Do I Have Testicular Cancer?

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Signs and symptoms of testicular problems

Like other parts of the body, testicles can be affected by certain conditions and diseases, which can lead to symptoms (changes that you notice). The most common signs and symptoms in the testicles and scrotum are:

  • Lumps (masses)
  • Swelling
  • Pain

Some conditions that affect the testicles can also cause a heavy or aching feeling in the lower belly (abdomen), or can even cause nausea and vomiting.

Cancer is one possible cause of these symptoms, but more often they are caused by infection, injury, or something else. It’s important to see a doctor about any changes you notice in your testicles as soon as possible. Even conditions other than cancer can still be serious and may need to be treated.

Last Medical Review: 01/20/2015
Last Revised: 01/29/2015