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Lump on top of testicle/ already had ultrasound


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.

Please help. Thank You.

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242579 tn?1252114771
Thank you for your question. Testicular lumps can be one of several things:

1. spermatocele
2. hydrocele
3. cancer

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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