Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

In most cases of testicular cancers, the disease would have been discovered by the man himself; else during a routine examination a doctor may examine the testicles for any abnormalities. Some of the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer are:

  • A lump or swelling in either one or both of the testicles which may be painless.
  • General discomfort or pain in the scrotum or in the testicle.
  • A noticeable change in the way a testicle feels or any enlargement of the testicle.
  • An overall feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • Some men may also experience a dull pain in the back, lower abdomen or the groin which is one of the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer.
  • Symptoms of testicular cancer may also include a sudden accumulation of fluid in the scrotum.
  • In most cases, the testicular cancer may spread to the lymph nodes which may result in lower back or stomach pain. On the other hand if the testicular cancer has spread to the lungs then the individual may experience problems such as chest pain, cough and even shortness of breath. In some extremely rare cases, testicular cancer may spread to the brain which may then result in confusion or headaches.