months)don't think there's a connection but I have just noticed.. I had a...

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Hi Doc. I have been leaking clear fluid the morning after ejaculation. Just a small amount after peeing. Is this normal? There is no pain and burning. No smell. No swollen glands and no pain in testicles. Only happens morning after ejaculation. I...

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