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    Well I'd say 4 months ago I was in for a scare. I had a pain in my right testicle and in the area I had a lump. I went to the doctor, and then got the ultra sound thing and they found it to be nothing ( they said NOT a tumor they didn't know what, possibly a scist but they never got back to me ).

    Now I'm here, and I found a similar bump on the left testicle. The surrounding area seemed to be swollen, I waited 3 months or so now, and the testicle is hard as a rock now and under my pubicares is in pain... much pain, on the left side where the testicle is. I'm scared... The bump is hard to find now, but it's rock hard. No pain in the testicle, but under my pubicares yes. I'm a 15 year old male and my father spent 1,000$ last time to find out it was nothing so I'm scared to tell him I'm having this happen again This time it seems a lot more serious as last time I THOUGHT I felt pain, now my pubicare area and above feels like I'm being stabbed with a knife.

    Please give advice.

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    gfx:
    This does need to be checked but here's my suggestion. Have your father call the doctor who saw you last and get a good explination about what they found. It may be undefined but if it is fluid filled you probably have an infection. If the urologist say it was solid then you will need to get to a doctor quickly. There are lots of things other then cancer that it could be but don't mess around if it's a solid mass. Why don't you tell you dad to visit this site, he can log in as you or set up his own user name, and ask all the questions he wants. Were here to help.
    Last edited by dadmo; 08-17-06, 08:53 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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    • #3
      Thank you for the fast reply. He agreed tommorow we will go to the walk in clinic to see what's going on. I'm sorry if my post left confusion, here's what's going on:

      Last time I went it was for my right testicle, it was a pea sized bump that they thought was a scist and it went away. But now on the left testicle I feel a small painless bump but the entire testicle is hard... when I squeeze it it feels sort of like a rock, unlike the right one which feels normal. This may all be in my head but now that my abdomen area is hurting too I'm worried. When I squeeze and apply pressure to the left testicle I seem to have a pain in my heart region. I will keep you guys updated after I go to the walk in clinic tommorow.

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      • #4
        Good luck tomorrow, and thank your dad for taking you.
        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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        • #5
          Best of luck tommorrow!!!!
          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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          • #6
            I don't want to sound like an idiot in front of this guy so should I tell him about my side pains? They are right in the center of my side on the left side, like somebody stabs me with a knife very so often, I don't know if it has to do with this testicular problem and don't want to get him mixed up.

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            • #7
              Don't worry about sounding like an idiot. He will want to know about any symptoms, so you should definitely tell him about the abdominal pain. It might be "referred pain" from the testicle.

              Best of luck! I'll keep my fingers crossed that this turns out to be nothing serious. Keep us updated!
              Sincerely,
              Rune

              Right I/O, 11/27-2003 | Nonseminoma (embryonal carcinoma, teratoma) | Surveillance

              Ride to Live!

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              • #8
                My dad just told me that tommorow at 10 AM we're going to go so if it is something we have the whole day to do something about it. When I feel both testicles it is only a slight difference in hardness... some guys say if it's cancer it feels like a rock so it may be all in my head, but going tommorow will help me make sure.

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                • #9
                  Sorry for taking so long to reply. The place was packed when we went and I just returned from vacation, I'mg oing ASAP.

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                  • #10
                    Sorry to keep replying and replying, but I'd like to ask what normal testicles feel like? Up until 6 months ago I never did tests and honestly don't know if it feels normal or not

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                    • #11
                      No need to worry about asking too much.. that's what we're here for. There's a guide on doing a self exam here. You can find more if you Google for "testicular self exam". As for firmness, my right testicle was pretty much rock hard when I was diagnosed.. but I wouldn't draw any conclusions from that.

                      When are you going to get checked out again?
                      Sincerely,
                      Rune

                      Right I/O, 11/27-2003 | Nonseminoma (embryonal carcinoma, teratoma) | Surveillance

                      Ride to Live!

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                      • #12
                        Please don't procrastinate on getting this checked. If it's TC you catch it early and can be done with it, if it's something benign you've wasted a lot of time worrying for nothing. Bring a book to the waiting room and stich with the appointment. Good luick!
                        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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                        • #13
                          Well I finally stuck to it and went in. I told the doctor about my worries, pains, etc, he felt nothing and said the pains were nothing. How can something so painful be nothing? My worries went away but he gave me no opinion on what this may be if it's not TC.

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                          • #14
                            That's pretty weird that the Doctor didn't even give you some sort of reason for the pain... Just curious..Did you see the same doctor this time as you did 4 months ago??? If the problem persists I would see a different doctor... Just a thought..
                            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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                            • #15
                              Yeah it was the same doctor, last time he thought there was something there and I had a scan done, they said it was a cyst, this time he says he found nothing at all.

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