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    I had an orchiectomy a week ago on my right testicle, however I feel a hard lump very high in my scrotum where the cord may used to have been. Does anyone know what this could be? I will be contacting my doc in the morning.

  • #2
    Hey Jack,
    Welcome to the Forum. That hard lump is commonly called "the grape". It is where the incision was made on the spermatic cord. The clump is basically scar tissue along with the remnants of blood vessels and nerves that were severed during the I/O. It's perfectly normal. Hope this helps out.
    "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.

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    • #3
      Thanks!

      Fed,

      Thanks for the welcome and your reply. I spent a lot of time online trying to figure it out, but there doesnt appear to be too much info (that I could find).

      I was scared that they missed something... Can go to sleep....

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      • #4
        Over time, it should fade away to practically nothing.
        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
          Hi Jack, I will echo these same remarks if it provides some comfort. My husband's side where they removed the testicle was even larger than the side where he still had a testicle...if that makes any sense. He actually called his doctor to ask if they had put an implant in with out telling him. It took a few months, but that will go away.

          Hope you are doing well after your surgery.
          Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
          Current DVT
          Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

          "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum

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          • #6
            Thanks

            Scott and Margaret,

            Thanks for sharing your experiences. It gives me a lot of comfort knowing that I can be a part of this supportive community. Thanks,

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            • #7
              hi

              Jack
              It's normal to be worried.
              Fortunately, the great people here could help you a lot.
              Two-three weeks after my I/O, I started to feel some dull pain in my other testicle.
              The doctors did not give me a good explanation on that.
              Here, I understood that this is a common post-I/O effect, related to the overloading of the remaining testicle.
              Now, 7-8 weeks after my I/O this effect is unremarkable.

              Jack, try to get your pathology results and discuss with an oncologist right after.
              Check for information the guidelines for the next possible treatments.

              Hope, everything will be fine for you!

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              • #8
                I have also felt a very small but hard "lump" high in my scrotum, really almost to the side. I brough it to my onc's attention and after several minutes- seemed like an hour, he said it was nothing to worry about at all. I think it is likely just as Fed has written- severed cords.
                Make sure to show it to your urologist on post op visit just the same.
                Best,
                Stage III. Embryonal Carcinoma, Mature Teratoma, Choriocarcinoma.
                Diagnosed 4/19/06, Right I/O 4/21/06, RPLND 6/21/06, 4xEP, All Clear 1/29/07, RPLND Incisional Hernia Surgery 11/24/08, Hydrocelectomy and Vasectomy 11/23/09.

                Please see a physician for medical advice!

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                • #9
                  yes - that little lump scared me...it goes away in time.

                  pete
                  - lump first noticed 11/20/2005
                  - I/O right Dec 8, 2005
                  - 95% embryonal / 5% seminoma
                  - normal markers PRE surgery
                  - no vascular invasion, tunica free of cancer, epididymis free of cancer, lungs free, lymph free
                  - Stage I diagnosis
                  - surveillance
                  - mid feb '06, beta hcg slightly elevated = 4.6...small enlarged lower node seen on CT scan...
                  - 3BEP began feb 20, 2006
                  - finished 3 BEP, last bleo, april 17, 2006
                  - CT scan, blood markers, chest..all clear
                  - back on surveillance

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                  • #10
                    I have the same lump, was worried, asked 3 docs, and got the same answer.

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                    • #11
                      By the way Oscar so nice to "see" you. I love the pictures, really helps me put a face with words.
                      Co-survivor with husband Boyce, Diagnosed 7-11-06, orchiectomy right testicle on 7-12-06- Stage 3A: Mixed germ cell tumor with inguinal seminomatous and kartotypic carcinoma. One tumor over 10 cm, second tumor 4 cm, Chemo 4xBEP: Bi-lateral RPLND Dec 2006, nerve sparing but left sterile.
                      Current DVT
                      Current testosterone replacement therapy, Testim.

                      "You must abandon the life you planned, to live the life that was meant for you" ~wisdom I have learned from my family on this forum

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                      • #12
                        Lump in scrotum

                        I had a unilateral orchiectomy on Friday 8/7/09, previous orchiectomy in 2000. It was done through the scrotum since I had 2 previous hernia surgeries with mesh. I had a penile implant in January 2009 so I have a small plastic pump in scrotum (works great).

                        I expected that after surgery that my pump would be all that remained in my scrotum but I have a fairly large lump high in my scrotum almost the size of the testicle. Is that normal? Also, can I expect that my scrotum will shrink up? I am wondering if the uro put in an implant which we never discussed.

                        What can I expect the first time having sex after recovery? Will ejaculation be painful and will the volume be close to previous?

                        Any info would be appreciated.

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                        • #13
                          Hi gentlemen. This is my first post here. I discovered my own "grape" just last night and had a very restless night of sleep wondering if I was dealing with scar tissue or something far worse. I found this thread and was hugely relieved to discover that this is not unusual at all.

                          I had my orchiectomy on 10/23/09 and just completed my radiation therapy last week on 12/15/09. I have been very reluctant to do much self examination since the surgery, but last night I did for the first time and was not too happy to say the least.

                          So, I'm VERY glad to have found and answer and to have found this forum. I've been a message board user for years, but have been away from this kind of environment since about the time I discovered the swollen testicle that was ultimately diagnosed as TC.

                          I look forward to being here.

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                          • #14
                            Welcome, HeyBC. Glad you found the place OK.
                            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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                            • #15
                              HeyBC,
                              Glad we helped set your mind at ease. When I found mine, I thought my missing guy was regrowing, or that I had a new tumor. Just a hematoma. Make yourself at home. Fellow worriers and warriors always welcome.
                              "Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off" - Paul Brodeur
                              Diagnosis: 05Sept07 Right I/O: 13Sept07; Pure Seminoma; Surveillance only per NCCN: All Clear August2013 (CT scan, Markers)

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