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  • 13 year old, freaking out ><

    Okay, i can make a fool outta myself now ^^. Basically, i came across a site regarding TC on the internet. Just to be safe, I checked my testicles for any unusual bumps/lumps. I know that TC does not fall within my age group but nevertheless i am freaked. There are sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdomen and i kinda felt this small lump when i was checking. I know about the epididymis or whatever so i looked in the right places. It may be a figment of my imagination but there is like a ball thingy (very sophisticated, i know). I want to make sure but it kinda hurts when i check and im just freaking out. My eyes must have been playing tricks on me as i saw the tiny lump moving around when i prodded it. I may just be paranoid but i just want comfort lol. This may not be the right place to post but i just want to get it off my back

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    Welcome hiram,

    This is the right place to post.. and you're not a fool for posting! Actually, it shows you've got balls (pun intented) and care enough about your health to do something active about it.

    I must say that judging from the symptoms, this don't sound like TC. If you can move the lump you found around, this is definitely a good thing. If it was TC, the lump would be firmly attached to the testicle.

    But I still think it would be a good idea to get it checked out by a doctor! Especially since you're having abdominal pains, which could be caused by something else and the doc could take care of that, besides checking you.

    The physical exam is very quick (probably less than a minute) and I promise you, it really isn't as embarrasing as one could think.

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