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    Hey everybody, I'm thrilled to find this forum. I just wanted to post and see if anybody knows anything about this, I have an appointment with the Urologist tomorrow afternoon, but I'd still like to find out as much as possible before that.

    Three days ago I had a dull ache in my left testicle, it has not left since. This morning I woke up and the testicle is slightly swollen, with a slightly more intensified pain. I, along with my girlfriend, have tried to find any lumps, but there are none that can be felt. I've read about different infections that it may be, but none appear to fit the bill. Does this sound like testicular cancer?

    ANY information is greatly appreciated, and again I can't express how great it is to find this forum!

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    Well done for getting the docs appointment - thats the hardest first step! Normally for TC you would find a hard lump, so not finding anything is a good sign. Theres a much higher chance that it is an infection. If the urologist is concerned that it might be TC they'll get you to take some blood tests and have an ultrasound.

    Good Luck,

    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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      Hey, Dan, welcome to the forums. Some men who have had testicular cancer did start out with symptoms like yours. An ultrasound is the best way to find out. Check out the TCRC's list of questions you may want to ask your urologist.
      right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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