About 8 months ago, my 15-year-old son discovered a lump in one of his testicles. We saw a urologist who told him he was fine to go home and forget about it. I am very angry with this Dr. because it never went away and now it has doubled in size since the last ultrasound. He is in so much pain; he can hardly walk. Can the cyst be removed surgically? If so, what is the general recovery time? I also want to know if this can cause sterility.
It is difficult to answer your concern without more information. Benign lumps in the scrotum can be observed unless symptoms change, such as pain or enlargement. A follow-up ultrasound may be required. Sterility can be reserved in most boys with lumps in the scrotum.
Published on Jul 11, 2012