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    Hi there. My name is Rob, Im 20, and from Essex in the u.k.

    About a year ago now my left testical became enlarged, like it was filled with fluid. Because I could not feel a lump or any pain I never went to my GP. Finally about 10-12 months later I went and I have to have an ultrasound in the next month.

    The doctor couldnt find a lump he said I have whats called Hydrocele. Now I think I know what MAY have caused it.

    Right before it first occured I was masturbating and I pulled hard on my penis and my left testes came up with it and hurt, and it was then impossible to continue without great pain in my testes.

    Im kinda hoping its just hydrocele caused by trauma to the testes but Im really worried Its cancer and Ive left it a long time.

    I have not got a lump or swelling, or get any pain (except for when thinking about it). I also have no further symptoms.

    Can someone help me and tell me their experiences with hydrocele and if I would experience more symptoms if this were cancer.


    Thanks.

    -Rob

  • #2
    It really could be just a hydrocele, but the ultrasound will tell you for sure.
    Scott, [email protected]
    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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    • #3
      I mean my testical hasnt changed in the whole year, so would this mean its more likely to be a hydrocele.

      Also would I not get symptoms if it had spread. Only Im really really worried Ive left it too late. Its been betwene 10 months and 12 months. How quickly does it spread generally?

      As I said before my only symptom is hydrocele.

      Thanks

      -Rob

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      • #4
        Chances are excellent that you don't have cancer, but it's important to go through with the ultrasound as a precaution.
        Scott, [email protected]
        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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        • #5
          Just had my ultrasound and it was just a hydrocele, feel really relieved. Can hydroceles generally be left? Was wierd seeing inside like that.

          -Rob

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          • #6
            Sodafan:
            Hydroceles in adults are generally not treated unless they continue to grow, cause pain or appear to be restricting circulation to the testicles.
            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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