Lump on right testicle
I'm 19 and about 3 days ago I noticed some discomfort in my testicle area. Upon self examination I noticed a small, hard pea sized lump attached to the testicle itself (I pulled on it to make sure it was attached) under the skin.
I waited a day and when it didn't get any better went to the ER and saw a doctor. He examined the testicle and said he couldn't feel anything, so when I went to show him I couldn't find it either. He said I might just be touching in a way that makes it feel like a bump but referred me to a ultrasound.
I had the ultrasound this morning and the person who did it said they didn't notice anything. But then when she showed it to a doctor he said it was a epididymal cyst 5 mm in diameter. All my reasearch says an epididymal cyst should be soft, but mine is very hard. Also I have severe lower back pain which is said to be a sign of cancer.
My question is how positive can they be based on an ultrasound alone it's a cyst and not a tumor? She didn't seem to concearned but I am, I have a doctors appointment Wednesday where I am going to ask to have it removed and biaopsed.
If anyone can say anything to ease my mind it would help, I've only slept about 4 hours in the last 3 days because of my stress, I'm terrorified of it being cancer.
Last edited by Mr.Spock; 04-30-2006 at 09:04 PM.