I am 35, excellent health, but have had a painful area on my right testicle for several months.
There is a small hard lump, nodule perhaps 1/2 the size of a pea, that seems to be near the epidydimis.
It is painful to touch. The testicle also is only about half the size of my other testicle.
They used to be the same size. I will be seeing a physician next week, but wondered if anyone
could provide some help on what it might be.
Any time a man, especially one as young as you, finds a testicular mass it is best evaluated by a physician, preferably a urologist. As a general rule, a mass involving the epididymis tends to be benign more often, and a mass involving the testicle is more likely malignant until proven otherwise. The location and the fact that you have pain also is more indicative of a benign and inflammatory or infectious process. Although, malignant testicular masses could be painful too.
At any rate, there is a higher incidence of testicular cancer in men between ages of 20 to 40. It is a curable cancer when caught early. It is best that you see your doctor as soon as possible.
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).
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.