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Forum Name: Testicular Cancer
Question: Soft Fleshy Patch
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|Terbill - Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:03 pm||
Hi, i had recently looked thoroughly at my right testicle and have found a fleshy patch "whatever" there, I kinda touched it and manuevered it around, and it feels like nothing is there.
What is this?!?
By the way, I will get this sorted out with a doctor, I just want some background information
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:01 pm||
It sounds like a hydrocele.
- A hydrocele is a bag of clear fluid that collects in a sac around the testicle and may be the result of a direct injury. Alternatively, it can occur spontaneously in the remnants of an embryonic sac that remains formed around the testicle from birth.
Small hydroceles may hardly be noticed and often resolve without treatment.
Other possible causes of scrotal swelling include inguinal hernia, varicocele. Other causes that are less common in adults include lymphedema, and a spermatocele.
Direct clinical examination is essential.
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