Testicular Cancer is sometimes misdiagnosed as Spermatocele

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Spermatocele, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Testicular Cancer.

Testicular cancer is the most common can in young men which arises in the testes. Testicular tumour symptoms include a firm, painless lump or swelling on one testicle. Discomfort or pain may develop but any further symptoms that develop usually indicate that the cancer has spread to other areas of the body. As it does not have specific symptoms it is easily misdiagnosed as testicular torsion, epididymitis, hydrocele, varicocele, or spermatocele. This conditions are not as serious and if testicular cancer is misdiagnosed it can lead to death.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Lump or enlargement in either testicle, feeling of heaviness in the scrotum, a dull pain in the belly or groin, sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum, pain or discomfort in a testicle or the scrotum, enlargement or tenderness of the breasts, back aches

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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