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I have a lump in my left testicle, and also a dull ache in

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I have a lump in my left testicle, and also a dull ache in the testicle which comes and goes
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: a few weeks and it is soft
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Hi there,
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I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Did the dull pain start recently or with the lump appearance?

Is the lump painful itself?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Recently and no the lump is not painful itself
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
The lump itself is within the testicle
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
It is closer to the back of the testicle
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Ok then this is a benign cyst or epididymal cyst in likely scenario.

Nothing cancerous.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Why do you think that?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

This is a benign cyst or epididymal cyst in likely scenario.

Nothing cancerous.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Is it still worth getting checked out?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Nothing urgent.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Why do you assume it is not cancerous?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Almost all cysts are benign --painless do not grow and soft

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Would a cyst cause the testicle to ache?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

Not likely if cyst itself not painful.

Testicular pain is likely muscle spasm related.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
But the testicle has been aching for a few weeks
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
But the lump had no localised pain
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Has*
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

as explained above.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
But you claim the lump is a cyst but how could I explain the persistent pain?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 14 days ago.

They are not related

I am not claiming --this is more likely.

I have not examined you --so I can only give you possibilities.

This cannot replace a GP visit.

If you are suffering you should see your GP for an exam.

Infection is another possibility besides muscle spasm --not possible to confirm online.