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    background: the first time i remember feeling the little ball behind my left testicle i was about 15. i didnt want it to be cancer, and felt no pain so it was easily ignored. genital area problems were something i felt uncomforatable speaking with my parents about. anyways, at about 18 to 19 i started to feel the dull pain in the testicles. sometimes in one sometimes in the other. this occured around the time i took up pizza delivery, and was sitting in my car a good 8 hours a day. i wrote it off as epidytis(sp) and put it out of my head. anyways the pain hasnt stopped, and seems to be slightly worse, although i usually only feel the pain when sitting, with a bad posture. i also have lower back pain, because all of my life ive been lifting with my back instead of my knees. im 20 now, and now my left thigh is starting to feel a dull pain similar to the groins.

    SOoo im gonna go see a doctor. Heres my actual question. I just moved to Buffalo NY, and dont have a doctor or hospital or anything. Where would be the best place for me to visit. Do i need to see a general practice doctor before i go in for the ultrasound, and blood test stuff. any help or advice is appreciated.

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    Scott55,

    Welcome to the forums. Yes, I would say the first step would be to see a "General Practictioner" or a "Primary Care Physician", most likely through a local hospital or health care center. Do you have insurance? If so, you could call them and tell them you are looking for a primary care physician in your new area and I'm sure they would help you out. Once you see a doctor, they will determine what the next step will be,,, whether its blood work or ultra sound, or it could be nothing?

    So is this "bump" still present? Does it seem to be a part of the actual testical?, or can you move it around?

    -Kevin
    Last edited by Kev332; 05-31-06, 02:35 PM.
    Diagnosed 10/03/03
    I/O 10/15/03
    RPLND 1/21/04
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      scott55:
      I wouldn't think you have anything to worry about with testicular cancer. If I were you I would go to a GP and explain your back problem to him and work the issue from there. Bad backs can cause all sorts of lower body problems. Make sure you mention the lump on your testicle.
      Last edited by dadmo; 05-31-06, 02:34 PM.
      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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        the ball in the left testicle is completely separate from the testicle. except for maybe some veins connecting it, but i cant really be sure. another thing that i forgot to mention is that the left testicle sometimes shrinks. especially at night when im under a nice warm blanket. it feels a litte soft or something too when it does this. the type of testicle pain varies a lot too. sometimes its burning, sometimes it throbs, and usually its just the dull pain when sitting. the paranoid part of me thinks i have prostate/testicular cancer with a little bit of epidytis added on for flavor. i havent had a physical in about 12 years, so could i just call in for a physical and mention the problem then. Or should i warn them over the phone of the specifics. i still havent had the dreadful finger up the butt test either

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          Scott55:
          From that description you do not have tc. Make sure the doctor checks the lump but it sounds like a cyst. He may send you for an ultasound just to verify that but I don't think you need to worry.
          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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