Testicular cancer question...

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    Jan 25, 2013 9:26 AM GMT
    I found a lump in my ball sack tonight in the shower, about the size of a pea, above my right testicle. It is free-floating as far as I can tell and not attached to my testicle. From my understanding, this is not testicular cancer. Testicular cancer actually has to be attached to the testicle, and free floating lumps are not cancerous, so I have read... I just wanted to make sure of this. I am a bit nervous, but hoping the above information is correct. Thank you!
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:11 PM GMT
    you are most probably right!
    but I suggest you to go to a doctor & take USG(Ultrasonogram) test...
    If its not a testicular tumor It can be some other...or it is not a tumor at all!
    It can only confirmed by a test...

    my guess is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spermatocele & you may need not worry
    So, go to a doctor!...to rule out further suspicion !
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:25 PM GMT
    Yes, see a doctor. There can be non-cancerous causes for a lump, such as a hydrocele (fluid cell). But it's really impossible to diagnose such a condition over the Internet without a physical exam, and possibly some tests. The doctor will need to palpate the lump (that could be fun) for location, size, hardness, see if it's attached to any structures, and do other checks like a sonogram.

    But I would not attempt to do a self-diagnosis. A lump in the scrotum is one of the things you should have a doctor examine soon, and consider yourself fortunate that you found it. That's something many men miss until the condition becomes serious, especially when it is indeed cancerous.
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    Jan 25, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    Good advice above to see a doctor.

    I found a lump in my scrotum in 1999. A visit to the doctor showed it to be a cyst(in fact, there were two, one pea sized and the other half that size!).

    It`s probably a family inheritance as several other close family members have them in various places!
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    Jan 26, 2013 12:25 AM GMT
    Don't mess around with it! Go get checked out by a urologist. It's probably nothing and that way you can put your mind at ease. And if it is something serious, better to catch it sooner rather than later.