Lump on testis

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  1. D_Hamm_Berger

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    Hello guys,

    I am a 22 year old who recently discovered a bump on my right testes. It is the size of a grain of rice (if not smaller) and is very hard to locate (I can only locate it after a hot shower and that is only using the tip of my thump. It is on the side and actually attached on the surface of the testes. Is is not next to any "piping" so to speak.

    I have read that any lump or bump here is certainly testicular cancer and that the only treatment is the removal of the testis. I cannot survive if this occurs...

    I have not been going to university, withdrawn from everything and am worried to death. My cousin just past away last month from a brain tumour and I feel as though I am following in this footsteps.

    Has anyone experienced testicular cancer? Are there any other symptoms which can negate or prove my suspicions?

    I am sick of hospitals and doctors and do not want to see one. My whole family has been in and out of hospital for the last two years and my mother can not take another incidence of cancer in the family.

    I think I am doomed, I am very confused, depressed.

    Any advice will be appreciated...
     
  2. Mr. Bungle

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    You really should go to the doctor as soon as you can.. you're not doomed at all, man, you've been thru a rough time. But it might not be a bad idea to go to the doctor, have them look at it. The sooner the better. it might be something that can be easily cured, or it might not even be anything. I've never gone thru it, but I've heard about people who have. But first, make an appointment and have it checked out. You'll be glad you did -and please keep us posted. There are a bunch of really good, supportive people on this site, I've found, who are good listeners and will be here for you in any situation. =)
     
  3. whatireallywant

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    Lance Armstrong had testicular cancer, and came back to win the Tour de France.

    Keep up the hope! :smile:
     
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    what he said!

    i know a young guy who lost both testes and has risen to the very top in my sport (olympics and beyond). not a death sentence at all, but is *definitely* not something to procrastinate on.
     
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    Surfer, It definitely is scary when you discover something like a lump on your testicle, but for all you know it could be benign. Worrying about it will not help and not doing anything about it will not make you feel any better.
    Please go to the Dr. tomorrow, tell him how scared you are if you need to but just go. Let us know how you are doing.
     
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    DOnt think so negative so soon. You could have epidiymitis. The epididimis (cant spell, sorry) goes from your teste to your prostate. it swells up (sometimes because of varacocele veins...look that up too). Its not uncommon. My bro had it, he was told he would have less chance of having kids cause it depletes sperm production. Yet he keeps poppin kids, although he had surgery, still has 2 nuts.
    However I am not a doctor, go check it out.
     
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    Dude, Go see a doctor as soon as possible. It could be absolutely nothing to worry about. It could be a vascular irregularity or a blockage, or even a simple benign growth; but you can't sit around waiting to see if it's going to get worse.
    A doctor can tell you in a few minutes if it's something to worry about or to just have a laugh over.
    I wish you all the best and whatever it is, keep a positive outlook. I will keep you in my thoughts.
     
  8. whatireallywant

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    Actually, I'm a "she" but yes, everything else here is very true!
     
  9. Dave NoCal

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    I had a small lump of the surface of one of my testes that I could only feel when in the bathtub. It was nothing, probably a kinked vein or something. this was years ago. It's understandable to be freaked out, especially with what your family has gone through. However, even if it were cancer (which it probably isn't) it would almost certainly be at its most treatable stage.
    You owe it to your family, if no on else, to get this looked at ASAP.
    Dave
     
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    Yeah, caught early testicular cancer is very treatable.

    Listen really carefully:

    Your cousin doesn't need you where he is now.

    Your testosterone levels will be the same as they are now. One ball can make all the testosterone you need. Your nuts don't decide how much testosterone to send into the system, your pituitary gland does. If you only have one ball then it just tells the single ball to ramp-up production. NO difference!

    You will still shoot the same loads you do now. Nearly all your semen is composed of fluids from outside the testicles. Nobody will be able to tell the difference.

    You will still be able to sire children. One ball can make all the sperm you need. It won't cause a problem when you decide you want to have children either.

    You can opt to have an implant placed in your scrotum. The new implants look and act just like real testes except they don't hurt when you whack them. You can even opt for the biggest implant they have! Nobody in a locker room or your bed and even most doctors won't know that you have an implant. For all purposes you will look just as you do now.

    All this might be possible if you go NOW to a urologist and get an ultrasound done.

    If it's just a varicocele or something else, great!

    If it really is testicular cancer then it's a simple surgery to remove the affected testicle.

    If it is testicular cancer and you wait it could spread to your other testicle and then the rest of your body. You risk castration and even death.

    Ask yourself what your cousin would want you to do. I think he'd say, "Don't throw your life away."
     
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    Bro..you are putting the cart before the horse...go see a doctor before you freak yourself out. Not knowing is the scariest part. I wish you all the very best, good luck to you.
     
  12. DC_DEEP

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    The surface of each testis is, by nature, not smooth. This may just be something that's always been there, but you've never noticed before. For your peace of mind, have a doctor check it out.
     
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    See your Doctor. ASAP
     
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    Go and see a doctor ASAP. But you shouldn't worry. It could be something benign, such as a calcium deposit from a hydrocele.
     
  15. D_Hamm_Berger

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    Hello Guys,

    Thank you for the advice. I today went and got an ultrasound done of both testicles...At the clinic I could not accurately locate the lump...however she took a general look at everything in the scrotum. The sonographer did not mention anything because apparently she is not allowed to do so, but the specialist will look at the photos and give me the results report on Monday.

    What was weird though was that she also wanted to ultrasound my left kidney which she did...

    Does anyone have any clue as to why she did this?
     
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    Good luck with the results.
     
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    Hey man don't worry too much about the lump right now. I'm every thing will come out fine on Monday.
    Too answer your question yes i do have a good friend that I have known for years and just last week we were talking and he told me then that he had testicular cancer at 17 y/o they did have to remove it, but that was over 20 years ago and he lives a very normal life.
    To be really honest with you I have see him naked several times over the years and I never noticed that he only has one nut, he looks as normal as any other guy.
     
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    Thank You!!

    ...for going to get it checked out.

    It's standard procedure. Please do not read too much into this. Kidney cancer usually first metastasizes to the testes and testicular cancer to the kidneys. When looking for possible cancer, it's prudent to look everywhere it might be occurring based upon your symptoms. They're just making sure.
     
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    paying the doc a visit wont harm
     
  20. new_n_curious

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    Its always best to get it checked out as soon as possible, my b'f's work colleague found a small lump, it was caught in time, he lost his testicle but has since fathered a beautiful little girl.

    Perhaps she scanned the kidney because when male babies are formed the testicles develop next to the kidney before partly dropping, then totally drop into the scrotum, in most case just before birth.

    At least you have been checked out, even if it is worst case scenario, there is a good chance of a full recovery.

    All the best and please keep us updated. xx
     
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