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Testicular lumps and swellings

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Introduction
Testicular lumps and swellings can have many different causes. In rare cases, they can be a sign of testicular cancer. However, most lumps are benign (non-cancerous).
Symptoms of testicular lumps and swellings
Always visit your GP if you find a lump or swelling on one or both of your testicles. In most cases, a lump or swelling is not cancerous.
Causes of testicular lumps and swellings
There are many different causes of testicular lumps and swellings. Testicular cancer is a possible cause, but less than four in 100 lumps are testicular cancer.
Diagnosing testicular lumps and swellings
Always visit your GP for diagnosis if you notice any lumps or swellings in your testicles. They may examine you and, if necessary, refer you for further tests.
Treating testicular lumps and swellings
Treatment for your testicular lump will depend on the underlying cause of the lump.