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    can tc remain unnoticed for 3 years?

    3 years ago (i was 20/21 years old) i started to get a ache in my right testicle at the bottom of the epididimus at the back near where the tubes connect. I did a self examination and couldnt feel anything out of the ordinary no lumps just a tender lower epididimus and a groin ache. I went to the GP about this and he said they all felt ok and nothing was done. Just after this i cant remember exactly i started to notice a lump under one of my breasts and tenderness again seeing the GP he said it was normal and after a couple of weeks the other breast had the same thing.

    After a month or so the ache went and my breasts went back to normal.. (i cant remember if i had these at the same time but it was close) for the next 3 years nothing, no pain, no ache and i cant remember any lumps when i felt..

    Now 3 years later (im now 24) i have just started to get the ache again in my groin region, im sure my testicle isnt aching as when i hold it i cant feel it aching, but this time i have noticed that i have a small lump (not firm) at the bottom of my epididimus where the tubes connect. I have seen my GP and they have said that there is nothing to worry about and that it is just a cyst. However i wanted to take things further and i have a UltraSound arranged for 6th Dec.

    Now when i check my testicles the one with the cyst feels firmer (might just be me being stupid) but when i get out of the bath they both go back to normal all soft and i both feel the same (is this right? or would it be firm all the time)

    After looking up these symptoms on the internet and reading allot more about it i have discovered that the breast enlargement could be linked to tc.

    Now i have myself worried that i may have got tc 3 years ago and that its just gone unnoticed and that the GP didnt link the 2. However im sure if i had got it then the pain etc.. wouldnt just go away for 3 years? i would have thought it would just get worse until it was picked up?

    Any information would be much appreciated.

  • #2
    I'll be very surprised if it does turn out to be testicular cancer, but you'll be pretty sure after your ultrasound on December 6. Please let us know what you find out.
    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
      I managed to get in earlier for my Ultra Sound and the person who did it said at the end that they couldnt find anything and it all looked normal. Now im happy dont get me wrong but i was just wondering if there was anyway that they could miss anything on that, im sure they would have picked something up if it had been there?

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      • #4
        pagey:
        It's not possible to ever say that something couldn't be missed but from your symptoms and the fact that ultra sound was clear I'd say "Don't worry be happy". Congratulations on the test results.
        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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        • #5
          Well i finally got the propper results back this morning and it turns out in my left testicle i have a slight varocele (if thats how its spelt) and in the right i have a 2mm stone in the epididimus which is what i can feel. I would just like to say thank you and if is wasnt for this site/forum and the wealth of information it provides i wouldnt know what to do.

          Thank you

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          • #6
            Thanks for sharing the good news, pagey. Congratulations!
            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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