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  • Devolping TC?

    I posted on this forum long ago about concerns that I had with a 'free floating' white lump in my scrotum. I was freaked that I had TC.. but after posting and doing research I came to the personal conclusion that it was a Epidermal cyst.

    Tonight when I was ling down in my bed I felt my testicles (b/c I have been having random lower-back pains.. but thats prolly due to sitting in a chair all day).I noticed a very small bump. I know this gonna sound strange but it seems like it changes shape even though it is very firm to the touch. What I mean by that is sometimes(like now) it feels very smooth and others it will feel kinda jagged. This lump is nothing like the previous one I had.. the one I had before was easily seen as far as coloring goes. this one I cannot see the color or anything.

    I plan to see a doctor in a week or so reguarless. I just wanted to see what some of you guys thought it could be. Keep in mind it feels jagged to the touch sometimes(much like the Epidermal cyst felt like)

    -thanks Justin

  • #2
    Originally posted by Justin937

    I plan to see a doctor in a week or so reguarless.
    Hi Justin,
    I suggest that you change the plan to see a doctor in a day or so.
    Could be nothing to worry about, but it should be taken seriously.

    A member here named Robert once posted maybe the best description of a TC tumor that I have read, at least this descritpion match my presentation almost exactly:

    Take a frozen pea and place it on a table or counter top. Put a paper towel on it, and then feel that with your fingers. That is what my tumor felt like.
    Keep in mind, I was non-seminoma- and look at my signature for the exact make up. Other tumors may present differently, only a doctor can tell you for sure.

    Let us know what your doctor has to say.
    Best,
    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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    • #3
      Justin, glad you are going to the doctor. It will give you peace of mind to have it looked at, let us know what happens and I will be thinking of you.
      Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
      Current DVT
      Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

      "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum

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      • #4
        Justin,
        You diagnosed yourself with a cyst and now are trying to diagnose yourself based on your previous self-diagnosis? I'm getting dizzy! Please go to a doctor and get this checked once and for all.

        To comment on Joe's post on Robert's "the pea under the paper towel description"....many tumors cannot be felt at all due to their location...my husbands never was. So, while that may be fine for some superficially located tumors, it is not what you should rely on.
        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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        • #5
          Karen is exactely right......you can't make any assumptions based on how the mass "feels." If I have learned anything from this forum, it is that TC comes in all different shapes, sizes, textures, and areas of the testicle. If you feel somthing funny, getting checked by a doc is the only viable option.

          Bobby
          4/26/07 - mass confirmed w/ no elevated markers
          4/27/07 - left I/O
          5/2/07 - Dx: 100% seminoma stage 1A
          Surveillance: CT/blood (6 month cycle)
          4/27/13 - 6 years cancer free!

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          • #6
            Thanks for the tips.

            I have to wait till Monday at the earliest to go to the doc for personal reasons. I discovered the tumor is white(not that makes a difference). It almost feels the same as the free floating "cyst" I had but its actually attached to the testicle.

            Still gonna go get this thing checked out but for now I get to worry for a few days :\

            *edit* It almost feels like i can get a fingure nail under it(not that I would do that b/c wow.. that would hurt :P)
            Last edited by Justin937; 07-25-07, 06:03 PM.

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            • #7
              Finally Went to the doctor today after waiting on an ultrasound for 45 min and 25 min for someone to tell me the results of the procedure....

              It came back negative for TC. Yet since I went to the emergency room they really didn't tell me what the mass was... lol. I would have to assume a cyst but I dunno. My doctor was so cool was even joking around w/ me about my results telling me in long dramatic pauses.. "Your ultrasound has come back....... normal"


              I would like to thank you all for your advice and what you guys really do to help complete strangers. It helped me a lot to calm my mind when I was worrying.. Next thing I have to worry about is paying for todays visit to the Doc :P


              Thanks again, Justin
              Last edited by Justin937; 08-07-07, 04:07 AM.

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              • #8
                Justin,
                Glad you went to the doc and VERY happy that it is not TC. Ask for a copy of your ultrasound report and post what it is...we may be able to comment on it.
                Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.

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