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Can protein in urine cause swollen testicles, not scrotum but

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can protein in urine cause swollen testicles, not scrotum but testicles. I was diagnosed with mild nephrotic syndrome and was told this could happen. but my doctor is fresh out of school and I can find not link on the internet and fear this swelling in my testicles is going undiagnosed
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  urologyguru replied 1 year ago.
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Not commonly.
It can cause dependent swelling, so hands, feet and scrotum yes. But testicle specifically probably not.
I would get a testicular ultrasound and exam with a urologist for this specific issue to rule out anything serious.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The foamy urine started first then 5 weeks later the swelling in 1 testicles. this also came with abdominal pain like cramps. the pain in abdomen is better and the foamy urine is not all day but still present. The swelling in 1 testicle has gotten worse and now the other is starting to swell. Since they all started at the same time or the swelling followed the foamy urine it would seem that they are related but who knows. Is there something that could cause all of this in this order. it seems to be orchitis from my search on the internet but have no cause as determined by blood or urine. sometimes the selling is less and is most swollen in the morning. Do you know what this could be? and does this sound like cancer and if it does sound like cancer would this show up in blood and urine, also am I at risk of loosing my testicles?

Expert:  urologyguru replied 1 year ago.
This doesn't sound like cancer.
Cancer can be found by ultrasound and exam only.
Orchitis is likely.
I would not hesitate and go see a urologist to have an evaluation.
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