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In cases of testicular cancer, symptoms may include a painless lump or swelling in a testicle, a change in how a testicle feels, an enlargement of a testicle, and pain or discomfort in a testicle or in the scrotum. The possible symptoms of testicular cancer described in this article are not sure signs of the disease; other health problems can also cause similar symptoms.

An Introduction to Testicular Cancer Symptoms

While healthcare providers generally examine the testicles during routine physical exams, men who notice anything unusual about their testicles or experience any possible testicular cancer symptoms should talk with their healthcare providers.

Common Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

Common testicular cancer symptoms include:
  • A painless lump or swelling in a testicle
  • A change in how a testicle feels
  • Pain or discomfort in a testicle or in the scrotum
  • Any enlargement of a testicle
  • A feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • A dull ache in the lower abdomen (stomach), back, or groin
  • A sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum.

Final Thoughts on Testicular Cancer Symptoms

These possible testicular cancer symptoms are not sure signs of the disease. Other health problems can also cause these symptoms. Men who experience possible symptoms should see a healthcare provider as soon as possible so that the problem can be properly diagnosed and treated.
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