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    I've had some off and on lower left abdominal pain and intermittent left testicle pain. Had an ultrasound today, and noted a small white spot on the left one while the tech was doing it. After the test I noticed she had highlighted the spot and it was 0.21cm at it's largest point. Before the test I could not feel anything on many different self exams. My doctor could not feel it on Thursday, and I still don't feel it now. My question is, are they going to order the removal of this testicle automatically, or is there another possible explanation for this spot other than cancer. Thanks for any reply.

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    Welcome to the forums, Colerainty. If the ultrasound showed a solid mass in the testicle, there's a very high probability that it is cancer, and it will need to be removed.

    Hang in there, and let us know what you hear.
    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
      from the ultrasound the techs can tell if the lump is fluid filled or solid, if it solid they are going to want to remove the testicle. Has your doctor ordered any blood work?
      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.

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      • #4
        Routine labs drawn today as well.

        What is the recovery time after the removal of a testicle?

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        • #5
          I had surgery on a Thursday morning, was home in time for lunch, and was back at work the next Tuesday -- although still feeling uncomfortable.
          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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          • #6
            As Scott said, Welcome to the fourms and I'm sorry you felt the need to join. Try not to get worried about surgery until you hear from the doctor. If you do need an IO, it's not such a big deal as you may be thinking. Recovery from the IO would be no more tham two weeks- but as far as total recovery, you will never even miss it. I havn't slowed down a bit
            Stage III. Embryonal Carcinoma, Mature Teratoma, Choriocarcinoma.
            Diagnosed 4/19/06, Right I/O 4/21/06, RPLND 6/21/06, 4xEP, All Clear 1/29/07, RPLND Incisional Hernia Surgery 11/24/08, Hydrocelectomy and Vasectomy 11/23/09.

            Please see a physician for medical advice!

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