What is it?

Benign cyst of testis are abnormal masses in the bag of skin hanging behind the penis, the scrotum. These cysts are also known as scrotal masses.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Scrotal masses

Signs & symptoms

Benign cyst of testis can present with one or more of the following symptoms:
- An unusual lump
- Sudden pain
- Tender, swollen or hardened testicle
- Swelling in the scrotum
- Redness


Your healthcare provider will conduct a physical exam to feel your scrotum. Then, they will decide whether referring you to further tests to ensure the cyst is benign.
Transillumination - providing information about the size, location and makeup of a scrotal mass.
Ultrasound - a necessary tool to diagnose a scrotal mass.


Depending on the cause and the symptoms, benign cyst of testis may require no treatment, medicine, or more serious procedural treatment.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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