Varicocele is a swelling caused by dilated or enlarged veins within the testicles. Epididymal cysts are lumps caused by a collection of fluid in the epididymis, which is a long coiled tube behind the testicles. A hydrocele is a swelling caused by fluid around the testicle. Lumps, swellings or changes to the testicles should always be checked by a doctor.
Some may not require any treatment and may just disappear on their own. This is often the case with hydroceles in newborn babies when it often goes of its own accord during the child’s first or second year. If a lump causes pain or discomfort it may be possible to have it surgically removed.
Treatment for a testicular lump will depend on the underlying cause of the lump. All testicular lumps or swelling should be discussed with your GP.