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Sometimes when my scrotum is loose and I stand up there is

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Hi sometimes when my scrotum is loose and I stand up there is what looks like a ball towards the top of my sack! It's not connected to my testicule other than with the tubes going to them (it seems the ball type thing is attached to the tubes) and there is also a vein showing heavily on the outside of my left testicle! Do you have any idea what it might be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

this is Dr. David

you could be having a hydrocele or cyst on top of your testicle

a scrotal ultrasound can confirm this and can look inside with sound waves.

hydroceles and cysts are benign in the scrotum.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What sort of issues could these things give me? Also are they dangerous and do you think it may be cancer? Or is that just found on the actual testicule?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

testicular cysts and hydroceles are benign and not dangerous.

you need a scrotal ultrasound to tell for sure if there is a cyst or hydrocele there

usually you can just leave them alone for years.

no, this doesn't sound like cancer.

testicular cancer would be a mass coming from the testicle itself.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay thank you! Could it cause any other sort of long term damage?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

usually hydroceles and cysts don't cause long term damage

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, is it also normal to feel like round balls on the top and bottom of each testicle? It feels as if the tubes are connected to them! Is this normal?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

if you feel it in both testicles, it may be normal

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you feel your epididymis on both the top and the bottom of your testicles?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

the epididymis can be felt and is on the top of your testicle.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it possible to be felt underneath at the tip of the testicule? If not what other structures good this be
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you are most likely feeling a benign cyst or hydrocele on the bottom of the testicle.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh okay, because it's on both of them you see! Is that possible?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, that is possible

most likely benign or normal findings if you feel it on both sides.

you don't have to worry about testicular cancer.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you are welcome.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi one last thing, the photo I'm about to attach is a close up of the outside of my left testicle! Ive circled the thing causing me concern it looks like an enlarged vein and I was wondering if you could tell me if it is a vein and weather or not I should be concerned
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, those large blue snakey lumps under the skin are veins and are normal to be there. they help drain blood out of the scrotum.

those are normal.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much! It's been really worrying me all day! I can only see them clearly when my scrotum is relaxed and saggy! Is that normal too?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also should I try to stop touching the area?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, that is normal

yes, you should stop touching the area.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay thank you! My very last question is this, the vein you saw on my picture, is it normal to be able to feel that when its visible on the testicle?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, it is normal to be able to feel that.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay good! I promise this is the last question! How much bigger should one testicle be compared to the smaller one? And which one is usually bigger
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

this varies from person to person

I thought you were going to stop touching that area?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry I'm driving myself mad! I'll stop now I promise! Thanks for your help!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

stop touching your scrotum.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will do thanks! Also if something is the same on the structures of both the testicles is that more than likley normal?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
As in nothing for me to worry about
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, on both testicles means it is normal.