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5 Potential Painful Testicle Lump Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer is a condition where cells inside the testicle begin to grow out of control, forming a lump (called a tumor). These cells may spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.

    Outlook is better than most cancers, and your ability to have sex or have children will not be affected.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    testicular lump, spontaneous testicle pain, hard testicle lump, swelling of one ear
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Testicular Torsion

    Testicular torsion occurs when the testicle rotates which cuts off the testicle's blood supply. This causes severe pain and swelling.

    With prompt treatment, it is unlikely there will be any permanent damage. It is important to get to the hospital within 6 hours of the start of pain to make sure the testicle can be saved.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    testicle pain, nausea, pain in one testicle, vomiting, testicular swelling
    Symptoms that always occur with testicular torsion:
    testicle pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  3. 3.Genital Warts

    Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It is caused by infection by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). While it cannot be cured, treatment may help.

    Infection with HPV cannot be cured, but the warts themselves can be removed surgically or sometimes resolve themselves in a matter of weeks.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    bump on the testicles that feels like thickened skin, scrotal itch, small testicle/scrotum lump, painless testicle lump, marble sized testicle/scrotum lump
    Symptoms that always occur with genital warts:
    bump on the testicles that feels like thickened skin
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Intermittent Testicular Torsion

    Testicular torsion occurs when the testicle rotates which cuts off the testicle's blood supply. This causes severe pain and swelling. In the case of intermittent testicular torsion, the testicle de-rotates itself and symptoms resolve.

    Symptoms resolve within a few days

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, testicle pain that comes and goes, vomiting, pain in one testicle, testicular swelling
    Symptoms that always occur with intermittent testicular torsion:
    testicle pain that comes and goes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Chronic Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is swelling and irritation of the prostate gland. The prostate gland sits under the bladder, near the rectum, and produces the fluid that carries sperm.

    1/3 of men say symptoms go away by themselves after 1 year. With treatment, course is dependent on underlying cause.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    urinary changes, painful urination, testicle pain, frequent urination, penis pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Painful Testicle Lump

  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Do you notice anything going on with your testicles or scrotum?
  • Q.Does the bump feel like an area of thickened skin?
  • Q.Is the testicle pain affecting:

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Painful Testicle Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced painful testicle lump have also experienced:

    • 14% Testicle Pain
    • 8% Pain in One Testicle
    • 5% Pain in the Lower Left Abdomen
  • People who have experienced painful testicle lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Less Than a Day
    • 29% Over a Month
    • 20% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced painful testicle lump were most often matched with:

    • 43% Testicular Torsion
    • 26% Genital Warts
    • 24% Testicular Cancer
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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