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Forum Name: Testicular Cancer

Question: I think i might have cancer but im too shy to do somethin ab

 jonnyboi39 - Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:28 am

This is kind off awkward for me to say but i do not know who else to ask. I have got 2 problems in my testicular area.
1. I have got a small cyst on my foreskin (not painful)
2. i can feel lumps next to my testicles (not paintful) their are usually more lumps after masturbation.
I am a virgin so i don't think its a disease ive caught, but i really need some advice. Im quite worried to be honest! any advice would be appreciated! i am 16.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:20 pm

User avatar Hello,
It is very unlikely you have cancer but I understand this is often the first thing that comes to mind when something is different on our bodies. Fluid or blood can become trapped, and hernias can develop when there is weakness in the abdominal wall, allowing a bit of intestine to loop into the scrotum, creating a lump. Cancer is lower on the likelihood list but you will need to brave it and see a doctor for a correct diagnosis to be sure.

I know this can be difficult. If you are not comfortable with your family doctor, see a urologist - this is what he does every day so try to get over the discomfort. There are few people out there who enjoy having their sexual organs examined by "strangers" even in the medical field - this includes women as well as men. But, it is important to do these difficult things for our health.

Best wishes.

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