Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a rare form of cancer that affects the testis and is characterized by a dull aching pain in the groin and abdomen. Other symptoms include a lump in the testicle, heaviness of the scrotum, backache, testis enlargement, and fluid accumulation in the scrotum. Factors that accentuate the risk of testicular cancer are age between 15 to 35 years, cryptorchidism, Klinefelter syndrome, and family history. Treatment involves surgically removing the testis and adjacent involved lymph nodes, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.

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Why do I have consistent dull testicular pain with a stomach ache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, and I have had a consistent dull ache in my testicles (most of the time, the left side and less of the right side) for two months from now. From time to time, it will cause stomach ache, which I know is due to the spermatic cord going up into the abdomen. I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax, and do not worry. You are suffering from testicular orchalgia. First of all, I would like to say both your urologist treated you correctly. If there is a doubt about epididymitis, it should be treated. Now your symptoms are not getting improved means it may not ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my fear about testicular cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old male. I have always been terrified of testicular cancer. A few months back, I went to see a urologist for a checkup who examined my testicles and found no anomalies. I was completely fine. I trust him, but I was wondering how often I should get myself checked? I kno...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Testicular cancer is rare. You should not be scared of having it until you have risk factors like undescended testis, exposure to radiation, family history of testicular cancer, smoking, or HIV infection. The self-examination is sufficient, and once been checked by a ...  Read Full »

What does high testosterone level indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male with abnormally high testosterone. All other lab tests came back negative. What should be my next step? I also have malaise, muscle aches, anxiety, and abdominal pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You sent me cortisol levels report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but there is no report for testosterone. Your cortisol is normal. Please send the testosterone report.  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of testicular cancer and how it differs from varicocele?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the difference in symptoms in testicular cancer and a varicocele?  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Testicular cancer will have painless testicular lump, swelling of scrotum, swollen lymph nodes, or weight loss. Varicocele will have infertility dragging testicular pain, lump or swelling above testis in spermatic cord. Best to differentiate between two is ultrasound...  Read Full »

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