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    I'm 19 now but i think i started to notice my lump only about a year ago. I've read a lot of articles and forums till now and i've always found some reason for not going to the doctor.

    My left testicle has something above it like a inflated bag or something. Most of the times my left testicle is bigger than my right which is not a problem i guess but there's some lump behind it.anyway this is not my main worry. If i leave it loose for a while my left side of the testicle becomes two three times bigger than the right and more concerningly there's a huge lump above it and hangs so akwardly.

    There's not much pain now but where i live i dont think there are that many doctors around,so could somebody pls tell me an idea of what they think it is??? will be very gratefull... have exams for the next few weeeks so anything other than go see the doctor soon suggestion is welcome!!! Thnks...

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    Originally posted by maradona
    I'm 19 now but i think i started to notice my lump only about a year ago. I've read a lot of articles and forums till now and i've always found some reason for not going to the doctor.

    My left testicle has something above it like a inflated bag or something. Most of the times my left testicle is bigger than my right which is not a problem i guess but there's some lump behind it.anyway this is not my main worry. If i leave it loose for a while my left side of the testicle becomes two three times bigger than the right and more concerningly there's a huge lump above it and hangs so akwardly.

    There's not much pain now but where i live i dont think there are that many doctors around,so could somebody pls tell me an idea of what they think it is??? will be very gratefull... have exams for the next few weeeks so anything other than go see the doctor soon suggestion is welcome!!! Thnks...
    Hi Maradona,

    What you describe on the left side... the big soft bag, actually sounds like a varicocele...veins where their structural integrity has failed causing them to balloon out. If it's soft, and above the actual testicle, it is really not a 'lump'.

    Having said all that, you should still see a doc.

    Good Luck!
    Detected mass 10-6-06, Radical left I/O 10-10-06, Stage I seminoma, 1.5 cm primary, No LV invasion, No Rete Testis Invasion... Currently on Surveillance.

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    • #3
      I agree, from the description, it sounds like a varicocele.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by djmac
        Hi Maradona,

        What you describe on the left side... the big soft bag, actually sounds like a varicocele...veins where their structural integrity has failed causing them to balloon out. If it's soft, and above the actual testicle, it is really not a 'lump'.

        Having said all that, you should still see a doc.

        Good Luck!
        So if i do see the doctor what usually happens... how do they treat a varicocele if thats what it is... cause its definately above my left testicle only...

        Thnkns for the reply though!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by maradona
          So if i do see the doctor what usually happens... how do they treat a varicocele if thats what it is... cause its definately above my left testicle only...

          Thnkns for the reply though!!!
          Hi maradona,

          Most of the time, varicoceles appear at around your age, and most of the time they are on the left side. The varicocele generally does not need repair unless it is causing you problems (reduced fertility, pain, or discomfort). If you need to get it repaired, it requires surgery to bypass the defective veins. I think it is pretty straightforward.

          I had similar features on the left side as you describe, and that testicle was always small and annoying. I do not think that the varicocele 'caused' the TC, but I'm not sure. Statistically many men have varicoceles (10-20%), yet very few ever get TC (<1%) so it would be nearly impossible to establish a link between the two.

          Regards,

          djm
          Detected mass 10-6-06, Radical left I/O 10-10-06, Stage I seminoma, 1.5 cm primary, No LV invasion, No Rete Testis Invasion... Currently on Surveillance.

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          • #6
            Remember that we are just making an educated guess based on your description, and you'll still want a doctor's diagnosis.
            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
              Originally posted by djmac
              Hi maradona,

              Most of the time, varicoceles appear at around your age, and most of the time they are on the left side. The varicocele generally does not need repair unless it is causing you problems (reduced fertility, pain, or discomfort). If you need to get it repaired, it requires surgery to bypass the defective veins. I think it is pretty straightforward.

              I had similar features on the left side as you describe, and that testicle was always small and annoying. I do not think that the varicocele 'caused' the TC, but I'm not sure. Statistically many men have varicoceles (10-20%), yet very few ever get TC (<1%) so it would be nearly impossible to establish a link between the two.

              Regards,

              djm

              My left testicle becomes so big if i don't wear a undergarment... I don't feel any discomfort physically but its all mental...

              I do feel my sperm count is pretty low... So can you tell me something about the surgery cause i definately don't want to be walking around like this anymore,people have noticed it and asked me questions???

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              • #8
                Just seen a few images of varicocele on yahoo image search and i can see a resembalance...

                But i defo want it out how much would the surgery cost???
                thnks for your assistance....

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                • #9
                  i am going to see the doctor tommorow,i wanna know whether he'll have to touch my testicles to come to any conclusion(if so he will wear gloves right)..
                  Also half the times my testicles dont really bulge so what happens if it dosent happen when i see him tommorow.. anything else i need to be prepared for???
                  thnks...

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