Testicular Cancer: Symptoms

The following may be symptoms of testicular cancer, or other conditions, and should be discussed with a physician:

• Swelling of the scrotum or the testicle
• Pain or discomfort in the scrotum or the testicle
• A lump (pain-free) in either testicle
• Any change in how the testicle feels, such as a new heaviness
• The buildup of fluid in the scrotum
• An ache in the groin or lower abdomen
• Tenderness in the breast area, a sign of an elevated hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
• Backaches caused by enlarged lymph nodes (more advanced testicular cancer)