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  • How long is too long?

    Hi all...

    I already lost on testicle. Started with a torsion as a kid. I had a vasectomy later in life that caused significant problems with the torqued testicle and had to have it removed. That was about 3 years ago. About 1 month ago, I discovered a pea sized lump on the bottom of my remaining testicle. It is hard to tell if it is fully attatched or is in the vas-deference (sp?). Anyway, I had just started a new job and am waiting for my insurance to kick in before I tell anyone. But, in the last month alone, the mass has doubled in size. I know I need to go, but I can't do this without insurance.

    How long is too long?

    From what I have read, most TC cases start with a mass on the top or sides of the testicle. By mine being on the bottom, I am wondering if this is more of a plumbing issue rather than cancer. But, the rapid growth and the hard nature of the mass has me concerned. I have lost my sex drive in the last month and I am having a little bit of shrinkage in testicle size as well. Anyone here of anything like this.

    I have young kids, so I am going to do something about this, but is it smart to wait for the insurance or should I go now??

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    It's critical to have a doctor examine you immediately.
    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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