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Testicular Lump or Swelling Overview

What is a testicular lump or swelling?
A male with a testicular lump or swelling has an enlarged testicle or an abnormal growth on the testicle. Causes of testicular lump or swelling include orchitis, testicular torsion, testicular cancer, or a testicular injury. Causes of swelling next to the testicle include epididymitis, a hydrocele, a varicocele, or an inguinal hernia.

What are the symptoms of a testicular lump or swelling?
Symptoms of a testicular lump or swelling may include scrotal swelling, a mass in the scrotum, testicular pain, testicular swelling, testicular tenderness, or swollen glands in the groin.

How does the doctor a treat testicular lump or swelling?
The treatment for a testicular lump or swelling depends on the cause. Treatment for a testicular lump or swelling may include rest, scrotal support, cold or warm compresses, antibiotics, surgery, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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