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  • fuse929
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    Awesome news buddy! Be sure to keep up with your monthly checks.

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  • rvoice100
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    hello you beautiful people,

    well just back from my Ultra sound and i have a small cist on my epididymis, thats it, i asked how sure he was and he said possitive, showed me pics of others that are the same etc. am so relieved. just gotta go to my docs now on fri and see what she is gonna do for it, medication etc.

    thank you all! and best of luck! (although im gonna be sticking around!)

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  • veryworriedmom
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    Ryan, I dont want to upset you but our story is,my son had swelling in testicle while on vacation in Greece. went to a clinic HAD ULTRASOUND, 2 docs and 1 radiologist, educated in the UK said epidymitis, they even xed the area on the ultrasound.Gave him massive doses of antibiotics. By august 28 back in the US on august 29 another ultrasound and surgery next day. the radiologist and doc here said, how did they miss this one? Insist on the ultrasound. Double over and yell!!! VWM

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  • mstlyn
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    My sons pain and swelling were passed off as epidymitis, and a small lump they found on the ultrasound was passed off as a "tiny hematoma, usually due to injury"

    He was treated with antibiotics, and went to the doctor weekly to see if it was getting better. After about 6 weeks the whole testicle was rock solid, and a urologist confirmed he had cancer.

    I hate to make anyone feel afraid, but I'd much rather make sure people are aware of how TC sometimes gets passed off for other problems until it gets worse. Actually, this happens too often.

    Ultrasound is a must, and if symptoms that are expected to get better, do not.. Be very aggressive in getting to an urologist to get to the bottom of it.

    TC spreads very fast

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  • fuse929
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    Before my ultrasound my urologist (and my school doctor for that matter) assured me that all I had was a cyst, and he told me it was definitely not testicular cancer. 30 minutes later when he had my ultrasound results in his hand he was singing another tune......I believe his exact words were "well, that's odd....maybe you are on to something here." It's good to relax a little bit, but definitely don't forget about the ultrasound.

    Bobby

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  • dadmo
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    Ryan:
    Are you still in pain? Even if it isn't tc you need to get the discomfort issue resolved. Just don't miss the ultrasound appointment.

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  • rvoice100
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    I went to the docs today to say i want my ultrasound done quicker as i was getting so worried i couldnt eat or sleep, this time i had MY doctor though (last week she was on holiday so had someone else) she said could she hav a quick examine and she immediatly told me it was benign and was inflamation of the epididymis, im still going to my ultrasound on the 25th just to be 100% sure but she said she is sure its all ok. i feel like such a weight is lifted! I keep crying lol, anyway, ill keep you all posted but thanks so much for all your help and support! this site really is invalluble. i will continue to post on here to share my experiances and to try to help others,

    Thanks so much guys,xx

    Ryan

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  • Fed
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    I'll follow the lead of others and insist that you go to the ER. I guarantee you that if you go to the front desk and complain of testicular pain (rather loudly), they'll see you ASAP; they did in my case.

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  • rvoice100
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    am going to the docs on mon and gonna say i want it asap, as its starting to ache now, (not a lie) not sure if thats cos i keep checking it but still i just want to know whats going on in my body its frustrating that i have to wait!!!

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  • dadmo
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    I'm not thrilled with that but 10 days isn't bad.

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  • rvoice100
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    I got the letter from the US people today and i have an appointment on the 25th, so thats alot better, only 10 days. is that more acceptable?

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  • Karen
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    Originally posted by fuse929
    go to the emergency room complaining about serious pain so they are almost forced to give you an ultrasound right then and there.
    Ahhh, Fish, we have another member of the club!!!!

    Exactly....go in complaining of severe pain. Moan, hunch over, whatever it takes. Just get the US done. Six weeks for an US is unacceptable.

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  • rvoice100
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    im in the uk, our healthcare system is in a bit of a state government not putting enough money in it, but c'mon 6 weeks?!? how should i go about getting one sooner?

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  • fuse929
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    A scrotal ultrasound takes less than 20 minutes. Unless there is something I am missing, there is no reason they can't squeeze you in sooner for something as serious as potential testicular cancer. I would call and bug them until they move it up, or if you want to get really proactive, go to the emergency room complaining about serious pain so they are almost forced to give you an ultrasound right then and there.

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  • Margaret
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    Ryan,

    I think 6 weeks is too long to wait. I am not sure where you live but maybe we could help you.

    M.

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