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    I'm very nervous. I had been having some pain in my left testicle for a month or two. It would come for a couple of days and then be gone for a week or so. I have had some anxiety/depression problems and had some psychosomatic pain in my head that an MRI proved negative. So, I thought this might also be psychosomatic and I didn't want to go to the doctor and be somewhat embarrassed again when it turns out to be nothing.

    So, I went to my doctor. She felt around and didn't feel any lumps or irregularities. I have done the same numerous times and felt nothing. She said it might be epididimytis (sp?) and gave me antibiotics. It stayed the same, hasn't gotten any worse. I have noticed that when I stand up straight and then lean backwards, it feels like something's pulling on my testicle.

    But, then last week, I noticed some pain/sensitivity in my left nipple. When I leaned on something, it hurt, just a tad. When I feel it, I can feel some tissue under it and it is sensitive. I am very overweight, 5'9" and 250lbs, so I figured this might just be gynecomastia. But, I read online that this sensitivity is one of the signs of tc.

    Anyway, I called my doctor and asked her if she could set up an ultrascan for me, just in case. She said of course, and I had one today.

    I should hear the results tomorrow sometime. I'm very worried. I'm not sure what I'm hoping for by posting here, but I have read this forum for a while now and it is such a nice place. I could use you'lls moral support, I suppose.

    I'll be sure and post the results when I hear them.

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    Welcome, and be sure to let us know what you hear tomorrow. Wishing you the best of luck...
    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 think it's usually better to be cautious when it comes to your health. It's much better to have tests that turn out negative than not to get checked and then end up with a serious problem.

      Hopefully your test will be negative and then you can relax.
      Fish
      TC1
      Right I/O 4/22/1988
      RPLND 6/20/1988
      TC2
      Left I/O 9/17/2003
      Surveillance

      Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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      • #4
        Well, my primary physician called just a few minutes ago and said not to worry, that the ultrasound was negative for testicular cancer.

        She also told me that I should keep the appointment with the urologist if I'm still having the pain.

        I don't think I've ever felt so relieved in my life. I was already planning whether or not to drop out of school (college) for the semester, etc.

        Thank you guys for your support - it felt better knowing that I could come back and post the results here, positive or negative and be given support. It means a lot.

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        • #5
          wonderful news!
          Lori and Jon
          Diagnosed 5/22/2006
          I/O 5/26/2006, Stage 3, Good
          Teratoma (Majority), Seminoma (10%), Yolk Sac
          3xEP then determined not working
          HDC w/stem cell transplant 8/16/06 to 9/25/06
          Chest and Neck surgery 10/9/06 - immature teratoma
          RPLND 11/16/06 - immature Teratoma
          2/29/2008 - markers continue to be normal!
          9/16/2008 - released from Dr. Einhorn's care

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          • #6
            I'm really glad to hear the great news! Now go enjoy college life!
            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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            • #7
              Excellent news! Now relax and have fun.
              Fish
              TC1
              Right I/O 4/22/1988
              RPLND 6/20/1988
              TC2
              Left I/O 9/17/2003
              Surveillance

              Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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