Im 14 years old and on my right testicle i cant really tell if its a lump or just the epydemis . Sometimes when i feel it it seems like it gets bigger towards the top of the testicle and swollen(im a hypochondriac i self exam every day). No male in my family has had cancer at a young age nor testicular cancer at all. should i be worried at all about TC going through puberty and it not being hereditary?what does cancer feel like? Also will the testicules grow and shape differently as i grow?
It is normal for epididymis to seem bigger towards the top of the testicle, since there is located its part known as caput or head of the epididymis.
Symptoms of testicular cancer are painless lump in testicle, lower abdominal pain, scrotal heaviness, and scrotal swelling or enlargement.
Young age is a risk factor for testicular cancer, but, generally, it is a rare type of cancer.
Testicles develop and change their size at the beginning of the puberty, so, changes in your testicles size and shape depends when you have started your puberty.
In boys, puberty, usually starts at 12 (or as early as 9 years old), and is complete till 16.
The first phase of puberty are penis and testicle development, followed by other characteristics achieved during following years.
If you are really worried, see urologist for check up!
Don't forget regular self examinations of testicles!