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Testes: is Assymetrical OK? Lump? Am I Healthy?

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Hello.

I was looking over my testes earlier on when I got out of the shower and I noticed that when I lifted my penis up, and looked down on my scrotum from above I could see a lump to the left hand side of the sctrotum, a little bit higher up than the testicle.

It appears to be its own little 'blob' or mass within the scrotum, and does not appear to be attached to my testicles. It feels like soft tissue, and is nowhere near as sensitive to the touch as my testes are, although after squeezing it gently it did not feel that comfortable afterwards.... A bit of a dull ache down there, but was not very sore or anything.

I am worried that what I have observed might be testicular cancer.


To provide a better description of what im looking at, when I look at my scrotum from above, it is not symetrical. On one of the sides there is a lump above the testicle (a soft lump that is not attached to it). On this side my left teste is slightly higher than that on the right hand side.

The problem is that i'm not sure if i'm just being paranoid, because my grandma was just diagnosed with bowel cancer, and the guy who runs the local coffe shop I go to also just found out he had testicular cancer.... And i'm thinking I might just be me freaking out over that, and getting paranoid about things in my body that may have always been there. But I dont recall ever having noticed it until the last week or so. But then again, I don't know if i'd ever truly looked until last week when I found out my friend had testicular cancer.


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replied September 19th, 2006
Cancers Answer A1494
According to your description (“less sensitive mass within the scrotum”, testicular asymmetry…) there might be a condition there, but I won’t speculate about any diagnosis without a detailed physical and ultrasound examination of the area. The only way to check if both your testicles are ok or not, is to go to an urologist for a physical examination.
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