The presence of a mass or swelling in the testicle , which can be solid or full of liquid , it is a condition that can occur for several medical conditions including varicocele, , passing through the testicular torsion, epididymitis, orchitis and trauma affecting this area of the body, up to the testicular cancer.
Most of the time the masses or the swelling in the testicle is associated with varicocele and hydrocele is not accompanied by pain. In the case of testicular torsion, epididymitis, orchitis and trauma, however, often the testicular swelling is also characterized by a painful sensation more or less intense. Testicular cancer most often occurs without giving pain.
What kind of diseases can be associated with mass or swelling in the testicle?
The following diseases may be associated with swelling in the testicle:
- Testicular torsion
- Testicular cancer
Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.
What is the therapy for mass or swelling in the testicle?
Since the presence of a mass or swelling in the testis can have different origin for different medical conditions, some of which even very serious, it is good to warn your doctor immediately, so he can identify a treatment suitable to solve the condition and to locate the pathology that is the basis of the formation of mass.
When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of mass or swelling in the testicle?
In the event of a mass or swelling in the testicle, it is always good to consult your doctor, especially if you've already been diagnosed (or is at risk) of a disease associated with this condition (see list of associated diseases).