Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

In some cases, early testicular cancer may have no noticeable symptoms. If present, symptoms may include:

  • A lump on either testicle that's usually not painful
  • An enlarged testicle
  • Feeling of heaviness in the scrotum
  • Dull ache in the lower abdomen or groin
  • Sudden collection of fluid in the scrotum
  • Pain or discomfort in a testicle or in the scrotum
  • Swelling in the breasts (rarely)

In later stages, symptoms may also include:

  • Pain in the lower back
  • Shortness of breath, pain in the chest and a cough, if the cancer has spread to the lungs

In rare cases, men may have no symptoms but may be infertile. Tests to figure out why the man is infertile may lead to finding the testicular cancer. The symptoms of testicular cancer may look like other conditions or medical problems. Contact your physician for diagnostic testing.