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During a physical examination, the doctor may feel a mass within the scrotum and make note of its features:
The inguinal lymph nodes in the groin may or may not be enlarged or tender on the affected side.
The following tests may be performed to help diagnose a scrotal mass:
To discover any lumps as early as possible, all men should perform testicular self-examination each month.
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