About five years ago I encountered a small pea sized hard lump on the top of my right testicle. I went to the doctor and he sent me to get an ultrasound. I got the ultrasound and they said every thing was okay. Just recently I woke up with a pain under my scrotum on the side of the lump. I don't know if I am jumping to conclusions, but I seem to be convinced that somehow it is cancer. A couple of questions:
Is it possible that the ultrasound technician overlooked for the lump, or maybe didn't notice it? They didn't mention anything to me about it being a cyst.
Also, if they did look at it correctly, is it possible that the lump has now become cancerous? If so, is there a certain amount of time so often, i should get it looked at?
Are this small cysts, or lumps common?
I don't think the lump has changed significantly over time, other than the recent pain I felt in the morning. It has felt different, but I don't know if it is mental manifestations.
Thank you for your question. Testicular lumps can be one of several things:
It is important that you followup with your health care provider as soon as possible if you notice any unexplained lumps or pain in your testicles.
Ashutosh (Ash) K. Tewari, MD
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