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  • What do you guys think?

    Ok first off, I'm 17 years old and I've had no symptoms or anything before.

    It all started last week. I woke up early in the morning and noticed a severe discomfort in my testicles. I got up and walked around for a bit and then went back to bed. I woke up a few hours later and it felt much better. A few hours after that and I felt no pain at all. Over the course of this week though there has been a few times where for about 10 minutes or so I'll feel quite a bit of discomfort (in the right testicle mostly) and then it would go away. Well I started doing a little research online and found that this is a symptom of testicular cancer. I decided to wait it out though and it seemed to be going ok, however a couple days ago I noticed a lump developing on the inside of my thigh, and it turns out this is a symptop as well. So today I took a shower and then examined my testicles and it appears that the left one has a somewhat large lump on it. The weird thing is, it seems somewhat moveable and not quite attached to my testicle. This is what it seems like though. I can't tell because I can't really 'grip' my testicle to keep it stationary. I'm defenitely going to make a doctors appointment, but for now what do you guys think?

    I'm really scared...

  • #2
    The fact that you can move the lump around is good, it makes it seem more like a cyst but you have to get that checked by a doctor. Any time you get testicular pain that last over a few days you should get it checked, it's not uncommon for a testicle to get twisted. That can be very painful and cause you to lose the twisted one.
    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.


    • #3
      Now that I'm researching it a little more, I think you're right. Everything I've read says that if its cancer it will be hard, pea-shaped, and directly attached to the testicle. This is larger and squishy, like a grape and is not attached.

      EDIT: Could it possibly be a hydrocele?

      EDIT 2: I'm almost positive it is a hydrocele. I examined everything much closer and its a fluid sack towards the top of the scrotum. It is not attached to my testicle. My scrotum is also much more full with fluid on the left side than on the right. The side without the lump has almost no space between the scrotum and testicle, whereas the side with the lump has quite a bit.
      Last edited by John_R; 01-30-07, 08:08 PM.