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    i have had a pain in mainly in the left testicle for the last month(sometimes moving also to into the right). The pain is very similar to that of "blue balls". I am unable to notice any differnece between the 2 testicles aprt from the left is often tender to touch. Recently a pain into my left leg, and left bum cheek can be felt, but this tends to be an on off disomfort. Do you think this could be related to the testicle ache?

    i have been to see the doctor, but he has just referred me hospital to get ultrasound. (this will take place tomorrow). Any ideas in advance would be appreciated.

    Also am i correct in thinking that the pain is "good" as testicular cancer is often painless?

    p.s - having never done a self testicular examination before i have never noticed how the testicles are meant to be....i know they are smooth with the epidermis, but i was wondering if they are "squidgy" or hard. mine are hard but as i havent really considerd this before i was wondeirng if they are meant to be that way.

    Any help is much appreciated. Thank you in advance

  • #2
    It sounds more like an infection the tc. The ultrasound will tell you have a solid tumor or not. You do raise a good question about how a testicle should feel. Without sounding stupid I would say like a steak cooked to medium. Since I have only ever checked mine all I know is that the left and right feel the same.
    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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    • #3
      thnx for the fast feedback

      just had a bath.....i cannot find any obvious lumps, so if anything is there i guess its growing in the inside. Both testicles feel roughly the same, although the left does feel slighlty harder, larger and tender to touch. cross fingers that its all well.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rich33

        Also am i correct in thinking that the pain is "good" as testicular cancer is often painless?
        Most cases of TC that are diagnosed in the very early stages will not be accompanied by to many side affects. Seeing that you can't feel anything abnormal and only have a slight bit of pain would probably piont toward a slight infection as Dadmo said --If by some slim chance you do have TC you probably caught it at a very,very early stage... Best of luck to you tommorrow!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you as well!!!!!! DON
        Moffitt Cancer Institute
        CANCER SUCKS
        Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--

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        • #5
          thnx for the feedback again. Made me feel a little less worried. Ill let you know how it goes

          *update

          went for the scan...they said that they looked fine

          odd though that they have been bothering me. dont suppose anyone knows what else it could be that hasnt shown up do u ?
          Last edited by Rich33; 04-04-06, 01:52 PM.

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          • #6
            Possibly some sort of infection or a pulled muscle that hasn't quite fully healed yet.....
            Moffitt Cancer Institute
            CANCER SUCKS
            Diagnosed/Left I/O 9/18/2004--Non-Seminoma/Stage IIIC--3X B.E.P chemo--3X T.I.P. Salvage chemo---Abdominal [email protected] 34cmX 24.5cmX 17.5cm---4/19/2005 --RPLND/Left Kidney,8 1/2lb Abdominal tumor,42 nodes removed---7/16/2005 Remission/Surveillance---Severe Peripheral Neuropathy--

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