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I have had a large (about 1 cm diameter) lump on my testicle

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I have had a large (about 1 cm diameter) lump on my testicle for several months. Today, it ruptured and bled profusely. Probable diagnosis?
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: It was hard. I have actually had it for 2 years
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Diabetic. I am also prone to epiderrmal cysts.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

An hard lump for 2 years in this area is likely to be;

1) Dermoid cyst

2) Sebaceous cyst

3) Lipofibroma.

Usually a physical exam and an scrotal ultrasound is likely to confirm the diagnosis.

Rarely an hemangioma is also a possibility but this is usually soft; though it can bleed profusely.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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