I found a lump on the top of my left testicle a few days ago. It feels firm, and is smaller than pea size. It's painless, and I don't think I've had any discomfort in my testicle or anywhere in the groin area. As far as I can tell there's no swelling. What are the chances that this is cancer, and what else could it be? The left testicle hangs lower than the right, but I'm pretty sure it has done that before. It doesn't seem to be too large either.
I plan to make an appointment with my doctor for next Tuesday or Wednesday. If this is serious, does waiting a few extra days hurt, or do I need to go to the hospital immediately?
A lump in the testical can be one of many things. Some examples beyond cancer are infection (orchitis or epididymitis), cyst, hernia, inflammation of the testis or epididymis (gland behind the testicle), among others. If it is painless and is not swollen or tender when you touch it, then it can wait a couple days for you to see your doctor. Of course, if you have pain, fevers, or worsening symptoms you should be seen sooner. Beyond a physical exam, your doctor may draw some blood tests and perhaps an ultrasound of the scrotum if the lump is not obvious on examination.
I've a similar situation, but I've 3, they are also smaller than pea size and painless as well. It's located a little lower from pubic area, it's not visible unless i touch it, plus it moves a little when i poke it. I've had my annual check up and everything was normal. It's been there, or at least the time when I noticed it, for 1 month already. There's no change in size though, what can it be?
Hope I can get an answer, I'm quite worried. thanks
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
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. MedHelp 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.