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    about a month ago i found a small lump on my left nut. It is sometimes quite hard to find. Basically i usually find it up against the side near the epidermis (i think). however, i can actually get my finger and thumb inbetween it and my teste. It does, however, get to a point where it cant go any further suggesting something is keeping it down there. I think it is attached to the epidermis or testicle in some way.

    should i be worried? Can it be TC? i dont really wanna tell my parents and go to the Doctors and also would it get bigger if it was TC? i dont think i have any other symptoms, i dont get pain or nethin.

    thx

    edit - pretty sure it is attached to the epidermis
    Last edited by yyyuuu; 01-06-06, 07:01 PM.

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    I'll bet you mean the epididymis, which is part of the testicle, rather than epidermis, which is the outer layer of the skin.

    Although the odds are definitely against your having testicular cancer, the best way to find out whether the lump you feel should concern you is to talk to your doctor!
    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
      Originally posted by Scott
      I'll bet you mean the epididymis, which is part of the testicle, rather than epidermis, which is the outer layer of the skin.

      Although the odds are definitely against your having testicular cancer, the best way to find out whether the lump you feel should concern you is to talk to your doctor!
      Yea i think it is attached by a very thin piece of tissue to the epididymis, but the whole thing is unerneath the epidermis. I think at the moment i am going to leave it be, however, if i develop any further symptoms or it gets larger i will probably have to bite the bullet and tell my parents.

      Thanks Scott, u are really kind.

      edit - i was also wondering, if u have testicular cancer, should the lump be in, and attached to the testicle. Im not sure on that one
      Last edited by yyyuuu; 01-06-06, 08:45 PM.

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      • #4
        Make sure you keep an eye on it and don't hesitate to tell your parents that you're worried. They'll be glad you told them.
        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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        • #5
          Originally posted by yyyuuu
          i was also wondering, if u have testicular cancer, should the lump be in, and attached to the testicle.
          Right, the lump would be in or on the testicle. See these self-examination instructions for more details.
          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
            i found this on a website about TC:

            Cancers of the epididymis are very rare, and any solid lump outside the testis is likely to be inflammatory but must nonetheless be referred for specialist assessment.

            as i have a solid lump, outside the teste which is attached to the epididymis by what feels like a thin cord i really hope it is inflammatory!

            i also think it could be a spermatocele. I can feel what is like a bubble filled with fluid, and i think the lump might actually be on the bubble. But im not sure at all about that, only guessin cos i feel the same thing on my other nut, except the lump.

            Lastly, i think i recall finding this lump possibly a few months ago but i dismissed it right away cos it was not painful. If *touch wood* it was indeed cancerous, how long do u reckon it would take for any other symptomns, discomforts or anything to occur?

            thx

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