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Dr. Leslie Hi, I recently had a physical and the Dr. found an issue.
One side of my scrotum is much larger, double the size of the other.
My Dr. Set up a scan.  My question is this, will cancer show up in the lab - blood test, what will it show.  As of this moment I feel fine and have no problems, what else may cause this issue. What ever you can share would be appreciated. Thank you Kenny

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Kenny

The usual scan of an enlarged testicle us an ultrasound. A cystic disorder is far more common than a cancer.  No blood test can fiagnose a testicular cancer but sometimes curious tumor markers can be helpful. Let's see what the ultrasound dhows.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

Expertise

Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

Experience

Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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