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    About a month and a half ago I found a small lump on my left testicle. I never really thought about it but a week later I noticed it again as my left testicle had been in pain due to getting hit playing football.
    Anyway, I went to the doctors and she couldn't find the lump and said my testicle felt perfectly normal.
    Thing is, I'm sure it's getting bigger. I'm not sure whether or not it is attached to the testicles,sometimes it seems like it can move about. After reading about the symptoms of TC I think I've convinced myself I have it already. I've been getting lower back pain in the past week or two aswell. Not sure If I'm starting to imagine the symptoms or what. =P
    Anyway, I have another appointment in 2 days time and I'm going to ask to get a Scan, or an Ultrasound as I want to be 100% sure about what is wrong with me.

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    He said the same thing. He didn't find the lump (which I'm not imagining) and told me to come back in 2 months, which, if it is cancer,is far too long of a wait.
    Didn't ask me if i had any symptoms or anything. Seems a bit strange.

    The lump definitely hasn't always been there, and it I'm pretty damn sure it's growing.Don't think I can have peace of mind until I know for sure if it is or isn't cancer.

    What to do now?

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    • #3
      What did he say about your request for an ultrasound?
      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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      • #4
        I went to see yet another doctor last week and pretty much demanded an ultrasound. Again, the Dr thought there was nothing wrong and thought the lump was just a cyst (How they can make this assumption by examining me so quickly I don't know), but as it is on the testicle, I told her to send me for an ultrasound. She said It would take up to 4 weeks as she didn't put it through as urgent because she believes there is nothing wrong.
        I still have a bad feeling about this. I've been wheezing abit recently and it probably isn't related, but the thought that it could be is scaring me alot.
        3 doctors saying the same thing, hopefully they are right and I'm just a total hypochondriac. If I'm right, it really doesn't say much for the doctors where I live.

        Not really sure If I should wait it out and go to the ultrasound that the doctor is arranging me or if I should try and get one asap?...

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        • #5
          I'd press to get it sooner. "Up to four weeks" may turn out to be a lot less, and your peace of mind should be considered.
          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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