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    Hello all,
    Hope everyone is doing well its been ahwile i see lots of new people which i guess is good and bad... i havent posted here in a while everything has been going ok after the i/o and radiation...i just had a question and i know i could get the best advice from here...about two months ago i started having a little pain in my remaining boy anyways my paranoia got the best of me and i went in for another utlrasound thank GOD it came out clean well yesterday and today my left boy has been bothering me a little again...Am i being too paranoid should i run into to Doc for another ultrasound every time lefty bothers me a little does anyone else experience discomfort in his remaining one -now and then? i mean i surely dont want to lose the other one but if its got to go than its got to least I will still be here....any words of wisdom advice anything would be Very Appreciated God Bless -Sam

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    Hi Sam, good to hear from you! If I recall, you had your I/O in March? Other guys here have posted about discomfort in the remaining guy...perhaps as it ramps up to make up for it's missing buddy. I'll let the guys comment on this, but if the US was clean you should be releived at that.
    Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.


    • #3
      Hey, Sam, what you're experiencing is really common. The odds that you'll develop a second cancer in the other testicle aren't that high. Keep up the regular monthly self-examination, but I don't think you need to get another ultrasound right away.
      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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      • #4
        Hey Sam!
        Great to hear that you are doing well! The pains in the remaining guy actually sound normal. Like Scott said, keep with the self-exams. As part of my surveillance I have been getting ultrasounds on lefty. My doc said there's no set protocol for that, but after two consecutive "all clear" ultrasounds, he said I should continue with the self exams once every 4 weeks and I'll get an ultrasound alongside my labs next June and once a year thereafter.
        "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
        11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
        12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.