A little history - about a year ago I had a spermatocele/cyst appear on top of my left testicle. At the same time my left nipple developed a mass behind it, so it was a little cancer scare. Everything turned out to be fine after ultrasound.
Now I have developed a hard lump behind my right nipple, and about a month ago I started having some occasional pain in the left testicle (like I also had before the spermatocele appeared). Now the left testicle feels like it's hanging a bit looser, lower and a bit more forward than the right one. On the underside of the testicle, I can feel something that is hanging down from it. This is soft tissue, and some of it feels like tubes, some of it feels like fat. It could be the epididymis, but isn't that just behind and on top of the testicle? It can move independent of the testicle (to a certain degree, as it is connected to the testes).
The testicle is at normal size, shape and texture, relative to the other one.
I have a doctor's appointment in a month, but I would like to hear some medical advice about this before that.
The left testicle normally hangs down lower compared to the right testicle. The soft mass can be one of several things. It can be the epididymis (spermatocele, infection/inflammation), a varicocele (dilation of the veins that attach to the testicle). This feels like a "bag of worms" or tubes. It can also be a hernia with fat. There is a long list of other causes as well. Without a proper physical exam, it would be difficult to make a determination. Many of these conditions can be treated, and some varicoceles do not need treatment unless they are symptomatic. You doctor can tell you more after the exam.
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