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Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum

New lumps can be alarming, especially because many men are concerned about the possibility of cancer. While most lumps will require a doctor's evaluation, keep in mind that the vast majority of lumps are benign (noncancerous).

In order to get a better idea of what might be causing the lump, it's helpful to know if the area is painful.

Does the lump cause pain or discomfort?

Yes, the lump is painful.

No, the lump causes little or no pain.

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