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I have a small lump about the size of a small jellybean on…

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I have a small lump about the size of a small jellybean on my left testicle. It varies in size from day to day getting smaller then larger. Sometimes it causes some discomfort when walking. The size seems to decrease for a few days after intercouse.
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Lump is superficial to the testicle and seems to be around vas deferens.
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Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms. Actually from what you are describing it sounds like that you may have developed a spermatocele. The presence of a variable size as well as the absence of any significant amount of pain points towards this diagnosis. A spermatocele is an abnormal sac (cyst) that develops in the epididymis — the small, coiled tube located on the upper testicle that collects and transports sperm. Noncancerous and generally painless, a spermatocele usually is filled with milky or clear fluid that might contain sperm. The cause of spermatoceles is unknown. Spermatoceles might result from a blockage in one of the multiple tubes within the epididymis that transport and store sperm from the testicle. Although your spermatocele probably won't go away on its own, most spermatoceles don't need treatment. They generally don't cause pain or complications. But sometimes pain can be a consequence of the spermatocele and in that case simply using OTC ibuprofen at a dose of 400 mg thrice daily would be enough. If it still causes pain then surgery would be an option.

This can be diagnosed with the help of a simple ultrasound. If you have a picture of the area I would be happy to review it for you.

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