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Forum Name: Testicular Cancer
|Mitch - Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:27 am|
I'm 19 and I've been going through some odd symptoms. I have a lump about 3/4ths the size of a toothbrush head on the area where my scrotum starts and where my leg meets my groin area (on the right side). So far it looks like it's only on the leg and not on the scrotum, and it's more on the lower side.. It's kind of hard and something I just noticed. I've been having pain & discomfort in my right testicle as well as my lower right abdomin along with soarness/discomfort in my kidney region/lower back, and in the last few days have been getting headaches that don't seem to keep reoccuring. I'm concerned & I'm wondering what this could possibly be. I don't' know how long the lump has been there for but i've been having discomfort in the testicular region noticably for around the last few weeks. Do these symptoms coincide with testicular cancer, an std of any sort, or anything else? Or am I just being paranoid & should wait for the lump to go away.
Thanks for your help,
|Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:22 am|
Any unusual lump (anywhere) warrants an evaluation by a physician. In my opinion a STD is an unlikely cause. Keep in mind that there are conditions that cause these, for example, a cyst, that may cause tenderness as well. I would certainly suggest an evaluation to rule out any other anomalies.
|cartty - Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:12 pm|
I want to know if this is testicle cancer if the right testicle is bigger than the left testicle? it is not obivious but if you fell it you can tell the right side is bigger.
|Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Oct 11, 2005 2:28 am|
It is not unusual for one testicle to be slightly larger than the other unless this is a new appearance. Generally speaking, when symptoms arise from testicular cancer, there may be a mass or lump, swelling, unusual ache and heaviness in the lower abdomen or scrotum. If the difference in testicular size is a new development, has not been present prior to now, an evaluation is warranted.
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