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Prostate Cancer

Can a Swollen Testicle Untreated for 5 Years be Dangerous?

02/09/2003

Question:

If a man`s right testical has been swollen for about 5 years now, to the size of small apple and he hasn`t been to the doctors in the last 7 or 8 years and won`t go because it doesn`t cause him pain anymore like it did when it first started happening 5 years ago. What could be the problem? Does it sound serious? We still have sex it`s just that it`s so big and he won`t go the the doctors and he`s 31.

Answer:

It could be a serious problem or it may not be. He should be seen by a physician so a proper evaluation can be done. This may be no more than a physical examination.

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University