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    Hey guys this is a great thing your doing here! keep up the good work.

    Im 15 and my left testicle is much smaller than my right. I think my right one is the size it should be, its like my left one seems like it hasnt developed or something. Its been like this for a while like a year at max. Also there are no lumps at all the testicles feel pretty normal (or at least what i think is normal). Umm i know this is not to much of a symtom of TC but im kinda worried and trying to ben working up the courage to tell my parents.

    Plus i have a disease on top of this called F.S.H its a muscular disease.... so i dont really want two diseas you know what i mean? HAHA!

    Any comments will be very apreciated!
    Last edited by mr scared; 02-21-06, 03:55 AM.

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    Hi,

    Best thing to do if youve got any concerns would be to see a doctor, but I wouldnt be overly worried - 15 would be very young to get TC, and you would normally find a hard lump somewhere on the testicle. If you are concerned talk to your parents and get a docs appointment sorted. Will make you sleep so much better

    steve
    Left I/O March 05, nonseminoma;
    Relapse July 05, single lymph node 3cm;
    2 x BEP Aug / Sept 05, node grown to 4.7cm;
    2 x VeIP Sept / Oct, node grown to 6.7cm, markers normalised;
    RPLND Dec 05, no active cancer;
    back on surveillance

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    • #3
      Ok thanks for the info! Its nice advise and i hope ill get the courage to tell my parents soon.

      Also have you heard about any cases like this where one testicle just basically hasnt grown? Is this a condition i can look into?

      Also this is a grea thing here! It was heart warming reading all these posts and sucess stories of many people. This is a great community here!

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      • #4
        Please Read This Mr. Scared!!!

        Hi there Mr. Scared. I am not trying to dampen your day but I would like to share my story with you and describe my symptoms. If your symptoms are similiar, or not, I would strongly suggest a visit to the doc!!! It is embarassing but needs to be done before it is too late!
        About 2 months ago, I noticed that (what I thought) my left testicle was getting larger. I happen to schedule a yearly physical for some strange reason. Nothing to do with the testicle but I had put on a little weight from not being able to train from a toren calf muscle and I wanted to make sure my blood was good from tri's and chol.
        He had me drop them and he felt around and said that my left testicle was larger than the right by quite a bit (I never even mentioned it to him) but he said that every thing was good and smooth (I thought he was hitting on me...lol).He said that there was nothing to worry about because it was smooth (meaning no lumps) and figured that I got an injury there or an infection. He gave me 2 options, have an ultrasound done to see if there was any damage from an injury or stay on an anti biotic for an infection. He did state that an infection was most likely caused by something similar to a STD (sexually transmitted disease) which I know was not the case becasue I am married and have never had a problem before.

        I chose the ultrasound because I was sure that this was not an infection but I thought it was swollen from an injury. I used to be a MMA Fighter (mixed martial arts) or also called a street fighter and I was a kick boxer for years and I got hit all the time there.
        To make a VERY VERY LONG story just long, After ultrasound was complete, I got a call 8 days later stating that I needed to see a uralogist becasue my results were abnormal. The only thing that I got out of the nurse was that the problem was not in the left but in the right. Meaning that the left (larger) was fine, but my right one shrank.

        I started having a dull pain in my groin or lower stomach like I was kicked down there and my lower back hurt a little.

        Result of my testicle shrinking...2 cancerous tumors and they were eating away or killing off the good cells.

        I suprised myself, my doctors, and uralogists! They said they have never seen this.

        PLEASE go get checked.
        If it is a problem, it is not big deal! I promise. The surgery to remove the testilce is fairly painless, and radiation has been pretty easy!

        Take care and PLEASE keep me updated.

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        • #5
          Mamps:
          Welcome aboard and thanks for your input.
          Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

          Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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