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Pea sized knot in Scrotum
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Pea sized knot in Scrotum

My husband has had a hard knot the size of a pea that "floats" around in his right scrotum as far as he can tell, it is not attached to anything and it does not hurt very often, is this something that he should be alarmed about? he has had it for about 5 years.
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Dear Sunny,
What you have described is most likely a benign process which should not pose any health risks for your husband.  Floating masses the size of a pea or smaller have been described as being present in the scrotum within the sac that contains the testicle. They are usually spherical and smooth and are made of debris and deposits which may represent possible previous inflammatory processes. They are not attached and do not represent a concerning testicular pathology. However, as a rule any mass involving the testicle should be examined by a physician  so cancer is ruled out.  Eventhough your condition is unlikely to represent malignancy, you should  let your doctor examine this on your next visit.

This information is provided for general medical education purposes only.  Please consult your physician for diagnostic and treatment options pertaining to your specific medical condition. More individualized care is available at the Henry Ford Hospital and its urban campuses by calling  (1 800 653 6568).

Sincerely;
HFHS-M.D. BE
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