Symptoms of Testicular Cancer
Symptoms of testicular cancer include:
- A painless lump or swelling in either testicle
- Enlargement or swelling of a testicle, or a change in the way it feels
- Feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
- A dull ache in the lower abdomen or groin
- Fluid or swelling in the scrotum, especially (though not exclusively) if it appears suddenly
- Pain or discomfort in a testicle or in the scrotum
- Lower back pain (in later stages of the cancer)
- Enlarged breasts
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 09/2014
- Update Date: 09/17/2014
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