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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders
Question: testicle lump
|davedavedave - Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:15 pm|
I am an 18 year old male and have discovered a lump the size of a pea in my right testicle. It aches at times and is hard and movable, any information/advice would be helpful. Thank you.
|jamesbond000 - Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:59 am|
Dude, I too have this same problem, some time I felt I have 3 balls, but for me it has disappeared but I can't say the same will happen to you, so please consult a doctor, and post if you find anything about it.
|Dr. Anthony Solomon - Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:36 pm|
Every testicular lump or pain must be investigated to determine its aetiology.
The description you have given is suggestive of an epididymal cyst, which is also known as a spermatocoele. This is a sperm-filled sac in the long, coiled tube that lies above and behind each testicle.
Often, it causes no symptoms, but the patient with this condition can usually feel a firm, smooth lump on top of the testicle. When symptomatic, the patient may complain of pain, swelling or redness in the scrotum or a sensation of pressure.
Evaluation by a urologist is necessary to exclude other causes and a testicular ultrasound may be used to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr Anthony Solomon
Consultant Physician, Tropical & Genitourinary Medicine
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