The presence of a lump in testicle may affect fertility in men. These aberrations vary in size. Most lumps are soft, fluid-filled, and can cause swelling, although these are usually harmless and resolve on their own.
Treatment of these conditions include medication (e.g., antibiotics), surgery (e.g., draining or removing a mass), surgical removal of testicle (for cancer patients), or pushing the hernia back where it belongs.
On a more serious note, a lump in testicle may also be a sign of testicular cancer. It is not a common cancer, but it is among the most common cancers for younger men between 20 and 39 years old. This cancer starts out as germ cell tumors, which differentiate into two types: seminomas and non-seminomas.
A seminoma is more common in younger men, usually those in their early twenties, or even teenagers.
Several factors affect the likelihood of developing the disease, such as age, undescended testicles, family or personal history, human immunodeficiency virus or race. In Filipinos, the disease affects 2.10 out of 100,000 people.
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